Soroye Ends Recruitment

Tunji Soroye is no longer one of the top uncommitted prospects in the nation. On Monday night, Soroye picked up the phone and ended his recruitment.

Point guard Sean Singletary was the first. Small forward Adrian Joseph followed him. Now, Pete Gillen has his third commitment from the Class of 2004.

6-10 Tunji Soroye, a native of Nigeria and center on the Rockville (MD) Montrose Christian team, committed to the Cavaliers.

"I went to Virginia and I went to Clemson and I saw the difference," Soroye said. "I realized that if I go to Virginia I thought I could improve on my game better than if I gone to Clemson. It's a very good school educationally."

Last month, Soroye visited both ACC schools, took his time and made a decision. According to his assistant coach at Montrose, he continues to improve.

"I just think that Tunji's development has gotten better each and every day," David Adkins said. "He's worked extremely hard in the classroom, in the weight room and on the basketball court everyday."

He's got size, defensive presence and he fits UVa's style. "The style is running and that's kind of the way I play too."

Plus, Soroye is a model citizen off the court. "He's extremely well liked by everybody here at Montrose from the administration to his classmates," Adkins said. "We have a kindergarden and I have him mentoring those kids. He's a role model. His family has done a great job."

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