Decision coming very soon for 2020 Jaden House
2020 Jaden House recently announced that he would be reclassing from 2021 to the 2020 class and it seems that he is looking to make a decision very soon. In fact, he could be looking at the end of this week.
House discussed that one of the main reasons he wanted to move into the 2020 class was him wanting to get to college and the development that can come with that. And a good list of schools is still recruiting and reaching out to him, learning more about his decision. But who has been really standing out in his eyes?
“Out of all of them, UIC has definitely made a noticeable push for me,” House told Phenom. “The whole staff has called and I’ve started a relationship with all of them. But schools like James Madison, Howard, Saint Peter’s, UIC, Southern Utah, and High Point all seem to be showing interest his way in being potentially part of their ’20 class. So far though, James Madison, Southern Utah, and High Point are the ones with an offer on the table. House also mentioned that his coach has been hearing a little noise coming from St. John’s and Tennessee, saying:
“They are just showing me things about their school and why it would be a fit,” he replied.
But in the end, House looks to have plans on making his decision sometime this week, possibly Thursday or Friday. And he continues to look for a program that offers him a family atmosphere.
Growing interest continues for 2021 Josh Beadle
One of the top prospects in South Carolina for 2021 is Josh Beadle from Cardinal Newman, as he holds offers already from Furman, ETSU, College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, USC Upstate, Presbyterian, Elon, UNCW, NC A&T, and Wofford.
But after a season in which he averaged nearly 17 points and 6.2 rebounds, Beadle thinks he was able to showcase just what he is capable of providing.
“I think I was able to show my versatility in scoring on all three levels and my mindset was to be better than last year; make a statement that I’m that guy and that I’m the best in the state,” he said. “(I improved in) being more aggressive and using my size to my advantage; now trying to draw more contact.”
Beadle reported that schools like Winthrop and Clemson have joined in his recruitment most recently, showing interest and getting to know Beadle a little more. That is on top of schools that have already offered, as they continue to develop a relationship with him. But the list of schools showing interest continues to grow.
2021 Clarence Rupert improving on the defensive end; recruitment could blow up this summer
The 6’7 junior from the Miller School, Clarence Rupert is thinking that his recruitment could be on the verge of blowing up in the coming months. Phenom Hoops got a first-glimpse of Rupert’s game at the Country Road Holiday Invitational back in December, having this to say about his performances.
“Through two games at our event, Rupert has been their most destructive, versatile two-way force and has done so in an intelligent, high-motor, efficient manner. He shoots the ball from distance, posts up whenever possible, and has the ability to cause mismatches with his blend of skill, athleticism, and perimeter fluidity.”
Already holding nine total offers, Rupert received his latest offer from Murray State, a program that has his attention but also continues to think his recruitment may hit another level in the coming months.
“That is a good program, many people sleep on them because it is not a major program,” he said when asked about the offer from Murray State. “I was excited to talk to them; they are some great guys especially Coach Nichols.”
Rupert said that he really improved on the defensive end, something that he has to give credit to his coaching staff at the Miller School. But he also was able to show that he can really shoot the ball, scoring on multiple levels and can switch on defense. These are just a few factors that could really push his recruitment to another level.
2021 Russell “RJ” Felton looking for a big summer
Another fast-rising junior that has really made a name for himself this past season was RJ Felton from Aiken high school. Showing his attacking and aggressive mentality in scoring the ball, he consistently received offers from schools around the area.
However, Felton was hoping to be a candidate as far as a playing blowing up this summer. Right now, it seems that schools are taking their time with Felton but there certainly are a few high-major programs that have their eyes on him. Schools like Winthrop, Missouri, Louisiana Lafayette, Oakland, and others have all been coming his way lately, mostly wanting to establish a relationship first before a potential offer.
Missouri could be an intriguing one from the SEC, as Felton reported they have been highly interested in him. “I Facetimed the head coach and he was trying to get a better understanding of me as a person and what I do on and off the court.
Schools that have offered continue to stay strong with Felton but this summer could have been (and still could be) a big one for the South Carolina prospect.
“I feel like once the EYBL starts back up, my recruitment is going to sky-rocket.”