Rudd Changes Schools; Puts Recruiting On Hold

Victor Rudd, a talented forward, recently picked up a new Pac 10 offer, but he's put recruiting on the back burner for now.

Victor Rudd felt like he needed to make a change. So the 6-foot-8, 200-pound combo forward packed his bags and headed to Henderson (Nev.) Findlay for his final year of high school ball.

"I think it's a good move for me because I'll get to compete against better players and it'll help prepare me for college, academically it'll be better for me too," Rudd said. "I think it will help me achieve my goals."

Now in a new environment, Rudd is trying to make a full transition to the wing spot, and that's where he's going to be expected to contribute from at Findlay.

"I've been talking to the coaches about playing the three," Rudd said. "I think that's the position that I'll be playing if I don't grow. I never really have played the four or five. I feel comfortable playing on the wing."

Rudd said that majority of the college coaches recruiting him have expressed interest in him at the wing spot. Thus far he's picked up strong interest from Washington, UNLV, Oregon State and USC.

The Huskies are the most recent school to get in the picture, as they offered Rudd a scholarship just after the July period. Despite the interest, Rudd is putting recruiting off for now and will likely wait until the spring to make a decision.

"I think I'm going to talk to my coaches and start taking some visits in September," Rudd added.

"I'll probably wait until the end of the year to commit," he continued. "I just want to focus on basketball and worry about that stuff later."


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