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Sunday / May 19.
  • Roscoe Smith, a 6-7 small forward out of Oak Hill (Va.) Academy, will visit Duke unofficially Sept. 6, according to his father, Brian Thompson

    Thompson said the following schools are recruiting his son and would have in-home visits: UConn, Duke, UCLA, Maryland, Georgetown, Florida and Kentucky.

    “I’m going to pick out the school that I’m going to commit to going on the middle of my Oak Hill season,” Roscoe, the No. 31 player in the Rivals150 and the No. 6 SF in the Class of 2010, told me earlier this month at the Boost Mobile event in New York.

    He said he transferred to Oak Hill to improve and prepare for college.

    “I just wanted to be around great players,” he said. ”I think me going to Oak Hill will step my game up more and get me ready for college life.

    **See Greg Schiano’s press conference by clicking on the Video Player at right**

    Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly doesn’t know who will start at quarterback for Rutgers when the two teams meet a week from today (Sept. 7) at Rutgers Stadium.

    And he says he doesn’t care, either.

    Kelly is preparing his team to face both a pro-style QB like redshirt senior Dom Natale (pictured) or true freshman Tom Savage ...or a running QB like fifth-year redshirt senior Jabu Lovelace.

    “We’ve tried to take the name of the quarterback out of the equation and deal with what the quarterbacks do,” Kelly said on Monday’s Big East conference call.

    Former Rutgers guard Corey Chandler has chosen his new school.

    After visiting the school last week, Chandler opted for Binghamton, a school with a reputation for taking controversial and troubled transfers.

    “He liked the coaches, they worked the hardest and he enjoyed the visit,” Newark East Side assistant Anthony Tavares said.

    “He had a good time and decided this is the place he wanted to go to school,” added a source close to the Binghamton basketball program. “The kid is here on campus. He’ll be in school in the morning [Monday].”

    The source added: “We’re going to watch him and try to take care of him and nurture him and get the best out of him.”

    Tobias Harris, the 6-8 forward from Dix Hills (NY) Half Hollow Hills West, took an unofficial to Maryland this weekend.

    “I went unofficially,” he wrote in a text. “My older brother lives in Virginia so I was down with him. It went good.”

    Harris is considering a long list of schools and will begin a series of in-home visits in September. Here’s his schedule.

    Kentucky – September 9
    Time: 7:00pm

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