Cole Commits

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Cole Commits

The top ranked player in the state of Maine, Dustin Cole, brought an early end to his recruitment on Monday with a commitment to Franklin Pierce.  

Franklin Pierce is a division II school in the Northeast 10 Conference who became the first school to offer Cole a scholarship earlier this spring.  

The five-foot-ten point guard is coming off a huge junior season at Bonny Eagle High School in which he averaged over 28 points per game, as well as a highly successful spring AAU season with MB Nation.  

Unfortunately, Cole has been unable to play in either of the first two weeks of the July evaluation period after being hospitalized from an allergic reaction to a prescription medication.  While he hasn’t been able to take the court yet, he did feel good enough to visit Franklin Pierce’s campus in New Hampshire last Friday.  

After taking the weekend to think it over, Cole opted to pull the trigger on Monday and make a verbal commitment.  

“I think it’s a great fit,” MB Nation director and head coach Mike Woodbury said.  “One of the top programs in the northeast is getting one of New England’s premier performers.”

Cole is the latest in a long line of MB Nation products to head to the Northeast 10, joining teammate Isaiah Bess, who pledged to Stonehill earlier this spring, and last year’s teammate Matt Barr, who will be a freshman at Bentley this coming season where he’ll team with two other Nation products in Alex Furness and Andrew Shaw.  

A tough and hard-nosed point guard, Cole brings a winning pedigree to Franklin Pierce that includes a well rounded skill set, the ability to create offense for himself and others, and all the intangibles a coach could want in his floor general.