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Vincent Council and Beas Hamga both missed their recruiting visits to Rutgers for last Wednesday’s Pittsburgh game and are still deciding on their future destinations.
“He never made it to the Rutgers visit,” Vincent Council Sr. said. “So they’re going to reschedule another one.”
The 6-foot-2 Council plays at The Patterson (NC) School, the No. 1 prep school in the National Prep Poll, and is considering Providence, Rutgers, UCF and Arkansas. His father says he’s leaning toward Providence and could announce soon.
“He wants to see other schools,” the father said. “He wants to see Arkansas also.”
As for the 7-foot Hamga, Mark Adams, his advisor, said his flight to the Pitt-Rutgers game was “cancelled.”
“He hasn’t rescheduled it yet,” Adams said. “He’s trying to do it for Wednesday for the Marquette game.”
Hamga is transferring from UNLV and is considering Rutgers, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State.
Adams said Oklahoma State was a “long shot” because they’re waiting on a high school senior, whereas Hamga will likely decide by next week.
“By this time next week he should decide,” Adams said.
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