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October 8, 2012The Colorado State basketball staff, already off to a hot start on the recruiting trail, received a huge commitment Monday morning when coveted Aurora (Colo.) Aurora Central shooting guard Carlton Hurst made public his decision to attend CSU.
"I've decided to represent Colorado and commit to Colorado State University," Hurst stated via twitter Monday morning.
The six-foot-three scoring machine's recruitment had CSU fans on edge over the last few months. A highly regarded recruit, Hurst had been on the radars of Colorado State coaches and fans for over a year since finishing third in the state in scoring as a sophomore with 27 points per game.
He had already taken visits to Colorado State, St. Mary's and Wyoming, his three finalists. Even though many felt the Rams led for his services, his recruitment took a bit a twist over the last few weeks.
His official visit to CSU got pushed back several times after visiting St. Mary's officially on September 20, but he told GoldandGreenNews.com previously that his relationship with Larry Eustachy, Niko Medved and the rest of the Rams' coaching staff, as well as the school's proximity to home were the biggest attractions for him. He had narrowed his choices down to CSU and St. Mary's in recent months.
The three-star rated guard was one of the Centennial State's most prized hoops prospects for the 2013 recruiting class, averaging 23 points and ten rebounds as a junior for Aurora Central, as well as being a dominant force on his Colorado Chaos AAU club team.
Hurst is a high level athlete who has the ability to create plays for himself, get to the rim, shoot, and defend. He will most likely sign November 5th during the early signing period.
He becomes the Rams' third known commitment for the Class of 2013, joining fellow Colorado native Marcus Holt, a 6-foot-10 power forward, and Illinois combo guard David Cohn. CSU will likely sign 3-4 players during the early period, and ultimately sign six total for this year's class.
Check back in with GoldandGreenNews.com later on, as we have you covered on Hurst's big decision to pledge to the Green and Gold.
Ryan Krous is the publisher of GoldandGreenNews.com. You can email him at email@example.com or follow him on twitter @RyanKrous for all the latest and breaking Colorado State news.
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