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We're down to just 30 members of the Rivals150 who have yet to make their college decisions.
Each visit has become more and more important and many coaches are now making the tough decision of whether to stick with Plan A (or B) or look into other alternatives.
Surprisingly, though, it was a relatively quiet weekend on the commitment front. Mizzou did continue to solidify its frontcourt and rise into the team rankings.
Mizzou wins it
Thursday night, Frank Haith and the Missouri Tigers won a hard-fought recruiting battle for the No. 48 player in the country, Johnathan Williams III. Maybe lost in the buzz over landing the four-star J3 was that there was also an important visitor in Columbia over the weekend as Torren Jones toured campus.
A native of Arizona who attends La Lumiere in Indiana, the 6-foot-8 power forward ranks No. 115 in the country and is a physical, tough and quick interior player. Sunday afternoon, Jones confirmed to Rivals.com that he had committed and he's a very good compliment to the class that the Tigers already had in place.
In Wesley Clark and Travis Jorgenson, the Tigers have elusive point guards. Clark is more scorer while Jorgenson is more of a setup guy. Williams is more of a gliding combo forward who likes to face the basket and put the ball on the floor. Then there's Jones. He chases down rebounds, he plays aggressive defense and he doesn't gripe if he's not getting the ball.
All told that's four members of the Rivals150 for Haith and the Tigers in the class of 2013. Williams and Clark are both four-star prospects while Jones and Jorgenson are both solid three-stars.
The 2013 team rankings were updated last week and the Tigers sat just outside. As of right now, the class would move into the No. 14 position nationally when the rankings get updated again this week.
Arizona State is on the board in the class of 2014. The father of 6-foot-9 center Connor MacDougall tweeted that he's a Sun Devil. MacDougall hasn't gotten a lot of exposure off of the West Coast, but there had been definite buzz about the Phoenix (Ariz.) Westwind Prep product. He's got strength, runs the floor pretty well and is a good rebounder who scores with some toughness around the hoop. He's among those in the west on the watch list for the 2014 Rivals150.
Boston College beat out Seton Hall and UTEP for the services of wing Garland Owens. An athletic wing from Maryland who is doing a prep school year at Massanutten Military Academy in Va., Owens greatly raised his profile during the spring and summer. He should upgrade the Eagles' overall athleticism.
Appalachian State got itself an athletic and tough power forward in three-star Mike Kobani. If Kobani were an inch or two taller, high majors would have been all over him and he's a nice pickup for the Mountaineers. He plays physically, is a volume rebounder and can run the floor.
Demonte Flannigan has a chance to be an impact player at his destination after choosing Cleveland State.
A strong and athletic 6-foot-7 power forward from Cleveland, Flannigan probably could have held out until the spring and maybe gotten some more attention.
Instead, he made a move to attend a program where he fits and where he's capable of making an instant impact. A good rebounder and crafty scorer and three-star prospect, Flannigan should do quite well in college.
About 6-foot-4 with a strong frame, Madison is a tough wing who can finish at the rim and is a pretty good jump-shooter. He plays with pride on both ends of the floor and seems to be a leader.
Finally, Washington State got the weekend started by landing an off-the-radar big man in Josh Hawkinson.
A 6-foot-9 power forward from Shoreline (Wash.) Shorewood on the north side of Seattle, Hawkinson put up big numbers as a junior and managed to keep a low-profile during the summer.
Also involved were San Diego and Santa Clara.
Hawkinson joins four-star point guard Ikenna Iroegbu in the Cougars' early recruiting class.
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