1. Huntington Prep’s Andrew Wiggins wins the 2013 Naismith Boys High School Player of the Year award. That award is given annually to the best player in high school basketball. Wiggins is taking an official visit to Kentucky Tuesday through Thursday this week. He’s considering Kentucky, Kansas, Florida State and North Carolina.
2. Andrew and Aaron Harrison are twin guards from Richmond, Texas and headed to Lexington to play basketball for John Calipari at Kentucky this fall. Their high school coach, Craig Brownson, is expecting big things from them. ”I’d be surprised if they weren’t starting. They’ll definitely earn their share of playing time, and the NBA is definitely in their future if everything works out.”
3. Baton Rouge, Louisiana athlete Dylan Moses received an offer from Alabama over the weekend. He’s in the 8th grade. Here’s what his dad had to say. “Coach Saban said the Alabama staff believes Dylan has a chance to be the best player in the country in the Class of 2017 and they were ready to offer him a scholarship. That’s when the fireworks started going off in our heads.” Moses is already 6’1″ and 215 pounds. He received an offer from LSU last summer.
4. More than 100 prospects attended Junior Day at Alabama over the weekend. Included in that crowd was Elizabethtown, Kentucky lineman Matt Elam (not to be confused with the former Florida safety with the same name). Elam has plans to visit Tennessee but says Kentucky and Alabama top his list. ”It was great knowing I have an offer from Alabama and then just talking to Nick Saban. Two dreams came true today.”
5. Crimson Tide also in the running for four-star defensive back Kalvaraz Bessent and his Camden, County (Ga) teammate Chris Williams. Bessent says Alabama and Florida are currently his top two while Williams says Alabama is his favorite: ”Alabama is at the top for me now.” Alabama also in top two for Texas running back Samaje Perine.
6. Auburn wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig played for the Tigers, but that’s something he’s reluctant to tell recruits: ”Sometimes I don’t even tell guys that I played here. I want to walk in and recruit them and focus on them — not me.”
7. Tyrone, Georgia wide receiver Demarre Kitt was reportedly set to visit Tennessee this weekend but when his transportation plans fell through, he chose to spend time at Auburn instead. KItt says Auburn is “in my top five.” With Clemson and Ohio State reportedly in the lead, he also plans to visit Oregon and Tennessee.
8. Homewood, Alabama lineman Jordan Sims has offers from both Alabama and Auburn while Prattville running back Kamryn Pettway, a Florida State commitment, admits an offer from Auburn could change his mind. ”They are close to home. I think that’s important to have my family and friends come see me on the weekend.”
9. LSU got a commitment over the weekend from in-state linebacker Donnie Alexander. He’s the fifth commitment of LSU’s 2014 class. And the sixth commitment is apparently not far behind. Texas cornerback Ed Paris is making his announcement tonight. He’s expected to commit to the Tigers.”Everything just feels right at LSU. The coaches, the fans and the football program are all top notch.”
10. Jacksonville, Florida linebacker Kain Daub originally committed to LSU but decided to open up his recruiting back in November. He now says Alabama and Florida State are his top two.
11. Bentonville, Arkansas tight end Jack Kraus will visit the Razorbacks next week. He has offers from Arkansas, Illinois and Utah State. Greenwood, Arkansas quarterback Jabe Burgess will visit Arkansas this week.
12. Offensive lineman Jhamahl Bell will visit Arkansas March 9th. Sounds like he’s a Razorbacks commitment should an offer surface. ”I’ve liked Arkansas since I was a little boy. Arkansas has always been my favorite team. ”
13. Ole Miss reportedly gets a commitment from wide receiver Dayall Harris. That would mark the fifth 2014 commitment for the Rebels – all of them in-state.