Cody Zeller Taking His Time

Cody Zeller is growing and his game is improving, but he won't be rushing his recruitment. Over the weekend at the adidas May Classic, the 6-foot-10, 210-pound post prospect made it clear that he'll be waiting well into his senior year to make his final decision.

"I'm going to narrow it down to five at the end of the summer and then take my five official visits my senior year," Zeller said following one of his pool play games.

At this point Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, Butler, Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, Wake Forest and Texas have offered him. Zeller, who is noticeably stronger this year, said that he's open to other schools getting in the mix.

"This summer I'm going to see who is interested in me," he explained. "If there's anyone else out there before I narrow it down at the end of the summer, we will see."

North Carolina is among the schools showing interest in the Washington (Ind.) High standout.

"They've been calling and coming to a lot of open gyms and stuff," said Zeller. "We'll see if they have an open scholarship."

Zeller, whose brother Tyler just finished his sophomore season as a Tar Heel, said North Carolina is indeed a program he's interested in.

"It's definitely a great program," he said. "The coaching staff is unbelievable. They have a history of winning. They have nice facilities. I can't find anything bad about the school."

Throughout the recruitment, Zeller has kept up with UNC. But the two appear to be in a holding pattern, as the scholarship situation has to play out.

"They know that I'm not going to commit until after I take my five official visits my senior year," Zeller said. "They are just laying back and seeing how everything plays out right now."

Zeller, a 2011 prospect, is currently rated as the No. 10 power forward.

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