By Paul Seaver (TheArenaPulse)
Oliver Purnell has spent the last seven seasons as the head coach at Clemson. However, this past off season he switched it up, taking the same position at DePaul.
On Wednesday, both his former program and current program locked up commitments from the class of 2011.
Brad Brownell took over after Purnell left for DePaul and with Bernard Sullivan already on board for next season, the new Clemson head coach has now added Daniel Sapp.
Sapp, a 6-foot-3 point guard out of Oakland Park, Florida currently attends Northeast H.S. (FL). Described as a solid, combo guard who can create offensive for himself and others, Sapp is now headed to the ACC.
Brownell and Clemson welcomed Sapp on an official visit this past weekend and it didn’t take long for the Tigers to earn his commitment. He chose Clemson over Nebraska and Murray State.
The decision to head from Clemson to DePaul was a move that Purnell really did not hesitate to make. With a lot of work to do in rebuilding the program, it is true he has to start somewhere.
Macari Brooks and Jamie Crockett are already on board in 2011 for the Blue Demons, and on Wednesday Purnell earned the commitment of Shane Larkin.
Larkin is a huge pick-up for Purnell, an ESPNU Top 100 guard, he is considered the 98th best prospect in the class. A 5-foot-11 point guard, Larkin is a Florida native who uses his speed, quickness, and decision-making to excel in the back court.
The future point guard for the Blue Demons is also the son of former Cincinnati Reds great Barry Larkin. After averaging 19 points, five assists, five rebounds, and three steals a game last season, Larkin now is in preperation for his senior season at Dr. Phillips H.S. (FL).
Larkin chose DePaul over South Florida, Central Florida, and Colorado.
*Photo: Shane Larkin *Credit: orlandosportscentral.com
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