Friday, June 21, 2013
Northeast recruiting news and notes
By Adam Finkelstein
This was a particularly busy week on the northeast recruiting front, thanks in large part to the June 15th date which began the period when college coaches were permitted to directly contact perspective student athletes for the first time.
A number of ESPN 100 prospects, including No. 51 rising senior Kaleb Joseph, Pascal Chukwu (No. 58) and Ja’Quan Newton (No. 67), were in the headlines for landing new offers, while several other recruits bolstered their recruiting stock with new offers and visits.
Let’s take a look at the flurry of activity.
• Blair Academy (N.J.) swingman Marial Shayok picked up an offer from Marquette earlier this week. The four-star prospect also holds offers from Minnesota, Rutgers, West Virginia and LaSalle.
• Oklahoma became the latest school to offer Terry Larrier. The Phelps (Pa.) forward also visited Penn State this week after seeing Minnesota unofficially last month and is scheduled to visit Rutgers and Seton Hall next week.
• A very busy week for Villanova, which included a commitment from 2015 Pitman (N.J.) PF Tim Delaney, also included a scholarship offer for Christ the King (N.Y.) 2016 swingman Rawle Alkins.
• Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) point guard Ja’Quan Newton added an offer from Oregon State, adding the Beavers to a list that includes Georgetown, Miami, Minnesota, Rutgers, St. Joseph’s, Syracuse, Temple, Villanova and Xavier.
• Providence hosted a pair of ESPN 100 prospects for unofficial visits on Tuesday in Fairfield Prep (Conn.) big man Paschal Chukwu and Cushing Academy (Mass.) point guard Kaleb Joseph. The Friars have offered both prospects.
• Bishop Loughlin (N.Y.) guard Mike Williams picked up an offer from St. John’s to go with Creighton, Rutgers, and Virginia.
• George Washington hosted a pair of important visitors on Wednesday, welcoming Don Bosco (N.J.) point guard Paul Jorgenson and Berks Catholic (Pa.) big man Nana Foulland. Jorgenson also visited Loyola (Md.), while Foulland was on Boston University’s campus earlier this week.
College coaches are keeping tabs on Tyler Nelson due to his lethal stroke from the outside.
• Central Catholic (Mass.) sharpshooter Tyler Nelson took three unofficial visits this week, making stops at Holy Cross, Fairfield and Quinnipiac.
• A week after picking up his first Division I offer from Buffalo, St. Anthony (N.J.) 2015 swingman Markis McDuffie added an offer from Seton Hall.
• St. Anthony (N.J.) guard Cheddi Mosely scored an offer from Towson this week. Holy Cross, Quinnipiac, Buffalo and Campbell had previously offered.
• A few days after picking up offers from LaSalle and Rhode Island over the weekend, Temple became the latest school to offer Haverford School (Pa.) 2015 guard Levan Alston. St. Joseph’s and Penn State have also offered him.
• Shalick (Pa.) big man Rashaan Armstead-Holloway was offered by Rider on Friday during an unofficial visit. He also holds offers from Seton Hall, Temple, LaSalle, Drexel and Fairfield.
• Pennington School (N.J.) 2015 guard Myles Stephens added his second Ivy League offer in as many weeks as Columbia jumped into the pursuit along with Yale, Princeton and Holy Cross.
• Newark Eastside (N.J.) forward Ishmael Sanogo now holds offers from Buffalo, Delaware, George Mason, Pennsylvania and Wagner following the spring AAU season.
• Ewing (N.J.) 2015 guard Trey Lowe added an offer from Drexel to go with one from Boston University.
• BU also offered New Hampton (N.H.) 2014 PF Mike Auger, who had picked up earlier offers from Quinnipiac, Binghamton and New Hampshire this spring.
• Chester (Pa.) guard Conrad Chambers recently visited Quinnipiac and holds offers from Wagner, Fairfield and Robert Morris.