After securing a commitment from the No. 3 prospect in the state last month, Iowa State nabbed the City/Suburban Hoops Report’s No. 4 ranked prospect Monday afternoon.
George Conditt, the fast-rising 6-10 senior from Corliss, committed to Iowa State, choosing coach Steve Prohm’s Cyclones over his other two finalists, Illinois and New Mexico. Conditt’s commitment follows up Hinsdale South’s Zion Griffin commitment to Iowa State in September.
Conditt, whose father played football at Iowa State, was a priority for Iowa State and showed him exactly how important he was in their plans.
“Iowa State showed me so much love all three times I went there,” says Conditt of his visits. “They also came down to see me every single week in September. They showed me what a priority I was for them, and I appreciated that.
“But the reason I chose Iowa State is that I felt at home there. I believe this is the best and smartest decision for me.”
The rise of Conditt has been well documented in recent months. Conditt, who grew from 6-7 to 6-10 in the past year, was an unknown player eight months ago. But the physical attributes and potential he offers are striking with his combination of size, length and emerging skills.
Although Conditt says his family connection to Iowa State “didn’t have a lot to do with his decision,” he was excited to see the emotion of his father when he told him Sunday night where he was headed.
“When we sat down Sunday night to discuss everything as a family, and I told him of my decision that it would be Iowa State, he teared up and gave me a hug,” says Conditt. “I grew up watching Iowa State my whole life, so it was amazing when I got that offer. But it really didn’t give them an advantage during the process.”
Prohm and his staff now have their sights set on adding a third recruit from the Chicago area –– Simeon’s Talen Horton-Tucker. Conditt plans on selling the Cyclones to the Simeon star very soon.
“We are all going down for Iowa State’s Midnight Madness –– myself, Zion [Griffin] and [recruit] Tyrese Haliburton –– in a couple of weeks,” says Conditt. “Now I found out Talen is also planning on taking his visit that weekend, so we plan on showing him all that we see and love about Iowa State.”