Despite the fact that Cameron Rundles will be out of action for an extended period of time due to a broken shoulder suffered during the football season, the number of Division 1 basketball programs involved in his recruitments continues to grow. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard from De Lasalle High School in Minneapolis, Minn., is being recruited by as many as 15 high major basketball programs.
“Ohio State, Michigan State, Colorado and Furman are the schools that came by to see me during the year,” Rundles said. “I wasn’t able to practice in front of the coaches’ because I broke my shoulder during the football season, but I do know that each coach spent a lot of time talking to my high school coach. All the schools that stopped by told my coach that they plan to come watch me play when I return to the basketball court.”
Rundles, the No. 136 ranked player in the class of 2006, is currently receiving interest from a large number of basketball institutions. While the list is still growing, the Minnesota native has received the most interest from Cincinnati, Colorado, Dayton, Iowa, Iowa State, Marquette, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xavier and Furman.
“I can tell you that I plan to take unofficial visits to Wisconsin and Michigan State as soon as I can,” Rundles said. “I will definitely visit those two schools for sure. Purdue, Iowa, Oklahoma, Xavier and Cincinnati are some of the other schools that stand out to me. Dayton is on that list as well.
“I will have a better idea of where my recruitment stands after I take some visits,” he added. “I do plan to take all five official visits, but I also plan to take some unofficial visits as well. Once I do take some of those visits, I will trim down my list of schools and start to make some decisions after that.”