Whispers: January takes game to new level

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Rivals150 prospect Anthony January is on a roll. He regained his eligibility at Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft High School, de-committed from UTEP and has taken his game to a whole new level.
Averaging 22 points and 13 rebounds, January has led Taft to a 19-3 record and first place standing in its league.
"He's playing like a madman," said January's father, Anthony January, Sr. "He is taking this very seriously. He is shooting well from the outside and pushing the ball in transition and making good decisions."
Although it might prove difficult to pull January out of the west, Memphis is putting forth a valiant effort to get him to the southeast. Coach Pastner has been vigorously recruiting January, and a Memphis assistant is scheduled to watch January later this week.
Along with Memphis, San Diego State and UNLV also have offered January, who is a 6-foot-8 multi-faceted small forward.
A number of other schools are beginning the recruiting process since January recently opened up his recruitment. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar called recently, UCLA is in the mix and Providence and Seton Hall are in pursuit as well.
January will take some visits after the season before choosing a school. San Diego State, UCLA and Washington are likely visit destinations.
A new top five has developed for 2013 Rivals150 prospect Treshawn Bolden. Oklahoma, DePaul, Marquette, Mississippi and Ohio State top his list. All but Ohio State have offered the 6-foot7 power forward out of Jackson (Miss.) Callaway High School.
In addition to his top five schools, Georgetown, Alabama, Memphis (offer), VCU (offer), Mississippi State (offer) and Purdue have all watched him play this year.
So far he has unofficially visited Oklahoma, Memphis and North Carolina State.
Bolden is averaging 16 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game this season.
Schuyler Rimmer of Orlando (Fla.) Boone High School, a 6-foot-8 post player in the Class of 2013, has the attention of college coaches.
Rimmer, averaging 18 points, 13.5 rebounds and three blocks per game, has had coaches from Penn State, Miami, Virginia Tech, UCF, Stanford, Clemson, Georgia, Butler, South Florida, North Florida, Boston College and Indiana watch him play. Florida is expected to catch a game before the end of the season.
Penn State, Miami, Virginia Tech and Central Florida have offered. Stanford is expected to offer once he is cleared academically by the school.
While averaging 19 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals per game for Cleveland (Tenn.) High School, D.J. Bowles also is finding the time to check out some colleges.
The 6-foot-1 point guard visited Tennessee this past weekend, is slated for Georgia Tech this weekend, Murray State the following weekend and Georgia the weekend of February 18. He previously visited Georgia Tech, Central Florida and Chattanooga.
Offers are in from Central Florida, Murray State, MTSU, Morehead State, Kennesaw State, Chattanooga and Wright State.
Tennessee and Georgia will visit his school for the second time each later this week. Georgia Tech, Central Florida, Penn State, MTSU, Marquette, LSU, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Kennesaw State, Wright State, Chattanooga and Tennessee Tech are other schools that have checked on Boyles this year.
Mississippi is showing interest in 2012 point guard Daiquan Walker.
UCLA is one school that has been showing strong interest in 2013 four-star prospect Semi Ojeleye. Missouri head coach Frank Haith watched him go off for 50 points Tuesday night.
Missouri's staff also watched 2013 point guard Kendal Harris.
Jacksonville landed 2012 wing Jarvis Haywood.