Biggs: The Writing On The Wall

A few weeks ago it seemed as though Tyrell Biggs was loving all the attention he was getting from Duke. The New Jersey big man had been hearing a lot from the Blue Devils and seemed to be returning the interest. Then the summer camp tour hit and things changed…

"It's flattering that they have started recruiting me," said 6-foot-7 260-pound Tyrell Biggs back in May. "I mean Duke is probably the best program around, and I have tremendous respect for them and their past."

And while that respect still lingers in the back of his mind, the New Jersey big forward has started to see that head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff have begun concentrating their efforts elsewhere.

In addition to adding Jamal Boykin Saturday, the Blue Devils have also identified Seattle's Jon Brockman as the top recruiting target on the board after dominating the summer circuit. While the Seattle big guy was arguably one of the top five players in the country, Biggs struggled through a number of events before finding his stroke.

With Boykin, Josh McRoberts, Greg Paulus, and hopefully Eric Boateng in the fold along with Brockman, Biggs now seems to be the odd man out.

While he's yet to confirm this, Tyrell declined to list the Blue Devils in an interview with Mike Sullivan of TheInsiders.com. Adding fuel to the fire that the two sides had parted ways.

"I am going to talk to my dad in the next couple of days and decide where I might want to visit," he said. "I am interested in Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Syracuse, and Miami. There are other schools too."

Biggs is ranked as the seventh best power forward in the class of 2005, and a four star prospect by TheInsiders.com.


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