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Sunday / February 5.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Official Visits and Tidbits

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    The NCAA Dead Period is over and official visits are already underway for a number of high school prospects.

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

    **Jarace Walker, the 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from IMG Academy (FL), will take his first official visit to Auburn this weekend (June 5-7). He also has official visits set to Ohio State (June 16-18) and Houston (June 22-24).

    **Jaden Bradley, the 6-foot-2, 178-pound point guard from IMG Academy (FL), visits Michigan this weekend (June 4-6). He also has official visits planned to Alabama (June 11), North Carolina (June 15) and Arizona (June 18).

    **Keyonte George, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard from iSchool (TX) Entrepreneurial Academy, will take his first official visit to Texas this weekend (June 3-5).

    **Cason Wallace, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound combo guard from Richardson (TX), trips to Tennessee on Thursday (June 3) for his first official visit.

    **Jalen Washington, the 6-foot-9, 210-pound power forward from West Side (IN), will take his first official visit to North Carolina this week (June 2-4). He also has an official visit planned to Stanford (June 12-13).

    **Richard Isaacs Jr., the 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard from Wasatch (UT) Academy, trips to Oklahoma State Wednesday (June 2) for his first official visit. He is also planning visits to UNLV, Creighton, Iowa, Arkansas, and Arizona State.

    **Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn, the five-star class of 2023 guard from Real Salt Lake (UT) Academy, will take an unofficial visit to Purdue on Thursday (June 3).

    **Nick Smith Jr., the 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard from Sylvan Hills (AR), takes his first official visit to Alabama Tuesday (June 1). He is also planning visits to Kansas, Georgetown, Auburn, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

    Smith will take his second official visit to Auburn this weekend (June 4-6).

    **Jalen Hood-Schifino, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound combo guard from Montverde (FL) Academy, takes his first official visit to Wake Forest Tuesday (June 1).

    **Zion Cruz, the 6-foot-5, 175-pound combo guard from The Patrick School (NJ), trips to Auburn this weekend (June 5-6) for his first official visit.

    **A.J. Casey, the 6-foot-8, 180-pound power forward from Whitney Young (IL), will visit Ohio State this weekend (June 4-6) for his first official visit.

    **Arkansas will host four-star prospects Kel’el Ware, Barry Dunning and Derrian Ford for official visits this week (June 1-3).

    Ware, the 6-foot-11, 210-pound center from North Little Rock (AR), is ranked by 247Sports.com as the No. 4 center and No. 29 overall prospect in the class of 2022.

    Dunning, the 6-foot-6, 205-pound small forward from McGill Toolen (AL), is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 10 small forward and No. 45 overall prospect in the class of 2022.

    Ford, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound combo guard from Magnolia (AR), is ranked as the No. 9 combo guard and No. 48 overall prospect in the class of 2022.

    **Justin Taylor, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward from St. Anne’s-Belfield School (VA), will visit UNC this weekend for his first official visit (June 4-6).

    **De’Ante Green, the 6-foot-9, 215-pound power forward from Asheville (NC) Christian Academy, trips to North Carolina State this weekend (June 4-6) for his first official visit.

    **Tre Holloman, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound point guard from Cretin Derham (MN) Hall, takes an unofficial visit to Minnesota Tuesday (June 1). He also has an official visit planned to Michigan State this weekend (June 4-6).

    **Layden Blocker, a class of 2023 point guard from Sunrise Christian (KS) Academy, trips to Arkansas (June 5) for an unofficial visit.

    Blocker will take an unofficial visit to Baylor (June 10) and an official visit to Auburn (Oct. 8-10).

    **Chance Westry, the 6-foot-4, 190-pound combo guard from Sierra Canyon (CA) High School, visits Nebraska this weekend (June 3-6) for his first official visit.

    **Isaac Traudt, the 6-foot-9, 205-pound power forward from Grand Island (NE) Senior School, will visit Creighton for an unofficial visit Tuesday (June 1). He will also take official visits to Nebraska (June 4-6), Virginia (June 11-13), Michigan State (June 17-19) and North Carolina (June 27-29).

    **JJ Starling, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound point guard from La Lumiere (IN) School, trips to Maryland this weekend (June 4-6) for his first official visit.

    Starling is also being recruited by Notre Dame, UConn, Stanford, Syracuse, Alabama, Northwestern, Providence, Miami, Auburn and Marquette, among others.

    **Ramel Lloyd Jr., the 6-foot-6, 190-pound small forward from Sierra Canyon (CA), takes his first official visit to Oregon this weekend (June 5-7). He has official visits scheduled to Georgetown (June 14-16), Nebraska (june 18-20) and Arkansas (June 22-24).

    **Cam Whitmore, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward from Archbishop Spalding (MD), trips to Maryland for his first official visit this weekend (June 4-6).

    Whitmore will also take unofficial visits to Villanova (June 11), Pittsburgh (June 12) and Penn State (June 13).

