Star 2015 forward Thomas Bryant to visit Kentucky — Cuse Clicks

Thomas Bryant will visit Kentucky Friday for their game against Boston University, Huntington Prep coach Arkell Bruce confirmed to SNY.tv. The Wildcats are now recruiting Bryant, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound big man, who has already visited Syracuse, Missouri and Indiana (twice). In addition to signing 6-10 face-up big man Skal Labissiere last week, Kentucky is already involved for numerous late-signing 2015 big men, including Stephen Zimmerman, Ivan Rabb, Carlton Bragg, Cheick Diallo and Caleb Swanigan.

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2016 McQuaid Jesuit (NY) offensive lineman Noah DeHond has slowly seen an increase with his college recruitment over the past month and more and more schools appear to be interested. Last week, DeHond unofficially visited Notre Dame and this weekend he is taking his second visit of the Fall to Michigan State. DeHond is also starting to hear from an SEC school that personally invited him down for a visit and sometime in the offseason, he plans to take them up on that invite.

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In response to defensive tackle recruit Adam McLean’s decommitment, Penn State extended a scholarship offer to Austrian Robinson, a three-star defensive end from Trinity-Pawling School in New York. Robinson, a 6-6, 255-pound athlete, shared news of the offer on his Twitter account yesterday. Robinson is a versatile defensive lineman who could line up either inside or at defensive end, much like current PSU commits Ryan Buchholz and Kamonte Carter. He’s quick off the ball and has a frame that could lend itself, one day, to making the same move from defensive end that Anthony Zettel made prior to this season.

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South Brunswick brings a potent offense, averaging 33 points per game while allowing 14. Dontae Strickland, a Syracuse-bound running back/defensive back, has rushed for 992 yards and 14 TDs in eight games — the team also owns a forfeit victory over Sayreville — and has intercepted four passes. Junior receiver/defensive back Mo Jabbie (30 tackles) has verbally committed to Rutgers, while senior quarterback Amir Johnson has run for 263 yards and seven TDs in five games.

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Iona Prep senior Qaadir Sheppard is the area’s top recruit, with offers from the likes of Boston College and North Carolina. Each team has a defensive back (Iona Prep’s Synceir Malone, Stepinac’s Damarcus Miller) committed to Stony Brook. Coleman has committed to play at Navy and lineman Dwayne Scott and cornerback Gavin Heslop are among the other seniors with Division I offers. “Our kids are college eligible now. That’s become a priority,” said Spagnolo, who played quarterback at Bryant College. “We monitor freshmen and sophomores in the building and make sure they’re taking classes and doing well in the classes so they will pass the NCAA Clearinghouse.

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PC is expected to have two visitors in the house tonight as 2015 shooting guard Eli Cain and 2017 combo guard Trevon Duval will be attending the Navy game. Both players are from St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey. Cain is a 6’5 sharpshooter that the Friars desperately need and Duval is an ESPN five star player who is ranked 14th nationally in the 2017 class.

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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