BCEaglesFan wrote:@GTuckerF150 Tennessee, Weber State, Missouri State, Wisconsin, Butler & Boston College spoke with 2013 forward Jalen Norman of Nixa HS (MO) today
Sounds like a higher rated version of the other kid that visited, Solomon Mangham. This is the first time I've heard BC mentioned with him since December. HIs tape is almost the same, good passer just like the other kid.
Norman (6'5", 200 lbs.) certainly looks more athletic than Mangham. For some reason, he has interest from a lot of schools but apparently no offers yet, which seems odd given his evident ability.
Rivals Jalen Adams heard from UMass, Boston College, Univ. of Maryland, Indiana University, Vermont, and Boston University yesterday.
Matt Cimino heard from Kansas State, Stanford, UMass, Boston College, Kansas, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, and Harvard yesterday.
Rivals Kaleb Joseph heard from Boston College, UMass, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Penn St, and St. Bonaventure yesterday.
Jalen Adams (6'0", Melrose, MA) is a very athletic kid who's been somewhat under the radar while he's been developing his game. He's now transferring from Melrose HS to Wilbraham & Monson and is expected to reclassify from 2014 to 2015, and his recruitment is obviously starting to take off.
Matt Cimino (6'10", 225 lbs., 2014, Falmouth, ME, Worcester Academy) already has an offer from Kansas State. He's a very good 3-point shooter and obviously hard to guard, although his inside game needs some work. His stock is rising, and he'll presumably get more high-major offers. There are 2014 bigs I'd rather have, but he's nothing to sneer at.
Kaleb Joseph we already know about; he's been a high-major prospect for some time now and will be a tough get.
Incidentally, all these calls are presumably related to the new NCAA rule allowing basketball recruiters unlimited telephone and electronic text communications with a prospect once he finishes his sophomore year of HS. (Apparently Adams is covered even if he repeats his sophomore year at prep school.) The NCAA finally surrendered to the real world because the restrictions were only allowing dubious "middlemen" to get into the process; the football coaches will now undoubtedly redouble their demands for the same rights.
Also, I don't know if anyone already mentioned it, but Mike Mendes (6'2", Wilbraham & Monson) will be a preferred walk-on at BC this fall.