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Texas basketball standout Zach LeDay commits to USF Bulls

Hours after USF men's basketball picked up a commitment from one Texas standout, the Bulls got another late Monday night, as Zach LeDay, a 6-foot-7, 212-pound forward from The Colony, Texas, committed after enjoying a campus visit with his friend and AAU teammate, combo guard DeMarcus Holland.

"I just committed to the University of South Florida," LeDay said in a voice mail left just before 11 p.m., shortly after his plane landed in Dallas.

On Monday afternoon, LeDay was close to committing, saying he wanted to talk about his decision with his mother first. He chooses the Bulls over Missouri, Vanderbilt, Fresno State and George Mason.

USF coach Stan Heath has traditionally had to scramble to land players in the spring signing period or even in summer after players transfer out of the program, but now his Class of 2012 is complete, with two commitments already on board for the 2013 class, putting the Bulls more ahead of schedule than they've ever been in the Big East era.

LeDay will likely be a power forward at USF, capable of stepping out for the occasional 3-pointer, much like current junior Toarlyn Fitzpatrick. He and Holland make it a five-member 2012 class, with three players already on board in junior college center Waverly Austin, junior college combo guard Musa Abdul-Aleem and Michigan prep guard JaVontae Hawkins. Heath recently picked up commitments for 2013 from Georgia AAU teammates John Egbunu, a 7-foot center, and point guard Drew Davis.

Texas basketball standout Zach LeDay commits to USF Bulls 01/03/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 4:30pm]
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