3 Star Prospect Campbell is Rated the 28th Best Point Guard in the Nation by Rivals
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Tim Floyd's first full recruiting class at UTEP received yet another boost today when he received a commitment from D'Von Campbell, a 6'0, 155 lb. point guard. Rivals.com ranks D'Von as the 28th best point guard in the nation and the 140th best overall prospect in the 2011 class. ESPN notes that NY2LA.com was first to report the commitment but Fox Sports' Jeff Goodman was also on it.
Campbell chose to become a Miner over offers from the Big 12's (or Pac 10's) Colorado and perennial basketball contender Creighton. There's no doubt about it, Tim Floyd is battling with the best of them across the country and is starting to gain some serious momentum on the recruiting trail. Check out the list of Rivals.com's Top 30 national point guards. The only schools from outside the Big 6 conferences to have a commit from one of these athletes so far are UTEP and Xavier.
Campbell helped lead Bowie to the District 4-5A title last season. Floyd now has two 3 Star recruits in his 2011 class (Darius Nelson is the other). Nelson and Ragland are both 6'5 forwards with the ability to play in the post or on the wing. UTEP will obviously need to add some new point guards to the roster with the departure of veteran Julyan Stone after his coming senior season. His key backup, Myron Strong, transferred.
As part of his 2010 class, Floyd brought in guards Desmond Lee and Michael Perez. Lee failed to qualify academically this season and we don't have any indication if Perez will play point or off guard as of yet.
Tomorrow, I'll try and get some video and more information on Campbell will of course be posted here as it becomes available.
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