Robert Smith, 5-11 JR PG Perris (Calif.) High, told me yesterday that he has committed to Santa Clara.
"They offered me a few months ago and I just committed today," said Smith. "They made me feel comfortable -- it was like a family."
This is a big get for the Broncos, as Smith is currently our top-rated 2009 point guard in California.
I asked Smith who the other finalists were in his recruitment.
"USC and Cal had offered," said Smith.
While it might seem surprising that Smith would choose a WCC program over a couple Pac-10 offers, this recruitment was a long time in the making. Bronco head coach Kerry Keating started recruiting Smith a couple years ago, back when Keating was an assistant at UCLA. That relationship ultimately paid dividends for the Broncos.
Smith's FBC Perris team had a solid showing in Denver at the Double Pump tournament, as Smith was helped by teammates Rodney Black, 6-5 JR SF/SG Perris (Calif.) High and Myron Samuel-Peyton, 6-2 JR SG Perris (Calif.) High.
Smith has yet to take a visit to Santa Clara, but says he'll see the campus soon.
"I'm going up there next month to visit," said Smith.
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