Recruiting Roundup

This was going to be a review piece of the month of August, but I couldn’t get it done AND put it out this morning like I wanted to so I just put some quick hitters together. Its Labor Weekend in NC. I have shit to do and meat to grill. Lots of stuff going on last week.

  • David McCormack named his final 6 and it includes Duke and NC State. Rounding out his list is Kansas, Oklahoma State, Xavier and UCLA. The big man from Oak Hill is one of my favorite post prospects in the 2018 class
  • Emmitt Williams named his final 7 which included Duke and Miami. USC, Florida, LSU, Oregon and Kansas are the non-ACC finalists.
  • Boston College offers 2019 point guard Amani Harris
  • Virginia received a commitment from Australian sharpshooter Kody Stattman on 8/28.
  • Romeo Langford has narrowed his list to seven including Louisville and UNC.
  • Wake Forest has offered 2019 big man John Bol Ajak. The 6’10 post also holds an offer from Syracuse.
  • Landers Nolley will visit Virginia Tech on 10/29.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker has named his final 13 including Georgia Tech and Florida State.
  • Ayo Dosunmu has an official visit scheduled to Wake on 9/29.
  • Colin Castleton named his final 8 including FSU. The big man out of Florida is considered a HEAVY lean towards Gainesville.
  • Nate Laszewski has an official visit to Notre Dame on 9/8, Wake on 9/16 and UNC on 9/23
  • George Conditt-The 6’10 big man has named his final 11 and includes both VT and GT. Though neither of those are among his first 3 scheduled official visits. Those are Iowa St 9/2, Illinois 9/15 and New Mexico 9/29
  • Nate Roberts has an OV scheduled at Wake Forest on 9/29 and Syracuse on 9/22.
  • Syracuse has offered Brycen Goodine and Kahlil Whitney, both in the 2019 class, as well as Clifford Omoruyi of the 2020 class.
  • Syracuse will host Jalen Carey for an OV on 9/8. The top 15 player in the 2018 class has also visited Miami and UConn. Kanas will get a visit after the Orange.
  • Isaiah Mucius will be in Winston Salem to visit Wake on 9/15
  • Amanze Ngumezi has signed with UGA. Late blooming power forward held offers from both Clemson and VT.
  • Eric Ayala has cut his list to 5 and will visit both Miami (9/22) and Syracuse (10/3) along with Oregon Maryland and Ohio State.
  • Jake Forrester will visit Pitt on 9/15
  • Simi Shittu cut his list in mid August to 10 and it includes UNC and ND
  • Keyontae Johnson rcvd an offer from NC State in mid August. The top 100 wing also just transferred to Oak Hill for his senior year.
  • UVA was part of Kaden Archies final 8. The 4 star wing officially visited SMU this weekend. He will visit LSU on 9/23
  • 2019 Forward Christian Brown was offered by Virginia Tech. Brown also holds a GT offer.
  • GT has offered 2019 forward Tyreek Smith (8/25)
  • 2019 SG Brendan Tucker is rcving interest from GT. Will be on campus next week according to Reco Hallmon. Tucker took an UV to Wake in June.
  • 3 star guard Jared Butler was visiting UVA this weekend.
  • Brandon Boston of the 2020 class said he plans on visiting GT soon.
  • Quincy Ademokoya took an UV to GT this weekend.
  • Jules Bernard named a top 5 of Miami, KU, Oregon USC and UCLA
  • ND offered Isaiah Stewart, hosted Emmanuel Miller, CHarles Smith IV, Jakou Kukic and Paxson Wojcik this week.
  • Moses Brown took his first OV to Louisville this weeknd
  • 5 Star Louis King named his top 8 that includes Syracuse and NC State. Also listed is UConn, Oregon, KU, SHU, Maryland and Purdue. It considered pretty common knowledge this kid is just waiting for a Kentucky offer. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
  • RJ Barrett will take his OV to Duke on 9/15. Some chatter on twitter saying he was Kentucky bound after his recent visit to Lexington. Just remember, Kevin Knox was 85% predicted to go to Duke just a couple months ago.
  • Saddiq Bey took his OV to Pitt this weekend.
  • Manny Bates has two ACC OVs scheduled. One to NC State (9/8) and one to GT (9/22).
  • According to Corey Evans, Darius Days is looking to commit in October. He recently named his final 5 of UNC, Louisville, LSU, Xavier and Ohio St. My money would be on Louisville here.
  • Will Richardson will be trimming his list and setting up his OVs soon according to a recent Dan McDonald piece. Miami and GT are hoping to make the cut. Thought GT was mentioned in the DM article Richardson has recently said he “loves” GT. Look for a few SEC programs to make the cut.
  • Noah Locke has set his 5 OV’s and UVA did not make the cut after being listed on the Locke’s final 8.
  • Javian Fleming cut his list from 9 to 5 and removed Clemson from his list.

There were also a few commits and a surprise transfer this week.

  • #4 player in the country Cam Reddish predictably committed to Duke Friday evening. The versatile wing can play multiple positions and do it all on the court. Personally, he would be my #2 player in the class behind only RJ Barrett but I don’t get a vote. That gives Duke 2 of the top 8 recruits in the 2018 class and they are still in deep with Barrett and will have an OV with Nas Little in November.
  • Marshall graduate transfer Terrance Thompson has landed at Wake Forest. In my preseason predictions I specifically mentioned the front court as a concern for the Deacs especially after Mitoglu went pro, but now they bring in one of the most efficient big men in the country from last season.
  • Danya Kingsby has committed to Pitt and Kevin Stallings. The Southern Idaho JUCO player was on the Pitt campus this weekend along with Saddiq Bey and Pitt commit Bryce Golden. Kingsby, a combo guard averaged 11.4 point 3 rebounds and almost 4 assists per game at Southern Idaho. He also shot 42% from deep.
  • In mid August I mentioned that Taurean Thompson had not been on the Syracuse campus this summer with the rest of the team. He withdrew from Syracuse this week and quickly enrolled at Seton Hall. Thompson’s mother had been quite vocal with her desire to have Taurean at SHU while he was at Syracuse. This development really puts Boeheim in the hurt locker. I would move NC State and Wake Forest both ahead of Syracuse in the predictions right now.

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