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WADE BALDWIN SEEING RECRUITING CONSISTENLY RISE WITH STRONG PLAY
by Alex Schwartz
PHILADELPHIA – Wade Baldwin of St. Joseph’s Metuchen (NJ) is one of the best players in the Garden State in the class of 2014.
A 6-foot-3 combo guard, Baldwin took the time to speak with NBE Sports about his recruitment while at the Reebok Breakout Classic.
Baldwin said that he holds offers from Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and Minnesota.
The rising senior, who claims no favorites, listed USC, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Seton Hall, Rutgers, and Georgia Tech as the programs coming at him the hardest. He also mentioned that UConn is involved in his recruitment.
Asked if there are one or two schools pursuing him the most vigorously, Baldwin replied, “No, it’s pretty much all together [even], so they said expect an offer from them and all that. So, we’ll see.”
Baldwin said that a school’s location is “not at all” a factor for him in his recruitment, but talked about what he is looking for in a college.
“Just a player and coach relationship,” Baldwin began, “good campus life and somewhere that’s going to set me up for the following years.”
Although his relationship with coaches is vital to him, he said there is “no one in particular” with whom he has developed the strongest bond.
Baldwin said he has been on unofficial visits to Rutgers, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia, adding, “that’s all I remember right now.”
He has yet to take any official trips, but plans to change that in the near future.
“I’m doing all the officials in August,” Baldwin said, adding that he does not have any scheduled.
Baldwin did say that he knows where he would like to visit unofficial, but would not reveal the names.
“That’s a secret right now,” Baldwin said.
With the first July Live Period just getting underway, Baldwin also talked about what his goals for the summer are.
“Just making my teammates better,” Baldwin said, “obviously picking up more looks for myself and improving in everything in my game.”
Baldwin said of the strongest points of his game, “I think [they are] attacking the basket and distributing the ball.”
As for his chief weakness, he did not want that to be known, saying, “I don’t want to give that out.”