2nd Hoops Commit Is In

On Sunday afternoon before he could leave campus, this sharpshooting guard gave a verbal commitment to Texas State and BobcatIllustrated has this exclusive update.

Texas State basketball hosted two visitors this weekend and came away with a commitment. D'Angelo West, a 6'3" 180lb point guard from Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky, saw everything he needed too and decided to choose the Bobcats.

"I had a good visit. I liked the campus, the Coaching Staff and the players. Coming to Texas State is going to be a good opportunity for me. One of my priorities was to get playing time early and I'm going to have a good chance," said West.

On his visit, he took in the entire campus, met with academic coaches, and also attended Texas State's football game versus Idaho on Saturday night. For the most part, everything was what he expected, but the overall look of San Marcos still caught him a little off guard.

"I was surprised by how beautiful the campus was. I knew it was beautiful, but in person it was really beautiful," said West.

The Bobcats have been recruiting West since the end of his school year and Assistant Coach Rob Flaska served as the point man. D'Angelo chose the Bobcats over offers from New Orleans and Tennessee-Chattanooga. Interest was also coming from Butler, Western Kentucky, Hawaii, Southern Mississippi, and others.

West suffered a broken left hand back in June, and that kept him from playing at all on the summer AAU circuit. If it were not for the injury, it's safe to say that more offers and interest would've surfaced for the All-State Mississippi guard.

As a junior he averaged 22pts and 5 assists for Provine High School in Jackson (MS), but with his mother landing a job promotion and West seeking more exposure, he'll be suiting up for one of the more high profiled programs in the Louisville area.

West says that he doesn't think he'll be taking anymore visits and has decided to shut down his recruitment. He's the second commitment of the 2015 class for Head Coach Danny Kaspar. The staff has recruited him as a point guard, but because of his size and shot making ability, he'll also be looking at playing some two guard.

West joins fellow point guard, Ka'Juan Malveau (Everman HS), as the Bobcats two commits of 2015.

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