Fall Recruiting Preview - SEC (Pt. II)
Kentucky heads the bottom half with a potential Top 25 class
Nov. 5, 2007
By Van Coleman
CSTV.com & Hoopmasters.com
Van is one of the nation's premier recruiting experts.
We continue our look at the SEC with
It has been a strong fall for the
The Wildcats would like to add at least one more front court talent and possibly a guard.
Up front, the top target for the fall is No. 28 rated 6-foot-9 Chris Singleton from
If they don't get Singleton, they are involved with a number of other potentials including 7-foot-1 Aziz N'Diaye from
In the backcourt, the `Cats are looking at a number of JUCO talents in 6-foot-4 Derwin Kitchen from Iowa Western CC and 6-foot-2 Bobby Maze of Hutchinson CC, along with preps 6-foot-3 Verdell Jones of Champaign, IL Central and late blooming 6-foot-3 Devon Moore from Columbus, OH Northland.
Tennessee (Recruiting Log) has received two commitments this fall from Top 100 front court talents in No. 75 rated 6-foot-7 Renaldo Woolridge from North Hollywood, CA Harvard-Westlake and No. 88 rated 6-foot-11 Phillip Jurick from Chattanooga, TN East Ridge High. Both have excellent offensive tools and should add depth right away upfront. Woolridge has Tyler Smith-type skills, so he will be a solid replacement for him down the road.
The `Vols aren't done yet and could add one or two more between now and the spring.
Up front, they are waiting on No. 28 rated 6-foot-9 Chris Singleton's decision next week.
They are still out looking at a number of other possibilities though, including 6-foot-9 Rashanti Harris from Columbus, MS New Hope, 6-foot-8 L.A. Pomlee from Davenport, IA Central, 6-foot-9 Curtis Brown from Garden City CC, KS, 6-foot-8 Caleb Dean from Novi, MI, 6-foot-8 Jeremy Newsome of Okolona, MS, and 6-foot-9 Francis Aihe of Santa Fe CC, FL.
On the wing, 6-foot-7 Murphy Holloway of Irmo, SC Dutch Fork has the Vols at the top of his list.
They are also looking at 6-foot-7 Wesley Witherspoon of
In the backcourt, the Vols like 6-foot-3 Deividas Dulkys of
Georgia (Recruiting Log) has received three commitments this fall headed by No. 27 rated 6-foot-8 Howard Thompkins from
Thompkins will be joined in the front court by skilled 6-foot-8 Drazen Zlovaric from
The `Dogs could have one more tender to give, but are still very active at the two wing spots recruiting-wise.
They are looking one more perimeter talent up front and have shown interest in 6-foot-7 Wesley Witherspoon of Lilburn, GA Berkmar, 6-foot-7 Murphy Holloway of Irmo, SC Dutch Fork, 6-foot-7 Justin Johnson from Cherryville, NC, 6-foot-7 Justin Brownlee of Patterson, NC School, 6-foot-6 Terry Fields from the College of Southern Idaho, 6-foot-5 Jenard Fleming of Laramie CC, WY, 6-foot-4 Kevin Murphy of Fairburn, GA Landmark, and 6-foot-4 Ebuka Anyaorah from Suwanee, GA North Gwinnett.
Henry will be joined up front by 6-foot-6 Terrico White of
The Rebels seem to be looking to add one more with both the post and big guard spots getting looks.
The Rebels have looked at 6-foot-9 Rashanti Harris from Columbus, MS New Hope, 6-foot-7 Martez Walker of Aston, PA American Christian, 6-foot-8 Jeremy Newsome of Okolona, MS, 6-foot-9 post Jacolby Pittman from Terry, MS, 6-foot-8 Latavious Williams of Starkville, MS, 6-foot-10 Steven Toyloy from Miami-Dade CC, FL, and 6-foot-9 Marquis Young of Mineral Area CC, MO.
On the wing, 6-foot-4 Jarvis Walker of John Logan CC, IL, 6-foot-5 Chris Babb of Arlington, TX Oakridge, 6-foot-5 Andre Gullens from Eastern Oklahoma CC, 6-foot-5 shooter Scottie Haralson from Jackson, MS Provine, 6-foot-4 Lavance Pennington of Mendenhall, MS Genesis One, and 6-foot-2 Jarvis Jones from Memphis, TN Mitchell Road are among the talent they are scouting.
Vanderbilt (Recruiting Log) has received two commitments this fall from two Top 100 front court talents in No. 64 rated 6-foot-8 Steve Tchiengang from
They could sign one or two more by spring, with the need for a scoring guard a priority.
The Commodores really like a number of wings, but before we go there, they are still showing front line interest in 6-foot-11 Kyrs Faber from
On the perimeter, 6-foot-4 scorer Devoe Joseph from Ajax, ON Pickering, 6-foot-5 shooter Scottie Haralson from Jackson, MS Provine, 6-foot-5 Joseph Lister from Gainesville, GA Riverside, 6-foot-4 Ryan Baker of Cypress, TX Cy-Fair, 6-foot-3 combo Trey Blue from Wolfeboro, NH Brewster Academy, and 6-foot-5 Jordan Smart of Lexington, KY Catholic are among the talent they are evaluating.
They have a very young squad and could have at least one more tender to offer, and have shown interest in possibly adding another forward or wing talent.
The Gamecocks have looked at 6-foot-9 Zach Atkinson of Feather River CC, CA, 6-foot-10 combo Danarius Robinson from
That completes our coverage of the nation's top six conferences across the
Come Nov. 14 and the start of the Fall Signing Period, we will release our ranking of the nation's top recruiting classes, right here at Generation Next.