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Saturday / August 13.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Weekend Visits and Tidbits

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Here’s a look towards this weekend’s recruiting visits and other news. This list will be updated throughout the weekend.

    **Wendell Moore, the 6-foot-5 small forward from Cox Mill (NC) High School, will take his first official visit to NC State this weekend (Sept. 1). Moore, who cut his list to five earlier this year, will also take official visits to South Carolina (Sept. 8), Duke (Sept. 22), Wake Forest (Sept. 29), and UNC (Oct. 12).

    **Samuell Williamson, the 6-foot-6 small forward from Rockwall (TX) High School, takes his first official visit to Kansas this weekend (Aug. 31). Williamson will also take official visits to Texas A&M (Sept. 7), Louisville (Sept. 14), Oklahoma (Sept. 21), Texas Tech (Oct. 5).

    **UCLA hosts 2019 recruits Trayce Jackson-Davis and Keion Brooks for official visits this weekend (Aug. 31). Jackson-Davis, who cut his list to six earlier this month, will also take official visits to Iowa (Sept. 7), Wake Forest (Sept. 21), Indiana (Sept. 28), and Michigan State (Oct. 5).

    In addition to UCLA, Brooks will also join Jackson-Davis at Indiana next month for an official visit (Sept. 28).

    **Will Baker, the 7-foot power forward from Westlake (TX) High School, will take his second official visit to Texas this weekend (Aug. 31). Baker took his first official visit to UCLA earlier this year (June 28).

    **Hunter Dickinson, the 2020 center from DeMatha Catholic (MD) High School, will take his first official visit to Notre Dame this weekend (Sept. 1). He has no other visits planned.

    **Oscar Tshiebwe, the 6-foot-9 center from Kennedy Catholic (PA) High School, trips to Baylor this weekend (Aug. 31) for his first official visit. Tshiebwe, who cut his list to four last week, will also take official visits to Illinois (Sept. 7), Kentucky (Sept. 28), and West Virginia (Oct. 5).

    **EJ Liddell, the 6-foot-7 power forward from Belleville West (IL) High School, will take his first official visit to Ohio State this weekend (Aug. 31). Liddell, who cut his list to five earlier this month, will also take visits to Missouri (Sept. 7-8), Kansas State (Sept. 28), Wisconsin (Oct. 5-6), Illinois (Oct. 12).

    **Christian Brown, the 6-foot-6 small forward from Lower Richland (SC) High School, takes his second official visit to Clemson this weekend (Aug. 31). Brown took his first official visit to UNLV earlier this year (June 1).

    **Tray Jackson, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Sunrise Christian (KS) High School, will take his second official visit to Seton Hall this weekend (Aug. 29). Jackson took his first official visit to Oklahoma earlier this year (June 18).

    **Donovan Williams, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Lawrence E. Elkins (TX) High School, takes his first official visit to Arizona State this weekend (Aug. 31). Williams, who cut his list to five earlier this month, will also take official visits to Texas (Sept. 7), Texas A&M (Sept. 14), Miami (Sept. 21), and Georgia (Sept. 28).

    **BJ Mack, the 6-foot-7 center from Oak Hill (VA) Academy, trips to USF this weekend (Sept. 1) for his first official visit. Mack, who named his final seven earlier this month, will also take official visits to East Carolina (Sept. 8), Appalachian State (Sept. 15), DePaul (Oct. 6), and Arkansas (Oct. 19). He is also considering James Madison and Ole Miss.

    **Robbie Beran, the 6-foot-9 power forward from Collegiate (VA) School, will trip to Georgia Tech this weekend (Aug. 31) for his first official visit. Beran has no other visits planned.

    **Diante Smith, the 6-foot-6 small forward from Choctawhatchee (FL) High School, will take his first official visit to TCU this weekend (Aug. 31). Smith, who de-committed from Alabama in July, will also visit South Alabama next month (Sept. 7). He is also considering Florida Gulf Coast, LSU, Oklahoma, SMU, and Virginia Tech.

    **Tyreek Smith, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Trinity Christian (TX) School, trips to Texas A&M this weekend (Aug. 29) for his first official visit. Smith has no other visits planned.

    **Luke Anderson, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Lakeland Senior (FL) High School, will take his first official visit to Iowa State this weekend (Sept. 1). Iowa State commit Marcedus Leech will also take his official visit to Iowa State this weekend.

    **Oklahoma will host two 2019 recruits this weekend (Sept. 1) for official visits. Jalen Hill, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Centennial (CA) High School, takes his first official visit to Oklahoma this weekend before tripping to TCU (Sept. 14), Florida State (Sept. 21), DePaul (Oct. 5), and St. John’s (Oct. 12).

    Victor Iwuakor, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Sulphur Springs (TX) High School, will take his first official visit to Oklahoma this weekend (Sept. 1). He has no other visits planned.

    **Purdue hosts two 2019 recruits this weekend (Aug. 30) in Armaan Franklin and Brandon Newman for official visits. Franklin, who cut his list to three earlier this month, took his first official visit to Indiana earlier this month (Aug. 24).

    Newman has no other visits planned.

    **DJ Thorpe, the 6-foot-8 center from Lake Travis (TX) High School, trips to California this weekend (Aug. 31) for his first official visit. Thorpe will also take an official visit to Kansas State next month (Sept. 15).

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