Bacon racking up offers

Four-star wing Dwayne Bacon is one of the more heavily recruited prospects in the 2015 class.

Class of 2015 wing Dwayne Bacon is one of the more naturally talented players in the class. Bacon combines good size at 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds with big time athleticism and a natural ability to score. It should be no surprise that Bacon is racking up the scholarship offers.

Playing with the Showtime Ballers in the spring Bacon made an impression, and then did the same at the Nike Elite 100. According to Showtime Ballers AAU coach Diana Neal, Bacon keeps on improving and working hard.

"Sometimes you have to get him mad, but when he is turned on he can dominate," said Neal. "He can take over games, and more importantly he understands how to take over games. He just tries to make sure he is involved on every play by rebounding as well as scoring. He still needs to work a little on his three point shot, but he is definitely hungry and ready to go to the next level."

Recruiting wise things are getting extremely busy for Bacon who is has a host of scholarship offers.

"He has offers from Florida State, Virginia Tech, UCF, USF, Baylor, Memphis, Marquette, Clemson, Xavier, DePaul, and Oklahoma State," Neal noted. "Also he has a lot of interest from Michigan, Texas, Florida, and Ohio State."

The first school to offer was Florida State, and according to Neal the Seminoles staff likes to make it clear they have been there from the start.

"Florida State was his first offer and they are making sure he doesn't forget that," said Bacon. "Whenever someone offers him they call and make sure he knows that they were the first to offer and that they really want him."

Another school that has offered and is in the mix heavily is Marquette.

"Marquette has been great about checking up on Bacon as well," said Neal. "They have really been calling and checking up on them. They have done a great job."

One school that hasn't offered, but has been showing as much interest as any school is Michigan.

"It is just a matter of them getting there," said Neal of the Wolverines. "I know Michigan was going to offer if they were able to make it there in June, but we couldn't make it because of a camp. Michigan has been on him since day one."

While Bacon is in the middle of his recruitment, he is also trying to figure out where he will be attending high school next year. According to Neal he is exploring prep school opportunities.

"I have spoken to Findlay Prep, Huntington Prep, and Montverde about him playing there next year," said Neal. "He wants to play against a national schedule against top players."


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