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Kansas City Star

Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 hoops recruit in class of 2024, cancels weekend visit to KU

Cooper Flagg, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the high school basketball recruiting class of 2024, has canceled his weekend official visit to Kansas, several recruiting services reported Monday. Flagg, a …

Arizona Desert Swarm

Top-ranked 2025 recruit Aaliyah Chavez puts Arizona women’s basketball in her top 10

Annie Rice/Avalanche-Journal / USA TODAY NETWORK Arizona women’s basketball may still be waiting for its first commit for 2024, but head coach Adia Barnes is having some success with the class of 2025 already. Top-ranked recruit Aaliyah Chavez, a 5-foot-9 point guard from Monterey High School in Lubbock, Tex. has Arizona in her top 10. I just want to thank all the coaches for their time invested into recruiting me on this journey. After much consideration me and my family have come down to a list of my top 10 schools. #NOTCOMMITTED pic.twitter.com/nhcgu1PdmI—...

A Sea Of Blue

4-star recruit Brian Robinson sets decision date

On3 Michigan, Penn State, and Kentucky are among Robinson’s finalists. Four-star recruit Brian Robinson has officially announced when he will be committing to a school this Wednesday, October 4th. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Edge from Ohio has been hinting he would be committing soon, and he finally announced on Sunday when it will be taking place. The belief is Robinson, ranked 93rd overall by 247 Sports Composite in 2024, is down to the Kentucky Wildcats, Michigan Wolverines, and Penn State Nittany Lions. The Maryland Terrapins and Tennessee Volunteers are also in the...

A Sea Of Blue

Vince Marrow and Kentucky Football earn strong praise from a major recruit

Drew Brown - Sea of Blue With many big recruits visiting this past weekend during the Kentucky beatdown of Florida, one recruit had high praise for the program. This past weekend was a big one for the Kentucky Wildcats, not only on the recruiting trail but also on the field after hammering No. 22 Florida for a 33-14 victory. With a big win, it was also a score on the recruiting trail with some big four-star recruits being there, including Cutter Boley, Jerod Smith, Jacob Smith, Brian Robinson, Chaston Smith, Willie Rodriguez, Aba Selm, and Stone Saunders. The biggest...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

BenFred: With football team's hot start and basketball's rapid rise, Mizzou has special momentum

Eli Drinkwitz is 5-0 with at least one five-star recruit coming, and Dennis Gates is working on what could be a top-five class

Los Angeles Times

Jim Mora calls claims he knew identity of Tupac Shakur's killer 'a complete fabrication'

Former UCLA football coach Jim Mora says he never told running back recruit Najee Harris he knew the identity of Tupac Shakur's killer.

Writing Illini

Illinois Basketball: 2025 sharpshooting recruit takes Illini visit

This past weekend, the Illinois basketball team hosted a rising recruit from the class of 2025. Recruiting has been at somewhat of a standstill for the Illini as far as commitments are concerned. The class of 2023 is buttoned up and ready to make a splash this season, and the class of 2024 is starting […] Illinois Basketball: 2025 sharpshooting recruit takes Illini visit - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Centre Daily

Penn State wrestling adds No. 1 pound for pound recruit in 2025 class

The rich keep getting richer in Rec Hall. Penn State wrestling added the No. 1 recruit in the 2025 class Monday night when PJ Duke announced his commitment to the …


Lamont Paris, Gamecocks land commitment from 4-star basketball recruit

South Carolina basketball picked up a commitment for the Class of 2025 on Tuesday. Forward Hayden Assemian of Powdersville High School announced on X (formerly Twitter) that he was committing …

Kansas City Star

KU basketball lands 4-star point guard from Alabama. He’s a top-30 recruit in 2024

Labaron Philon, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound senior point guard from Link Academy in Branson, Missouri, has orally committed to play basketball at Kansas. Philon — he visited KU on Friday through …

VU Hoops

‘Nova a finalist for Top-50 Isaiah Elohim

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports California Small Forward is down to ‘Nova, Arkansas, and KU Top 50 Class of 2024 wing, Isaiah Elohim from Sierra Canyon (CA) has trimmed his list to three finalists, including Villanova, Arkansas, and Kansas. He has canceled future visits to USC and Providence. 2024 Top-40 recruit Isaiah Elohim tells me he will announce his top three schools later today. The 6-5 SG has taken official visits to Kansas, Arkansas, and Villanova. Providence was scheduled to host him later this week, but that trip has been canceled, per source....

