Caruso waiting for high major offers

From a talent perspective, Alex Caruso is deserving of high major scholarship offers. They haven't come yet, but who has been showing him attention?

One of the most under-recruited players in the 2012 class is 6-foot-5, 175-pound College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated small forward Alex Caruso.

A talented wing deserving of high major offers, for now Caruso only holds one from Sam Houston State. That will change one schools see him this summer, but over recent weeks he's been hearing from some new programs.

"Recruiting is picking up," Caruso said. "I am getting some more major D-I schools and bigger conference looks than I have been. The new schools I am hearing from are Richmond, Colorado, Oregon State, USC, and Oregon.

"Colorado has said that position wise they are looking for a guy like me in the class and Oregon State said they are very interested so we will see how that goes."

Caruso is hopeful that the interest will surely turn to offers for many schools once they see him play.

"It is going to get a lot more interesting in July when the coaches can actually come and watch," Caruso said. "Just reading the blogs and reports, come July it should be a lot more active."

When the offers do come for Caruso, he currently plans on being somewhat patient.

"It would be tempting (to commit), but I talked to my parents and high school coach and we decided we are going to take it through July," he said. "All the way through the summer and we will just see what happens. We are going to cut it down in August and then September."

With his father working in the Texas A&M athletic department, Caruso is a fan of the basketball program and hopes to receive an offer from the school.

"I was talking to coach (Bill) Walker at Texas A&M and then him and coach (Mark) Turgeon and (Scott) Spinelli took off for Maryland," Caruso said. "I have grown up around College Station my while life, so that is my favorite school."

When Caruso has to choose a school, the opportunity to win will be a big factor.

"I don't like losing," he said. "I don't like losing at all. I don't want to go to a team that is going to be .500 or barely a .500 club. I want a team that is going to win and go to the tournament and produce players."

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