Michael Porter Jr. won’t want for college options when the time comes. But he knows it isn’t here yet. A five-star forward in the 2017 class, Porter is ranked the No. 2 player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s on Indiana’s recruiting board in the current junior class, but the Hoosiers are hardly his only suitor. “He has a list of about 18 different schools that he is interested in,” said Rodney Perry, co-founder of Porter’s AAU program, MoKan Elite.
Groton (MA) Lawrence Academy 2017 RB A.J. Dillon is one of the best rising juniors in the Northeast, and already holds offers from Virginia, Boston College, Syracuse, Connecticut, Temple, and Massachusetts. More offers should be rolling in fast and furious after this summer and early this fall, as Dillon continues to get in front of more college coaches at camps and on unofficial visits.
Earlier tonight, I reached out to 2015 signee Moustapha Diagne’s host father, David Wilder, to get an update on Diagne’s summer, as well as his preparation for next season. In the short Q&A, Syracuse fans receive an update on Diagne’s summer workout focus, eligibility and his preparation for next season.
For Syracuse, perhaps the most encouraging part of Tyus Battle’s commitment is the timing of it. In March, the Orange’s basketball future appeared bleak when the NCAA announced the program would lose 12 scholarships over a four-year period as part of sanctions stemming from numerous violations dating to 2001. The Orange faced a daunting task: competing against Duke, Virginia, Louisville and others in arguably the nation’s toughest conference without the same roster flexibility.
After hitting the recruiting trail this past week, Maryland has now seen enough of Woodstock Academy (Conn.) 2017 five-star shooting guard Hamidou Diallo to extend an offer. Diallo also has offers from UConn, Louisville, N.C. State, Indiana, St. John’s, USC, Wake Forest and more.
Indiana offered scholarships to a pair of class of 2017 point guards on Monday, according to reports. The two new offers went to Trevon Duval of St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) and Matt Coleman who played at Maury in Norfolk, Virginia, but is transferring to Oak Hill Academy. Duval (pictured) is a five-star prospect in the 247Composite (No. 7 overall) and Coleman is a four-star at No. 27 overall.
Tolton’s Michael Porter Jr. announced Saturday night on Twitter that he has received a scholarship offer from Kentucky. Tolton Coach Jeremy Osborne confirmed the offer Sunday. The rising junior already has received offers from Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Duke, Syracuse and Washington, among many others.
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