Spartanburg, S.C., High School standout power forward Zion Williamson has exploded on the recruiting scene.
The powerful 6-foot-6, 225-pound Williamson is ranked as the No. 4 player in the Class of 2018 and has virtually every blue blood in college basketball on the list of schools tracking him, making a visit to North Carolina last week.
But new Western Kentucky University coach Rick Stansbury has said he wants to be in the mix for prospects like Williamson and the five-star prospect told WKU Insider on Thursday not to "count them out" when asked about the Toppers' recent offer.
"I like them because they are trying to build up their program," Williamson said of WKU. "They're trying to build a come up and I like what they are trying to do. I don't push a school like that to the side.
"I wasn't ranked one time and now that I am people are starting to show me publicity. I look at them as like they are almost the same as me. They're trying to really build something, so I'm not pushing them to the side."
Williamson said he took notice of the recent commitment of '17 No. 12 player Mitchell Robinson and several other top 100 prospects showing serious interest on the Toppers' program under Stansbury.
"You have to look at that," he said.
Williamson was Co-MVP at the NBPA Top 100 Camp last month and has more than 15 offers in the last six weeks.