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Rivas Sanchez: 'I want to go to South Florida'

Things have gotten a little interesting with the oral commitment of junior college center Alex Rivas Sanchez -- after consulting with him, I'm no longer putting a hyphen in his name -- who remains committed to USF ... but isn't positive he wants to sign with the Bulls.

"I want to go to South Florida," Rivas Sanchez said Thursday afternoon. "It's a good school in a good town that I like, and I'd love to play in the Big East. I talked to the coaches and told them I want to go there, but I need to get done with school here first and talk to my family about the decision."

USF can't bring Rivas Sanchez in for an official campus visit -- with expenses paid, that is -- because the Bulls are bringing guard Gaby Belardo in this weekend, and he's their 12th visit this year, which is the maximum the NCAA allows in a year. Rivas Sanchez said he would be going to Fort Lauderdale after his classes end May 9, so Tampa isn't that far out of the way if he drives over from there.

Rivas Sanchez said he does not plan to take any other visits to other schools, but won't sign with USF until he talks to his family in the Dominican Republic, making it close to two weeks before he's likely to sign with the Bulls. "I think South Florida is the best, for me and for my family, but I want to talk to them about that before I sign," he said.

Check back tonight and I'll finally get that new football name detailed, as well as a new walk-on who will be joining the basketball program this fall ...

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:22pm]


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