Sunday, September 9, 2012
Semi Ojeleye commits to Duke
By Dave Telep ESPN.com
The Duke Blue Devils have picked up their second commitment of the recruiting season. Semi Ojeleye, a small forward from Ottawa, Kan., and a member of the ESPN 100, committed to the Blue Devils during his in-home visit with the staff.
Semi Ojeleye gives Duke two highly regarded wing players in the 2013 class.
Ranked No. 38 in the senior class, Ojeleye had Indiana, Stanford and Oregon among his favorite programs, but there was always the hint of a Duke lean. After Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski completed his recruiting pitch in Ojeleye's living room, the small forward ended his recruitment.
"(Krzyzewski) was in here with (associate) coach (Steve) Wojciechowski," Ojeleye's mother, Joy, said. "We had some discussions, asked him a lot of questions. Everything went well and we were very happy. Coach K was excited. You'd have to be here to describe. To be honest, I never thought somebody like Coach K with his legacy, he's seen it all ... for him to be that excited we were honored. To see a legend get that excited ... wow."
Ojeleye ensures Duke will have plenty of perimeter shooting in the future. A noted marksman behind the line, Ojeleye owns a college-ready frame.
He was the second player to pick the Blue Devils, and both are highly regarded wings. No. 32 recruit Matt Jones (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) committed to the Blue Devils last November. He's the travel teammate of Duke target Julius Randle (Dallas, Texas/Prestonwood), the nation's No. 3 overall prospect.