Cody Zeller takes Wednesday unofficial to IU

  • 10/06/2010 5:40 pm in

(Photo credit: Jack Arent/adidas)

As we first reported earlier this afternoon on Twitter, 2011 Washington (IN) forward Cody Zeller is in Bloomington this afternoon on his second unofficial visit in less than a week.

Zeller was spotted at the Kelley School of Business and Cook Hall with his family. The visit comes just four days after Zeller and his parents, Lori and Steve, attended the Michigan-IU football game at Memorial Stadium.

The 6-10 forward is scheduled to take an official visit to Butler this weekend, his first of three that also includes IU and North Carolina.

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  • HoosierDavey

    Yeah, I agree…still think he won’t commit until after all the visits. Would you commit to IU before visiting UNC to see your brother? Talk about getting the boos.

  • Hoosier-N- Ohio

    We will hope 2 see you there coming to Bloomington from Washington Court House, Ohio

    GO Hoosiers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Justin

    Thank you very much

  • Anonymous

    We could just all show up at Yogi’s with nametags with our usernames.

  • LTTelamon

    I will be at HH. Still trying to figure out the logistics, but I’ll be there.

  • fkim

    Absolutely correct. No way does he commit prior to his OV at UNC.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    Yogi’s would be perfect. Few drinks, get pumped, and cheer loud. Can YKZ start a short thread for this? I know Alex is busy.
    I’m going to look on ebay for a Lionel Ritchie shirt so i can be recognized.

  • Yogi Kelin Zeller

    Going to ebay and find a Lionel Ritchie shirt….NICE. Can’t do Yogi’s for a few drinks…the Young YKZ will be hanging with dad that evening, but I would definitely sit in a certain section. You guys are scaring me, I was going to leave at 5, now I may bolt at 4ish, I just don ‘t want to be in the balcony again….

  • Anonymous

    There is no information on IU’s site yet. Typically you are allowed in to basketball and football games one and-a-half hours before so 6pm is the safe bet. If you get there at 630 you should have no trouble finding a seat in the 20th row.

  • Anonymous

    Guess what? I’ve got a fever; and the only prescription is more Cody!

  • Anonymous

    I had to check ebay. You should roll with the silhouette headshot that has the caption ‘All night long’. Maybe we should each sport our favorite 80’s band. They do have a fine selection of Hall and Oates threads.

  • Anonymous

    Heyyyyy, I just drove by there about a month ago on my pilgrimage to Canton to see Emmitt Smith’s induction ceremony

  • Anonymous

    You freaked me out a bit there because I missed the word “Dan” and thought “Why the hell are we hoping Cody talked to Dean Smith?!”

    My bad…

  • Anonymous

    Make sure the blood’s washed out of it from when his wife whipped his…oh, you mean a shirt with Lionel’s picture on it. Gotcha!

  • iudawg

    How can this NOT be a good sign? In a perfect world, he would call Roy Williams and Brad Stevens on 10/15, say “no thanks”, and show up at Hoosier Hysteria and ask all the potential recruits, “Who’s coming with me?”

  • Silverfarm_tb

    Not every other recruit has a 3.9 gpa, advance placement classes and is a direct admit to the Kelley School! NC’s b school is not ranked as highly and I know Cody’s parents were impressed with Dean Smith and the school. All very positive…I think we are underestimating the role of academics in this kid’s decision.

  • Silverfarm_tb

    This is his first visit…he spent two hours with Dean Smith and toured the school.

  • millzy32

    I highly doubt that he misses his official at UNC to attend Hoosier Hysteria but if he did the place would go absolutely nuts and it would be a really cool atmosphere. Let him go to UNC and let him check out Butler and do his due diligence. He’ll come away knowing that the right choice is IU. The beautiful campus, the great fan base, the fact that he’s a Hoosier born player, the great B-School, the lovely ladies. What more could he want?

  • Kncbergmann

    I know a few people that are in the IU program or have played for IU in the past and have stayed connected. Those particular little birdies have told me UNC is no longer in the hunt, and that IU and Butler are about even steven on where he wants to go. Butler has the advantage on the immediate sensation and CZ’s ability to start as a freshman. At IU he might not start but will get significant minutes his first year. This one could seriously come down to the quality of IU’s Kelly School of Business being one of the best in the nation versus instant gratification at Butler. Sorry UNC, but this young man is staying in state

  • millzy32

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The only draw at Butler is coach Stevens. National exposure will be very minimal unless they do well again in the tourney which is unlikely since they caught lightning in a bottle last year. The only reason anyone nationally knows where Butler is located is because the Final Four was in Indy last year and they’ll forget by this year. I would bet Dollars to Donuts that Stevens is gone from Butler in the next four years. If he is still there then he is selling himself way short of what he could become.

  • Anonymous

    CZ’s response: “Easy guys. I put my pants on, just like the rest of you, one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I win National Championships.”

  • HoosierNshaker

    Last year the price was 2-3 canned goods and there are no soup Nazi’s to count your items. They figure most people are honest enough to bring in there non-perishables and enjoy the game. Hoosier Hysteria is going to be crazy this year.

