Rakocevic Set to See Iowa

Nick Rakocevic is taking his time with his recruitment but he's not standing still. The 2016 big man from Illinois is visiting campuses. Iowa and Xavier are next on his schedule, he tells HI.

Despite holding an impressive group of scholarship offers, Nick Rakocevic is taking his time with recruiting. The Class of 2016 forward plans to learn as much as he can about all of the colleges showing him interest.

Rakocevic expects to further his relationship with Iowa and Xavier soon. He told Hawkeye Insider that those schools are next in line for campus stops.

"I'm planing to visit Iowa and Xavier in a few weeks but I don't have exact dates. I have been trying to see those schools for awhile now. I'm more then likely going to visit more (colleges) in July or August," the 6-foot-10, 200-pounder said.

Rakocevic said Florida and Oregon would be the schools most likely to receive visits from him later this summer. But first it will be Iowa and Xavier, neither of whom has offered a scholarship but could come forward with opportunities once he stops at those campuses.

"They are both high major programs that have been very successful in basketball and  academically. I feel like both schools fit my type of play," he said.

Rakocevic reports scholarship offers from Creighton, Illinois, Miami and Wisconsin. The early moves by those programs doesn't make them favorites in his recruitment, however.

"Right now, I'm interested in all of them. I'm still young so whoever is recruiting me at this point I'm interested in," he said.

The (Westchester, IL) St. Joseph's big man picked up an offer from home-state Illinois this spring. He visited Champaign last week.

"Things have been going great with them. They are really recruiting me. I like all of the coaching staff," Rakocevic said.

Rakocevic, who runs with the Mac Irvin Fire on the AAU circuit, has connected with the Hawkeye staff as well.

"It's really the same as Illinois. The (Iowa coaches) talk to me a lot. I like all the coaches," he said.

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