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ASU Basketball: 4-star Braelon Green commits to Arizona State

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Second commitment of the class The 2023 recruiting class for Arizona State men’s basketball is beginning to take shape. 4-star shooting guard Braelon Green announced his commitment to the Sun Devils over the weekend. He is the second player in the class now after 4-star forward Akil Watson committed just over two weeks ago. In securing these commitments, Bobby Hurley has thrown his recruiting net across the entire continental United States. Watson is a talented forward from New Jersey, and Green plays his high school ball at...

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ASU football interim head coach Shaun Aguano backs his commitment to the area in first game

ASU interim head coach Shaun Aguano is aware of the past traditions at ASU and decided in his first game in charge to return them to the program.       

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Kansas Jayhawks land commitment from Texas basketball combo guard Jamari McDowell

Jamari McDowell, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior combo guard from Manvel (Texas) High who made an official campus visit to Kansas in late August, has committed to playing basketball at KU. …

A Sea Of Blue

Kentucky football vying for a pair of 4-star recruits

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue The two Tennessee products are both being shown some serious interest from the Cats. Although the Kentucky Wildcats football season is well underway, one thing is for certain, recruiting never stops. That continues to be the case as the Cats are trying to land a pair of 4-star recruits from the Volunteer State once again, as they did last year in Barion Brown and Destin and Keaten Wade. Let’s first start off with Demitrius Bell. A 4-star wideout from Nashville, Bell recently backed off his commitment from Michigan State, and he’s now...

Burnt Orange Nation

4-star WR Jalen Hale commits to Alabama over Texas and Georgia

247Sports A recruitment that seemed to favor Texas took a turn late Tuesday night, and now, Jalen Hale is headed to Alabama. A recruitment that seemingly favored the Texas Longhorns down the stretch and throughout the recent months came to an unfortunate close on Wednesday afternoon, as elite Longview wide receiver Jalen Hale announced his commitment to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Four ⭐️ #Rivals100 WR Jalen Hale (@JalenHale8) committed to Alabama today in front of friends & family.Alabama was apparently in control for the last several months & it was all a matter...

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4-star Texas WR target Jalen Hale set to decide on Wednesday

247Sports The Longhorns are one of three finalists for the Longview product. Longview wide receiver Jalen Hale has known his college destination for months now, as Hale told On3’s Chad Simmons in July, setting his commitment date for Sept. 21. Hale will announce his decision at 12:30 p.m. Central on Longview Gameday. Tune in Wednesday 12:30 for @JalenHale8 commitment. Live on Longview Gamedays Facebook and YouTube page @espn @TexasFootball @AlabamaFTBL @GeorgiaFootball @GHamilton_On3 @samspiegs @purposwjdb pic.twitter.com/azoUNFm36M— Longview Gameday...

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Around the Corner 9/20: Top basketball recruit sets commitment date, men’s golf ranked #1, lax picks up two more five stars

Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Pretty good day of UVA news. Good morning my fellow Wahoo friends and welcome in to yet another day of Around the Corner talking ‘bout your Virginia Cavaliers. Notable news UVA Men’s Golfers Achieve No. 1 Ranking in Golfweek Poll — Virginia Sports For the first time in program history, the UVA men’s golf team is ranked first in the country, becoming the 13th UVA athletics program to do so. “It’s a great moment for our program,” said UVA head coach Bowen Sargent. “The team went out and performed well in the...

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Alabama Football: Bama lands defensive lineman Jordan Renaud

The top-ranked 2023 recruiting class in the nation got even better when Alabama football received a commitment from Jordan Renaud on Monday afternoon. Renaud is a 4-star defensive lineman from the state of Texas, bolstering one of the thinner position groups in the Tide’s 2023 class. Alabama Football defensive line class Jordan Renaud joins fellow […] Alabama Football: Bama lands defensive lineman Jordan Renaud - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Ryan Arcidiacono re-signs with New York Knicks, reunites with Jalen Brunson

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ There’s a reunion brewing in the Big Apple. Ryan Arcidiacono is returning to New York City. The Knicks announced the signing of the 6-foot-3 Villanova product on Saturday afternoon. While the official terms of the contract were not disclosed, it’s a one-year deal, per sources. Arcidiacono spent a big chunk of the 2021-22 season with the Knicks. He had a series of 10-day deals, before getting a contract with New York to last through the end of the season in February. He appeared in 10 games for the Knicks as a reserve, averaging 1.6...

