4-star C Eric Reibe recaps visits to Iowa, Ohio State, Georgetown, Harvard & previews future trips

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Eric Reibe is the No. 92 overall prospect in the 2025 On3 Industry Rankings. The 7-foot, 225-pound center out of The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland holds a whopping 25 scholarship offers. However, he says six schools are staying in contact the most.

“Definitely Ohio State, Oregon, Creighton, Michigan, Iowa, and Providence. They all text me on a daily basis, call me on a daily basis.”

Reibe, a native of Germany, has taken a total of four college visits — officials to Iowa and Harvard and unofficial trips to Georgetown and Ohio State. He broke down each of those trips and discussed each program with On3.

Reibe breaks down recent visits

Iowa: “It was a really good visit. I got to see their facilities, their practice. I got to spend a lot of time with the head coach. We went to the football game against Purdue. It was a great visit because we got to see everything, spend some time with the players, and I would say it was a very good visit.

“They had great success with Luka Garza. The way they use their big man, it’s pretty optimal for me because they can move outside, they can move inside, they can shoot. Coach’s playstyle is pretty free. He lets the players play.”

Harvard: “It was also a really good visit. It was a bit different because they try to show you the academics side. Coach (Tommy) Amaker is a great coach. He has a lot of experience. I think it was very good to see that too.”

Georgetown: “It was good. I can go there many times because its so close to me. (Cooley) is a very good coach. He’s known to build up programs. He puts a lot of value into relationship building. He does a great job of that, keeping a lot of contact with us. He’s always inviting me to practices and games. I think a few years from now, the program is going to keep on growing and building. I think he will do a good job there.”

Ohio State: “It was a very special trip. They let me come to a game against Minnesota. It was special to me that they made time to let me go there, talk to all the coaches, the athletic trainers, to see the whole campus. It was good because I was able to see how they play and how I’d fit in.”

Future visits?

Reibe isn’t done with college visits as he plans to see at least three more programs.

“We don’t have exact dates but I’m planning to do visits to Oregon, Creighton, and Michigan.”

Reibe further discussed why he wants to take a trip to those three schools.

Oregon: “They have a huge brand. We think that coach does a great job with his players. I have a pretty good relationship with one of their assistant coaches. We think they would take good care of me. My dad actually drove there one time when he was in California and he drove up to Oregon for a few hours. He was there on campus and then went to a game. My dad was very impressed with what he saw. He sent me pictures and videos.”

Creighton: “I would fit in very good with their playstyle. How they run their offense is pretty similar to how I play. They’ve been pretty successful with how they play. It would just be a perfect fit for me to showcase my game. The Big East also has very high competition.”

Michigan: “Michigan is a very, very high program. It’s a huge place to develop, not just as a player, but also as a human. Of course they had Hunter Dickinson and he told me a lot of good things about the program. How they let him play and shoot and how it could fit in with me. We are looking forward to that visit.”

What he’s looking for in a college

While a commitment is not imminent, Reibe knows what he’s looking for in a college program.

“I’m looking for a place where I can play my game, play to my strengths, and where I can develop the most, offensively and especially defensively. Where I can keep getting stronger, moving my feet, and also academics will play a role for me.”

Reibe’s timeline for a decision

Reibe plans to take his time with a decision.

“I don’t have an exact date, but just when I feel really, really comfortable. It could be at the end of my season, middle of AAU, end of AAU. It could be any time.”