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What's it like to be Kennedy Meeks?

As the second-ranked center in the 2013 class, Kennedy Meeks has plenty of pursuers. Arianna Hoffman

With his senior season in high school approaching, official visits to colleges looming and seemingly everyone asking about his decision, Kennedy Meeks understands the importance of the situation.

"Of course I feel the pressure; coaches call me, [reporters] call me, and this is my dream, to go to college for free [with an athletic scholarship], to play basketball … maybe play in the NBA one day,'' said Meeks, who granted ESPN.com an extended interview for a series about different people's experiences on the recruiting trail. "So I want to play my best [and] show that I am a team player. But not just because of who's here, but for the love of the game."