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Class of ’24 Matt Hodge down to 5, will announce Friday
By ADAM ZAGORIAMatt Hodge, the 6-foot-8, 210-pound senior forward from the PSA Cardinals and St. Rose in Belmar, N.J., is down to five schools and will announce Friday, per 247Sports.com.
Hodge is down to Villanova, Maryland, Marquette, Penn State and Seton Hall. He visited all five schools, with his most recent trip coming to Virginia on Sept. 21.
“I visited all of those schools and each one has something new about them that I didn’t see at a previous school,” Hodge told 247. “I learned a lot about each school and where I can see myself being.”
Maryland and Villanova appear to be the favorites, and it’s worth noting that Hodge’s high school coach, Brian Lynch, played at Villanova, while his father, Odell Hodge, played at Old Dominion with Maryland assistant Mike Jones.
Matt Hodge cut Virginia, Xavier, Pitt, Alabama and Old Dominion from his original list of 10.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.