Miami Herald

With commitment coming next week, Miami-TAMU will be important to five-star Hykeem Williams

Hykeem Williams’ commitment date is less than a week away and he still hasn’t quite made up his mind about where he’ll be playing college football. One final trip to …

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Recruiting: Football misses out on local talent, could still nab coveted edge-rusher

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Ducks also added a commitment from another highly-touted DE. You win some, you lose some. Such is the case in all things sport-related, and recruiting is no exception. Last week Oregon landed a commitment from four-star edge rusher Blake Purchase, who also held offers from Notre Dame, Iowa State, Colorado, and (shudder) Washington. The 6-foot-3 240-pound defensive end hails from Englewood, Colorado and is the 18th overall pledge in new head coach Dan Lanning’s inaugural class. Unfortunately, the Ducks weren’t so fortunate when...

Centre Daily

Where Penn State football stands in recruiting for the week of Sept. 10-16

Penn State added a new cornerback to its 2023 class on Saturday. The Nittany Lions received a hard commitment by 3-star corner Zion Tracy last Saturday. Tracy is the No. …

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Around the Corner 9/15: Elijah Gertrude commits, UVA offense hoping to avoid third and longs, and more

Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Another day of ATC on this fine Thursday afternoon. Good afternoon my faithful readers and thank you for tuning into a later edition of Around the Corner taking a look at your very own Virginia Cavaliers. Notable news Elijah Gertrude scouting report and recruiting impact breakdown — Streaking the Lawn The huge news that came yesterday evening was Elijah Gertrude’s commitment to the UVA men’s basketball program. We broke down his game in detail while also evaluating what his commitment means for the rest of the 2023 class...

The Champaign Room

Illinois lands commitment from in-state punter

247sports Declan Duley will look to be a mainstay in Illinois’s Special Teams room. Bret Bielema has his 15th commit in the class of 2023. The latest of those 15 coming Wednesday morning with in-state punter Declan Duley pledging his commitment to the Illini football program. 247sports Duley stands at 6-foot-2 and weighs 200 pounds attending El Paso-Gridley for high school. Declan Duley is rated as the top-ranked punter in the nation. Despite that stat, Duley only had two Division I offers, and Illinois being the only power five program to offer...

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COMMITMENT: UVA Basketball lands elite 2023 shooting guard Elijah Gertrude

Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/ Tony Bennett gets his second commit of the 2023 class. BOOM! For their second commit of the 2023 recruiting class, the Virginia Cavaliers’ men’s basketball team just reeled in high-ceiling shooting guard Elijah Gertrude. Out of Jersey City, New Jersey, the 6’3” guard chose the ‘Hoos over schools including Kansas, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and St. John’s. Gertrude has been a late bloomer as a player with his stock skyrocketing over the summer months. Of course, as tends to be the case with late summer/early fall commits, Tony Bennett got...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Former Arizona Wildcats kicker Lucas Havrisik signs with Colts

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Former Arizona Wildcats kicker Lucas Havrisik is getting his shot at making an NFL roster this week. The Indianapolis Colts signed Havrisik and Chase McLaughlin to their practice squad Tuesday after waiving kicker Rodrigo Blankenship. Indianapolis is familiar with Havrisik, having awarded him a rookie camp invite in the spring. Havrisik and McLaughlin will compete for the Colts’ kicker position for their Sunday game against Jacksonville, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The #Colts are signing kickers Chase McLaughlin...

A Sea Of Blue

Monday Headlines: Deone Walker becoming UK’s Jordan Davis?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports There’s so much upside with this young player. If you’ve done any research on Deone Walker, you’ve likely noticed he’s exceptionally large in stature. The true freshman stands 6-foot-6 and weighs in at 330 pounds. Walker was a 4-star recruit out of Detroit (MI), and the Kentucky football staff was sure glad to receive his commitment late in 2021. Everyone assumed he would be a productive player for the Wildcats at some point in his college career, but Walker is already making an impact through his first two games. Kentucky’s...

