UA Camp: Salnave names leader
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rashond Salnave wants to let his July play out, and he certainly wants to open some coaches' eyes at the Under Armour All-America Camp Powered by Rivals.com this week, but for now, he has a top school.
"Rutgers is the most efficient school on my list right now. They're highly into me, they're calling me a lot, checking up on me," Salnave said. "They're the leader."
Salnave, a three-star guard from Queens (N.Y.) Cardozo, visited Rutgers for two games this past season. He also heard from them constantly during his junior year, and he saw them at plenty of his games. While he's not quite ready to commit to the Scarlet Knights just yet, he openly admits they have a spot atop his list heading into July's live period.
"They've been the most consistent," Salnave said. "During the season, they reached out to me, came to some of my games. They can only do so much with all the NCAA rules, but they've been trying for the most part to stay connected."
Salnave, though, is hoping some more high-major programs give Rutgers a run this summer. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound guard, who can play on or off the ball, said he fully intends to put on a show this month in front of big-name coaches, starting with the Under Armour All-America Camp this week.
"I'm open to any school, any coach that feels like they need to get in the mix," Salnave said. "I didn't cut down a list yet or nothing. So I'm still open to any school.
"Hopefully I get to prove a point, open some eyes out here and get some more schools on the list."
Salnave is also hearing from Iona, Seton Hall, Monmouth, Dayton, DePaul, Miami, Fordham and Manhattan. He said the rest of his recruiting process will likely be determined by who joins that school list this summer.
"I still want to see what other schools I can get, see who else wants to get in the mix," Salnave said. "After the live period, at the end of the month, I want to see how my options are looking. I want to open some eyes here."