It’s been a busy month of August.
Many class of 2018 players are finalizing their school choices while others have already made their decision. Meanwhile, 2019 players are piling up the offers.
Check out some of the latest recruiting news from the month of August:
The explosive guard from Austin Westlake continues to receive interest and offers from high-major schools. Kennedy picked up offers from Georgia Tech and Arkansas earlier in the month, while Michigan has shown heavy interest in the 6’4 shooting guard. Kennedy may have more offers than anyone else in the class of 2018, and he told Texas Top 1oo he plans to send out his top-eight schools in September.
Texas A&M, VCU and Houston remain in strong pursuit of the athletic 6’8 wing, but some new suitors have presented themselves this month. Tulsa and Florida Gulf Coast both extended offers to Murphy last week. The North Carolina State coaching staff also has expressed interest in the junior forward, and plan to set up a time for Murphy to visit campus. Murphy already has two visits lined up in the next couple of weeks, one at TCU and one at Baylor.
Cunningham announced his decision to commit to play for Texas at the beginning of the month. One of the top players in the state, Cunningham held offers from Gonzaga, Stanford, Oklahoma, Missouri and many others.
Shaka Smart landed two of the top-3 forwards in the state, securing a commitment from Liddell just a week after signing Cunningham. Liddell is a more athletic player who will fit perfectly in Smart’s system.
RUSSELL BARLOW, JR.
The TCU basketball program continues to get stronger under the direction of Jamie Dixon, who landed a nice player in Barlow. The 6’8 power forward had offers from Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, LSU, Iowa State and others, but chose to stay close to home and build on the foundation Dixon has laid in Fort Worth.
Other notable news:
Morris Udeze, 2018 Christian Life – Received offers from Ohio State and LSU
Tyrese Maxey, 2019 South Garland – Received an offer from UCLA
Samuell Wilson, 2019 Rockwall – Received offers from Oklahoma and Kansas State
Miller Kopp, 2018 Houston Christian – Received offers from Georgia Tech and Ole Miss
Kyler Edwards, 2018 Bowie – Received an offer from Virginia Tech
Jaedon LeDee, 2018 Kinkaid – Received an offer from Oregon State
LJ Cryer, 2020 Morton Ranch – Received an offer from TCU
Jahmar Young, 2018 DeSoto – Received offers from Illinois State and Louisiana Tech
Riley Abercrombie, 2018 Clear Lake – Received offers from Northern Iowa, UTEP, Pepperdine and Richmond
Antoine Davis, 2018 SATCH Homeschool – Committed to Houston
Kevin McCullar, 2019 Wagner – Received an offer from North Texas
DJ Thorpe, 2019 Lake Travis – Received an offer from Tulsa
Trajan Wesley, 2018 Cy Falls – Committed to Louisiana Lafayette
David Nzekwesi, 2018 Byron Nelson – Received an offer from William and Mary
Ajare Sanni, 2018 Clear Lake – Received offers from Texas A&M Corpus and UCSB
Tyreek Smith, 2019 Trinity Christian – Received an offer from Oral Roberts
Vince Lee, 2018 Midlothian – Received an offer from Nevada
LaQuan Butler, 2018 Lancaster – Received an offer from Jacksonville State
Jase Towsend, 2018 Skyline – Received an offer from Air Force
Mark Wilson, 2017 Heights – Committed to Coppin State
Cannon Baker, 2020 Summer Creek – Received an offer from UTEP
Elijah Parquett, 2018 West Brook – Received offers from Colorado, Virginia Tech, UNI, Louisiana Lafayette and SFA