It's good to wrap up a player early. But if you wrap them up too early, it becomes tough to hold onto a commitment.
Scott Drew and the Baylor Bears learned that this week when junior Leron Black backed out of his verbal commitment.
A five-star combo forward from Memphis (Tenn.) White Station who currently ranks No. 15 in the 2014 Rivals150, Black decided that he had been a little hasty in his decision and that he wanted to take more time.
His summer coach, Norton Hurd of Team Thad, confirmed the news to Rivals.com. Hurd also said that there's been no shortage of programs contacting him or his player since Black opened things up Wednesday night.
"Kentucky, Baylor, Ohio State, Florida, Connecticut, Memphis, Kansas, Missouri, N.C. State, Louisville, Tennessee and Vanderbilt are in Leron's top schools right now," said Hurd of the programs that have expressed interest.
"All have called either last night or this morning. Those schools aren't in any order."
A long and athletic player who is among the class of 2014's best rebounders and defenders, Black is an attacking player. He loves to use the dribble to drive to the hoop, finishes in transition and is working on improving his jump shot.
For now, there is no timetable for Black to make a decision or chop down his list of suitors.
Some spring official visits could be set but don't look for him to be jumping into a new commitment in the near future.
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