Darius Stubbs’ time to shine was last fall. The junior did. Last season, he rushed for 681 yards on 90 carries and scored six touchdowns. Thus far, his future holds opportunities to play for FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) schools Miami of Ohio, Syracuse, Kent State, Troy and Georgia State, or Championship Series schools Liberty, Hampton, Furman and Charleston Southern.
Kassoum Yakwe lists ISU as one of the schools on his radar. “I’m still considering all of them,” he said Saturday at the EYBL. Yakwe has visited ISU multiple times and looked physically stronger since his last trip to Ames last spring and was playing almost solely on the interior as a post player. “I understand my role, how I play, my position, everything,” Yakwe said. “I’ve been doing some push-ups, some pull-ups. All that.”
Coach John Calipari had a roster to rebuild – and a Canadian named Jamal Murray in his sights. Murray, an 18-year-old from Kitchener, Ont., is the hottest name among Canadian high school players. Calipari visited Murray and his father, Roger, in April, and Murray visited Kentucky last week. The 6-foot-5 guard had put together a solid basketball résumé over several years, but his performances in early April, particularly his 30-point MVP showing at the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit against numerous acclaimed 2015 college recruits, garnered much greater attention.
As he attempts to play for the No. 1 spot in the Class of 2016, power forward and North Carolina native Harry Giles is continuing to put up monster numbers in the EYBL. Playing again with Team CP3, the 6-foot-10 Giles had 22 points, 13 rebounds and two steals in a close loss to the New York Lightning and it felt like he was even more productive than that.
Friday, St. John Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.) junior quarterback Anthony Brown committed to Boston College, he revealed via Twitter. The 6-2, 185-pounder also held offers from Northwestern, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, UConn, Temple, Air Force, Navy and Army, but in the end, the Eagles won out.
St. Peter’s Prep junior wide receiver KJ Gray had a big year for the Marauders in 2014, hauling in 32 receptions for 418 yards and four touchdowns. His showing on the gridiron helped him land offers from Syracuse, Rutgers, Boston College, UConn, Army, Fordham and Buffalo. And on Friday afternoon, the 6-2 outside wide receiver added a new scholarship to his list. “Iowa just offered,” Gray informed NJ.com moments ago.