Much like many around the Big East Conference this week, the Seton Hall Pirates were busy on the recruiting trail. The Pirates focused in on the Class of 2020, as Kevin Willard and his staff sent out two scholarship offers.
The first of the two offers was handed out to K.D. Johnson. The news of Johnson’s offer came via Shun Williams of On The Radar Hoops.
The lowdown on Johnson is that he is a rising junior at Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Georgia. He’s listed at 6-foot-1, 160 lbs., so he’s a bit undersized at this point. There is, however, plenty of time and space for growth. According to his Verbal Commits page, Seton Hall is among five schools who’ve offered him to this point.
They’re one of two high major programs to do so, as the Auburn Tigers offered him later in the week on July 12. The Presbyterian Blue Hose of the Big South, North Florida Ospreys of the Atlantic Sun and James Madison Dukes of the Colonial are the other three programs to have offered him.
The second player that the Pirates offered is shooting guard Darius Maddox. The news of Maddox’s offer came first via Adam Ayalew, a senior contributor to Prep Hoops.
Seton Hall and Bryant have offered Team Durant/St. John’s ‘20 SG Darius Maddox, per a source https://t.co/Xh6CZTqa3m— Adam Ayalew (@AyalewAdam) July 12, 2018
Maddox is listed at 6-foot-4, 180 lbs. as he enters his junior season at St. John’s College High School in Washington D.C. 247Sports’ standalone recruiting service has him checking in as a four-star recruit in 2020. He ranks 50th in the country and is also the top player in the District of Columbia. Among all shooting guards in 2020, Maddox is currently listed 11th.
As you might imagine, there’re plenty who’ve checked in and offered the Team Durant shooting guard. Seton Hall joins a growing list of eight schools who’ve offered to this point. The UMass Minutemen, George Washington Colonials, Rhode Island Rams, George Mason Patriots, VCU Rams, La Salle Explorers and Bryant Bulldogs are the other programs to’ve offered. But a player of his caliber will certainly fetch more high-major offers as time progresses.
Obviously, it’s still very early in the game, but Seton Hall now has 22 open offers for the Class of 2020. You can’t say Willard and his staff aren’t taking a strong step towards the future.