31southst wrote:Though still a raw talent, Samuel Dingba, a class of 2013 power forward from Salisbury (CT), has shown that he has the length, athleticism, and defensive instincts to play at an ACC program. EagleAction.com talked with Dingba on Monday about Boston College, and he spoke in detail about his relationship with Head Coach Steve Donahue and the Eagles' staff.
Dingba has been in touch with the BC staff
"I met him (Coach Donahue) last year. I'm very good with them and I like them a lot. They talk to me a lot," Dingba said.
Though Dingba has nothing set in stone, he has considered where he may like to take official visits to in the fall. "I have no idea yet, but the only schools I know now that I would want to visit (officially) are Boston College and Boston University, and maybe Yale, too," claimed Dingba.
He also mentioned that he is taking SAT's early in the fall, which depending on how he does could make his recruitment soar among the Ivy League and academic schools who are recruiting him.
Outside of BC, BU, and Yale, Dingba has a lengthy list of schools that are recruiting and keeping in contact with him, including: Xavier, Western Kentucky, West Virginia, Hofstra, Penn, San Francisco, and NC State among many others.
"I can't even remember the whole list most of the time," he said with a laugh.
Samuel, a 6'6 forward who runs with the Westchester Hawks, leaves tomorrow for Florida, where the Hawks will be playing on a big stage at AAU nationals. They recently competed in Hoop Group's Summer Classic East, where Dingba was reportedly one of the top New England players in attendance.
Going into his senior year, Dingba has been very dedicated in working out this summer, which is certainly an important factor for fans and coaches to consider:
"Every day I get up to go to the gym at 5:30 AM until about seven," he said, "I've been working on my defense and shooting, my offensive game."
With no timetable yet on his commitment, Samuel said that he will be thinking very hard before he commits to a college program. Getting input from his family and his coaches, while combining that input with where he thinks his best fit is, is very important to him.
I'm getting more and more optimistic about him committing to BC from these comments. Please make this happen.