Jake’s Take: Volume 1, daily mailbag.

Welcome everyone to Jake’s Take, where I’ll answer 4-5 of your recruiting questions. This will be every Monday, tweet where you can ask questions will go out every Sunday afternoon.

Here we go.

Drew Timme’s decision will come on national signing day, November 14th. For me [and his list] it’s a four-team race between Texas A&M, Illinois, Gonzaga, and Alabama. All of those in which he visited. For me, I’m heading a different route than many and eliminating Texas A&M.

Ultimately I think this one is between Gonzaga and Alabama. Although the Illini have made a good effort I just think one of those two makes the most sense for Timme.

Kofi Cockburn’s decision for me is quite easier to make than it was for Drew Timme. Agreeing with many, I see Dan Hurley and the UConn Huskies grabbing a commitment from the Oak Hill five-star big. As for a timetable, not sure, but that was Kofi’s first official last weekend.

Others in the mix such as Florida State, Illinois, Kansas, LSU, and many others. UConn already has commitments from Jalen Gaffney and James Bouknight, adding Cockburn to the mix could be huge for Hurley’s first class at UConn.

Recently Pittsburgh has hosted prospects like Akok Akok and Qudus Wahab. Stockrisers also learned today that Jeff Capel and his staff will host 2019 four-star Tyrese Samuel for an official visit this upcoming weekend.

My best [and safest] bet on who Pittsburgh will land is 2019 big Qudus Wahab. It makes sense for both sides, Wahab could come in and make an impact right from the jump. Jeff Capel and staff has seen Wahab on multiple occasions over the past few weeks and “The visit was great,” he told Stockrisers.

As for a decision, he told Stockrisers he won’t know for sure till after his final-official which is this upcoming weekend to Syracuse. Stay tuned.

The answer to this could and should be yes but with a recent report from TJ Walker stating that Memphis will likely get James Wiseman and many other recruits leaning towards other schools, who knows?

As of now, I think that it has to be one of the big men. Matthew Hurt, Jaden McDaniels, Vernon Carey Jr, are the likely candidates. I’d eliminate Isaiah Stewart from the list of Kentucky recruits likely to have a good chance of them getting. It could be only a matter of weeks until we know if Coach Cal could land another top-100 player.

Jason Jitoboh, the 6-10 big playing for Hamilton Heights battled an injury over the past few months that was the likely reason for his recruitment slowing down. Prior to the injury, he had schools like Louisville and Florida on him and even booked official visits to both schools. Now both schools have top-10 classes for 2019.

He’s now restarted his recruitment, reopened it rather, and has officially visited UCF and Saint Louis over the past two weekends. Schools like Wake Forest, Georgetown, and others have seen Jitoboh as well.

It’s uncertain what his next step is, after talking with his coach, Steve Cook, no visits are currently planned.


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