Orangeville Prep point guard Jamal Murray picked up two more high-majors, his father told SNY.tv. “Wake Forest and Maryland offered J,” Roger Murray said. They also took an unofficial visit to Maryland this past weekend while in the D.C. area. “We just stopped by to see the game,” Roger said. Murray is a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Orangeville Prep in Ontario ranked No. 30 in the Class of 2016 by Scout and No. 19 by Rivals. As previously reported here, he is considering reclassifying to 2015.
West Lindor created quite the stir. The Affton tight end decommitted from Syracuse in early December after he told Syracuse.com he hadn’t heard back from his recruiting coach or position coach after a series of attempts to reach them. Lindor (6-4, 210) said Syracuse demoted its offensive coordinator and replaced him. That move affected Lindor, who projects to be a pass-catching tight end/wide receiver at the college level. Syracuse’s new coordinator prefers to use a traditional pass-blocking tight end. “They demoted their offensive coordinator. He was the one who pushed my recruiter into recruiting me. They brought in a new guy and he wanted a more traditional tight end,” Lindor said. “I knew what was in store. I decommitted because that wasn’t going to work out for me.”
he page turns for the Knights, who are bringing back all five starters from last year’s squad, and they still have one of the most prolific players in the country in Tyus Battle. Battle, who led the team averaging 21.7 points per game last year, headlines a veteran lineup that is hungry to finish what they started. Battle will once again team up with Ian DeMarest, John Michael Mea, Jonas Stakeliunas and Adam Mitola to try and bring home what the Knights have sought after for the past two years. The workload will likely reside on the shoulders of Battle, who is being looked at by almost every major Division I college in the country. The dynamic junior guard is a prolific scorer who has deserved every bit of attention that he’s gotten.
Class of 2016 elite power forward Harry Giles spent Tuesday night in the Greensboro Coliseum watching North Carolina beat UNCG 79-56. GIles, a 247Sports Composite five-star prospect, plays for Wesleyan Christian Academy in nearby High Point, N.C. The 6-foot-10, 210-pound prospect has offers from Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and UNC, among others Giles posted a picture of himself with Tar Heel freshman Theo Pinson on his personal Instagram with the caption “Went to go support my fam tonight.” Giles and Pinson are former high school teammates.
Two strong academic institutions in Northwestern and Vanderbilt both extended official offers today to 2016 Episcopal (Va) cornerback Patrice Rene. The Canadian native defensive back is rated by 247Sports as a 4-star recruit with a player rating of 95. Rene is a long and lanky cover corner at 6’1 180 lbs that now holds 12 official offers and is considered one of the best defensive back prospects on the East Coast. Rene is a high academic kid that currently has eight predictions in his 247Sports crystal ball with the Ohio State Buckeyes leading the way at 62%.