Arizona Sportspage

September 11, 2009 11:27 PM

Caudill No Longer Sold On Sun Devils

Kyle Caudill, a 6-11 center prospect in the Class of 2011, from Brea, Calif, originally committed to play with Arizona State University.

Now Caudill has decided to go in a different direction. He gave the Sun Devils a verbal commitment as a 15-year-old sophomore. During that year he averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per a game.

For now, the Suns Devil might be out of the picture. But, Caudill's father, Cameron, told he hopes ASU's interest doesn't fade.

"It's not that anyone else is knocking at his door and it's not that there's anybody else that is a dream team or anything like that," Cameron said. "There isn't a dream team or dream school that he is hoping comes and offers him a scholarship. It's honestly more of a quest to make sure we get as much information as we can."

Before his commitment, Caudill, now a junior, had interest from schools such as Wake Forest, Stanford, Oregon State, USC and UCLA.

Times have changed. Caudill has changed. And because of that, Cameron said the family decided Kyle's decision needed to change as well. They want to gather as much information as possible.

"It is indeed true that Kyle has stepped back from his verbal commitment," Cameron said. "He has great respect for coach (Herb) Sendek and the Arizona State program and sincerely hopes that they will continue to recruit him however he and my wife and I have been discussing it and want to make sure that his decision, at 18 years old, is the same as he's made at 16 years old and to do that we've got to take that step back."

Cameron said Kyle's decision could take a year or more. ESPNU ranks the Brea Olinda High School standout as the No. 6 center in the Class of 2011.

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