Daniels saga drags on
DeAndre Daniels still hasn’t come to a decision.
While most believe he’ll eventually select Texas, Daniels and his father are still holding out.
It has been an interesting year for Daniels, as he’s been rumored to be close to committing Kentucky, Kansas, Duke and now Texas at different points in the year.
To top it off he thought about going in the 2010 class. Then possibly at the semester break. Now he’s slipped passed the signing period and isn’t bound to going anywhere.
Having missed the signing period, we may not know Daniels true decision until his shows up on a college campus and enrolls. Outside of Texas, Kansas is the other school still in the mix.
Alabama’s big weekend
It was good to be Anthony Grant this week.
The Alabama head coach kept Trevor Lacey, Scout.com’s No. 59 prospect, home and added him to an already solid class that includes Levi Randolph, Rodney Cooper and Moussa Gueye.
Then Friday morning news broke that Retin Omojoh will also join their 2011 class. He’s a 6-foot-1, 205-pound lead guard out of Belgium.
It was clear the goal was to add some scorers to their 2011 class, and they did just that. Randolph is a highly regarded two-guard that can score it at a high rate, while Lacey is known for his ability to shoot the basket.
Throw in Cooper, who had a very good senior year, and the Crimson Tide have a deep back court for years to come.
Maryland starts strong
Mark Turgeon is off to a strong start.
Within days of being named the head coach at Maryland, Turgeon picked up an underrated recruit – Seth Allen – out of the 2012 class, secured local ties by rounding out his staff and kept Nick Faust in the program.
Turgeon was on Allen and Texas A&M and had recently evaluated him during the last period. Although he’s not known nationally, by taking a quick look at this video it’s clear he has some talent.
For every coach the staff is important, and for Turgeon securing a staff that could recruit the Baltimore/D.C. area was extremely important.
Dalonte Hill has the connections with the DC Assault program and others in the area, while Bino Ranson is tied in, in Baltimore. With these two guys on board the Terps won’t have any issues recruiting locally.
To top it all off, Maryland was able to keep Nick Faust on board. He had originally signed with the Terps, but had asked for a release when Gary Williams left the program.
However, Faust, who was recruited by Ranson, met with the new staff and opted to stay home.