Recruiting Rumor Mill: 10.25.10 EditionPosted by nvr1983 on October 25th, 2010
Now that most recruits have made their oral commitments we should start to see the news of commitments start to die down at least in terms of the sheer volume, but that doesn’t mean that a big name won’t commit to a school (still a handful of top 25 guys available) or someone won’t decommit/commit to another school.
- Quincy Miller, widely consider the last of the superstars in this class, and Deuce Bello, widely considered the most athletic player in this class, both committed to play at Baylor. If Scott Drew can get his players to stay a few years (and the looming NBA lockout could help), he could have a team that features Perry Jones, Miller, Bello, and Isaiah Austin in a few years, which would be one of the most feared line-ups in the nation.
- While Miller and Bello stole the headlines for biggest coup of the weekend, LeBryan Nash certainly takes the prize for most effective use of a prop (see below) when he committed to play for Oklahoma State.
- Fans of Arizona State are starting to worry about Jahii Carson, who previously committed to play for Oregon State, as he is already starting to waver in his commitment to the Sun Devils even citing a freshman wearing his favorite number.
- Speaking of decommitments. . .Tony Wroten, everybody’s favorite Tweeter, started a minor Internet firestorm when he tweeted asking whether Kentucky commit Kyle Wiltjer had decommited. Wiltjer has not responded, but we haven’t heard any reports to suggest he has not remained committed to the Wildcats.
- Shane Larkin, son of Cincinnati Reds all-star Barry Larkin and a crosstown rival of Austin Rivers, committed to play for Oliver Purnell at DePaul.
- Much like the aforementioned Nash committment, West Virginia‘s haul this week may have been overshadowed by Baylor’s, but landing Jabarie Hinds, Ryan Boatright, Pat Forsythe, and Keaton Miles in a single week was an impressive feat until Boatright got cold feet when Hinds, another point guard, committed the following day and now Boatright has decommitted and reopened his recruitment.
- The way Steve Lavin keeps on piling up the recruits he is going to have some major pressure to win in the very near future at St. John’s. This past week he picked up commitments from Dominick “Dom” Porter, a small forward, and Nurideen Lindsey, a junior college point guard.
- Xavier also had a great week picking up commitments from center Michael Chandler and shooting guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera.
- Next year’s class just got stronger with the addition of Rodney Purvis who reclassified from the class of 2013 to the class of 2012. Purvis is reportedly considering Duke, Louisville, Memphis, UNC, Xavier, Texas, and Wake Forest.
- Findlay Prep always cranks out Division 1 scholarship players and one of the many this year is point guard Amir Garrett who apparently has narrowed it down to Oregon, which he recently visited, and St. John’s (Lavin at it again. . .).
- A look at recent Yale commit Armani Cotton who some believe could become a star in the Ivy League.