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2018 Center Morris Udeze Names Top Five; Talks Recruitment

Morris Udeze, the 6-foot-8 center from Montverde (FL) Academy, named a top five of TCU, Wichita State, Ohio State, Butler, and LSU on Tuesday via Twitter. He broke down each school for D1Vision:

TCU: “It’s a great school for me because the coaches are great. They fit my style of play. Coach [Ryan] Miller hits me up every day. Coach Jamie Dixon is a pretty good coach and I feel like they will be good for a while.”

LSU: “I love LSU’s culture. The coaching staff is pretty cool. LSU plays that aggressive game that I like. It fits my style of play.”

Ohio State: “I’m actually going there for an official in a few weeks (Sept. 15). They call me every day. I just got off the phone with head coach [Chris Holtmann]. He’s a very good coach.”

Wichita State: “That was my first official visit (June 12). It’s a great school and a great program. They win a lot. Their style of play fits my style of play. That’s why they’re in my top five.”

Butler: “It’s a very good school in terms of academics and basketball. They also have a similar style of play to my game, something that I can relate to. Coach LaVall Jordan hits me up every day. Coach [Emerson Kampen], coach Omar [Lowery], all call me every day, so it’s a great school.”

After cutting his list to ten earlier this month, Udeze cut New Orleans, Florida Gulf Coast, Iowa State, Tulsa and St. John’s from his list on Tuesday.

Udeze, who took an official visit to Butler on Saturday (Aug. 26), also spoke about his recent visit. “They said that I can come in as a freshman and make an impact because they’ll be losing a couple of bigs,” said Udeze on Butler. “I’ll be able to run the floor and it’ll be a good mix.”

Ohio State is currently the only upcoming visit that Udeze has planned. He has already taken officials to Wichita State and Butler but is unsure whether he will take visits to all five schools. He also said that he does not yet have a timetable for when he will make his decision.

Udeze also spoke Tuesday about what he’s looking for in a school, as he said, “It has to fit my style of play. I’m looking at who’s coming in and out of the program. I have to have a great relationship with the coaches and the players. I’m also looking at the school’s history.”

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