Black talks about de-commitment

LeRon Black

Five-star forward LeRon Black is back on the market and he explains why he decided to open up his recruitment.

Leron Black made a very early commitment to Baylor, and it came as a surprise to many people when he decided on the Big XII school. Following that commitment there were rumors of the Memphis (Tenn.) White Station forward looking to open things up. That finally happened last week, and Black is now back on the open market and a very popular target.

"I just felt like I rushed into the commitment," said Black. "I don't think I took my time to analyze the whole situation. When I first started feeling I might have committed too early I started praying about it and told my mom and dad. I just finally made the decision to tell Baylor that I wanted to take my time and re-open my recruitment."

Since opening up his recruitment schools like Kentucky, Ohio State, Florida, Memphis, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina State, Louisville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Duke, and Illinois have all reached out to Black or his coaches along with Baylor.

With that his phone has been very busy and the five-star prospect says that is a good thing.

"It's been nice," said Black of the phone calls. "To feel like I am wanted and to have everybody has been real nice."

After making a quick decision the first time around, Black says his approach to recruiting now will be very different.

"This time I am just going to take my time and make sure I know what I am doing," Black explained. "I have to pick the right school and I don't want to rush it. Baylor was my first unofficial visit and they were the school recruiting me the hardest so I felt like I should commit then, but now I realize that I want to have the experience of taking my visits and make sure I pick the right school."

In terms of what he is looking for in a school, style of play and the head coach will both be very important.

"When I watch schools play I want to see what kind of style of play they use," said Black. "This summer with Team Thad we got up and down the floor and that is when I played the best. I am definitely going to see which schools get up and down. Also I am big on my religion so I definitely want to see if the coach is a Christian or does something to support Christianity."

Do not expect any kind of commitment from Black until at least after the AAU season is completed, and likely it will go into the fall after he takes some official visits.

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