It has been an exciting week in the recruiting world, as several programs received critical commitments from players that should shape the future of each program in their own way.
A few were Phenom Alums, while others were nationally recognized players that should make a big splash in the coming years for that program.
So, let’s review some key commitments from the week, as our scouts provide their opinions on each player.
2020 F Patrick Iriel – Committed to South Carolina
- Kind of a late bloomer, Iriel has always had the tools. He is a highly active, highly athletic big man who stands 6’9” and weighs in around 240. He can stretch the floor out to 3 and he can finish well around the basket, with both hands and touch. Look for him to continue his rapid development on into his college career, but with the likes of Southern Cal, Georgia Tech, Cincy, Butler and others all over him, this was a great pick up for the local school.
2020 F Nick Farrar – Committed to NC State
- Farrar was unknown to college coaches as recently as February and after a few mixtapes and a standout performance at the NC Top 80, he committed to NC State this weekend with 25+ offers. Farrar didn’t just get good, he has been that way, but the added notoriety put eyes on him. He is ferocious, he plays with tenacity as a matchup problem with skill, strength, and athleticism. NC State was the dream for him, he went out and earned it … Will be an instant hit with the campus and fans, very infectious personality and style of tenacious play
- Farrar will bring that blue-collar lunch box mentality to Coach Keatts. Known for his high motor and unbelievable work ethic, Farrar should become a fan favorite sooner rather than later.
2020 F Jaylon Gibson – Committed to Wake Forest
- Upside and potential are the calling card for Gibson. We’re talking about a mobile and fluid hybrid forward that has tremendous shooting range and touch.
- Wake Forest first watched Gibson at Phenom’s High School Jamboree in 2018 and immediately went full bore on him. Gibson has grown 6 inches in the last year and a half. He kept his same fluidity, range and ball skills, he still runs the floor like a 6’6” guy. Gibson is long, he shoots it and is very active with some punch to his game. This is a high upside guy, the type that by year 3 everyone is asking, “where did this guy Come from.
2020 G Myles Tate – Committed to Butler
- Tate is a quick on quick guard who is great in one on one situations. Tate has been a noted winner at every level he has played and his biggest attribute is that he is not afraid of the spotlight. Give him the ball in the fourth quarter and expect a play to be made.
- Great fit for both schools. Always been impressed with the floor leadership of Tate and has a chance/opportunity to step right in at Butler and contribute from Day One. Tate is a high IQ, fundamentally sound point guard with good athleticism.
2020 G Keon Johnson – Committed to Tennessee
- This is a big get for Tennessee, a Top 40 prospect with a national recruitment staying home. Johnson is lengthy, ridiculously explosive and can act as a playmaker/initiator. Tennessee has built a power program and this one continues to add to them bringing in national prospects, it just so happens, this one was local.
2020 C Evan Mobley – Committed to Southern Cal
- Not too much of a surprise for Mobley committing to USC but the talent he brings to the floor is some of the best in the country. He is considered to be the top prospect by several outlets and it is hard not to agree with his combination of size, versatility, and continuing development. He runs the floor incredibly well and has a great touch around the rim or even with his jumper on offense. Add that on top of his ability to be a rim protector, Mobley has all the tools to be a top-end NBA prospect in the coming years.