Recruiting Rundown

The past few days have been quite busy, as six top 100 prospects have committed to since Saturday morning. How many top 100 prospects are left? Who did Kentucky recently offer? The Recruiting Rundown covers all that and more.

Commitment Run!

With official visits in full swing, so are commitments.

Saturday was a particularly big day and arguably the biggest day of commitments since prior to July.

The day began with top 100 guard Rashawn "Pookie" Powell pledging to Memphis. Powell became the Tigers third 2013 commitment and their second top 100 prospect to join the program.

Nick King, a five-star prospect, and Markel Crawford make up their current class.

Just a few hours after Powell made his commitment official, Anthony Barber pledged to North Carolina State, while on their campus. Barber is one of the nation's top lead guards and can provide an immediate presence at that position for the Pack.

Credit N.C. State assistant Rob Moxley as the point man for Barber. Barber is North Carolina State's first commitment for the 2013 class.

Just minutes after the Barber commitment broke, word began to trickle out of Arkansas that Moses Kingsley was a Razorback.

Kingsley's commitment was a significant one for Mike Anderson's bunch. With five-star power forward Bobby Portis already on board, Kinsley gives them an elite defender in the post and the two could form one of the better post combinations in the SEC.

Just a few hours later, the fourth top 100 prospect of the day gave a verbal pledge. John Groce and his staff at Illinois reeled in Chicago (Ill.) Simeon guard Kendrick Nunn.

On Sunday, Stanford reeled in the Marcus and Malcolm Allen. Marcus is regarded as the No. 71 overall recruit.

Finally early Monday morning Tennessee and Louisville picked up major commitments.

Tennessee scored a commitment from Robert Hubbs, who was on campus over the weekend for an official visit. Hubbs, a five-star recruit, is the No. 19 overall prospect in the 2013 class.

Louisville dipped into the Junior College ranks to get Chris Jones, a former top 100 prospect and current standout at Northwest Florida State Junior College. He will have two years of eligibility at Louisville.

Who is left?

With the recent run of commitments the list of available top 100 prospects is dwindling.

Of the nation's top 100 prospects in the 2013 class, just 43 prospects remain uncommitted. Six top 100 prospects have made college decisions since Saturday morning.

What's interesting to note is the amount of top 50 prospects available compared to prospects ranked from No. 51 to No. 100.

Currently there are 29 available prospects ranked among the top 50 players, while just 14 prospects ranked in the second half of the top 100 are still available.

Top 100 Availables By Position:

Point Guard -- Andrew Harrison, Demetrius Jackson, Rysheed Jordan, Roddy Peters, Stevie Clark, Josh Newkirk

Shooting Guard -- Aaron Harrison, Keith Frazier, Sindarius Thornwell, Isaac Hamilton, Jajuan Johnson, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, E.C. Matthews, Darin Johnson, Kameron Williams

Small Forward -- Jabari Parker, James Young, Wayne Selden, Brandon Austin, Troy Williams, Ishmail Wainwright, Sterling Brown, Tim Quarterman, Josh Hart

Power Forward -- Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Jarrell Martin, Jermaine Lawrence, Johnathan Williams, Kuran Iverson, Jordan Mickey, Tyler Roberson, Austin Nichols, Demetrius Henry, Devin Williams, Vince Hunter, Jarquez Smith

Center -- Kennedy Meeks, Marcus Lee, Dominic Woodson, BeeJay Anya, Karviar Shepherd, Kyle Washington

UK offers Lee, will see Wiggins

During an in-home visit, Kentucky offered Marcus Lee, a four-star recruit, a scholarship.

Lee recently narrowed his list of schools to California, Louisville and Kentucky. He now has offers from all three and has taken visits to California and Louisville. He's scheduled to visit Kentucky for midnight madness.

John Calipari and assistant Orlando Antigua are expected to see the nation's top player – Andrew Wiggins – Monday afternoon.

Florida State and North Carolina stopped by Huntington (W.V.) Prep last week to see him. Although Wiggins hasn't said it, most point to Kentucky as the favorite in the Wiggins recruitment.

Tennessee's 2013 class has potential

As mentioned above, Tennessee picked up a commitment from Robert Hubbs early Monday morning.

Cuonzo Martin and his staff made a statement by dipping into Memphis last year and pulling out Jarnell Stokes. Now they have another Tennessee native to hang their hat on.

Hubbs is one of the best scorers in the country and an immediate contributor on the perimeter. But the Vols aren't done.

Austin Nichols, a top 50 recruit and an AAU teammate of Hubbs, is strongly considering the Vols. His twin sister is already enrolled at Tennessee and he's expected to take an official to UT the weekend of October 20th.

If you throw Nichols, a Memphis native, into a class that already consists of Hubbs and Travon Landry, Tennessee is looking at a possible top 10 recruiting class.

Coming up?

Who has big visitors coming to campus this weekend?

Our full list will be up Friday morning, but for now here's a peak at a couple of important visits:

Florida – Dakari Johnson
Georgia Tech – Josh Newkirk
Marquette – Darin Johnson
Rutgers – Roddy Peters

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