2015 Bacon has early high major interest

Dwayne Bacon was one of the more highly regarded prospects at the Knoxvegas Heat Invitational this past weekend. Following a pool play game the 6-foot-6 wing out of Lakeland (Fla.) McKeel Academy talked to Scout.com about the latest in his recruitment.

One of the top rated wings in the 2015 class – Dwayne Bacon – showed flashes of his talent at the Knoxvegas Heat Invitational this past weekend.

Bacon, a strongly built 6-foot-6 wing, is at his best when he's attacking the basket and looking to score at the rim, as he's a physical and aggressive wing that plays well through contact.

"When I'm rolling I can get to the basket and I shoot it well," Bacon told Scout.com following a pool play game this past weekend.

"Personally I don't think anybody can stop me," Bacon said. "That's my mindset. I think I can take anybody."

Bacon was named first team all county and went for 23 points and seven rebounds a game during his sophomore season.

The highly regarded 2015 recruit had a handful of college programs stop by during the season and has accumulated scholarship offers from Florida State, USF, UCF, Baylor, Virginia Tech and Georgia Southern. Tennessee and Michigan have also shown interest.

"The recruiting process is good," Bacon explained. "I'm going to Michigan I think June 1st or July 1st, one of those. Hopefully I get that offer. That would be nice."

Bacon has taken a pair of unofficial visits. He's been to Florida State and Central Florida.

"It was great," he said of his trip to Florida State. "It's just a nice environment. I have a lot of family down there anyways, so it wouldn't be a bad move."

"That was nice too," he added about UCF. "I went for their homecoming football game. It was nice. There were a lot of fans and it was a really good atmosphere."

Bacon, Scout.com's No. 23 ranked prospect, said he's not planning to make a college choice for at least a year.

"I think it's too early to me," Bacon said. "But I want to commit sometime next summer."

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