One of the top recruits on the Mountaineers’ wish list has decided to play his college ball for the UConn Huskies. 6-foot-10 center Andre Drummond chose UConn over WVU, Georgetown, Louisville and Kentucky. He is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class by many recruiting outlets, but he plans on playing for UConn this upcoming season.
Drummond recently graduated from St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, Connecticut and was going to go to Wilbraham and Monson Academy in western Massachusetts for a post-graduate year, but that seems to be irrelevant right now. Drummond made the announcement on his twitter account earlier this weekend saying:
“It’s official I’m heading to the university of Connecticut to be a husky this year! Do I hear #repeat #huskyfam @aoriakhi34”
One of the reasons this move was possible was because UConn coach Jim Calhoun has reportedly pulled a few strings to get Drummond on campus, including taking a scholarship away from another player. Reports indicate that player is redshirt freshman Michael Bradley.
Reports also indicate that he will receive financial aid and will be listed as a walk-on. Once all of that is complete Drummond will still have to be cleared to play by the NCAA clearinghouse. This upcoming season UConn is limited in scholarships as part of the sanctions it received for its recruiting violations.