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Four visits set for four-star PG Michael DeVoe

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Michael Devoe
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Michael DeVoe put together an impressive July and is now prepared to take the next step in his college commitment. Ranked No. 96 in the 2018 Rivals150, DeVoe is a versatile guard that has offers from a handful of the best programs on the East Coast.

The four-star prospect averaged over 15 points off 42-percent shooting from beyond the arc, while racking up more than four rebounds and four assists per game on the Nike EYBL circuit this summer.

DeVoe has set four of his five official visits: Georgia Tech on Aug. 25, Wake Forest on Sept. 15, Ohio State on Sept. 22 and Florida on Oct. 7. His fifth and final visit is still up in the air.

“I am just waiting to see how these go and figure out everything from there but I will probably set the last one," he said. "It will probably be either Indiana or USC. Those two are both on me extremely hard.”

IN HIS OWN WORDS

The Nike South Beach product spoke on each school that he will be visiting.

Georgia Tech: “The relationship that me and the coaches have built. They have been recruiting me since my sophomore year. That relationship with me and coach (Josh) Pastner and their assistant coach Darryl (LaBarrie) is just that they want me to come in and play immediately.”

Wake Forest: “Me and coach Jamill (Jones) go way back. He has been recruiting me since UCF and has stayed on me at Wake Forest. The relationship with me and coach (Danny) Manning is building and getting stronger, so I am really looking forward to seeing them, too. They are making me a priority at that point guard spot in 2018.

Chaundee (Brown) has actually been recruiting me with them. He probably calls me three or four times a week just to check in on me. He is a good friend of mine and we go way back and he wants me to ply with him. I think it would be good for us to play together.”

Ohio State: “I just love D’Angelo Russell and when he went there he played great along with his development. I know that they have a new coaching staff now but the whole foundation of being Ohio State is just so big. I am still building the relationship with the staff, but I am looking forward to that visit.”

Florida: “They really want me to come in and play. Being able to come in and play right away and that relationship with coach (Mike) White that we have built is big. They want to come in and do a home visit as well so they are just trying to build that relationship where I have trust in them and they have trust in me.”

WHAT'S NEXT?

DeVoe will hit the road this weekend as he begins his visit tour, a 48-hour trip that will take him to Georgia Tech.

He could make a commitment this fall, but nothing is for certain.

“I haven’t decided yet and I may commit early but I am just seeing how these official visits go and then go from there.”

RIVALS' REACTION

DeVoe is close to a complete package at the point guard position. The lefty has improved his perimeter jumper in recent weeks while remaining a good athlete and decision-maker where he can play either guard position.

Look for a fall commitment and a signing in November. Florida and Wake Forest may have the most traction in his recruitment.