The nominees for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game have been announced — of the 823 seniors named, 14 hail from the state of New Jersey. Kentucky-bound point guard Isaiah Briscoe and Trenton Catholic’s Malachi Richardson, a Syracuse commit, head up the list. The final roster of 24 will be announced on Jan. 28 during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU. The game will be played on April 1 at the United Center in Chicago and broadcasted on ESPN.
Oregon State’s coaching staff has another dozen scholarships left to fill by signing day, and hasn’t shied away from going after prospects who are already committed to other schools. That trend continued this week, as 247Sports three-star defensive end Keivonnis Davis confirmed Wednesday that he is visiting Corvallis on Jan. 23. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end, out of Miami, Florida, is currently committed to Syracuse, but also holds offers from Cincinnati, Florida International, Pittsburgh, South Florida and West Virginia.
The father of 2016 four-star Jamal Murray recently told recruiting reporter Chip Miller that his son is strongly considering reclassifying to 2015. Murray’s father Roger Murray also named Illinois, Louisville, Michigan, Oregon, Missouri, Wake Forest and Maryland as the schools that are staying in contact with his son. At 6-5, 180-pounds from Toronto (Ont.) Athlete Institute Basketball Academy, Murray has a complete skill package as a shooting guard, and some scouts even consider him primarily a point guard.
Massive New York defensive end Austrian Robinson enjoyed a late rise on the 2015 recruiting trail and is working toward a decision as national signing day approaches. The 6’6″, 255-pound prospect shared his top four choices Tuesday evening.
While the majority of the recruiting focus is obviously on finishing up the Class of 2015, it is also important to look to the future. UConn did that earlier this week by offering 2017 cornerback Aapri Washington, who has a connection to the Nutmeg State. “Overall, recruiting has been pretty good, but as of the past month of December and beginning of January it has been a little slow because it has been the dead period,” said Washington.