Report: Juco forward Dwight McCombs to Central Florida

  • 04/26/2010 9:04 pm in

Dwight McCombs, a 6-8, 240-pound forward from Morraine Valley Community College (IL), has given a verbal commitment to the University of Central Florida.

McCombs had Indiana among his final list of schools and was scheduled to visit Bloomington on Tuesday. But that visit is likely canceled as is reporting that the Chicago native will attend Central Florida:

McCombs narrowed his school choices to Arizona State, Auburn, Indiana, and Middle Tennessee State a week ago, spurring offers from Arkansas, Minnesota, Missouri, NC State, and Penn State.  After a strong visit at ASU it was common thought that he’d verbally commit to the Sun Devils.

With one official visit left Dwight decided to set it for MTSU this past weekend.  However, a call from his good friend Marcus Jordan, also a former Whitney Young star that currently plays at UCF, convinced McCombs to take a quietly-kept unofficial visit to the Orlando campus.

With the late interest from IU and the Emmanuel Negedu chatter continuing to pick up steam, it’s not surprising that McCombs would chose another school. It is, however, a bit of a surprise that McCombs will attend Central Florida rather than Arizona State, who had long been considered the favorite to secure a commitment.

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