April 17, 2011

Houston point guard recaps visit

With at least two scholarships still available for the 2011 recruiting class, the Colorado State basketball program has been bringing in high school and college recruits on a weekly basis. After hosting Cody Mann and former Minnesota Golden Gopher Colton Iverson last week, the Rams played host to Houston point guard Anthony Odunsi this past weekend.

Last season the 6-foot-3, 190-pound wing accounted for 10 points per game and made good on 50 percent of the his field goals. He also got to the free throw line an average of five times per-game and made 14 three-pointers. He currently holds scholarship offers from Colorado State, Iowa State, Vanderbilt and TCU, among others. This weekend his focus was singular to Fort Collins and the Colorado State program.

"I got in at 12 o'clock on Friday and I got a tour of the campus, got to eat on-campus and got to explore a lot of different things. It was a lot colder than I thought it would be," Odunsi said. "Friday night me and my coach got to sit down with their coaching staff and a couple players. We really hit it off well. Me and the players had a good relationship from day one. I got a great rapport with them.

"Saturday, I got to see the players playing and got to see more of the facilities. I got to chill with (CSU Head Coach Tim) Miles. He wanted to know what I wanted out of a University and a basketball program and I let him in on all that and it was great. Me and (CSU assistant coach Greg) Smith are like family and it seems like this weekend we added Coach Miles to the family."

Odunsi said he enjoyed his visit to Colorado State, but he wasn't ready to pull the trigger on a commitment. He said he had planned to take three visits and will stick to that plan, however, he left the Ram coaches happy with his thoughts on the visit.

"I feel very comfortable with Colorado State and it could very well be my choice," he said. "(The coaches) were excited. They are just waiting to see what my answer is and they want to talk to my mom as soon as possible."

The road to land Odunsi may have been paved a little cleaner by a good visit, but there is still a long way to go before Odunsi signs with Colorado State. The Rams will be competing against two-time national runner-up Butler, which will host Odunsi next week and Penn State, which will host him the week after. The Houston point guard said the Nittany Lions jumped into the picture last week and he is going to take a strong look at playing in the Big Ten.

"They jumped into the picture a couple days ago," Odunsi said of Penn State. "They are a solid basketball team. I am looking for the best out of that situation as well."

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