  • IU_Fan_99

    I’m in…. just booked a hotel in Indy and got my Homecoming Football ticket… I’m going to wake up early on Fri, drive down from Chi-town, and make a day of it… was thinking of touring Cook Hall while I’m down there in the early evening b/f HH… Cannot wait!

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    i’m thinking that he should wear a unc warm-up just like the team, but during the apex of the evening he would tear it away to reveal an indiana jersey. just like he joined the nwo. the other potential unc recruits would follow suit. they would pull out cans of red spray-paint and tag the place with with red pitchforks. then they would reveal their secret member. who is it? on no it can’t be….. yes it is, it’s dean smith, wearing candy stripe pants. they drag roy williams onto the middle of the court and paint a big reg pitchfork down the middle of his back. thus ruining they day of every unc fan. especially eric montross and sean may.

  • Anonymous

    Too many double entrendres to count. Particularly hard to ignore with Lionel staring at me. Intentional?

    “Hello…… is it me you’re looking for?………”

  • Mrgeorgiaboy

    As a UNC fan I wish CZ the best.We seem to be in on a lot of Big Men as always and well if the young man wishes to remain close to home then so be it.It would be a bigger gain for IU than a loss to UNC taking recent history into consideration

  • Bbaker

    First, I can certainly understand Cody wanting to stay home and play for the Hoosiers. I think it is a great school and tradition. I would not blame the kid one bit. BUT, I have to defend UNC and it’s undergrad business school. First, UNC is a top 5 public institution and a top 30 overall. According to the most recent ranking of undergrad B-schools, Businessweek ranks UNC 13th and Indiana 20th. US News and World Report ranks UNC’s business school 7th (tied) and Indiana’s 10th (tied). Both business schools appear to be very good and I don’t think that one has a clear advantage over the other in terms of rankings. Anyway, good luck. He seems like a good kid and we would like to get him. But, it’s hard to fault a kid for wanting to play for the home state – especially when that state is Indiana.

  • Anonymous

    if Lionel is selling THAT shirt, they must not play any of his $hit on ANY elevators anymore.

  • Kncbergmann

    Yes, you do seem to get a lot more quality bigs. The other thing you have going for you is that you seem to get at least 2 or 3 of the top five players from NC every year, and then steal 1 fron IN (think Zeller, May, and Montross). God, if IU could get 2or 3 from instate and then steal 1 from NC, we would be a monster!
    Let’s be honest, as of right now, IN and NC are putting out the best Bball players in the nation!

  • B.Q.

    You would be correct. As someone who attended both schools, I can tell you that Carolinas undergraduate business program is much better than Kelleys. The students aptitude and job prospects are much greater at UNC. However, Zeller has a chance to stay close to home, and be the man in charge right away. It’ll be an interesting recruiting battle.

  • 009rdarby

    Because you are getting all of the information that you will need in order to make your decision after the 3 official visits are completed. If you like poise, preparation, due diligence, creating a plan and then working that plan, etc., then you will LOVE Cody Zeller! He will be a great Hoosier and an Indiana Basketball Legend!

  • Mrgeorgiaboy

    Well I’m not so sure about a lot more quality bigs but my guys do get their share.I hope that the next group will just stay in Chapel Hill(The Wear Twins sound familiar)I do agree with your assessment of whose putting out the best ball players though as it is a statement of truth.I do hope to see IU get back up to the standard of days gone by and well should CZ stay home and go to IU then I again wish him the best.
    P.S – I still can’t root for you guys come the ACC Big Ten Challenge although outside of that I wish you well

  • Mrgeorgiaboy

    Well I’m not so sure about a lot more quality bigs but my guys do get their share.I hope that the next group will just stay in Chapel Hill(The Wear Twins sound familiar)I do agree with your assessment of whose putting out the best ball players though as it is a statement of truth.I do hope to see IU get back up to the standard of days gone by and well should CZ stay home and go to IU then I again wish him the best.
    P.S – I still can’t root for you guys come the ACC Big Ten Challenge although outside of that I wish you well

  • Mrgeorgiaboy

    Well I’m not so sure about a lot more quality bigs but my guys do get their share.I hope that the next group will just stay in Chapel Hill(The Wear Twins sound familiar)I do agree with your assessment of whose putting out the best ball players though as it is a statement of truth.I do hope to see IU get back up to the standard of days gone by and well should CZ stay home and go to IU then I again wish him the best.
    P.S – I still can’t root for you guys come the ACC Big Ten Challenge although outside of that I wish you well

  • fkim

    What a bunch of UNC homer baloney. Your anecdotal opinions are obviously not shared by the folks who rank both programs as essentially a toss-up or the many employers who think highly of an IU business degree. Next time try to disguise your bias a little better.

  • Randicus79

    I’ve enjoyed reading ITH, now to add to the conversation.

    Any news on Michael Chandler? I read on the Indy Star (as of 9/17) that IU was in to visit him and he’s got a scheduled visit to IU on 10/22. How does he fit? Is he plan B if they don’t get Zeller?