There has been a flurry of recruiting activity of late on the scene. Here we attempt to catch up with the who, where and the when.
Going backwards, SMU head man Matt Doherty certainly received some great news today when The Peddie School's (New Jersey) Blaise Mbargorba pledged to the Mustangs.
The 7'0 220 pound center is just outside of our 2012 top 100, but is a valuable addition to Doherty's squad nonetheless. Mbargorba is a strong, athletic big man, who gets up and down the floor well and owns his area in and around the post. He passes well out of the paint and even has range out to the perimeter.
Mbargorba becomes the third member of the Mustangs 2012 class, joining shooting guard Brian Bernardi and small forward Uche Ofoegbu. He chose the Mustangs over Vandy and others.
Marquette (MO) big man Ryan Rosburg just couldn't say no to his dream school, committing to Coach Frank Haith and the Missouri Tigers on Wednesday.
"I've always been a huge fan and it's my dream school, but I didn't know the coaches in the beginning and I didn't know if it would be an option," Rosburg told STLToday.com. "It ended up being a very tough decision."
Arkansas picks up Louisiana slasher
New Arkansas coach Mike Anderson has already made a nice splash with early commitments from two members of the Hoops Recruits 2013 top 100, Bobby Portis and Dederick Lee. The coming 2012 class had been vacant, as the Razorbacks lost out on top instate and national stud Archie Goodwin.
The Hogs are on the board now though in 2012, as Shreveport (LA) wing Michael Qualls pledged to Mike Anderson, after making an official visit to Fayettville this past weekend.
Qualls is a bit raw offensively, mainly from the perimeter. He is known for his athletic ability, which allows him to defend the perimeter well and on offense, getting to the basket and finishing with power.
He chose the Razorbacks over offers from UTEP, Wichita State and others.
Auburn head man Tony Barbee added a couple of frontcourt prospects after having them on campus last weekend.
Florrisant (MO) power forward Jordon Granger and Chattahoochee Tech center Asauhn Dixon-Tatum both decided it was time to make the call, committing to the Tigers.
Granger, a 6'8 200 pound forward, brings defensive intensity to the Tigers, as well as a nice face up game on the blocks.
Dixon Tatum is a 6'11 big man who started his career at Grand Valley State, before making his way to junior college at Chattahoochee Tech. He is known for his shot-blocking.