BCEaglesFan wrote:BC has Jared Terell, Abdul Malik Abu, and Damion Smith on campus for an unofficial visit today.
Thomas is just listing his top 3 for now. Rimmer listed his top 4 long ago and a rivals article says BC has been stepping up recruitment for him... both players' recruitment is still going. I hope Taphorn is a backup plan to Johnson, Thomas, and Pitts.
A visit from Terrell is always nice, but I still don't have much confidence in BC's chances.
Abdul-Malik Abu (whom BC reportedly offered today) is a 2014 big (6-8, 240) from Marblehead who plays for Kimball Union in NH, said to be a throwback inside banger (Music to my ears!). He's apparently pretty raw, because his current ratings are pretty low, but his recruiting list suggests a huge upside -- offers from Cincinnati, Iowa State, UMass, Michigan State (if Izzo wants him, he has to be a real beast), Providence, Rhode Island, Rutgers, and Temple, plus interest from Oklahoma and Wisconsin. He certainly sounds worth offering, but the competition is tough and likely to become more so.
Damion Smith is a 2014 6-3 SG out of the Bromley Heath project in Roxbury, who played as a freshman (2010-11) at West Roxbury HS. Last summer he averaged 25+ points for a BABC 9th grade team that won the AAU national championship; after that, he scored 25+ TDs last fall playing QB for La Lumiere Prep in Indiana, after which he came back to Boston at midyear and enrolled at New Mission. Amazingly, he isn't listed by ESPN, Rivals, or Scout, so he might actually (God knows how) be under the national recruiting radar at the moment (although I wouldn't bet the rent money on it -- there's already been an article on him in Hoop Dreams
magazine). Getting in on the ground floor with this kid is obviously good news, but how long before the bad news starts to roll in?