    **Tulane transfer and former Patrick School (NJ) point guard Jordan Walker will visit UAB on Thursday (June 1). Walker averaged 13.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists last season.

    **Kyle Filipowski, the 6-foot-11, 230-pound power forward from Wilbraham & Monson (MA) Academy, trips to Syracuse (June 5-6) for his first official visit. He will also take official visits to Ohio State (June 12-13), Indiana (June 15-16), Iowa (June 17-18) and Duke (June 28-29).

    Filipowski also has unofficial visits planned to UConn and Northwestern.

    **Dasonte Bowen, the 6-foot-3, 165-pound point guard from Brewster Academy (NH), takes his first official visit to Iowa this weekend (June 3-5).

    **Ty Rodgers, the 6-foot-7, 195-pound small forward from Grand Blanc (MI) Community, will visit Michigan Tuesday (June 1) for his first official visit.

    **Judah Mintz, the 6-foot-3, 165-pound combo guard from Gonzaga (WA) Prep, will take his first official visit to Pittsburgh this weekend (June 5).

    Mintz also has an official visit planned to Penn State (June 10-11).

    **Tarris Reed, the 6-foot-10, 230-pound power forward from Chaminade (MO) High School, visits Michigan State Wednesday (June 2) for his first official visit. He is also expected to visit Purdue for his second official visit (June 7).

    **Jai Smith, the 6-foot-10, 237-pound power forward from Word of God Christian (NC) Academy, trips to Memphis this weekend (June 4) for his first official visit.

    **Will Shaver, the 6-foot-10, 245-pound center from Oak Mountain (AL), will take his first official visit to North Carolina on Tuesday (June 1).

    **Ben Shtolzberg, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound point guard from Notre Dame (CA), visits Rutgers this weekend (June 5-6) for his first official visit. He also has officials planned to Creighton (June 12-13) and Northwestern (July 1-2).

    **Kam Craft, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard from Buffalo Grove (IL), trips to Xavier this weekend (June 4-6) for his first official visit. He also has an unofficial visit planned to Marquette (June 9).

    **Rayvon Griffith, a class of 2023 five-star guard out of Taft (OH), takes an unofficial visit to Cincinnati on Tuesday (June 1).

    **Tyrell Ward, the 6-foot-7, 185-pound small forward from DeMatha (MD) Catholic, will take an unofficial visit to Maryland on Friday (June 4).

    Ward is also considering Indiana, LSU, Georgia, Xavier, Virginia Tech, Miami and Georgetown.

    **Seth Trimble, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound point guard from Menomonee Falls (WI), will visit Marquette Wednesday (June 2) for an unofficial visit.

    Trimble has official visits planned to Michigan (June 13) and North Carolina (June 16). He will also take an unofficial visit to Wisconsin (June 23).

    **Leon Bond, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound small forward from Wauwatosa East (WI) High School, will take an unofficial visit to Marquette on Tuesday (June 1). Bond also has an official visit planned to Virginia.

    **Braeden Carrington, the 6-foot-3, 165-pound shooting guard from Park Center (MN), trips to Minnesota on Wednesday (June 2) for an unofficial visit. He is also planning an official visit to Santa Clara.

    **Demarion Watson-Saulsberry, a 6-foot-6, 175-pound small forward from Totino-Grace (MN) High School, takes an unofficial visit to Minnesota on Thursday (June 3). He also has an official visit planned to Iowa State in June.

    **Dominick Barlow, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound power forward from Dumont (NJ) High School, trips to Rutgers Tuesday (June 1) for an unofficial visit.

    **Rodney Rice, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard from DeMatha Catholic (MD), trips to Virginia Tech Tuesday (June 1) for an unofficial visit.

    **Tyler Nickel, the 6-foot-8, 210-pound small forward from East Rockingham (VA), will also visit Virginia Tech Tuesday (June 1).

    **Otega Oweh, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Blair Academy (NJ), will trip to Penn State Tuesday (June 1) for an unofficial visit.

    **George Washington III, a class of 2023 combo guard from Christian Academy of Louisville (KY), visits Louisville Tuesday (June 1) for an unofficial visit. He will also take an unofficial visit to Ohio State later this month (June 15).

    **Chase Clemmons, the 6-foot, 165-pound point guard from Mount Vernon Presbyterian (GA), will visit Tennessee State Wednesday (June 2) for an unofficial visit. Clemmons will then travel to Vanderbilt on Thursday (June 3) and Auburn on Friday (June 4) for unofficials.

    Clemmons also has unofficial visits planned to Alabama (June 7), Houston (June 10) and Georgetown (June 15).

    **Isaiah West, a four-star class of 2023 combo guard from Goodpasture (TN) Christian School, takes an unofficial visit to Tennessee State Thursday (June 3) before traveling to Vanderbilt on Friday (June 4) and Auburn on Saturday (June 5).

    West also has an unofficial visit planned to Virginia (June 12).

    **D.J. Jefferson, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward from Minnesota (MN) Preparatory Academy, visits Minnesota for an unofficial visit Wednesday (June 2).

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