On To Recruiting For Uncommitted PG

As the recruiting process continues to shake out, the Blue Devils are continuing to follow Alabama point guard prospect Eric Bledsoe. With his season now over, it's time for the four star prospect to get down to recruiting.

"Right now I'm starting to look at things a little bit harder," said Eric Bledsoe. "I've got some time to really look into all the schools who are interested and take my visits."

Among those schools interested are Tennessee, Florida, Memphis, Kentucky, UAB, Alabama, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Oregon, South Florida, and now the Blue Devils have thrown their collective hat in the ring.

"I'm talking to them as much as I can. They basically want to get to know me, see me play some more, and they would like me to come visit at some point. They are certainly somewhere I'm going to make a trip, but they are also being cool about it and not pressuring me."

Despite the low pressure approach, there is little doubt that Duke is certainly in the market for a guard in the class of 2009 with the recent announcement that fourth year junior Martynas Pocius will forego his senior season. The lost of the Lithuania native leaves Duke with as few as three true guards on the 2009-2010 roster.

"[Duke's roster situation] something I've looked at. I want to go somewhere that is going to prepare me for the next level so that I can do the best for my mom. Whatever I can do to help make her life better is what I want to do."

And while the match between Bledsoe and Duke seems to "fit" on the basketball court, the senior acknowledges that he's got some work to do in the classroom in order to achieve the requisite marks to qualify academically.

"It's the other thing I am working to take care of with recruiting. My goal is to get it all done and start focusing on getting to where I want to go."


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