While the junior class in Philadelphia is not especially deep, it is full of star-power at the top. Daniel Ochefu, Amile Jefferson, Savon Goodman, and Ryan Arcidiacono are all consensus top 50-75 players nationally in their class. This afternoon, Ryan Arcidiacono became the first to make his college decision. Ryan, a 6'3 guard from Neshaminy (PA) gave a verbal commitment to Villanova today, following his weekend visit to Nova for their Midnight Madness. Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog has a great piece on Ryan's commitment here .
Now switching over from the Big East to the A10, Xavier had a huge recruiting weekend as well. They picked up a verbal commitment in the 2011 class from 6'10 center Michael Chandler. Chandler is a top 75 player who was being recruited by Indiana, UConn, and Providence among others. Chandler's commitment came shortly after 2012 point guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera issued up his verbal commitment. Smith-Rivera is a 6'3 point guard. Both Smith-Rivera and Chandler are from Indiana and were on visits to campus for Xavier's Midnight Madness this weekend.