Bryce Webster Sets Two Official Visits

Bryce Webster, a 6-9, 255-pound senior center from Mendota Heights (MN) St. Thomas Academy, recently narrowed his list of schools to four. He has set two official visits, according to sources close to his recruitment.

Bryce Webster is considering Boston College, Marquette, Minnesota and Notre Dame. He will visit Minnesota Sept. 9, along with Casey Crawford, and Boston College Sept. 16.

Minnesota faces Colorado State in their home football opener on the 10th, while Boston College faces Florida State.

Webster was named 2005 Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro first-team, as he averaged 21.8 points and 12.1 rebounds per game this past season. Webster scored 27 points for the Cadets, but it was not enough as they fell to Richfield 70-69 in the Class 3A, Section 3 championship game. The Cadets finished the season 16-12. However, they are expected to be one of the top Class AAA programs in the state as they also return starters seniors Nate Birr and David Hicks and junior Jared Gray. Darius Redd, another starter, is expected to transfer to a school in Waterloo, Iowa.

Minnesota and Marquette had long been considered to be the favorites, but his decision to visit Boston College means the Eagles are still in the mix.

Notre Dame received a commitment from Luke Harangody and is actively recruiting big men Tom Herzog along with in-state programs Michigan and Michigan State. Herzog will visit Notre Dame Oct. 14.

Boston College has a commitment from small forward Tyler Roche and power forward Shamari Spears and is looking for a big man with Craig Smith entering his senior season. Minnesota has already lost in-state senior Cory Johnson of Duluth East to Iowa State and is believed to be out of the picture for Braham forward Isaiah Dahlman. This has made Webster an even higher priority. The Gophers have yet to receive a commitment for the 2006-07 season.

Marquette has a commitment from Anthony Green, but he is expected to head to prep school.

Webster had a hectic summer, as he played for the Howard Pulley Panthers AAU team at the Nike Peach Jam and Kansas City/Price Chopper. He previously played at the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis, the NBA Players Association camp in Richmond and the Gopher basketball camp All-Star game.

Webster played for the USA White team in the U.S. Developmental Festival in San Diego, where he averaged 4.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 12.2 minutes per contest. The White team won the Festival, defeating USA Blue 107-85 in the championship game.

He attended the NBA Players Association Camp held in Richmond, Virginia and the Nike All-American Camp July 6-9 for the second straight year.

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