Programs are gearing up for their post season run, but they are still keeping their eyes on the future with their recruiting effort. Here are some of the latest developments including the impact of Arizona landing Parker Jackson-Cartwright.
Parker Jackson-Cartwright will run the show for Arizona.
2014 No. 38 247Sports/ No. 28 247Composite ranked
The commitment of this speedy high level point guard to Arizona is significant in its own right because the Wildcats landed their top point guard target prior to the spring evaluation period. It is also significant because it pushes Arizona virtually out of the running for the No. 1 ranked prospect by 247Sports and No. 1 point guard prospect in the country Emmanual Mudiay. His recruitment is now set up for a dual between Baylor and Kentucky.
2014 No. 28 247Sports/ No. 21 247Composite ranked
Duke might have gained the upper hand in the recruitment of the sharp shooter from Mississippi over the weekend. Booker traveled to North Carolina to watch North Carolina play but didn’t pick up an offer from the Roy Williams. Booker did, however, pick up an offer from Duke when he met with Coach K later that night after the North Carolina game.
2013 No. 82 247Sports/ No. 111 247Composite ranked
The physical combo guard was the prized recruit in USC’s recruiting class prior to the firing of Kevin O’Neil. Although still bound by his Letter of Intent, Yancy-Harris was allowed by USC to explore his options with other schools. But last week he officially became a free agent when he was formally released from his Letter of Intent with the Trojans.
The sting of losing Yancy-Harris was mitigated somewhat over the weekend when four top underclassmen recruits visited USC for its match up against cross town rival UCLA. Daniel Hamilton (2014 No. 9 247Sports/ No. 22 247composite ranked), Jordan McLaughlin (2014 No. 33 247Sports/ No. 25 247Composite ranked), Tyler Dorsey (2015 No. 11 247Sports/ No.12 247Composite ranked) and Bennie Boatwright (2015 unranked prospect) were all on hand for the game.
2013 No. 188 247Sports/ No. 242 247Composite ranked
Vanderbilt thought they had a key perimeter player in the bag with Thompson, but the combo guard decommitted from the Commodores and opened up his recruitment. He is officially wide open, but was being recruited by Auburn, Tennessee and Texas A&M prior to his commitment this winter. Those three and others are in the hunt, but Tennessee is considered the favorite to land Thompson.
2014 No. 39 247Sports/ No. 23 247Composite ranked
Arizona made a move last week to add a high profile wing to it 2014 recruiting class when they offered Morgan a scholarship. Arizona joins UNLV, Indiana, Connecticut, Georgetown, Maryland and South Florida as the major contenders to land the versatile wing.
2014 No. 100 247Sports/ No. 153 247Composite ranked
A host of schools are recruiting the shooting guard out of Florida with Tennessee being the latest school to offer him. But Lee told the 247Sports Miami site that his focus at the moment is on in-state schools Florida and Miami.