Ledo Makes Surprise Pledge

Many people were expecting a commitment from Ricardo Ledo, but not many felt it would be to the Providence Friars. However on Christmas Day that is exactly what Ledo did.

All the writing was on the wall for Ricardo Ledo. Rick Pitino became the Head Coach of the Puerto Rican national team, the Cardinals secured a pledge from his friend Rodney Purvis, and for all the world it looked like Ledo would be next. Everyone seemed to get that memo except for Providence Head Coach Keno Davis.

Davis and his Providence staff were given the biggest Christmas present of all. They were able to pull a surprise coup and pulled off a verbal commitment from a class of 2012 stud in Ledo. Ledo who currently ranks as the No. seven player in the class is a huge pledge for the Friars.

The commitment was confirmed by Fox Sports.com analyst Jeff Goodman.

Ledo told Goodman, "It gives me a chance to go right in and play. I can make an impact."

This commitment is a huge one for the Friars. Providence seemed to be in the catbird's seat to land Khem Birch before then assistant Pat Skerry left the Friars and went to Pittsburgh. Accordingly Birch picked the Panthers, but Ledo decided to do his own thing.

By picking the Friars this gives Providence a key recruit going forward. Ledo picked Providence over offers from Louisville, Connecticut, and Kentucky.

Ledo is the second commitment for the Friars in the 2012 class. He joins Josh Fortune who committed to the program in August.

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