FSU or UConn? Tough Call

<b>CHATHAM, Va. –</b> There's a great recruiting battle being waged for the services of point guard Isaiah Swann. The McDonald's All-American candidate can't differentiate between UConn and FSU.

Talking to a prospect on the phone and gauging his interest is one thing but when you see it up close and personal and see the indecision in his body language, well, that just sells it.

Isaiah Swann is torn. He's confused. Call it what you like but his indecision is the result of a great recruiting battle between Connecticut and Florida State.

Prior to last weekend's official visit to Storrs, Swann – by all accounts – was a lock for the Seminoles. However, his visit to UConn was more than a way to get into town to hang out with former Oak Hill teammate Marcus Williams.

It was serious business and the Huskies made a serious move. Now, the playing field is just about even.

"Right now both situations look good," Swann said. [Leonard] Hamilton is a great coach and so is [Jim] Calhoun. We'll just weigh the pros and cons and I'll go over it with my mom for the right fit."

Swann can weigh the pros and cons all he wants but the reality is he's going to be just about even either way. He maintains that A.J. Price and Williams in the rotation at UConn aren't obstacles but assets to the Huskies. Williams, especially, is a positive.

"We played together and have chemistry. [UConn's] just going to try to score as many points as they can. At either place there's going to be a guard there."

The question of "rebuilding" at Florida State or "reloading" at UConn doesn't bother him much either. "If coach Hamilton had the players Calhoun had, no one would know how they would have done. He's been in the NBA and had the experience."

This one is going to take a good old fashioned recruiting tool known simply as "the gut feeling" to resolve. "I don't know," Swann said. "I don't have a gut feeling with either school."

Originally thought to reach a decision by the end of the week, this could drag into the weekend or longer. "When the time comes I'll know what school is best for me. When I know I'll decide."

And the rest of us will wait … patiently.


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