By LARRY VAUGHT
Las Vegas center Stephen Zimmerman says not to pay attention to what any recruiting analysts, coaches or sources might have to say about his recruitment because no one really knows.
“No one knows anything about it besides my family and I. I say that in all certainty because we honestly haven’t leaned toward any school as I’m hoping the visits will help my decision,” Zimmerman said.
The 7-foot center will visit Big Blue Madness on Oct. 17 after going to North Carolina and Kansas the previous two weekends. He’s also set to go to UCLA (Oct. 24) and Arizona (Nov. 7). Hometown UNLV also remains on his list.
“As of now I’ve tried to build relationships with the coaches and as we’ve said, we have a real good relationship with the UK staff. And that’s about the limit to it right now with every school,” Zimmerman said.
He also said reports that he dropped Louisville were not totally accurate.
“As for Louisville, I didn’t drop them. They dropped me, Coach called and said they were gonna go with (Raymond)Spalding as he is a four-year player and I probably won’t be,” Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman is as honest and open as any recruit can possibly be and has consistently refuted rumors linking him to west coast teams over UK as well as other reasons about why he would not fit at UK.
“I like the BBN and I wouldn’t want them getting the wrong idea,” he said.
Even better, when Zimmerman tells you something, you don’t have to worry about the story changing.
“I wouldn’t say anything in secret that I wouldn’t say in public,” Zimmerman said.
Again, wise beyond his year off the court and on the court he’s sensational as his recent summer play showed.