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Talen Horton-Tucker set to commit on Thursday

The 2018 wing cut down to three schools on Sunday, with the Xavier Musketeers being in the mix.’s Brian Snow is reporting that class of 2018 wing Talen Horton-Tucker will commit on Thursday night.

Horton-Tucker, of course, cut his list down to three on Sunday night. The Xavier Musketeers of the Big East Conference were one of the three programs who survived the cut. The Illinois Fighting Illini of the Big Ten and the Iowa State Cyclones were the other two.

It appeared that ISU were the ones out in front for him. The Cyclones recruited Illinois well in the 2018 recruiting cycle, previously landing Zion Griffin and George Conditt of Darien and Chicago, Illinois in September and early October. Griffin and Conditt are the 5th- and 6th-ranked players in the state, and Horton-Tucker stands as the 4th-ranked player right now.

He made his official visit to Illinois this past weekend in Champaign-Urbana. It was last week that he visited Ames, and back on September 22 that Horton-Tucker made his visit to Xavier. Despite the fact that it was last month, head coach Chris Mack and his staff must’ve made a pretty good impression on him. The Muskies did, of course, make the cut despite that and the fact that he visited the Georgia Tech campus on October 6.

It now certainly looks like Horton-Tucker will be staying in state though. If you are to believe the updated Crystal Ball.

Time will tell to see if Xavier will be receiving good news on Thursday as it pertains to Talen Horton-Tucker’s commitment.

Talen Horton-Tucker is the 109th-ranked prospect in the class of 2018. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound wing is listed 28th among all small forwards and fourth in the state of Illinois. He is a four-star player per 247Sports Composite.