Cal basketball is recruiting far into the future, and they have their eyes set on one big target in next year's class. Lawndale (Ca.) power forward Chimezie Metu recently listed his top five, and the California Golden Bears made the cut.
🏀Top 5 Schools (no order)🏀: HARVARD USC ARIZONA STATE CAL CREIGHTON— Chimezie MetuTM (@Chimezie_Metu) February 11, 2014
Top100 Hoopster @Chimezie_Metu is down to 5 schools. So what does he think of @CalMensBBall ?... http://t.co/nE2KgPjnPf— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) February 18, 2014
Metu currently has offers from schools like Boston College, UConn, Long Beach State, San Diego State, USC and Washington. So interestingly, of his top five, only Cal and USC appear to have publicly offered Metu. You figure the Bears would be in a pretty good place if they have that offer out early. Harvard probably won't offer Metu until they have an idea of his academic standing. Arizona State and Creighton have been targeting him too, so don't be surprised if you see offers coming from him soon.
Metu has visited Cal already, visiting Berkeley early last September. He's also one of the main stars on the Oakland Soldiers, so he's pretty familiar with the area. He also had time to play a little bit of hoops with some Cal basketball greats.
Top50 hoops recruit @Chimezie_Metu recaps a #Cal visit that included pickup ball w/ @allencrabbe & @jerome_randle ($) http://t.co/bVNbAfMMHn— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) September 3, 2013
10 things to know: Lawndale junior forward @Chimezie_Metu http://t.co/uTwJMDD6Dg @RHaylock @CIFSS #PrepZone— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) January 9, 2014
Metu is considered a top 50 recruit in the 2015 class and would be a huge signing if we were able to land him. Here are his video highlights, which showcase his impressive athleticism and timing.