"I wanted to look at other schools, just to look at other campuses and see what they have," Austin Rivers told SN. "I haven't used any of my visits yet, and my father advised me to check out other schools. So out of respect for my father, I'm going to look at other schools."
Wasn't it a couple weeks ago where he stated the rumors were "full of crap"?
Gotta love recruiting.
Soooo... does this mean he is reopening his recruitment as a heavy Florida lean?
Andre Dawkins -- 2011 Final Four MOP
On ESPN-U yesterday Doc said his daughter is already at UF, on a volleyball scholarship if I recall.
Announcers kept saying how Austin ws trying to recruit Brandon Knight there.
So definitely mixed messages.
Doc was funny saying Austin needs to work on his defense. He went on to say he does not think any HS kid plays defense til they get to college.
Kind of smart for Austin and Doc to pay it the way the are, ought of respect for Doc....
Whatever the Doc orders
Perhaps the best thing would be for Austin and Doc to shell out the $100 and attend the elite camp, so it is clear who made the initial move and who accepted
Then package some time with coach K on either end of August 22-23, probably after would work best.
Seeing Rivers and Beal side by side would be the best gauge on who to go after first or if it is a toss-up, whoever commits first.
Wonder if Dawkins could get him to visit while Irving or Barnes are here?"I donít know which other schools I will visit yet, but I think I will visit Duke and a couple of other places, depending on what my dad wants.Ē
on the few occasions i have seen Rivers play, i'd have to say he is a "special player". It would be a great "get" if he decided to come to Duke.
I wonder how seriously Austin is looking at these schools or whether he's doing it just to appease his dad. Everything I read seems like "well my dad wanted me to visit other schools" and "i'll visit wherever my dad wants." This could be interesting to follow...
He still has some time. If Boynton sticks around for a few years and some top recruits (read Rivers) join him, Florida could return to the top. But its been a tough couple of seasons.
Parental advice is a strong motivator anyway, but Doc carries extra clout in this department. Lets also not forget that many of these kids are not old enough to sign the LOI without the approval of mom and dad.
Still, my bet is that Austin and his father recognize the value in looking around and keeping their options open.
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If he had said, "I've heard that XXX player has decommitted from YYY University," that would be a rumor, unless there is a news article confirming it, which must be linked in support.
Last edited by Jim3k; 08-14-2009 at 01:45 AM. Reason: clarify
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Respectfully, it's Donovan and that's a very narrow view of Florida.
He just landed two players, Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy, that Duke coveted in the 2009 class. The 44 year old also took a third team to the title game in 2000, the year before Coach K led Duke to a title game. He's nowhere near as lazy as Gary Williams in recruiting. I don't think you have to worry about his job security.
Jeremiah Rivers was ranked by Scout. Check the HS Class of 2006.