March 8, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks forward Olu Ashaolu (5) during the first half of the game against the Colorado Buffaloes in the quarter finals of the 2012 Pac 12 Tournament at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Basketball Recruiting: Texas and Syracuse Offer Marcus Lee

Lots of news today coming in for a couple of top athletes that have been offered by the Oregon Ducks in the class of 2013.

First, 247Sports’ Jerry Meyer reports that five-star power forward, Marcus Lee, has received offers from both Texas and Syracuse. Just recently, Meyer also tweeted that the player has dropped one of his official visits:

Lee is a top prospect across the board on many recruiting sites. 247Sports ranks him the highest overall at eighth while other websites generally have him in the late 20’s and in the 30’s. Both 247Sports and scout have him as the 4th best power forward.

The 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward received an offer from the Ducks on May 14th. The Longhorns and Orange mark the 22nd and 23rd offers for the recruit. Other teams that have reached out to Lee are Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Pepperdine, San Diego, St. Mary’s, Stanford, Texas A&M, VCU, and Washington. Some analysis on the forward from Antioch, California:

In other news, four-star shooting guard, Jabari Bird, has set a destination for his first official visit. From’s William Whelan:’s Josh Gerson also informs us via Twitter that combo guard Darin Johnson has received an offer from Texas A&M. This marks the 13th offer for the recruit. He currently has an official visit to Oregon set for September 14th.

Brian Spaen is the lead editor for Autzen Zoo, follow the site on Facebook and Twitter. Read his other work on the Iowa State blog, Clones Confidential, and Watson Talk Lacrosse.

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