September 21, 2006

Offers, coaches coming in for Vargas

There is a trend in Eloy Vargas's recruitment. First the assistant coaches come to see the 6-foot-10, 210-pound forward from American Heritage in Hollywood, Fla.

A week later, sometimes shorter than that, the head coaches arrive. Then things like this are said: "I can't believe more people aren't recruiting him. When I watch kids like this, I'm usually sitting next to Coach K and an assistant from UConn."

That is what is happening for the No. 73 ranked player in the class of 2008, according to Vargas's AAU coach Brionne Gillion.

"I was talking to (a coach) and he said that it is a joke watching this kid. He's so good that he is usually sitting in a gym with (more high-major programs)," Gillion said.

Vargas worked out for North Carolina and Clemson on Wednesday. It is the second time the Tigers have been down to see him and the first for Oliver Purnell. Gillion said Roy Williams will be down later in the month. Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon has been in to see him. He could make a second trip soon. Leonard Hamilton has been down, marking two quick trips for Florida State. Maryland is coming on Friday. West Virginia and Wichita State have been in as well.

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