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Bama Hammer

Alabama Basketball: It’s decision time for John Petty

John Petty has a big decision to make. Should he return to Alabama basketball? We have seen Nate Oats recruit some amazing talent recently. However, his biggest recruiting pitch is still underway. He is trying to get John Petty to return to Alabama basketball, and he’s running out of time to do so. We will […] Alabama Basketball: It’s decision time for John Petty - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Ball Durham

Duke basketball: Three reasons No. 1 recruit may delay decision day

Why has the most important Duke basketball target not picked a destination? One 2021 commit in tow. And 12 months to go before rising high school seniors become college freshmen. Yes, it’s safe to say the Duke basketball staff has ample time to finish building what needs to be at least a four-deep class. Besides, […] Duke basketball: Three reasons No. 1 recruit may delay decision day - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

State of The U

Aquinas’ Turner is a legitimate local option for Miami at quarterback in 2022

Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas quarterback Zion Turner throws during a 7-on-7 event. Turner, a 2022 recruit, led the Raiders to a 15-0 record and Class 7A state championship in his first season as a starter. | 247Sports The Hurricanes have not signed a quarterback from South Florida since 2012 Player comparisons in sports usually exhaust me and oftentimes remind me how lazy many sports pundits and fans can be. But let me jump on the bandwagon for a quick second and make one of my own. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 2022 quarterback Zion Turner reminds me a lot of current...

Canes Warning

Miami football heading towards signing top 5 2021 Class

The projected commitments to the Miami football program from five-star recruits, cornerback Jason Marshall and defensive tackle Leonard Taylor have the Hurricanes headed towards a top-five class for 2021. The commitment from five-star athlete James Williams gave the Miami football program their highest-ranked recruit since 2008 and a lot of momentum in the 2021 class. […] Miami football heading towards signing top 5 2021 Class - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Ball Durham

Duke basketball: Five-star recruit leaves Blue Devils off list, sort of

A couple of past Duke basketball players remain players for a coveted prep. Recent interest from the Duke basketball coaches suggested they had a shot to land in the top six of St. Mark’s (Texas) small forward Harrison Ingram. So too did the fact that the five-star rising senior has labeled the university in Durham his […] Duke basketball: Five-star recruit leaves Blue Devils off list, sort of - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

A Sea Of Blue

Harrison Ingram announces top 6 with no UK, who was showing interest

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via The top-10 recruit caught UK’s attention, but it may have been too late. Harrison Ingram is a five-star prospect out of Dallas (TX) ranked No. 8 overall in 2021 by Rivals. He currently has an impressive offer list and just cut his final list to six schools: North Carolina, Michigan, Purdue, Stanford, Harvard, and Howard. Final 6 pic.twitter.com/knDisCktjA— Harrison Ingram (@Harrisoniingram) August 1, 2020 Ingram also holds offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Louisville, Memphis, Tennessee, and Texas A&M. However, according to Corey...

House of Sparky

ASU Women’s Basketball: Nation’s top recruit Lauren Betts considering Arizona State

Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via No. 1 in 2022 class The boys can’t have all the recruiting fun. Charli Turner Thorne and the Sun Devils received good news on Friday. Lauren Betts, a 2022 recruit out of Colorado, posted her top nine schools. Arizona State will be in a recruiting battle with Pac-12 foes Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, as well as UCONN, Notre Dame, Baylor, South Carolina and Louisville. Honored and excited! pic.twitter.com/KX1s7PC2r6— lauren betts (@laurenbetts12) July 31, 2020 Betts is ranked as ESPN’s top overall recruit in the 2022 class. The 6-foot-7 post...

Duke Basketball Report

Kara Lawson’s First Recruit: Sara Anastasieska

BERKELEY, CA - JANUARY 12: California Golden Bears guard Sara Anastasieska (11) powers around Stanford Cardinal guard Hannah Jump (33) during the game between the Women’s California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinals on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, California. | Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via A grad student transfer from Cal. Kara Lawson has her first recruit as Duke’s head coach: Sara Anastasieska, who started at Cal, will join the Blue Devils as a sixth-year grad student. The 5-11 native of Australia averaged 7.8 ppg last season...

A Sea Of Blue

The Terrence Clarke hype is surging

Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via “One of the most talented guys we’ve had in years.” When Terrence Clarke committed to Kentucky last September, he was viewed as a recruit who could actually finish No. 1 overall in his class. That obviously didn’t happen, as Clarke didn’t have quite the senior season many thought he could, and he ultimately finished outside the top five of all three major recruiting services (his highest ranking was No. 8 by Rivals). Part of that may have been due to Clarke having a heavy school workload in order to graduate early and reclassify...

