Schools in the mix: Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Louisville, LSU, and USC
Visits: None scheduled.
Notes: Questions, questions, questions. They seem to follow the 7-foot-2 summer star every where he goes. Where is he going to high school? Where is he going to college? When is he going to college? How old is he really? What college has the upper hand? The answer is really a question. Who knows?
Schools in the mix: Indiana, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Purdue
Visits: Indiana (Sept. 22), North Carolina (Sept. 15), Notre Dame (Oct. 12) and Purdue (Oct. 19)
Notes: The 6-foot-11 center has run his recruitment efficiently and smoothly every step of the way. His visits have followed suit. Can the bright lights of North Carolina pull him away from his native state or will one of the three home schools keep him close to his friends and family?
Schools in the mix: Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU and UCLA
Visits: None scheduled.
Notes: The big bodied Texan is a hot target from coast to coast and with no official dates set up, this one could get interesting. Former South Oak Cliff star Darrell Arthur took his recruitment down to the wire. Some that are close the situation think Morgan's recruitment could go down the same road. Others aren't so sure. Nevertheless, Morgan has established himself as one of the elite centers in this class.
Notes: It is a two-horse race for the 6-foot-10 big man. Location is clearly out of the picture as his two finalists are on completely different coast lines of the country. Brandenburg is right in the middle of the nation, too. Education is clearly a priority. Looks like this one will come down to style of play and playing time. Brandenburg should be off the board in a couple of weeks.
Notes: The ever-improving big man has been busy with visits and collecting interest from schools from coast to coast. He has been to Cal, Georgia Tech and Minnesota. Keep an eye on this one. His recruitment has blossomed as quickly as his game has.
The center position has been picked over already as five of the top 20 players remain uncommitted. The depth outside of the top 20 isn't incredibly strong either.
Finding a true "sleeper" isn't an easy task as most big men have already been identified. Odds of finding an under the radar 7-footer during the high school season will be a difficult task.
Ben-Eze is visiting Marquette and Virginia this fall. Johnson is a top target for a number of mid-majors, including Virginia Commonwealth while some ACC schools are taking notice. Morrow is on the mid-major/high-major bubble. He should have a very productive year this season as a senior. Pritchard will visit Indiana and Virginia while a couple of others have him on their list.
News & Notes
The ACC has three of the top 20 centers coming to its conference. Wake Forest has two of them in Tony Woods and Ty Walker. The Atlantic 10 has a pair of nationally-ranked centers coming to the conference in Xavier bound Kenny Frease and St. Louis bound Brett Thompson. The Mountain West has Jason Washburn going to Utah. Gonzaga has Andy Poling coming to the West Coast Conference.