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse women’s lacrosse: 2025 No. 1 recruit Alexa Spallina commits to Orange

Photo by Grant Halverson/NCAA Photos via The Spallina family and ‘Cuse lacrosse is a beautiful partnership. The 2020’s are going to be a decade dominated by the Spallina family for Syracuse Orange lacrosse. And as of late last week, that is no longer going to be limited to just the boys. Last Thursday, Alexa Spallina, Inside Lacrosse’s No. 1 ranked player in the Class of 2025, announced her verbal commitment to Kayla Treanor and the Orange via Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alexa Spallina...

Ball Durham

Duke football sends message to Cooper Flagg after victory against UConn

The Duke football team sent a clear message to Cooper Flagg following its win on Saturday.  In a matchup between an undefeated ranked team and a winless, floundering program, the biggest storyline entering the Duke football matchup with UConn on Saturday was the expected attendance of basketball recruit Cooper Flagg, the top high school player […] Duke football sends message to Cooper Flagg after victory against UConn - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah football recruiting will undergo a shift with no California rivals, move to Big 12

Saturday marks the final time Utah football faces UCLA as a conference opponent. With the loss of Los Angeles as a league foothold, and their own new conference affiliations, the Utes will have to shift their focus on where they recruit players from.

A Sea Of Blue

Tavion Wallace, brother of Kentucky’s Trevin Wallace, is already a top-50 recruit

Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue However, it looks like Kentucky has a lot of ground to make up in this recruitment. Arguably the best player we have seen take the field for the Kentucky Wildcats’ defense this season has been junior linebacker Trevin Wallace. Wallace is off to an All-SEC caliber start as he has already registered 24 total tackles (15 solo), five tackles for loss, an SEC-leading 3.5 sacks, and one forced fumble through three games. In the high school ranks, Wallace’s younger brother, Tavion Wallace, is rising up the ranks and is already a top-50...

VU Hoops

Thursday’s Arizin: Daily links for Sept. 21

Happy Thursday! Here are your daily links to begin the day: 5 questions with Villanova's Justin Moore | College Hoops TodayJon Rothstein sits down with Justin Moore. The most dominant men’s NCAA tournament runs of all time - ESPN2023 champion UConn ran through its March Madness opponents by an average of 20 points per game. How does it compare to the 83 previous title winners? Prized basketball recruit Jalil Bethea of Archbishop Wood picks Miami over Villanova, KansasThe nationally ranked guard had narrowed down his choices to Miami, Kansas, and Villanova. He was recruited to...

Ball Durham

Duke basketball: Cooper Flagg expected to see Blue Devils on UConn visit

Duke basketball recruit Cooper Flagg is going to see some Blue Devils this weekend.  It is ironic how schedules work out and this situation could land in the favor of the Duke basketball program. Cooper Flagg, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2024, is beginning the first of his three scheduled official visits […] Duke basketball: Cooper Flagg expected to see Blue Devils on UConn visit - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.


Two-sport recruit breaks commitment to USC baseball. Will he get a football offer?

A rising high school star in two sports has announced his decommitment from the South Carolina baseball team to further explore football recruiting opportunities. And it would likely take a …

A Sea Of Blue

Somto Cyril a top performer at OTE Pro Day; Karter Knox leads the way

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via A UK commit and recruit impress at the OTE Pro Day. Basketball season is quickly approaching as practice begins at the college and high school levels in the coming weeks. With that in mind, the Overtime Elite program took time this week to host a Pro Day at their facilities in Atlanta, and two names familiar to Kentucky Wildcats fans led the way of the top performers at the event. Those players were Kentucky commit Somto Cyril and recruiting target Karter Knox. Jamie Shaw of On3 had the scouting report from the event and...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Former Alabama guard Jaden Bradley hoping to be one of Tommy Lloyd’s development successes at Arizona

Arizona Athletics Former 5-star recruit and Alabama transfer Jaden Bradley chose Arizona because of the development and experience that he’s seen from Tommy Lloyd with the UA roster. “Coach Lloyd and everybody on the staff, as they have a history of developing their guys and that’s one of the key things they preach when they are recruiting development, and they show different clips and stuff,” Bradley said Tuesday. “So, as a player, you want to get better, and your head coach is kind of hands-on with development. That’s kinda big so that’s what sold it for...

