George Conditt Talks Top Three; Targeting October Decision

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George Conditt, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Corliss (IL) High School, recently cut his list down to Illinois, New Mexico, Iowa State, earlier this week. He spoke with D1VISION on Wednesday about his final three:

Iowa State: “It’s a great campus with a great staff and great fans. That’s what makes it most important, the fans. They have amazing fans. When I went up there, they treated me like I was part of the team. I haven’t even signed there but people are asking me for pictures and autographs. People would walk up to me and appreciate that I took the time out of my day to visit the campus and get back up there for the third time.”

New Mexico: “I have a really good relationship with the staff. What I don’t like about some of the other interviews I did was that it made it seem like I knocked off New Mexico. They made it seem like it’s just Illinois and Iowa State but I’ve built a relationship with the staff that’s really heavy. We’ve been talking every day. The fans on social media have also shown me a lot of support. That’s what I’m feeding off of and I can’t wait to get down there and visit.”

Illinois: “It’s my home state. I enjoyed the first time going up there. They have a great coaching staff with coach [Brad] Underwood, Coach [Orlando] Antigua, and Coach [Ron] Coleman. They have a great staff. I talk with Orlando every day about who he coached at Kentucky and his résumé is amazing. Talking with them every day is a great thing. Out of everybody, the fans at Illinois are the craziest on social media. I haven’t seen the same thing from the fans on Iowa State but they knew who I was on campus. Hopefully, I get the same response from all of these last two visits.”

Conditt took his first official visit to Iowa State last week (Sept. 2) and had a lot to say about the Cyclones:

“Being able to just sit down with the coaches, talk, and see practice really opened my eyes and allowed me to understand what my role would be and how I will play,” said Conditt. “They rolled out the red carpet for me, bringing back three former Iowa State players currently in the NBA with Georges Niang, Naz Long, and Monte Morris. It was great being able to see some of those guys. I asked them about their careers at Iowa State and it’s great to hear that stuff. When I talked to Naz, he was like, ‘I didn’t even know about this rivalry [with Iowa],’ He didn’t realize they were serious when they said that they despise Iowa. He hated Iowa. Every time they played Iowa, they won. It’s a great atmosphere and being able to see a game, watching Iowa State play Baylor was really great [from his unofficial visit on February 25]. Just seeing how the fans reacted twice; at the Baylor game and at their football game that was almost sold out was great.”

With in-home visits upcoming, Conditt says that Iowa State will come in on Sunday, while New Mexico will take an in-home this weekend as well. After cutting his list to three, Conditt’s recruitment has really begun to heat up and he says that he plans to make his college decision in October. Conditt’s final two official visits will be to Illinois (Sept. 15) and New Mexico (Sept. 29).

Conditt also broke down what he’s looking while taking his visits, as he said, “What I’ve been looking for on my visits is just about how I feel, what’s my role, how am I going to play, are they going to use all of my ability or limit me? My relationships with the teams are important. On my Iowa State visit, I built a relationship with some of the players: Jakolby [Long] and Solomon [Young]. I plan on building relationships with all the players at all the colleges I visit. I want to pick their brain and see what they think about their schools.”

Last month, D1VISION did an interview with Conditt where he broke down his final 11 schools.

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