Recruiting Attention Picking Up for Solomon

Some 2010 prospects will use the AAU tournament circuit to make a name for themselves, but Richard Solomon seems to be beyond that point. Many programs, the Sun Devils being one of them, have already picked up their pursuit efforts of the Los Angeles center, who is poised to raise his stock even more this summer. Devils Digest talked to Solomon about his recruitment.

"Arizona State has been sending me letters for a few months," said the 6-9 200 Richard Solomon. "They called me for the first time two weeks ago. I was at their camp two years ago, and I remember liking the campus and the coaching staff. It's a really good program."

The center listed UCLA, Oregon State, Stanford, California, USC, Washington State, Texas, Boston College, Michigan, and Minnesota as some of the high major programs that are recruiting him in earnest these days aside from Arizona State.

"Recruiting is a little crazy, but I'm ecstatic about all these schools calling me," Solomon acknowledged. "I've waited for this a long time and now that that it's here it's special."

Boston College and Oregon State are the two schools that Solomon has listed having scholarship offers from.

Solomon played his junior season at Torrance's Bishop Montgomery, and averaged ten points and rebounds a game this past year.

"I have a very good mindset for the game," said Solomon of his skills. "When I focus I know there's nothing I can't do on the court. There is still some stuff I need to be better at like handling the ball and I need to gain weight. Not to sound arrogant but I know that if I can improve on those little things I think I can pretty much be un-guardable."

Due to his father's occupation job the center has moved to Los Angeles and will play his senior year at Price High School.

Solomon will continue and play for the Compton Magic club during the various July AAU tournaments, and even though he has a long and impressive list of colleges pursuing him, he wouldn't mind "getting some attention from other schools…"

Despite the fact that the Los Angeles center is receiving considerable amount of attention from the Pac-10, he remains open to playing in a region two or three time zones away from home.

"I just want to go to the best situation for me," Solomon said. "I just need to gather as much information as I can on all the schools recruiting me and make my decision from there."

The center plans to attend the UCLA team camp, as well as the camps of Cal, Arizona State and Texas, and said that he has no timetable to when he would like to make his verbal commitment.


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