Major interest in Guerrero

A native of Spain, Ruben Guerrero has picked up significant attention in the past few months.

Colleges are always looking to add quality bigs, especially during the spring signing period. One prospect who is most definitely high on the radar of some power programs is Bel Aire (Kan.) Sunrise Christian product Ruben Guerrero.

According to Sunrise Head Coach Kyle Lindsted, Guerrero has come a long way in a short period of time since arriving at the school from Spain.

"He's gained 22 pounds since he has been here, so that coupled with the fact that he has slowed down in the post has really helped him," explained Lindsted. "The added muscle and the mindset to slow down has taken his game to new levels. He still is very good on defense and rebounding, and as he starts to put things together offensively he has a chance to be very good."

At first there was some question as to whether Guerrero would do a post grad year or stay a member of the 2014 class, but now that has been decided. Guerrero will definitely remain in the 2014 class, and with that his recruitment has taken off.

"We're really trying to take it slow right now," Lindsted explained. "We are finding out who is interested. His recruitment has changed drastically over the last month with the way he has been playing."

He continued, "Maryland is now involved, Miami, Indiana, Marquette, Dayton, Mississippi, and George Mason are the ones that are really involved with him."

The visit process probably won't begin for Guerrero until March after the completion of Sunrise's season.

Still Guerrero is gaining a lot of information on all of the teams recruiting him right now.

"Thankfully Ruben is a very bright kid," explained Lindsted. "He got off the plane, took the ACT, and got a 22, so he is a bright kid who is very thorough."

Lindsted continued, "We had a coach in here the other day who was trying to educate Ruben on their schedule and their season, and how good they were, and Ruben knew more than the coach did about their record and percentages and things. Ruben isn't like a lot of kids who has been worn down by everything, it is all new to him so he is doing the research and he is a super bright kid."

For now Guerrero remains open, but there is no doubt things are heating up quickly in this recruitment.

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