Cheatham about to trim list

2014 Phoenix (Ariz.) Westwind Academy power forward put his skills on display over the weekend in Anaheim (Calif.) during the second July evaluation period. Cheatham updated FOX Sports NEXT on his recruitment...

2014 Phoenix (Ariz.) Westwind Academy power forward Zylan Cheatham's long list of offers will be narrowed to just ten on Aug. 26.

Between now and then, the FOX Sports NEXT four-star recruit says he has a lot of research to do.

"I feel like I have a pretty decent idea but I have to keep researching and see who [schools] are recruiting, seeing all that stuff," Cheatham told FOX Sports NEXT in Anaheim (Calif.). "A few schools are picking up some other wings and stuff like that so I definitely have to look into that."

Cheatham says once he narrows his list to ten he will then most likely look for the best eight before naming his final five, all of which will get an official visit from the nation's No. 14 power forward.

"For a school to make the cut, basically keep in contact, keep talking to me, stuff like that," Cheatham explained. "I need to do my research, style of play, pretty much whichever school keeps in contact and makes me feel like I'm wanted. It's going to be tough."

Cheatham said although nearly his entire list of schools have been recruiting him hard, there are a few who stood out as doing a little more than the others. "Pretty much everyone in the crowd, USC, but I don't think they're here today, San Diego State has been picking it up, Arizona State, just a lot of schools. I'm hearing a lot from a lot of schools," he said.

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