Earlier this week NBC Sports had a special on a 2014 5-star basketball recruit who cites religion as a major deciding factor in his recruitment. Leron Black, rated the #11 prospect in the country according to ESPN and #16 according to Rivals, said “the main thing I’m looking for is I’m big on my Christianity, so I want to be somewhere where I can express that and spread it around and the coaches won’t have a problem with it.” Sounds like Liberty would fit perfectly.
Black originally committed to Baylor, but de-committed later citing he made his decision too early. The 6’8″ 215 lb forward from Memphis Tennessee has also received offers from Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Ohio State, NC State, Georgia Tech, Kansas, LSU, Missouri, Memphis, and Tennessee.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I already hear you – “no 5-star prospect wants to play in the Big South.”
To be the Notre Dame and BYU to the Evangelical world Liberty needs to sign kids like regularly.