The Villanova Wildcats stayed hot on the recruiting trail, securing another commitment, this time from three-star 2021 guard Angelo Brizzi (Warrenton, Va./Highland). The verbal commitment boosted the Wildcats to the top spot for a couple of days on 247 sports’ team recruiting rankings for the class of 2021.
Villanova has seen been supplanted by Florida State, who added four-star center John Butler Jr., but the ‘Cats are still sitting nicely at No. 2.
The DePaul Blue Demons also secured a commitment this past week, with Brett Hardt Jr. (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Prep) becoming the third member of Dave Leitao’s 2021 recruiting class shortly after receiving an offer from them.
The Blue Demons had more action on the transfer portal, with Lyrik Shreiner leaving. The Xavier Musketeers added a solid pickup in Hampton transfer Ben Stanley, who was one of the top scorers in college hoops last season.
The Georgetown Hoyas got a commit to conclude the weekend, with three-star 2021 forward Jalin Billingsley (Hudson, Ohio/Lutheran East) becoming the Hoyas’ third commit for in the class.
Here is the rest of the the new recruiting action from this past week:
- Three-star 2021 guard Angelo Brizzi (Warrenton, Va./Highland) committed to Villanova.
- 2021 guard Brett Hardt Jr. (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Prep) committed to DePaul.
- Three-star 2021 forward Jalin Billingsley (Hudson, Ohio/Lutheran East) committed to Georgetown.
- Hampton forward Ben Stanley is transferring to Xavier. He may get a waiver to make him eligible immediately. Stanley has two seasons remaining.
- DePaul guard Lyrik Shreiner is entering the transfer portal. He is a graduate transfer and will be eligible immediately.
- Four-star 2022 guard Mark Armstrong (South Orange, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep) received an offer from DePaul.
- 2024 forward Donnie Freeman (Waldorf, Md./St. John’s College HS) received an offer from Georgetown
- 2021 guard Brett Hardt Jr. (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Prep) received an offer from DePaul.
- 2024 guard Darren Harris (Herndon, Va./Paul VI Catholic) received an offer from Georgetown.
- Three-star forward Chisom Okpara (Bronxville, N.Y./Vermont Academy) received an offer from Seton Hall.
- 2023 guard Malik Olafioye (Detroit, Mich./Ecorse) received an offer from Georgetown.
- Xavier makes the final five list for three-star 2021 guard Erik Reynolds (Potomac, Md./Bullis School), but Georgetown and Seton Hall didn’t make the cut.
Non-Big East commitments:
- Four-star 2021 forward K.J. Adams (Austin, Texas/Westlake) committed to Kansas, had Georgetown in his final 10 list.
- Four-star 2021 center John Butler Jr. (Greenville, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal School) committed to Florida State. Had an offer from Xavier.
- Three-star 2021 guard Gabe Dorsey (Pottstown, Pa./Hill School) picked Vanderbilt over a final eight list that included Providence and Xavier.
- Four-star 2021 guard Bensley Joseph (Arlington, Mass./Cushing Academy) committed to Miami over Georgetown, Providence, Marquette, and Kansas.
- Xavier target, four-star forward Lynn Kidd (Birmingham, Ala./IMG Academy) reclassifies from 2021 to 2020 and commits to Clemson.
- Three-star 2021 forward Eric van der Heijden (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook) commits to Louisville, also had Marquette and Providence in his final 10 list.
- Five-star 2021 forward Peyton Watson (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Polytechnic) committed to UCLA, had an offer from Georgetown.
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