Ricardo Ledo is a program changer 

December, 27, 2010
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Ricardo Ledo (Providence, R.I./South Kent School) gave Providence coach Keno Davis an early Christmas present when he pledged to the Friars on Christmas Eve. Here is a more detailed look at why this is such a huge commitment for Davis and the Providence program.

1. Ledo is the highest ranked player to ever commit to Providence
Why is this commitment so important for Providence? Plain and simple -- because the Friars have never gotten a better prospect. Ledo is the 13th ranked player and third ranked shooting guard in the 2012 class and that gives him the distinction of being the highest ranked player to ever commit to Providence.

2. Providence is defending its backyard
Providence made a big claim in its backyard last year when it landed Massachusetts native Gerard Coleman, another New England native who spurned recruitment from bigger high-majors to stay close to home. Ledo is a Providence native who gives the Friars one of the region's best local talents for the second time is as many years, which is completely unprecedented and a clear indication that Providence has more local clout than ever before on the recruiting trail.

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