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UCF lands first commitment of 2011

Posted on: January 1, 2011 10:44 am
Edited on: January 1, 2011 10:47 am
UCF's surprisingly great season got even better early Saturday when Michael Chandler, a consensus top 100 prospect from Indianapolis, committed to the Knights, according to multiple media reports.

The development was first reported by recruiting analyst Dave Telep.

"What sold me was coach [Donnie] Jones," Chandler told recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. "I've built a great relationship with him and with the teammates, and my mom has built a great relationship with coach Jones also." ranks Chandler 47th in the Class of 2011. has him ranked No. 84.

UCF is actually the third school to which Chandler has committed, joining Louisville and Xavier on the list of programs that have received a verbal from the 6-foot-10 center. So a little skepticism about whether he ever enrolls is probably fair. But, for what it's worth, Chandler swore this is his final decision.

"I know I have said this before, but I will sign with UCF," Chandler told Daniels. "This is by far the best decision for me."

UCF is 13-0 and ranked 19th nationally.

The Knights open C-USA play on Wednesday against Marshall.


Since: Dec 26, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2011 9:33 pm

UCF lands first commitment of 2011

figures coming from somebody from louisville ucf is a great up and coming sports university just watch we have the beaches and a metro city to pursuade kids to come

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2011 1:28 pm

UCF lands first commitment of 2011

I will take that bet.  UCF does not have to cheat to get good recruits.  We have great weather, a good school and great facilities.  Coach Jones has turned into a very pleasant surprise to me and, I suspect, most people who back UCF and attend games.  He does not hurt recruiting as UCF is very up tempo and he encourages players to take "open" shots and to play smart basketball.   The more tv exposure and the more recruits see UCF play, the more they will be sold.  Then, when they do visit the school and the facilities they will be be doubly sold on UCF.
Like football, I assume the basketball recruits have to be decent students.  Most of our student athletes do well academically.

Since: Aug 24, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2011 10:00 am

UCF lands first commitment of 2011

Top ranked talent hook up with top recruiters, but it's a big advantage when the team does much of the work. 

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2011 2:25 am

UCF lands first commitment of 2011

I give it a year tops before we hear about a recruiting violation from the school. 

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