When the rumor mill gets churning, sometimes it is hard to stop. Rumors have floated across the World Wide Web on Thursday regarding David Lighty, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard from Cleveland, Ohio. Rivals.com spoke to Dave Wojciechowski, Lighty's head coach at St. Joseph's High School and got the latest information regarding the five-star prospect. The rumor mill will end on Monday and it will be stopped by Lighty's announcement to play for either Ohio State or Michigan.
"He's down to two," said Wojciechoswski.
And the two are Ohio State and Michigan. Lighty will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. EST at St. Joseph High School and he will announce his decision.
"He's very close," said Wojciechoswski. "I just got off the phone with (Lighty's) mom and she said they want to sit down over the weekend and really think things over before making any kind of announcement. They've been hit hard with calls today and so have I. But it's Monday. That's when he'll announce everything."
According to Wojciechoswski, Lighty has visited both programs "two or three times so he knows all about each place. Syracuse, too. He's been there at least two times, too.
"He's thought everything out and he really likes the Big Ten. Both coach Amaker and coach Matta are great coaches and he likes them both. Plus both schools offer him an opportunity to play close to home and I know he likes that, too."
According to two different sources close to the situation, Ohio State looks to be the team to land the five-star prospect. If he does indeed pick the Buckeyes, Lighty will join another five-star prospect in Daequan Cook, another Ohio native, in the 2006 class for Thad Matta.
However, finding Lighty on the hardwood is something fans will have to wait until next fall. He is currently in his second week of rehabbing a torn ACL in his knee. According to Wojciechoswski, Lighty is still four to five months away from 100 percent.