- Austin Roberts informs 247Sports he was invited to the U.S. Army All-America Bowl
- Quincy Wilson rated 86 by 247Sports
Clifton Garrett highlights which were uploaded today
BN $ - Bucks Lying In The Weeds For Foster '13 PA ATH Robert Foster
- By BK...looking at Ohio State, Pitt and Alabama...official to Alabama this weekend...no favorites and will likely make an official to OSU.
- By Berk and Givler...enjoyed his OSU visit and is being recruited by Zach Smith...Georgia Tech wants to see his grades before an official offer is sent out...also hearing from Alabama, Ohio State, Louisville, West Virginia, Indiana, Notre Dame, Florida State, Michigan State, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
Rivals$--Top priority '14 NC RB Derrell Scott
- South Carolina is the leader with Florida and tOSU close behind. Old news
Offensive lineman David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech) had been committed to Michigan since February, but recently parted ways with the Wolverines. Dawson promptly set up a visit to Florida for the South Carolina game, since the Gators and Dawson had been in communication for quite some time.
The visit went well for Dawson as he got to take in the game atmosphere, check out Florida's communication department and the athletic facilities. The visit didn't yield the results Florida fans were hoping for, though, as there were rumors Dawson would be committing on the visit.
"I rushed myself into a bad situation at Michigan earlier this year by not weighing my options, so I didn't want to make the same mistake," he said. "I want to look at a few other schools close to home, and that might play a factor in the long run. That's mainly because of all the things my family has been through in the last year, so I feel that maybe I should try to stay close to my support system."
Worth nothing, Dawson stating that he rushed his decision committing to Michigan. Also says he enjoyed his Gator trip. Visiting Michigan State Nov. 3rd, Ohio State 24th. and Bama sometime in December
Freshmen don’t usually catch the eye of Ohio State scouts before ever running a play in high school football. Then again, most ninth graders aren’t 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds like defensive end Rahshaun Smith (Townson, Md./Calvert Hall College).
The standup defensive end had offers from Boston College, Maryland and Youngstown State before he came to Calvert Hall. Now, he’s got schools like Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, UCLA and Wisconsin already turning their head as Smith watches his legend grow.
“I’m a young boy,” the 15-year-old said. “I’m just getting to high school. But to have Ohio State looking at me as a freshman feels really good.
Wiggins: Basketball's best amateur? (usa Today)
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Inside a cramped, dilapidated community center hidden at the end of a dark parking lot, Andrew Wiggins starts bouncing a basketball. Children scramble, and uninterested adults chatter about the night's presidential debate and how one-time phenom O.J. Mayo built his rep here.
They don't know that North Carolina Coach Roy Williams is a day away from boarding a private plane just to meet with Wiggins.
Wiggins starts attacking the well-worn basket. And he starts shooting, swishing one half-court shot after another. Conversations stop. Heads turn. Eyebrows raise. One slack-jawed man, Joseph Jones, sprints out of the gym to fetch a $20 bill. He rushes back, interrupts Wiggins mid-dribble and implores the 17-year-old to sign it.
"Just remember me in the NBA!" Jones hollers as Wiggins autographs it. "All I want is a beat-up Honda!"
Wiggins doesn't crack a smile. Basketball comes easy for the Huntington Prep junior, a Canadian-born-and-raised small forward widely considered the world's best amateur. Decisions – ones that could determine the narrative of the 2013-14 college basketball season – are the hard part.
Wiggins' pending decision about whether to reclassify as a high school senior, which would enable Wiggins to play college basketball next season and presumably enter the 2014 NBA draft, is among the most intriguing questions of the college basketball season and is weighing on the shoulders of the 6-foot-8 (and still growing), cherub-faced teenager.
James Young’s recent commitment to Kentucky may have emboldened other college programs to recruit Andrew Wiggins harder, Wiggins’s high school coach told SNY.tv.
“Obviously, with James Young right now as a kid that’s already committed to Kentucky in that ’13 class, maybe some of these schools feel a little bit more confident now,” Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford told SNY.tv Tuesday morning.
“I think the other schools kind of feel they have a shot now, I guess.”
The 6-foot-6 Young is a shooting guard out of Michigan who committed to Kentucky Oct. 11. He followed the Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, in John Calipari’s blockbuster class that also includes power forwards Marcus Lee and Derek Willis .
Because Young and Wiggins are both wing players, schools like North Carolina, Kansas, Ohio State and Syracuse may now have added motivation to recruit the player most everyone agrees is the best non-NBA player in North America.
Still, Fulford said Wiggins is so unselfish, competitive and confident in his own abilities, that he wouldn’t necessarily rule out Kentucky simply because they have added other talented wing players.
“No, Andrew’s an extremely unselfish palyer so I don’t know that that would have a determining factor on his school choice, as to what guys are there or what guys aren’t there,” Fulford said.
Calipari was at Huntington to see Wiggins the day the Harrisons committed. And Fulford reiterated that Wiggins still could potentially play with the Harrisons and Young, in what one NBA Director of Scouting told SNY.tv would be the greatest recruiting class ever.
“Obviously, it’s not like they all can’t play together,” Fulford said. “I think some of the other schools maybe feel like they have a window now.”
He added: “It takes certain personalities to be able to coexist like that. Obviously, Andrew is one of those guys who can do that because he’s fairly unselfish.”