IPRB confirmed from Carmelo Betancourt that UCF reached out and expressed interest in recruiting him. The connection was made by one of Carmelo's good friends, Carlos Morales Jr. Betancourt has garnered tremendous interest this fall by both high and mid-major programs. He is going to have to show coaches that his size will not interfere with his ability to play at the highest level. IPRB is a big Betancourt supporter and has seen him play against bigger athletic players and dominate.
UCF could be a nice fit for Carmelo and is a program on the rise. UCF also has recruited Puerto Rican players in the past including sharp shooter Isaac Sosa who is a Junior at UCF.