Chipola College (Fla.) power forward Cinmeon Bowers is officially a target for the new Auburn basketball coaching staff.
The former Florida State early signee has tentatively scheduled an official visit for later this month.
"I'm coming to visit after the Final Four," Bowers told AuburnSports.com.
The 6-foot-8, 250-pound Bowers spoke with Auburn assistant Tony Jones within the last week.
"Coach said I'd be a good fit for their program and I could have the opportunity to start right away. I got the feeling that they wanted me and that's important to me," Bowers said.
"Basically, Bruce Pearl likes to run the offense through that three or four man, that's a plus. It's a good program under Pearl and they're going to win. I'm very interested in them."
In addition to Auburn, South Carolina and Memphis have expressed interest in Bowers, who visited Memphis last fall. Bowers has not spoken directly to South Carolina.
Having already visited Memphis, and with varied interest from programs, could a visit to Auburn end Bowers' recruitment?
"Really, it's probably just Auburn. Most likely, I'm going to come to Auburn," Bowers said. "I want to check the place out. I'm definitely going to go home afterwards and talk to my people and see how they feel about it and go from there."
Bowers averaged 12.4 points and nine rebounds per game this season at Chipola College.
The three-star prospect, formerly a four-star, was released from his NLI in relation to an arrest in January involving the possession of marijuana during a traffic stop. The charges against Bowers and his two teammates were dropped on February 6 and the players were reinstated to the team.
Bowers' past wasn't the topic of discussion during his conversation with Coach Jones.
"He wasn't worried about that, the past is the past," said Bowers. "We're worried about the future."
Bowers, a Milwaukee, Wisc. native, has three official visits remaining. He graduates from Chipola College on May 1. Bowers aims to take his official visits before then.