Zeller talks IU visit, staying coy about recruitment

  • 09/25/2007 7:46 am in

Tyler ZellerIf you’ve got any doubt about how big the recruitment of Tyler Zeller is getting, just take a look at the sports section on the Indianapolis Star’s website. Embedded on the right side of the page is a special section called “Chasing Tyler.”

Zeller visited IU this past weekend and by my count talked to three media outlets after the visit. And unlike most recruiting stories where a kid will give some clues to where he’s leaning, Zeller is giving no indication on which school is leading the race.

Take notice, courtesy of Jeff Rabjohns of the Indy Star:

“I’m definitely taking everything in,” Zeller said. “I haven’t written everything down, but I’m trying to figure out, this school has this, but this other school has that. This school is better than that one in this, but this other school is better in that. One day, you’re going to wake up and it’s going to be, ‘I’m going there.’ I’m just kind of waiting around for that to happen.”

In other words, he’s going to take all of his visits and he’s still wide open. I’ve seen a couple posts here on the Hall asking where Zeller is leaning and I’ve been asked a few times for my opinion on where he’ll end up. To be totally honest, I’ve got no idea where this is all heading. You can legitimately make a case for all four schools in the race. Until a decision comes, just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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  • J.O.

    I think this is great!! Tyler’s thoroughness speaks to his maturity and ability to be rational. You can tell he’s benefitting from having a sharp family who’s familiar w/ this process.

    The benefit he’ll add to a basketball goes beyond his on-the-court abilities.

    Kudo’s to you Tyler…think it out and do what you feel is best for you.

  • J.O.

    I think this is great!! Tyler’s thoroughness speaks to his maturity and ability to be rational. You can tell he’s benefitting from having a sharp family who’s familiar w/ this process.

    The benefit he’ll add to a basketball goes beyond his on-the-court abilities.

    Kudo’s to you Tyler…think it out and do what you feel is best for you.

  • kelin

    I will ask on this post also…who is Kory Barnett? I read he was on the recruiting visit with TZ and Roth and is coming to IU. Is he on Indiana Elite?

  • kelin

    I will ask on this post also…who is Kory Barnett? I read he was on the recruiting visit with TZ and Roth and is coming to IU. Is he on Indiana Elite?

  • kelin

    I will ask on this post also…who is Kory Barnett? I read he was on the recruiting visit with TZ and Roth and is coming to IU. Is he on Indiana Elite?

  • Big A

    Kelin,

    He plays on Indiana Elite with Zeller. He’s from Rochester.

    http://www.bloomingtonaau.com/KoryBarnett.htm

  • Big A

    Kelin,

    He plays on Indiana Elite with Zeller. He’s from Rochester.

    http://www.bloomingtonaau.com/KoryBarnett.htm

  • Big A

    Kelin,

    He plays on Indiana Elite with Zeller. He’s from Rochester.

    http://www.bloomingtonaau.com/KoryBarnett.htm

  • kelin

    Has he committed to IU?

  • kelin

    Has he committed to IU?

  • kelin

    Has he committed to IU?

  • hoosier81

    I read on another site that Kory Barnett will be a preferred walk-on.

  • hoosier81

    I read on another site that Kory Barnett will be a preferred walk-on.

  • hoosier81

    I read on another site that Kory Barnett will be a preferred walk-on.

  • kelin

    I see now….hey at least give the kid some love on the recruiting sites….just put (p.w) next to his name.

  • kelin

    I see now….hey at least give the kid some love on the recruiting sites….just put (p.w) next to his name.

  • kelin

    I see now….hey at least give the kid some love on the recruiting sites….just put (p.w) next to his name.

  • ae@dpu

    Having seen Barnett play more than a few times in the past few years, he is a waste of even a walk-on spot at IU. He averaged 9.7 points/game last season in the Three Rivers Conference, one of the weakest conferences in the state. His status as a “guard” with a 6’4″/6’5″ frame is a joke. His ball handling skills are questionable, outside shooting is non-existent and he lacks the toughness and quickness to play at the D1 level. The reason he played for the Indiana Elite team is because his dad is some big shot with Adidas, providing shoes, apparel and god knows what else for that team, much the same way he got playing time during his freshmen year at Rochester. Oh, he’s also a year older than everyone else in his class, having taken a year off between his 8th grade and freshmen year of high school.

  • ae@dpu

    Having seen Barnett play more than a few times in the past few years, he is a waste of even a walk-on spot at IU. He averaged 9.7 points/game last season in the Three Rivers Conference, one of the weakest conferences in the state. His status as a “guard” with a 6’4″/6’5″ frame is a joke. His ball handling skills are questionable, outside shooting is non-existent and he lacks the toughness and quickness to play at the D1 level. The reason he played for the Indiana Elite team is because his dad is some big shot with Adidas, providing shoes, apparel and god knows what else for that team, much the same way he got playing time during his freshmen year at Rochester. Oh, he’s also a year older than everyone else in his class, having taken a year off between his 8th grade and freshmen year of high school.

  • ae@dpu

    Having seen Barnett play more than a few times in the past few years, he is a waste of even a walk-on spot at IU. He averaged 9.7 points/game last season in the Three Rivers Conference, one of the weakest conferences in the state. His status as a “guard” with a 6’4″/6’5″ frame is a joke. His ball handling skills are questionable, outside shooting is non-existent and he lacks the toughness and quickness to play at the D1 level. The reason he played for the Indiana Elite team is because his dad is some big shot with Adidas, providing shoes, apparel and god knows what else for that team, much the same way he got playing time during his freshmen year at Rochester. Oh, he’s also a year older than everyone else in his class, having taken a year off between his 8th grade and freshmen year of high school.