Josh Crittle: Making Transition

In this report we check in with Josh Crittle, one of the top prospects in the Class of 2008 in the Chicago area. As you'll see the 6-8 255 pound forward is successfully making the transition from his old high school to a new one and moving up from IHSA Class A hoops to Class AA. We also hear which schools have offered Crittle scholarships as his recruitment starts to heat up.

Josh Crittle is transitioning to his new high school (Chicago's Hales Franciscan) smoothly and is getting comfortable in his new surroundings. "It's been going great," Crittle said.

Crittle was previously a student at Timothy Christian in Elmhurst, Illinois. Crittle transfered over the summer to the Chicago Catholic High School power Hales to further develop his game against the highest competition. Hales also boasts the talents of another 2008 Illinois gem Matthew Humphrey. With this duo, Hales will no doubt be a force to be reckoned with in the Catholic league. Crittle has immediately seen the difference with his new team in workouts and open gyms.

"I like the toughness, they have a lot of toughness," Crittle explained as to what is different about his new team.

Josh Crittle is a 6-8 Power Forward/Center with tremendous upside. He needs a challenge. And at Hales, he will get that challenge and much more. He has a great feel around the basket and positions himself well. Crittle also has a nice outside game to go with his inside presence. For this Josh has many college coaches in his pursuit, including DePaul. Crittle confirmed he has a scholarship offer from the Blue Demons and likes the school. He likes what head coach Jerry Wainwright is doing in terms of recruiting (recently getting verbal commitmentss from Darquavis Tucker and Mac Koshwal).

Crittle is open as of now with other offers coming in from Miami, Clemson, Iowa, and Baylor. He is also being heavily pursued by Marquette, Illinois, and Kentucky. Crittle has been to a few of these schools for unofficial visits including DePaul. Crittle is contemplating visiting Illinois for their Midnight Madness on October 13th.

Josh is only a junior so the intensity on the recruiting trail will heat up. But for now Crittle is determined for a good first season at Hales. "Personally, (I) want to have a better season than last year and getting as far as we can," Crittle discussed about his goals for the season.

Crittle is just one of the many 2008 recruits DePaul has in their sites. Keep it here at for all the latest info on Crittle, the rest of the 2008 class, and much more.

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