Tag:Class of 2012 recruiting
Posted on: September 30, 2010 1:27 am
Edited on: September 30, 2010 1:34 am

Elite 2012 prospect commits to Pitt

Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon secured the highest-rated recruit of his career late Thursday when Class of 2012 star Khem Birch committed to the Panthers, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels.

Birch is a 6-foot-9 power forward at Notre Dame Prep in Massachusetts.

Scout.com ranks him No. 1 at his position and No. 4 overall in the Class of 2012.

Notre Dame Prep coach Ryan Hurd told Scout.com that first-year Pittsburgh assistant Pat Skerry played a major role in securing Birch's commitment for the Panthers. Skerry was at Providence last season. He moved to Pitt to replace Tommy Herrion, who is now the head coach at Marshall.

"I think [the commitment is based on] a level of comfort with Coach Skerry and Coach Dixon's personality and demeanor," Hurd said. "It fit really well with what will help [Birch] be successful."

Kentucky, North Carolina and Syracuse were other schools reportedly pursuing Birch.

He'll be allowed to sign with the Panthers in November 2011.

Posted on: August 9, 2010 10:03 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2010 10:07 pm

Class of 2012 star commits to Baylor

Class of 2012 standout Isaiah Austin committed to Baylor during Monday's adidas Nations broadcast on CBS College.

Austin is from Arlington, Texas. Scout.com ranks the 7-foot center as the second-best prospect nationally in the Class of 2012. He chose Scott Drew's Bears over Arizona, Houston, Oklahoma State, and Texas.

Austin is the first elite prospect from the Class of 2012 to offer a commitment.

The earliest he'll be allowed to sign a national letter of intent with Baylor is November 2011.
Posted on: August 9, 2010 8:36 am
Edited on: August 9, 2010 8:56 am

Top prospects on CBS College tonight

Recruiting enthusiasts wanting a glimpse of some of the top prospects from the Class of 2011 and 2012 can get one Monday night when the championship game of the adidas Nations tournament airs live on CBS College.

The game pits USA 2011 vs. USA 2012 .

That means stars like Quincy Miller (2011), LeBryan Nash (2011), Quinn Cook (2011), and Cody Zeller (2011) will be on display against a younger group led by Isaiah Austin (2012), Shabazz Muhammad (2012), Amile Jefferson (2012), Justin Anderson (2012), Jarnell Stokes (2012) and Alex Murphy (2012). Tip-off is set for 8:45 ET. CBS College is channel 613 on DirecTV.

Also worth noting is that Austin, ranked No. 2 in the Class of 2012 by Scout.com, will announce his college destination at halftime of the championship. He's choosing between Arizona, Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma State, and Texas.
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