One of the people that I seem to be getting a lot of my news from lately is Alex Kline of TheRecruitscoop. His site is a really good one, and although I'm not really a huge Twitter person, his twitter is tremendous ( here ).
According to Kline, 2011 Friends' Central guard Devin Coleman has a list. Coleman's recruitment is one of the more interesting ones in the area. Iowa made him a priority over the spring and summer, and he was considered an Iowa lean. Both sides then moved in a different direction. At one point, Rutgers was making a hard push for him. Since that point, Rutgers has signed 7 (yes, 7) players in the 2011 class and moved on. Saint Joseph's and Temple both had great interest in him. Since that point, the Hawks signed guard Chris Wilson and Temple signed Florida guard Will Cummings. Coleman has a list now that includes Rice, Saint Joseph's, La Salle, Delaware, Saint Bonaventure, Marshall, and Canisius. Talk about a diverse list. Devin is a tremendously talented player, and one that, this time last year, I thought would be a stretch for any A10 team. I viewed him more as a Big 10 or Big East player. Obviously things have changed. I have no inside info on the subject, but am surprised to see the Hawks still listed by Coleman, with Langston Galloway and Pat Swilling freshmen this year and Chris Wilson already signed in the 2011 class. This is a recruitment that I will try to find out more about.
With the season opener only a week away from tomorrow, I have still yet to make it over to Hawk Hill to watch a practice. That will change either today or tomorrow, so check back over the coming days for a practice report.
In other news, multiple sites, including Zagsblog and TheRecruitScoop, are reporting that former Overbrook High star Nurideen Lindsey had 48 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds last night. Those numbers are remarkable enough, and all the more impressive when you know that it was his first organized regular season basketball game in over two years. Lindsey is playing at Redlands (OK) Community College this year and will suit up for Steve Lavin and Saint John's next season.