Bacon keeps pulling in interest

Dwayne Bacon

Dwayne Bacon is a high level prospect in the 2015 class and is already getting significant college interest with a Big Ten school leading the way.

Class of 2015 prospect Dwayne Bacon from Lakeland (Fla.) McKeel Academy is one of the top wings in his class, and has been having an excellent sophomore season. Things continue to pick up for him on the recruiting trail, but one school is showing the most interest early.

According to Bacon's AAU coach, Diana Neal, so far this season has gone well and has given him a chance to show off his versatility at 6-foot-5.

"Right now his team is shorthanded, but Dwayne is stepping up a lot. Bacon has been playing well without Corey Sanders being able to play," said Neal. "With the ball in his hands he has been great and he is just able to do more and he has been playing really well."

With his size, athleticism, and versatility, Bacon is one of the top prospects in the South and someone who has been attracting more and more college coaches.

"Recruiting wise Michigan has been contacting him a lot," Neal noted. "They have been calling more than anybody. Tennessee has been down, Georgia Southern offered, Virginia, Florida has gotten in, USF, UCF, Miami is interested, but Bacari Alexander at Michigan has been keeping up with him a whole lot."

Michigan is yet to offer, but according to Neal that is part of their plan and how they are going about recruiting Bacon.

"Michigan wants the kids to get a feel for the school first, and they don't like to offer kids before they get a feel for the school," said Neal of the Wolverines. "He has said they want Bacon to come up possibly in July and visit the school. Also they have told him they need players in that class at his position."

One interesting aspect to Bacon's recruitment, is some are trying to make it into a package deal with him and Sanders. However Neal says the two could play in college together, but that is by no means the plan.

"They have played together long enough to know that they are probably going to a different college," explained Neal. "Now they could end up going to the same school, but they aren't a package."

Currently Bacon is rated the No. 5 small forward in the class of 2015.

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