Yesterday, June 29th, the Syracuse University football program received a commitment from one of the most intriguing prospects in the class of 2017, Daewood Davis, Fort Lauderdale (FL) Somerset. CuseConfiential.com was able to speak with one of his coaches, Willie Hill, about the type of player that the Orange is getting. “For ‘Cuse, they are getting some speed that will not only stretch the field, but will make big plays. He will grow too, top out at around 6-foot-4. His Dad is 6-foot-5 and his Mom is 5-foot-10. All he does is football; he will be a great player in that Orange.”
”I have 15 offers right now,” said Aapri Washington. “I’m just taking my time and I’m going to evaluate all my options.” Washington’s offer list includes Boston College, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Syracuse, TCU, Wake Forest and West Virginia among others. One of his most recent visits was to Kentucky.
AJ Rose is among dozens of Northeast Ohio football players with his own personalized cleveland.com player page, which will roll out between July 1 and the season opening night and be updated by Northeast Ohio Media Group reporters throughout his career with all the latest news on his college recruiting and high school performance. Offers: Akron, Toledo, Bowling Green, Indiana, Kentucky, Buffalo, Western Michigan, Purdue, Kent State, Cincinnati, Miami OH, Ohio, Syracuse, Minnesota.
Coach Chris Holtmann is mixing an old formula with a new recruiting outreach for Butler basketball. Howard Washington Jr., a 6-2 point guard from Buffalo, N.Y., announced Tuesday that he has picked the Bulldogs. He said the opportunity of “playing a lot, playing right away” influenced him to become a Bulldog. He said he also considered Wake Forest, Xavier and Vanderbilt.
The United States led for 39:48 of the 40 minutes in beating Egypt 92-50 to close out the preliminary round in the FIBA U19 World Championship in Heraklion, Greece. Team USA places Argentina at 11:15 am ET. The U.S. team got 13 points apiece from Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian Academy; Winston-Salem, N.C.), Caleb Swanigan (Homestead; Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Jayson Tatum (Chaminade College Prep; St. Louis). Giles also had 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 18 minutes. He was 5 of 8 from the field.
Defensive tackle Fred Hansard (Princeton, N.J./The Hun School) said he will return to Penn State July 18. He said he’s also slated to visit Miami “sometime in August.” Hansard listed Miami as his ‘favorite’ in early May. “I don’t any on top but Miami is up there,” Hansard, who also has warm interest in Penn State.
One thing that has become apparent with the class of 2016 over the past few months is that it is heavy at the top with point guard talent. Currently ranked No. 12 overall in the Rivals150, 6-foot-5 floor general Kobi Simmons isn’t shy when it comes to his feelings of where he stands. “I think I’m one of the best guards in the group,” Simmons said. “I have length and I’m able to run a team and score. I’ve got speed, quickness and all of that.”