Recruiting Rundown

The weeks Recruiting Rundown takes a look at the commitments from the weekend and the remaining top 100 prospects.

Commitment catch up

Although there weren't any top 100 commitments this past weekend, there was some action along the recruiting trail.

There were, however, a pair of BCS commitments.

Garland Owens, a 6-foot-6 wing out of Woodstock (Va.) Massanutten Military Academy, committed to Steve Donahue and Boston College on Sunday, according to his Massanutten coach Chad Myers.

"I think Garland picked Boston College because he felt like he had a chance to contribute right way," Myers told Scout.com.

"Garland dreamed about playing in the ACC growing up and worked tirelessly to make this happen. I couldn't be more excited for Garland. He is a great kid and an extremely hard worker."

Torren Jones, a native of Arizona, also committed to a BCS school this weekend. Jones verbally pledged to Missouri, while on a visit to the SEC school. The news was confirmed by La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere coach Alan Huss.

Other prospects that committed this weekend are Tyler Madison (UAB), Jarvis Williams (Murray State), Mike Kobani (Appalachian State), Dwayne Daniel (Iona), Josh Hawkinson (Washington State) and Kendall Pollard (Dayton).

Who is left?

The list of available top 100 prospects is rapidly dwindling.

After the commitment run of the past few weeks, only 21 prospects in the 2013 top 100 are still available. Of the 21 available players, 17 are ranked among the top 50 players in the class.

Four prospects ranked in the top 10 – Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and Noah Vonleh – are still undecided and all four are likely looking at signing in the late period.

Top 100's available by position:
PG: Rysheed Jordan, Stevie Clark

SG: Keith Frazier, Isaac Hamilton, Jajuan Johnson

SF: Jabari Parker, Brandon Austin, Troy Williams

PF: Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Noah Vonleh, Jarell Martin, Jermaine Lawrence, Tyler Roberson, Austin Nichols, Demetrius Henry, Devin Williams, Vince Hunter

C: Kennedy Meeks, Dominic Woodson, BeeJay Anya

Signing early?

Of the 21 available prospects, over half of them will likely wait until the second period to make their college choices.

So which of the 21 prospects will decide and sign early?

Jajuan Johnson is on track to sign early. He's down to Marquette, Alabama and Miami. He's visited all three and will announce his college choice on November 2nd at his school.

Brandon Austin could go either way. He visited Connecticut this past weekend and is scheduled to see Texas this coming weekend. Although he hasn't definitively said he'll decide early, it wouldn't surprise us if he did.

Tyler Roberson has been actively taking college visits, so an early decision would make sense. He's already seen Rutgers, SMU, Syracuse and Kansas. He's expected to see Villanova and Kentucky over the next few weeks.

Austin Nichols took a visit to Tennessee this past weekend and is scheduled to see Auburn this coming weekend. He's already seen Virginia, Duke, Memphis and Vanderbilt. He's expected to decide and sign in the early period.

Devin Williams took a key trip to Memphis this past weekend. West Virginia and Ohio State are the two other finalists and a decision appears to be on the horizon, so he's a strong candidate for an early signee.

Kennedy Meeks could go either way. He visited Georgetown this past weekend and is scheduled to see UNC this coming weekend. N.C. State, Kentucky and Indiana are all involved.


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