Detroit Free Press

Michigan football gets commitment from East Lansing three-star WR Andrel Anthony

Andrel Anthony, a three-star recruit from East Lansing, committed to Michigan football this afternoon.        

thestate

South Carolina make final two for five-star dual-threat quarterback

Georgia quarterback Gunner Stockton has offers from about everyone, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Southern Cal. But Thursday, the five-star recruit said all those teams are out of the running. …

A Sea Of Blue

Torrance Davis is reportedly good to go for UK

@TorranceDavis8 The Ohio running back will soon arrive in Lexington. When signing day came around for the Kentucky Wildcats, Torrance Davis was oddly absent from the list of signatures that came in for Mark Stoops’ program. Apparently, the three-star running back had some things needing to be sorted out before he was good to go. Those issues appear to be solved now, as KSR’s Matt Jones says Davis is ready to report to UK. Source tells KSR that UK RB Torrance Davis has been cleared and will be on the roster this fall Good news for the Cats....final 2020 recruit to get cleared—...

Canes Warning

Manny Diaz spoke to QB prospect Jake Garcia after James Williams commit

The Miami football program is continuing to recruit four-star USC quarterback commit Jake Garcia. Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz spoke to Garcia following the commit of five-star athlete James Williams last week. The 2021 Miami recruiting class moved into the top 10 nationally on Sunday with the commit of three-star wide receiver Brashard Smith. Five-star […] Manny Diaz spoke to QB prospect Jake Garcia after James Williams commit - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

State of The U

Miami Hurricanes 2020 Player profile: Nesta Jade Silvera

Photo by Mark Brown/ Nesta Silvera is the most talented interior defensive lineman, but can he live up to his immense potential? Miami should have one of the best defenses in college football in 2020, but there are a few players who will have to answer questions. Photo by Michael Reaves/ Nesta Jade Silvera looks the part, talks the part, but now must live up to the part of a big time Defensive Tackle recruit who is now three years into his college football career, but has yet to have the impact many expected. In Manny Diaz’s and now Blake Baker’s defense, DT’s...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

What position best suits Miami Hurricanes’ five-star recruit James Williams in college?

Two of Miami Hurricanes recruit James Williams' high school coaches and South Florida recruiting guru Larry Blustein discuss what position best suits the 6-5, 220-pound five-star safety in college.

Arizona Desert Swarm

Arizona targets Peyton Watson and Angelo Brizzi commit elsewhere

Tipton Edits As expected, two Arizona Wildcats targets committed elsewhere on Monday, as the program still searches for its first 2021 commitment. Five-star forward Christian Watson committed to the UCLA Bruins, while three-star point guard Angelo Brizzi pledged to the Villanova Wildcats after listing Arizona in his final 8. That’s exactly where the experts at Rivals and 247Sports predicted they would land. Brizzi, from Virginia, is a top-120 recruit. Watson, from Long Beach Poly, is a top-20 recruit. He took an official visit to Tucson last September. Nova Nation let’s get it!!!...

Miami Herald

University of Miami men’s basketball team lands highly touted point guard

The University of Miami men’s basketball team got its first commitment from the Class of 2021, and it is a major one. Point guard Bensley Joseph, the top-rated recruit in …

Kansas City Star

KU’s Dotson, Azubuike secure invitations to NBA Combine; will KU land Texas recruit?

Former University of Kansas basketball players Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike have both been invited to the 2020 NBA Combine, an NBA front office official told The Star. The Combine, …

State of The U

Beyond The U: Lonnie Walker

Miami Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker dribbles the ball in the second half against ACC opponent Duke on Jan. 15, 2018 at the Watsco Center (Coral Gables, Fla.). | Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Lonnie Walker has remained one of the most talented Hurricanes to step on the court in program history and has excelled at the NBA level. The former four-star recruit could potentially be the future cornerstone of the San Antonio Spurs. As a one-and-done talent, former Miami Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker did some serious damage during his time in Coral Gables, Fla. a few seasons ago. An ACC...

