Caudill Will Head Across The Country

Kyle Caudill, a 2011 prospect, made his pick on Monday. He'll play in the ACC.

Kyle Caudill will head across the country for college.

A 6-foot-11 big man from Bera (Calif.) Olinda, Caudill gave Boston College a verbal commitment.

"He's excited and a little bit anxious about it," Cameron Caudill, Kyle's father, said. "He's on his way to Singapore to play with the USA in the Olympic games, so he's not a complete stranger to travel. It'll just be for a little bit longer than he's used to."

According to the elder Caudill, Northwestern, Oregon State, Harvard and Penn were also under consideration.

"He was looking for a school that offered a top level basketball program and had a great academic reputation and Boston College fit that mold," Cameron Caudill, Kyle's father, said.

"With coach [Steve] Donahue moving in there from Cornell and the style of play he has is good for Kyle's game," he added. "I don't know what player wouldn't want to compete in the ACC. It's the premier of the basketball conferences as we're concerned."

Caudill, a three-star prospect, had his eyes on playing for a school that loved basketball and that was one of the main reasons he's opted for B.C.

"He really wanted to get some place that had a big time basketball program," Caudill said.

Caudill is Boston College's third verbal for the 2011 class. They already have Dennis Clifford and Eddie Odio on board.

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