It’s been a pretty hectic month in recruitment out of the New England region in terms of recruitment. With players in the 2014 class making a national name for themselves and the emergence of some future elite prospects in the 2015 class this amount of attention is a columnist dream. But the 2013 class is still making noise with some late period commitments. Here are a number of recruitment updates you may have missed over the course of the month.
In Fitchburg, MA Coach Ryan Hurd has made a ton of noise in recent weeks with a number of players from his Notre Dame Prep team committing to D1 programs. Roger Moute a Bidias a 6’7 athletic forward was the first of three ND Prep players to come off the board giving a verbal commitment to the University of California. KJ Pritchard a 6’4 wing player will be heading back close to home where he’ll play for UMKC. Pritchard a Lawrence, Kansas native will join Brewster Academy guard Martez Harrison as a part of UMKC’s 2013 recruiting class. A Springfield, Ma and local new England favorite Jaylen Brantley has made his college decision and will head to Marshall and play for coach Tom Herrion. Brantley is a highly decorated point guard who played for BABC on the AAU circuit where he has won a number of National championships. Brantley released a statement via twitter stating “Go where you’re wanted where you will have the best success. That’s what I did,” Some quick advice coming from a proven winner for some younger prospects to consider.
The University of Maine is getting a physical frontcourt player in Christian Ejigba from the Hyde School in Connecticut. Another prep player in the state of Connecticut to come off the board is St. Thomas More forward Marquis Salmon who is headed to Utah Valley. Utah Valley will be making a conference move to the WAC next year. Salmon is an athletic post player that plays hard and finishes well around the basket.