Posted on: October 22, 2009 5:12 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2009 5:15 pm
Dezmine Wells committed to Xavier on Thursday to give first-year coach Chris Mack his most heralded recruit to date.
Scout.com ranks Wells No. 60 in the Class of 2011.
"I just love everything Xavier has to offer," Wells told CBSSports.com by phone. "It's a great school."
Credit Mack and assistant Pat Kelsey for much of the work on this commitment. They both developed relationships in the state of North Carolina during stints as assistants at Wake Forest. So they know the area well, which helped them go into Raleigh and land Wells -- a 6-foot-4 wing from Word of God Christian Academy.
Furthermore, every Xavier coach allowed on the road visited Wells last week.
That type of attention made an impression.
"They did that for me, and I'm not even a senior in high school," Wells said. "It let me know that I was their top priority."