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Two of New Jersey’s top 2011 recruits will hit the road on official visits this weekend when guard Elijah Carter trips to Oregon State and forward Desmond Hubert heads to Maryland.
“Taking an official tomorrow [Friday] to OSU,” Carter said Thursday night by text.
A year after initially committing to St. Bonaventure, the recruitment of the 6-foot-2 Carter has exploded, with Pac-10 and Big East schools getting involved.
At this point, Seton Hall, Oregon State and Charlotte appear to be the most likely destinations for Carter, who plays at Brewster (N.H.) Academy.
Rhode Island has offered but no visit is set, according to Eric Harrield, Carter’s AAU coach.
And though UCLA expressed interest, no visit is currently set there, either.
“I’m not sure about UCLA yet,” Carter said.
Harrield said USF had also called to express interest.
As for Oregon State, head coach Craig Robinson and assistant Doug Stewart have been on Carter throughout the summer.
Devon Collier, Carter’s former St. Anthony teammate, is currently a freshman at Oregon State and, according to sources, is adjusting well to the move out West.
Carter trips to campus for the Homecoming football game with Cal on Saturday afternoon.
As for the 6-9 Hubert of New Egypt High, he is coming off an official last weekend to Wake Forest that he enjoyed.
“Wake was good,” he said by text. “I had a lot of fun out there and I really got along with the guys on the team and the coaching staff.”
Hubert is also considering Villanova, Princeton and Georgia Tech.
Hubert is one of several big men who will reportedly trip to Maryland this weekend, along with Antwan Space, a 6-8 PF from DeSoto, Texas.
Committed guards Sterling Gibbs and Nick Faust are also expected.
Adjehi Baru, a 6-9 center from Richmond, Va., tripped to Maryland last weekend, according to TestudoTimes.com.
Greg Lewis, a 6-8 big man from Randallsville, Md., is also considering Rutgers and Maryland and could decide this weekend, his father told ZAGSBLOG.Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter
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