Recruiting update: In-home visits

When college coaches could begin conducting in-home visits starting last Friday, the University of Memphis staff wasted no time — literally.

When college coaches could begin conducting in-home visits starting last Friday, the University of Memphis staff wasted no time — literally.

At 12:01 a.m., U of M coach Josh Pastner and assistants Jack Murphy and Damon Stoudamire were knocking on 2012 five-star big man Jarnell Stokes's doorstep.

Since then, they've visited with Upper Room Christian (N.C.) guard Rodney Purvis and, most recently, Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.) guard Buddy Hield, who blew up this summer.

The staff's visit with Hield went extremely well, per Sunrise coach Kyle Lindsted.

Murphy, whom Lindsted called a "great guy," has been the main recruiter with Hield, a 6-foot-4 guard who's originally from the Bahamas.

The 6-foot-4 Hield is scheduled to trim his list down soon, which includes Oregon, Nebraska, Memphis, Virginia Tech and Kansas among others.

"We're still wading through everything," Lindsted said. "We're talking to (coaches) as they visit with us everyday."

Prospects Memphis will visit with between now and Oct. 5

Tony Parker
Archie Goodwin
Shaq Goodwin
Damien Wilson (committed)
Alex Poythress


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