BT Powerhouse

MSU Adds Five-Star Big Man

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Michigan State landed a key 2022 pickup. On Tuesday, the Michigan State Spartans got some exciting news as elite 2022 prospect Enoch Boakye announced that he would be committing to the program. He is the third major pickup for Tom Izzo and his staff over the last few weeks, as the team also added elite 2022 prospect Emoni Bates and another elite recruit in Max Christie as well. Years of preparation all comes down to this one moment. @EnochBoakye11 chooses his next step.Boakye, one of the top-ranked centers in the 2022 recruiting class, sits down with...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Women’s basketball legend Diana Taurasi once had Arizona in her final 3

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Racking up 25 wins including an NCAA Tournament victory, the Arizona women’s basketball team enjoyed its best season in school history in 1999-00 and nearly followed it up by landing the top recruit in the country. Joan Bonvicini, who coached the Cats from 1991 to 2008, confirmed a rumor that the legendary Diana Taurasi once had the Arizona Wildcats in her final three. “Yes, that is true!” Bonvicini tweeted. Yes, that is true! https://t.co/vDsOysbL2R— Joan Bonvicini (@CoachBonvicini) July 26, 2020 What a program-changing addition that would have...

Writing Illini

Illinois Basketball: The sky is the limit for Illini target Colin Smith

Who is four-star recruit and Illinois basketball target Colin Smith? Colin Smith is one of Illinois’ latest recruiting targets for the 2022 class. The 6-foot-7, 185-pound small forward plays for St. Mark’s High School in Dallas, Texas, and currently holds offers from Baylor, Kansas, and Michigan. Smith is a four-star recruit with the potential to […] Illinois Basketball: The sky is the limit for Illini target Colin Smith - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Arizona Desert Swarm

Will Bynum explains why he transferred from Arizona to Georgia Tech

Photo by Streeter Lecka/ Will Bynum was a hidden gem. The speedy 5-foot-11 guard didn’t play AAU basketball until his senior year of high school, when he joined a club from Racine, Wisconsin after learning the top teams in Illinois, his home state, were full. Bynum seized the opportunity, evolving from little-known recruit to a top-50 prospect in one short summer. That’s when the Arizona Wildcats entered his recruitment, and the opportunity to play for such a storied program was a “dream come true.” Bynum inked his National Letter of Intent in November 2000, just months before...

And The Valley Shook

Arik Gilbert Named Gatorade High School Male Athlete of the Year

Incoming freshman tight end gets highest high school honor LSU freshman tight end Arik Gilbert was named the 2020 Gatorade high school male athlete of the year Friday, the first tight end to ever win the award. Gilbert caught 105 passes for 1,860 yards and 15 touchdowns last year for Marietta High School. He helped Marietta win the 7A state championship and is the highest rated tight end recruit in 247’s history. Paige Bueckers a basketball player from Minnetonka, Minnesota, was Gatorade’s 2020 female high school athlete of the year. She led Hopkins High School to the 4A state...

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Former Oklahoma State commit, three-star linebacker Kolbe Fields, pledges to Memphis

Three-star linebacker Kolbe Fields became the latest Memphis recruit to commit to the Tigers Friday.        

A Sea Of Blue

Kennedy Chandler updates recruitment

HoopFocus Will we see Chandler in Lexington in 2021? Kennedy Chandler remains one of the top players still uncommitted in the Class of 2021. The guard from Wichita, Kansas is currently ranked 11th overall in the 2021 rankings and is an explosive guard that can get to the rim at will. Now, the talented five-star 2021 recruit has given an update on his top-five schools; the Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats, Memphis Tigers, North Carolina Tar Heels and Tennessee Volunteers. 247 had a conversation with Chandler and talked about where he’s at with each of his top five. Here’s what he...

A Sea Of Blue

Top-10 recruit Peyton Watson sets decision date

Ball Is Life And a clear-cut favorite has emerged. The Kentucky Wildcats are in very good shape when it comes to the 2021 recruiting class, but one target is about to come off the board, and likely for a different school. Peyton Watson is currently ranked as the No. 8 overall player in the class and is the No. 3 small forward in the country via 247 Sports. The Long Beach (CA) native took to Twitter to announce that he will be announcing his commitment on Monday July 27th at 6 pm PT/ 9 pm ET. Making my decision Monday at 6pm PT! Tune in pic.twitter.com/ebq07Gt6gn— Peyton Watson...

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: Illini receive commitment from Tyler Strain

Another recruit was added to the Illinois football family on Friday afternoon. Illinois has been looking to build its defensive backfield for a while. We are going to need to replace a few big pieces after the upcoming season. That means depth is going to take a hit. But landing someone like Tyler Strain should […] Illinois Football: Illini receive commitment from Tyler Strain - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Derrick Brown: Auburn Tiger - "The Giant" Highlights [HD]

Derrick Brown came into Auburn as a five-star recruit and after two seasons on the Plains, he has solidified himself as one of the top defensive players on the team. Expect Brown to have a huge junior year.