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Ricky Ledo yet another Providence recruiting prize

Ricky Ledo was always a Providence guy. He just needed to make it official. Again.

The Providence native committed to the Friars back in December, but that was when Keno Davis was still the coach. That meant new coach Ed Cooley needed to convince the 6-6 wing, a top 30 talent according to most recruiting sites, that staying home would be the best idea. Done and done.

“I grew up in Providence and it feels like the perfect fit,” Ledo told Andy Katz. “I trust coach Cooley. He’s one of the reasons that Providence can get back on top.”

With Ledo and fellow 2012 recruit Kris Dunn on board, it could be sooner rather than later.

Dunn, a point guard, is also a top 30 talent and ensures Cooley will have a talented backcourt starting in 2012. Provided both stay in the program for a few years – leaning on freshman guards during Big East play is rarely a good idea – it’s a solid foundation for a hoops-proud program.

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