On Tuesday night, 5-star (rated by 247sports) small forward Ray Smith tweeted out his top 10 list of schools. The class of 2015 prospect is listed at 6’7 and 185 lbs and is from Las Vegas, Nevada. As a junior at Las Vegas High School, he averaged 24.7 points, 6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.
If you aren’t familiar with logos, you have Arizona State, Oregon, Wake Forest, Texas, USC, UCLA, Louisville, Arizona, Georgetown, and California.
The major recruiting sites have Smith as a top 10 small forward in the country for the class of 2015. I am not sure if/when he will narrow his list more, but that is one that we will keep an eye on for sure.
USC QB Max Wittek announced he will transfer from the school and be eligible to play immediately. Wittek, a top 5 QB coming out of High School, played in 5 games last season as a Sophomore. Where Wittek will end up is not known at this time but one USC site Reign of Troy believes the Cards could be a possible spot. They believe the top 5 spots to land Wittek are Louisville, Fresno State, San Jose St., Texas, and Florida. Heres what they had to say about the Cards:
Louisville Cardinals: “In a trend with Fresno State and San Jose State, the Cards are having to replace an NFL arm in Teddy Bridgewater. Redshirt sophomore Will Gardner has the inside track, having been in tow for the last two years. But add a whole new coaching staff under Bobby Petrino and a move to the ACC and interest in adding Wittek seems viable. Former UAB head coach Garrick McGee will run the Louisville offense as the Cards’ new OC and he’s a run very similar pro-style attack to Lane Kiffin. McGee coached Ryan Mallett while the offensive coordinator at Arkansas, a quarterback with plenty of tendencies that are comparable to Wittek. Under McGee’s tutelage, Mallett blossomed, throwing for 3,869 yards and 32 touchdowns as senior. Wittek could see that potential in the McGee offense and a potentially winnable quarterback battle and find himself in the ACC.”
While Texas may have the inside track and the Cards are by no means hurting for QB’s Wittek could become one to watch.
By Justin Renck:
There have been some interesting developments today in the recruitment of Trinity High School star defensive end Jason Hatcher. Steve Jones, of the Courier-Journal, has been on top of this story, and most of this info comes from his blog, which you can read here.