By Dallas Jones
IOWA CITY, IA – Jaxon Kohler is a Utah native, but his perfect college fit may be all the way in Iowa City.
After months of communication, the four-star big man received a scholarship offer from Iowa on Monday.
“I really love the way Iowa plays,” Kohler said. “They play a lot of inside-out ball, that fits my play style perfectly.”
The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Kohler forward out of American Fork, Utah, will play his senior season at Southern California Academy.
Kohler is ranked as the No. 95 prospect nationally, according to Rivals.com.
Kohler also has scholarship offers from Kansas, USC, Texas Tech, BYU, Utah and Washington, among others.
“I have a lot of confidence in what Iowa can offer me,” Kohler said. “I watched what Luka Garza did in this program and I can see myself in a similar role. They acknowledge my skills and what I can do, that is why I am so excited about this offer.”
There are also reasons outside of basketball that has Iowa on Kohler’s radar.
“I’m excited to visit in the fall,” Kohler said. “I have seen pictures and videos of Kinnick and it seems like a great time. It really seems like Iowa City is a very close and supportive community.”
The summer has been very hectic for Kohler, as he has brought in dozens of offers from schools across the country.
“I was just focused on playing basketball and getting better this summer,” Kohler said. “Then one day I woke up and all these people and schools are calling me.”
With just one season left in his high school career, this summer could be the most important in his life so far.
“Honestly right now I am just focusing on getting better,” Kohler said. “I thought I would have an idea of what I want to do as far as committing after Peach Jam. Now, I think once I leave Georgia I will have a sit down with my family and talk about my next steps.”
Though he has not made an official visit to Iowa City yet, Kohler has confirmed that he will make one in the fall.