State of The U

Canes Hoops Land 5-Star SG Jalil Bethea

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Miami now has the third-ranked recruiting class in the country. What a week for Miami Hurricanes recruiting! Last Thursday, Coach Cristobal and his staff secured a commitment from 5-start defensive end Armondo Blount. Today, Coach L and his staff land 5-star shooting guard Jalil Bethea. Bethea is 2024’s sixth-ranked overall player and the highest-ranked recruit in program history. Coach L is back to where he was recruiting-wise before the BS Adidas FBI probe that set Canes Hoops back several years (I still get irritated just thinking about...

Canes Warning

Miami basketball gets highest rated commit ever with 5-star G Jalil Bethea

When the Miami Hurricanes gain a five-star commitment it’s usually in football. Jim Larranaga and the basketball staff remained scorching on the recruiting trail with a commitment from five-star 2024 shooting guard Jalil Bethea on Wednesday. Bethea is the highest-rated recruit in the history of the Miami basketball program. The commitment from Bethea vaulted the 2024 […] Miami basketball gets highest rated commit ever with 5-star G Jalil Bethea - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Arizona Desert Swarm

Top 5 recruit Addyson Shephard becomes Arizona softball’s 2nd Texas commit in 2025 class

Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. | Photo by Ryan Kelapire Who needs California when you have Texas? That might be hyperbole because California will always have great softball players, but the impending move to a more Eastern-focused conference and the addition of coaches who come from other parts of the country seem to be paying off early for Arizona in the recruiting game. For the second straight day, the Wildcats added a player to their 2025 class who plays in the Houston area for the Impact Gold Fastpitch travel organization. Utility player Addyson...

A Sea Of Blue

Monday Headlines: Billy Richmond Edition

Billy Richmond Twitter Photo The four-star recruit just wrapped up his official visit. The Kentucky Wildcats basketball team has made 17 official scholarship offers to members of the 2024 recruiting class. One of those prospects is Billy Richmond, a four-star recruit out of Camden, NJ, who just wrapped up his official visit with the Wildcats. BBN ???? #notcommitted #BBN pic.twitter.com/K0kRlGIiFF— Billy (@BillyRichmondI) September 17, 2023 Richmond is a 6-5, 200 pound shooting guard who is 24th in the 247Sports rankings. In addition to Kentucky, he’s been...

A Sea Of Blue

Where Kentucky targets stand in 247 Sports’ updated 2024 and 2025 rankings

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Karter Knox remains a top-15 recruit, and Kentucky is strongly in the mix. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Kentucky Wildcats are recruiting several of the top-ranked prospects in both the 2024 and 2025 classes. On Wednesday, 247 Sports released their updated ranking for both classes. In 2024, Cooper Flagg takes over the top spot after reclassifying into 2024, the belief is that Duke is the clear favorite to land Flagg. Tre Johnson checks in at No. 5 overall and is the No. 1 overall shooting guard. As of right...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse basketball recruiting: how will Adrian Autry respond to recruit’s change in plans?

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports 5-star Jalil Bethea appears to have eliminated the Orange Since taking over as Syracuse Orange head coach, Adrian Autry has surpassed the expectations of many in terms of his ability to bring in players. Autry grabbed JJ Starling, Chance Westry, Kyle Cuffe, Jr. and Naheem McLeod from the portal. He’s got a 2024 class that ranks 7th on On3 and was looking to add another top recruit to his commits- Donnie Freeman and Elijah Moore. The player that Syracuse has long their sights on was Philadelphia guard Jalil Bethea, a top-10 recruit in the...

Duke Basketball Report

Pitt Update: One Player Out And One Player In

 DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 11: Head coach Jeff Capel of the Pittsburgh Panthers reacts during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 11, 2023 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 77-69. | Photo by Grant Halverson/ Bad news, but it may be manageable We missed this a few days ago and it’s bad news for former Duke star and ace assistant coach Jeff Capel as his outstanding freshman recruit Papa Kante hurt his knee and will be out for the entire season. This follows the school dropping Dior Johnson, the 6-4 guard who sat out...

Macon Telegraph

Top Georgia football recruit leaves basketball behind to star on the South Garner line

South Garner High’s Nnamdi Ogboko dominated in his younger days on the AAU basketball circuit, but his coach often told him football was his future, even though it meant steering …

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.