Chalk up the first recruit to commit to the Blue Devils since Duke captured its fourth national championship back on April 5.
Big man Tyler Adams, the 14th-best center in the Class of 2011 according to Scout.com, and the 10-best by Rivals rankings, gave a verbal pledge to the program Sunday night. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound high school junior from Brandon, Mississippi, passed up scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Miss St., Memphis, Alabama and Clemson to join the Blue Devils.
ESPN.com says of Adams, “Adams is is a strong physical post who has great size. This is a guy who has yet to touch the weight room and weighs 255 pounds. Adams has good soft hands that allow him to catch balls for finishes.”
What do you think about the signing? Is Adams just one of more recruits to come in this post-championship time?
UPDATE: The athletic department is not commenting on the story, as it cannot until Class of 2011 players sign a letter of intent in November. However, with multiple outlets reporting this as true, it seems like a safe bet that Adams will be coming to Duke in two years.