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Big East offer tracker (Aug. 17): UConn, Xavier add commits, new offers, decisions, and more!

All of the action on the Big East recruiting trail from this past week.

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Those UConn Huskies are still hot on the recruiting trail. UConn nabs its third four-star, top 100-ranked recruit over the last few weeks, with Samson Johnson (Senegal/Patrick School) giving his verbal.

Xavier added another commit to the board, with three-star, 2021 forward Elijah Tucker (Canton, Ga./Cherokee) becoming the second to pledge to the Musketeers in his class.

Here is all the action from this past week:

New commitments:

Outgoing transfers:

  • A destination has been added for former Xavier guard Myles Hanson. He will be transferring to Stonehill. Sit one, play one.

New offers:

  • Four-star, 2022 guard Roddy Gayle Jr. (Niagara Falls, N.Y./Lewiston-Porter) received an offer from St. John’s.
  • 2024 forward Jacob Hogarth (White Plains, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) received an offer from Creighton.
  • After de-committing from Louisville, four-star 2021 forward Bryce Hopkins (Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick) received an offer from Providence.
  • 2023 guard John Kallon (Boston, Mass./City on a Hill Charter) received an offer from DePaul.
  • 2023 guard Jahnathan Lamothe (Queens, N.Y./St. Frances Academy) received offers from DePaul and Georgetown.
  • 2024 forward Caleb Middleton (Dover, N.H./New Hampton) received an offer from DePaul.
  • 2022 forward T.J. Power (Shrewsbury, Mass./St. John’s) received an offer from Marquette.
  • 2023 forward Donald Villard (Boston, Mass./City on a Hill Charter) received an offer from DePaul.
  • Creighton offered 2023 forward Akil Watson and 2024 forward Tarik Watson (Middletown, N.Y./Don Bosco Prep)

Final cuts:

  • Three-star, 2021 forward Sean Durugordon (Queens, N.Y./Putnam Science Academy) included DePaul and Seton Hall in his final eight list.

Non-Big East commitments:

  • Four-star, 2021 guard Jaden Akins (Farmington, Mich./Ypsi Prep Academy) chooses Michigan State, had DePaul in his final six.
  • Four-star, 2021 center Elijah Hutchins-Everett (Wayne, N.J./Miller School) committed to Penn State. Also had offers from DePaul, Providence, Seton Hall, and Villanova.
  • Three-star, 2021 guard David Joplin (Brookfield, Wisc./Brookfield Central) committed to Butler.
  • Three-star, 2021 guard Brandon Murray (Baltimore, Md./IMG Academy) committed to LSU. Had offers from DePaul and Georgetown.

Other notes:

  1. If you notice an error, have news of a new offer, please feel free to tip me off—or Big East Coast Bias—on Twitter: @becb_sbn and @erapay5. I’ll update accordingly.
  2. Shoutout to Anonymous Eagle, Casual Hoya, Banners on the Parkway, Rumble in the Garden, The UConn Blog, and VU Hoops. We unfortunately don’t have articles on all recruits, but we got some help in filling some blanks from our fellow Big East SB Nation sites. Some recruits have clickable names, which will take you to a relevant article regarding that player.
  3. I recommend viewing the spreadsheet externally, since you’ll be able to use things like filters (Google Sheets has that option on the top-left, next to the print button.) and Ctrl+F (Apple+F if you’re on Mac) to help make searching for recruits easier. You’ll also have a bigger screen/window to look at the spreadsheet: Big East Offer Tracker, last updated Aug. 17, 2020. Alternatively, you may view below.

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