Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting Analyst
Jeremy Adams of Madison (Miss.) Central, perhaps the hottest under-the-radar prospect to emerge during his senior season, hit the road this weekend to check out the two finalists in his recruitment.
Jeremy Adams was at Arkansas and Texas A&M the last few days. Saturday, Adams was in Fayetteville, Ark., where he watched Arkansas fall to Kentucky. Monday night, he was in College Station, Texas, witnessing Texas A&M's dismantling of Texas.
Adams, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound shooting guard, had positive things to say about both schools.
"I enjoyed both visits," Adams said. "They are both college towns with very friendly people. The teams and the coaches were friendly."
Texas A&M, however, has the upper hand in a recruiting battle that could end soon.
"I think they are my leader," he said of the Aggies.
"The way I feel comfortable with the players and coaches at Texas A&M, I can see myself playing there in the future. I'm going to go home and talk with my family about it and think about it. I will probably have a decision soon."
A sharpshooter with size, Adams has the type of game to fill the shoes of departing senior Josh Carter .
"Coach [Mark] Turgeon said he wanted someone to come in and shoot the ball and score," Adams said.
MORE MISSISSIPPI NEWS
A leader has emerged for Jackson (Miss.) Provine High School power forward Jalen Courtney . A ranked member of the 2010 class, Courtney spent some time this weekend at his top school, LSU.
"I've been an LSU fan since I was 11 years old," Courtney said. "This year I've gotten to know Coach [Trent] Johnson on another level, and I love where the program is going. I love the way they play and the way Coach Johnson coaches."
Courtney also has Missouri high on his school list. In addition to LSU and Missouri, he has offers from Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Georgia State.
STEPHENSON THROWS ANOTHER CURVE
The ever evolving school list of top-10 prospect Lance Stephenson shifted again recently. After Maryland entered the fray with a surprise official visit from Stephenson a couple weeks ago, Stephenson has now added Wake Forest and UCLA to his short list.
This weekend Stephenson will officially visit Kansas, and hometown school St. John's rounds out Stephenson's top five. Stephenson told Rivals.com this week that he would like to visit both Wake Forest and UCLA before making a decision.
TENNESSEE PROSPECT NEWS
Class of 2011 prospect Kedren Johnson picked up an offer from Tennessee following a 42-point performance. Kedren Johnson , a 2011 all-purpose perimeter player from Lewisburg (Tenn.) Marshall County, received his first high-major offer from Tennessee after the Vols watched him put up 42 points on Friday night.
Clemson is the latest school to offer 2010 four-star prospect Casey Prather of Jackson (Tenn.) North Side, joining a high number of schools that have already offered the athletic wing.
Elite freshman prospect Perry Ellis continued his unofficial visit tour by taking in the rivalry matchup of his in-state schools Kansas and Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan.
Homestead (Fla.) South Dade High School point guard Vincent Williams will visit St. Louis this week. UAB is trying to get him on campus for a visit as well.
After being removed from his Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict's high school team, top-10 2010 prospect Tristan Thompson has landed at Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep.
Chris Denson of Midland, Ga., a 2010 point guard prospect, will unofficially visit South Carolina this weekend. Denson also is being recruited by Connecticut, and assistant coach Patrick Sellers is expected to watch Denson play in his regional tournament. Alabama A&M, Tennessee Tech and Western Carolina have offered Denson.
Arizona assistant Reggie Geary proved that you don't have to have a permanent head coach in place to land a commitment. Geary secured a commitment from power forward Tremayne Johnson of Los Angeles Southwest Junior College.