Posted On: 09/13/19 1:09 AM

Honestly it really didn’t take long to convince Zachary Visentin when it came to his recruitment. The physical 6-foot-9, 260-pound post from Springville had really just started hearing from Idaho State after playing the summer with the Utah Basketball Club. But Visentin and the new Bengals staff really hit it off and after he took his official visit to campus he decided he wanted to be in Pocatello for college.

“I went on my official visit and I really liked the coaches,” Visentin said. “The coaching staff is really great and I liked the feel of the campus and the community. I love all of the coaches – Coach Looney is really cool, Coach White is cool – they’re just all really cool and I like them.”

Idaho State was the first school to offer , who had also been hearing some from schools such as Utah Valley, Lehigh, and Northwest Nazarene. The courtship was a bit of a whirlwind but Visentin saw all he needed to see in Pocatello to make a decision and he described what’s ahead of him on the court at Idaho State.

“I’ll be playing ‘hammer’ – ‘hammer’ is what we call post at my high school, a four/five that’s hard-hitting,” said. “I did a lot over the summer working on post moves, got bigger and worked on my shot a lot. I just want to be able to shoot the three-ball because that’s something Coach Looney talks about in his offense, how four out of five guys on the court have to be able to shoot the three. So I want to be able to spread the court.”