Trimming Lists

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Trimming Lists

Earlier this week, NERR contributor Mike DiMartino spoke to Tyler Burton about his six finalists.

Burton is just one of several local 2019 prospects to trim his list following the July recruiting period. Typically a prospect will trim his list as a precursor to setting up his official visits, which can often lead to a commitment in time for November's Early Signing Period. 

Here's a look at some other updates:

  • Wilbraham and Monson Academy and New Heights guard Idan Tretout announced earlier this week that he had trimmed his list to just five schools with Harvard, George Washington, USF, St. Joseph's, and Yale remaining in contention;
  • MacDuffie School and PSA Cardinals wing Ismael Massoud also has a top five that includes Harvard. Auburn, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and Rutgers remain on his list as well;
  • Fellow MacDuffie School and PSA Cardinals product James Bouknight trimmed his list to five earlier this month. Indiana, Miamia, VCU, Virginia Tech, and UConn all made the cut with UConn and Miami landing his first two visits. 
  • Vermont Academy and New York Rens guard Tyler Bertram narrowed his list to seven last week and is set to begin visits this weekend when he sees St. Joseph's. George Washington, Loyola Chicago, Rice, Brown, Charlotte, and Hofstra are also still being considered.

With only five prospects having narrowed their list so far, and four others having already committed, this year's recruiting cycle is getting off to a slow start. That's not due to a lack of interest and offers, only a reflection of the fact that there are still numerous prospects in the the region taking their time with their respective processes. When you add the incoming prospects set to arrive in the prep ranks for the first time, the stage is set for a very busy fall in New England.