Four-star point guard Eric Bledsoe is having a strong run through the Alabama playoffs. Numerous teams have checked in on him lately, and one of the premier programs will be at his region finals game on Friday.
Bledsoe, a 6-foot, 160-pound point guard from Birmingham (Ala.) Parker High School, is seeing his college options increase with every game during his senior year. Four schools have recently offered him after seeing him play, and one of his favorite schools is now recruiting him.
"Duke is supposed to watch my game tomorrow," Bledsoe told Rivals.com. "I've been liking Duke for a long time. I never thought they would call. I've talked to Coach James and Coach K, and they are saying I need to come visit."
Bledsoe fully understands that at this point he is a back up to John Wall as far as Duke and Memphis are concerned, but he does have offers from Cincinnati, Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss, South Florida and Tennessee.
Recently Cincinnati, Florida, Kentucky, Oregon and Tennessee have watched Bledsoe play while he has averaged 20 points, seven assists and five rebounds during his team's playoff run.
With more schools getting in on his recruitment, Bledsoe considers himself wide open and in no hurry to make a decision. And although uncertainty about his academics led to a late start in his recruitment, Bledsoe is confident he will qualify.
After the season Bledsoe has all five of his official visits at his disposal.
With his stock on the rise, Bledsoe is presently the No. 12 ranked point guard and No. 67 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.