2009 Hoops Recruiting Update

UCLA doesn't have a recruit coming in for an official visit this weekend, but UCLA's recruits are still very busy. Here's the lowdown on the what, where and when of UCLA's prospects for the 2009 class, and the plan for UCLA's official visits...

UCLA hoops recruiting takes a week off from official visits this weekend.

But that doesn't mean UCLA's recruits aren't busy.

Abdul Gaddy, the 6-3 point guard from Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep, will visit Arizona officially this weekend.

Gaddy, who is the #2-ranked point guard in the nation, visited UCLA officially last weekend, and then had an in-home visit with the UCLA coaches Tuesday.

We've only heard limited news about the visits, since the Gaddy camp has shut down interviews. But what we did hear is that the UCLA official visit went extremely well.

Gaddy, of course, was previously committed to Arizona, but then de-committed. So, his official visit to Tucson this weekend is thought to be his final bit of information-gathering before he makes his decision.

While we discussed how UCLA has really made up ground on Arizona, and there are many who believe UCLA was leading coming out of the official visit to Westwood, others close to the situation still believe Arizona will ultimately prevail. There are some influences close to Gaddy that are very pro-Arizona.

UCLA's other big target, Tyler Honeycutt, the wing from Sylmar (Calif.) High, will start his official visit to USC today. He will be part of a very huge and talented contingent of basketball recruits taking official and unofficial visits to USC this weekend for the USC/Ohio State football game. Here's a story that details USC's recruiting weekend.

UCLA coaches conducted an in-home visit with Honeycutt Wednesday. Honeycutt will take his official visit to UCLA on September 26th.

It's thought that UCLA is doing very well with Honeycutt.

Michael Snaer, the 6-4 wing from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde, visited Missouri last weekend and is scheduled to visit Florida State this weekend, and then Marquette on the 19th. A UCLA official visit is tentatively arranged for September 26th.

Anthony Stover, the 6-9 center from Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward, visited Arizona State last weekend and is off to see Creighton this weekend. He'll visit UCLA officially October 3rd. Here's a recent story on him from the Arizona State Scout.com site.

Matt Vogrich, the 6-3 shooting guard from Lake Forest (Ill.) High, took an official visit to Notre Dame, and the Fighting Irish are reportedly doing very well with him. Here's a story about his Notre Dame visit. We've heard that Notre Dame will be tough to beat, since Vogrich is a Catholic kid from the Chicago area.

Durand Scott, the 6-5 shooting guard from New York (New York) Rice, who is the #27-ranked player for 2009, will officially visit UCLA on September 19th, while the UCLA coaches will conduct an in-home visit with him this coming week.

Here's also a recent recruiting story on 6-11 Bawa Manuri.

Upcoming Official UCLA Visits:

Sept. 19th – Durand Scott, Noel Johnson (tentative)
Sept. 26th – Tyler Honeycutt, Michael Snaer, Matt Vogrich
Oct. 3rd -- Anthony Stover


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