Though most of the grassroots recruiting world has directed its focus on the upcoming Rashad Vaughn announcement, this week also brought good news to Siena. Cameron Gottfried parlayed a strong senior season into an offer from the Saints, and he announced his commitment on Twitter.
Gottfried had been considered a walk-on possibility for N.C. State, where his father, Mark, is the head coach. But Cameron has played a little too well to be walk-on, showcasing a smooth outside stroke and enhanced athleticism this year at Raleigh (N.C.) Broughton.
I watched Gottfried at the High School OT Invitational in December and saw a much-improved prospect. He obviously has enjoyed elite seasoning for a high school athlete, and rather than toil at a level that's above his reach he'll join a program for which he realistically has a chance to become a starter.