Such a decision has been expected by recruiting followers and analysts for weeks, but just because he's no longer committed to the Gators doesn't mean Rivers is going to entertain recruiting advances by every school in the country. Though it's likely that every one of them would love a chance to recruit him.
"I have a long history with both Duke and Florida. North Carolina is trying to recruit me as well. So, we'll see what happens."
As with most fans of the college game, Rivers was glued to the television as the Blue Devils battled their way to a fourth championship. And while the media may have been shocked, Rivers claims he was sure of [a Duke win] all along.
"Honestly I picked Duke from the beginning. I really did. They have Coach K, and he was probably the difference. I mean the whole Final Four was crazy. The whole tournament was, but he was able to guide them to a championship."
Rivers is ranked as the nation's top shooting guard and the number four overall prospect in the class of 2011 by Scout.com's Dave Telep.