Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski visited Tyus Battle for the second time on Monday night, demonstrating that the 6-foot-6 Battle is a major priority for the Blue Devils going forward. Coach K came to Gladstone (N.J.) Gill St. Bernard’s with assistants Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer to see Battle, ranked No. 14 by ESPN.com in the Class of 2016. “We like a Duke a lot, what’s not to like?” Gary Battle, the player’s father, told SNY.tv after the visit. “They’re playing some great basketball right now. Coach K is very good at adapting to his players. Obviously, it’s a great academic school, that’s important to us, important to Tyus.”
Coatesville (Pa.) High safety Jazzee Stocker has been a top target for Syracuse throughout the 2015 cycle. Over the weekend, he took his official visit to get a more intimate look at the Orange. The best part of the trip, according to the three star safety, was spending time with current members of the team. ”We got to chill with the players,” Stocker said. “That was a big thing for the visit. It was fun. I was hanging out with the starting corner, Brandon Reddish. We chilled. We had some stuff to eat. We basically just chilled and had fun. He said the atmosphere is just crazy during the games and everything. He said it’s a good school to play at.”
2016 four-star cornerback Patrice Rene received an offer from the Tennessee Volunteers on Monday. Rene currently holds notable offers from Boston College, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia Tech, among others. This is obviously a guy the Vols would love to land, but it will be hard to win this recruiting battle against Urban Meyer with Ohio State’s recent success. Fortunately for the Vols, they’re well on their way to building some solid secondary depth.
Aye, what’s up y’all, it’s your boy Harry Giles back with another blog so check me out! We started the season off now and things are going great so far; we haven’t lost a game or anything but we’re learning every game that we have to go out and play hard every night because everybody wants to beat us. We’re No. 2 in the USA Today rankings and that’s a great honor, but we’re all seeing that it definitely comes with a big bull’s-eye like we haven’t really had before. We love it though; we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s just a different grind for us, but we’re out there going hard and leaving everything on the court, and I feel like we’re getting better with each game.