While some Big East schools are set to have their top targets on campus this weekend for Midnight Madness, other recruits are trimming their list of schools and some like Kaiser Gates have already committed. Here's a look at the latest news involving Big East signees and targets:
Georgetown to host top recruits for Midnight Madness
Georgetown’s Midnight Madness will take place today, and the school will have many of the top prospects in the nation there for officials visits and some that are already committed to Georgetown. Sources told Big East Coast Bias that class of 2015 recruits Perry Dozier, Tacko Fall, Kaleb Johnson, Marcus Derrickson (Hoyas commit) and Jessie Govan (Hoyas commit) will attend, and all of whom are also on official visits except for Kaleb Johnson. Anthony Cowan, Markelle Fultz, Sacha Killeya-Jones told Big East Coast Bias that they will be in attendance tonight. Josh Stirn of Maryland 247 reported that Kodye Pugh, a forward in the class of 2016, will be attendance as well. DJ Harvey and Blake Harris relayed to Big East Coast Bias that they will represent the 2017 class at the event.
Briscoe, a five-star recruit, will visit St. John's tonight for Midnight Madness. The touted guard is also considering UConn, Kentucky, Missouri, Seton Hall and Rutgers. St. John’s is making a big push for Briscoe, bringing their entire coaching staff to watch him practice and meet with his head coach on Thursday, according to Adam Zagoria. Briscoe told NJ.com a short time ago that he will make his decision "soon". Elite recruits, Brandon Sampson, and Cheick Diallo will also trip to St. John’s for Midnight Madness.
Temple Gibbs visited Seton Hall for their Midnight Madness and told Big East Coast Bias that he will be at Providence for Midnight Madness tonight, and Boston College on Saturday. The Seton Hall Prep guard holds offers from St. John's, Providence, Seton Hall, among others. Bruce Brown, who is also a guard in the 2016 class will attend Midnight Madness tonight along with Tomas Murphy of the Class of 2017, according to Adam Zagoria.
On Thursday, St. Francis forward Kaiser Gates committed to Xavier. Gates is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and is Xavier's first commit in the class. Gates will be able to spread out Xavier's offense with his great shooting ability and can handle the ball well for his size. Brian Snow of Scout.com wrote that Xavier plans to use him as a "wing and power forward".
Five-star forward Ivan Rabb of Bishop O’Dowd High School will trim his list of schools this weekend, according to Jeff Fraudo of insidebayarea.com. Rabb will first call the schools that did not make the cut and then will then make the schools on his new list public on Twitter, his head coach Lou Richie, said to Big East Coast Bias on Wednesday. The schools that Rabb is considering are Georgetown, UCLA, Kentucky, Arizona, Cal, Kansas, and North Carolina.