The Nation's Best Unsigned Talent

Recruiting status updates for the Class of 2008's available players


Nov. 13, 2007



 
 

By Van Coleman

CSTV.com & Hoopmasters.com

 



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Some key players like No. 3 rated Tyreke Evans, No. 11 rated John Riek-Suas and No. 12 rated Willie Warren will wait until the Spring Signing Period, while No. 28 rated Chris Singleton, No. 48 rated J'Covan Brown and No. 66 Kevin Jones make their choices during the Fall Signing Period. 

 

The vast majority of the nation's top high school talent is off the board and most will be by the end of next week. 

 

There are currently 87 of our Top 100 off the board, but there are still those three program-changers in Evans, Riek-Suas and Warren who will wait along with a dozen other members of our Top 150 and the majority of the nation's Top 20 junior college talents.

 

As always, some players expected to sign in the fall may end up deciding to wait, or one or two of the players who say they're going to wait end up in fact signing early. 

 

With that in mind, here's some of the top talent still available heading into this week's signing period:

 

 

Fall Signees

 

From the Top 100:

No. 28 - Chris Singleton, 6-foot-8, CF, Norcross, GA

He will decide this Wednesday with Florida State and Kentucky the favorites over Tennessee and Georgetown.

*UPDATE* Signs With Florida State

 

No. 48 - J'Covan Brown, 6-foot-3, CG, Port Arthur, TX Memorial

He will decide this week between Texas, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Cincinnati and Kentucky.

*UPDATE* Commits to Texas, undecided on signing in fall or spring.

 

No. 66 - Kevin Jones, 6-foot-7, CF, Mount Vernon, NY 

He will decide this Wednesday from among Indiana, Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, and West Virginia.

*UPDATE* Signs With West Virginia

 

From the Top 150:

Rotnei Clark, 6-foot, PG, Claremore, OK Verdigris 

He has it down to Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts and Kentucky.

 

Devoe Joseph, 6-foot-4, SG, Ajax, ON Pickering Academy 

He has Kansas, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Arkansas and St. John's as possible college choices.

 

 

Spring Signees

 

From the Top 100:

No. 3 - Tyreke Evans, 6-foot-4, CG, Aston, PA American Christian

His school list includes Louisville, Connecticut, Texas, Memphis, Villanova and Seton Hall.

 

No. 11 - John Riek-Suas, 7-foot-2, C, Winchendon, MA School 

Connecticut, Florida, Duke, Georgetown, or a possible entry into the NBA Draft.

 

No. 12 - Willie Warren, 6-foot-3, SG, Fort Worth, TX North Crowley 

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas, UConn, Kansas, Louisville, Cincinnati, Marquette, Kentucky and Arizona.

*UPDATE* Commits to Oklahoma, expects to sign in fall period.

 

No. 38 - Terrelle Pryor, 6-foot-6, WF, Jeannette, PA 

This is the nation's No. 1 ranked football prospect and he is looking to play both sports in college, taking a gridiron scholarship. His school list includes Ohio State, West Virginia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Penn State.

 

No. 63 - Matt Simpkins, 6-foot-8, PF, Lenoir, NC Patterson School 

Connecticut, Washington, USC, California and Florida.

 

No. 93 - Murphy Holloway, 6-foot-8, CF, Irmo, SC Dutch Fork 

Clemson, Florida, Louisville, Miami (FL), Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

 

No. 96 - Justin Brownlee, 6-foot-7, WF, Loganville, GA Covenant Christian

Arizona, Auburn, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, Memphis, Minnesota, California and LSU.

 

No. 97 - Rashanti Harris, 6-foot-9, C, Columbus, MS New Hope 

Mississippi State, Mississippi, LSU, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama and Memphis.

 

No. 100 - Wesley Witherspoon, 6-foot-7, WF, Lilburn, GA Berkmar 

Memphis, Texas, Alabama, LSU, Kansas State, Virginia, Tennessee, Clemson, Colorado, Oregon and George Washington.

 

From the Top 150: 

Scottie Haralson, 6-foot-5, SG, Jackson, MS Provine 

Mississippi State, Fresno State, UAB, Tennessee, Minnesota, Baylor, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Tulane.

 

Teeng Akol, 6-foot-10, PF, Bradenton, FL IMG Academy

West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Houston, DePaul and Syracuse.

 

Latavious Williams, 6-foot-9, PF, Starkville, MS 

Clemson, Connecticut, Mississippi State, Xavier, Baylor and Virginia

 

L.A. Pomlee, 6-foot-8, PF, Davenport, IA Central 

Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa State, Indiana, Bradley, West Virginia and Kentucky.

 

Travis Leslie 6-foot-5, WF, Decatur, GA Columbia 

Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Penn State, UNLV, Cincinnati, East Carolina and LSU.

 

Dan Jennings, 6-foot-8, PF, Mouth of Wilson, VA Oak Hill (He may re-classify to 2009)  

Memphis, Arizona, St. John's, Connecticut, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall and Xavier.

 

Verdell Jones, 6-foot-4, PG, Champaign, IL Central 

Minnesota, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Illinois, South Florida and Virginia.

 

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