And, finally, Eddie Jordan, Shoes Vetrone, Mike O'Koren, and Van Macon get their man. Well, one of them.
Corey Sanders, an electric, top 100, true point guard, committed to play for Coach Jordan next season. Sanders is a lead guard, one who can pass, score and play some defense. He's fast, has basketball smarts, and he's got a bit of "you can't beat me" attitude. He's just the kind of player to bring some electricity to the RAC next year, and with any luck, he's the kind of player who will attract more talent to the banks of the ol' Raritan.
According to Adam Zagroria, Sanders still has to take an SAT test this fall.
But, no worries, today is a great day for the Scarlet Knights, and Eddie Jordan--who'd already lost 2 2015 commitments in the wake of the Louisville debacle and assistant coach bloodletting. However, new recruiting assistant Greg SHOES Vetrone has brought new energy to campus, and targeted Sanders early on. He also brought Shaquille Doorson--a freshman center--with him.
Now with three scholarships left, Jordan can focus on bringing even more talent in. There are weak spots at wing and power forward, and the point guard position still needs depth as well.
And, of course, Jordan is still chasing the big fish--Isaiah Briscoe. There were many thoughts on how this decision affects Briscoe, with Jerry Carino speculating it hurts as Briscoe wants to run the show. Meanwhile, Zach Braziller thought the addition could only make Rutgers more attractive. Briscoe is expected to decide in the spring.
There's no time for worrying about that now, however. It's a great day for the Scarlet Knights, and a sign the program may not be dead yet. And Sanders can't wait to be the man.
In Carino's article (read it, it's a great read), he says, "I don't want to go somewhere where I would have to wait. I wanted to come to a place where I could work hard and be the guy right away."
And recruiting never stops. Jon Rothstein broke some more news today as well.
2015 JUCO PF Malik Dime (Indian Hills CC) will visit Rutgers this weekend, source told @CBSSports. Visited Iowa State last weekend.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 3, 2014
Usually, in recruiting, once one shoe (get it?) drops, the rest start to follow. Let's see if that still holds true for Rutgers.
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