Ferguson Takes Different Route

Mark this one down as surprising. Dominique Ferguson, who is No. 16 overall, is taking his game to the Sun Belt Conference.

Isaiah Thomas is currently getting it done on the recruiting trail.

The first year coach at Florida International secured his second verbal commitment from the 2010 class on Friday. This time FIU picked up Top 20 prospect Dominique Ferguson, who is currently in Miami for an unofficial visit.

"I've talked to Isaiah a couple of times before and coming here and talking to him I like what he has set up for me and how he wants me to succeed," Ferguson told Scout.com.

Clearly Florida International isn't the same level school that has been recruiting Ferguson over the past few years. But that didn't matter to the 6-foot-8, 205-pound power forward. Ferguson said Thomas' background was the key.

"They are a small school, so I never really thought about it," Ferguson said. "But you can't think about just the school, you have to think about what is best for you and what can get you to the next level."

"If he had a job at better school I'd probably be in the same position right now," he continued. "Even though it's a smaller school, I just feel like it's a better situation for me. It'll be easier for him to build a team around me."

Ferguson, who was once a Kentucky commit, also had interest from Arizona, Florida, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Indiana, Connecticut and Duke.

Ferguson joins Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler standout Phil Taylor to make up their current 2010 recruiting class.

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