The recruitment of Denis Clemente, the No. 90 ranked player in the Rivals150, is changing daily. The 6-foot-1, 165-pound point guard from Calusa Prep in Miami, Fla., just picked up another offer according to his AAU coach Art Alvarez.
"Right now Denis is considering offers from Ohio State, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Miami, and South Florida,” said Coach Alvarez of the Miami Tropics. “He also likes Indiana and Wake Forest. They are all even across the board. I would say that they are all right there and have a chance."
Cincinnati is the latest school to make a strong push for Clemente.
"Cincy just offered Denis today and want him bad,” said Alvarez. “They said they would take him without him even taking a visit. Assistant coaches Frank Martin and Andy Kennedy are recruiting Denis. They are doing a great job. Frank Martin was just recently hired by the Bearcats and has really turned up the pressure on Denis."
Alvarez also spoke about the schools that Clemente will visit and the ones that are recruiting him the hardest.
"We will be taking visits to Ohio State, Arkansas, Miami, Cincinnati, and South Florida, in that order starting sometime this week,” he said. “They will all be back to back.
"Cincinnati, Miami, and Ohio State have made a big impact on how much they want Denis. They would all take him right now with out even taking a visit."
One aspect of Clemente’s recruitment that does seem certain is a decision in the near future.
"He will definitely be making a decision soon,” said Alvarez. “Who knows, the way things are going right now, he may even decide before he even takes a visit.”
Extremely fast with the ball, Clemente is a dynamic scoring point guard. He can get into the lane and shoot the three ball. At his best in transition, Clemente will need to get stronger to excel in a half court, slower game.