Recruiting Update: Steele Venters (2019 Ellensburg HS)


Posted On: 08/23/18 12:25 AM

Steele Venters really wanted to showcase his entire game to coaches this summer. So the versatile 6-foot-7, 175-pound from Ellensburg did just that playing with Eastern Washington Elite Red. College coaches were watching his progress and now Venters is considering all of his options going into his senior season.

“I thought I showed that I was pretty versatile,” Venters said. “I brought the ball up the floor, dribbled it, and also shot it well. I felt that I was making plays for others.”

Coaches liked what they saw out of Venters. Hometown Central Washington has offered, as have Hawaii-Hilo and Alaska-Fairbanks. He’s also received interest from fellow Division II members Point Loma Nazarene and Chaminade, and Division I schools Idaho and Eastern Washington.

“I’m weighing it out a little bit longer,” Venters said. “I don’t want to go to a huge school, but a good school – something that feels like a small town.”

Venters noted that he’s leaning towards waiting things out as his goal is still to secure a Division I scholarship, but that he is keeping all of his options open.