Notebook: Wampler, Mitchell & Dozier

Allonzo Trier, Jarred Reuter, Grant Weatherford, Teki Gill Caesar and Joe Hampton were among the key commitments this past weekend. But what else is going on in the world of recruiting?

Drake snags Wampler

Lost in the madness of commitments this weekend was Billy Wampler’s decision to commit to Drake.

And this is a big one for Drake.

What’s interesting is when I talked to Wampler, of Eau Claire (Wisc.) Regis, in mid-July after the adidas Unrivaled camp all-star games, he didn’t even mention Drake. The schools he mentioned were Minnesota, Nebraksa, Wisconsin, Creighton and Stanford. But that didn’t keep Drake from relentlessly pursuing the knockdown shooter.

At 6-foot-6, Wampler has impressive size for a shooting guard. Wampler has good shot preparation, a nice release and deep range on his jump shot. He’s also comfortable pulling up for and making mid-range jumpers. Wampler is regarded as a three-star prospect.

Mitchell cuts list

Last week Donovan Mitchell sliced his list down to 10, but over the weekend he opted to cut it further.

The Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy standout informed that he is now only considering Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, Providence and Villanova.

Mitchell has already taken unofficial visits to Boston College, Florida State and Providence. He will visit Villanova on Monday and then drive to Louisville for his visit with the Cardinals.

Mitchell, a four-star guard, was one of the biggest risers of the July.

Dozier cuts list & sets visits

Perry Dozier cut his list of schools down to five and has visits set up with each of his remaining schools.

Dozier’s finalists include Georgetown, Louisville, Michigan, North Carolina and South Carolina. Here is his official visit schedule:

  • August 31st: Louisville
  • September 6th: North Carolina
  • September 13: Georgetown
  • September 26th: Michigan
  • October 17th: South Carolina

    Dozier’s recruitment is certainly tracking as one that will come to an end in the early signing period, which is mid-November. Dozier is currently regarded as a four-star prospect.


  • Malik Monk will take an unofficial visit to Kentucky this week. The 2016 guard is scheduled to visit the Wildcats on Wednesday, according to his brother – Marcus Monk. Kentucky is one of a number of schools that have offered the No. 5 player in the 2016 class.

  • Vanderbilt hosted 2016 wing Josh Langford for an unofficial visit on Saturday. The Commodores also hosted a number of players for their Elite Camp. Participants included Clayton Hughes, Kodye Pugh, Jordan Bone, Jamal Johnson, Alex Reese and Chris Vogt.

  • Wyoming had a host of players on campus this past weekend. Justin James, Eric Turner and Andrew Moemeka took official visits to Laramie (Wyo.). Austin Conway, a Wyoming commitment, and Jordan Naughton were also in town on unofficial visits.

  • Texas big man Samir Sehic cut his list down to six schools -- Davidson, Iowa, Notre Dame, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. Sehic, a 6-foot-9 post player, was among the leaders in rebounding at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in June.

  • Matt McQuaid, who decommitted from SMU in July, will take a visit to Michigan State on Monday. Indiana, LSU, Texas, Creighton and SMU are a few of the other schools McQuaid said are strongly pursuing him.

  • St. Joseph's picked up a pair of commitments over the weekend. Lamarr Kimble, who had a tremendous July with Team Final, made a verbal pledge, as did Chris Clover. Phil Martelli locked up his future backcourt in one weekend.

  • UCLA will host elite level wing Jaylen Brown early in the week for a visit. The 6-foot-7 forward will stop by once adidas Nations ends. 6-foot-8 forward Brandon Ingram is also expected to take a visit to UCLA, while in the area.

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