Fall Recruiting Period Begins Wednesday
The NCAA's fall recruiting period tips off on Wednesday, meaning schools can host college coaches for open gym workouts and prospects can also host coaches for in-school or in-home visits.
As we reported last week Wenyen Gabriel is set to host all five head coaches who remain in contention for his commitment. Today that means visits from Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon and Providence head coach Ed Cooley while UConn head coach Kevin Ollie and Kentucky head coach John Calipari will be in tomorrow.
Vermont Academy and Putnam Science Academy held New England's first two open workouts of the period. Xavier was in to see committed forward Tyrique Jones while Bruce Brown and the rest of the uncommitted prospects on the roster attracted coaches from Boston College, Georgetown, UMass, Purdue, Dartmouth and Colby.
UConn was at PSA bright and early for committed big man Mamadou Diarra as well as junior sensation Hamidou Diallo. Sedee Keita, Saul Phiri, Chuba Ohams and the rest of the uncommitted prospects attracted Providence, St. Bonaventure, Kansas State, Marist, Rhode Island College and Bard. St. Bonaventure extended a scholarship offer to sophomore big man Emmanuel Umoffia before leaving the gym.
Other programs expected to have open workouts today include Brimmer & May, Kimball Union, Lee Academy, New Hampton, Northfield Mount Hermon, Redemption Christian, St. Andrew's, St. Thomas More and Worcester Academy.