2012 Amedeo Della Valle may be the hottest name in recruiting right now. He put up 29 points the other night and since then his phone has been ringing off the hook.
The talented 6’6 point guard from Findlay Prep has really been picking up a lot of interest since the season has started. Coaches are seeing just how good this kid from Italy actually is, which is really good.
He already had a nice sizable list of offers; Cal, Arizona, Georgetown, Utah, Gonzaga, St. Mary’s, Creighton, UMASS, and Portland. However, lately 4 more schools have been in contact- USC, Boston College, UCLA, and UCONN.
Both UCLA and UCONN offered him. He talked with both Jim Calhoun and Phil Matthews (UCLA) by phone yesterday.
“[Jim Calhoun] talked a little bit about UCONN and just explained to me the program a little bit and then offered me,” Valle said about his conversation with the head coach at UCONN.
His conversation went similar when he talked with UCLA, Valle said, “Coach Matthews offered me and said that they needed a good guard like me.”
Valle still has a long way to go in his recruiting process so don’t expect him to sign anytime soon because he doesn’t plan to sign early. He is looking to declare his school in the spring. However, he is hoping to start visiting schools after the new year or at the latest-the end of the basketball season.
Stay tuned to Left Coast Recruiting for more information about this sensational point guard out of Findlay Prep.