As numerous sites began indicating yesterday morning, Saint Joseph's did in fact get their first verbal commitment in the 2011 recruiting class. The commitment came from Terry Sanford High (NC) point guard Chris Wilson, who plays his AAU basketball with the powerful CP3 squad. Yesterday came the reports that Wilson signed, and today came the newspaper articles. Below I have linked a number of articles on the signing.
Fay Observer Article on Chris Wilson
Ray Parillo Article- Philadelphia Inquirer
Dick Jerardi Article
ESPN Blurb on Wilson's Signing
In the ESPN article above, they have Chris evaluated as a 90 using their grading system, and ranked as the 39th best point guard in the nation in his class.
In the Dick Jerardi article linked above, he mentions that the Hawks have two remaining scholarships for the 2011 class, and one of the top priorities is a lockdown shooter. Who that shooter is remains to be seen, as the Hawks are no longer actively recruiting former Rutgers commit Andrew Nicholas.
Stay tuned for further updates on the Chris Wilson signing as well as any information on new recruiting targets.