Ball Durham

Duke basketball continues to purse son of five-time NBA champion

The Duke basketball team is continuing its pursuit of a high profile guard.  Jon Scheyer and the rest of the Duke basketball coaching staff are still looking for its first commitment in the Class of 2024 but the first year head coach is continuing to work hard on the recruiting trail. The first day of […] Duke basketball continues to purse son of five-time NBA champion - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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COMMITMENT: UVA women’s basketball lands 2023 four star Kymora Johnson

Photo by G Fiume/ Gatorade’s Virginia POTY joins the Wahoos out of St. Annes-Belfield in Charlottesville. The Virginia Cavaliers’ women’s basketball team is staying hot on the recruiting trail as Coach Mox picked up a big-time commitment from the 30th ranked player in the 2023 class in Charlottesville native Kymora “Mo” Johnson. Out of STAB, Johnson is a four star, 5’7” point guard and is the second commit of UVA’s 2023 class and only further evidence of Coach Mox’s incredible success at not only recruiting top-ranked players, but also at getting the...

Writing Illini

Illinois Basketball: 4-star recruit eyeing Illini official visit

Illinois basketball is in the middle of a fight for one of the top players in the class of 2023. Just a little over two weeks ago, the Illini landed their first commitment for the 2023 class. Amani Hansberry, a four-star recruit who is the No. 73 player in the class, pledged to the Orange […] Illinois Basketball: 4-star recruit eyeing Illini official visit - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Memphis commitment Arion Carter getting a head start on future career as a doctor

Smyrna senior Arion Carter wants to be a doctor after he's done with football, but he's still wreaking havoc on opposing teams for now.       

All for Tennessee

Tennessee football should have strongest legs in SEC with commitment from 2023 Memphis K

There’s going to be open competition for Tennessee football next year in place kicking and punting with Chase McGrath and Paxton Brooks both in their final years of eligibility. The Vols have multiple options, but there are now two key players who give them clear options when it comes to kicking with power. Australian punter […] Tennessee football should have strongest legs in SEC with commitment from 2023 Memphis K - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Duke Basketball Report

Check Out Zion’s Latest Shoes

 NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 28: The sneakers worn by Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the game against the Phoenix Suns during Round 1 Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2022 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  | Photo by David Dow/NBAE via These will go over well in Dukedom. Nike’s Jordan Brand signed Paolo Banchero this summer, and he joins former Blue Devils Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson as members of the Brotherhood with the premium brand. Williamson has had some interesting projects since signing up. The...

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Miami football made right 2020 RB decisions over Frank Gore Jr.

The Miami football social media verse has questioned why the Miami football program did not sign legacy running back Frank Gore Jr. Miami made the right decisions in the class of 2020 signing RBs Don Chaney Jr. and Jaylan Knighton over Gore. Chaney and Knighton were higher rated than Gore in the class of 2020. […] Miami football made right 2020 RB decisions over Frank Gore Jr. - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Ball Durham

Duke basketball gets richer after ending recruiting dry spell

The Duke basketball program ended its brief recruiting dry spell on Wednesday afternoon.  It was a nice day at the office for Jon Scheyer, supposedly the 10th best recruiter in the country, after he added to the already loaded Duke basketball recruiting class in 2023. The Blue Devils landed a verbal commitment from four-star wing […] Duke basketball gets richer after ending recruiting dry spell - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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ASU Basketball: 4-star Akil Watson commits to the Sun Devils

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Success on the trail Give it up to Bobby Hurley, he is among the nation’s best in recruiting high school basketball players. Early on Wednesday morning, the Sun Devil basketball community was greeted with the exciting news of 4-star forward Akil Watson’s commitment, as first reported by Joe Tipton of On3.com. The 6-foot-8, 205 pound power forward hails from Roselle, New Jersey. Watson fielded offers from other notable schools such as Auburn, Illinois, and Creighton, among others. Breaking: 2023 four-star forward Akil Watson...

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2023 Three-Star Point Guard Chase Clemmons decommits from Nebraska Huskers

Photo by Michael Hickey/ The Nebraska Cornhuskers suffered a setback to the 2023 recruiting class today when three-star 2023 point guard Chase Clemmons announced he was decommitting from UNL. He made an official visit to Nebraska back in October 2021 and gave his verbal commitment on Twitter back in early June of this year. COMMITTED #GBR pic.twitter.com/vCx4Q1zcwo— Chase Clemmons -Official (@chaseclemmons23) June 3, 2022 The 6-foot and 165 pound guard is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but plays for prep school Legacy Early College in Greenville, South...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A 'hard-nosed' guard from the Boston area is Marquette's latest commitment for the 2023 recruiting class

Tre Norman averaged 19.3 points and 7.5 rebounds last season at Worcester Academy and also plays for the AAU Boston Amateur Basketball Club.       

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