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:
Just got word that Marcus Lee is canceling his scheduled visit to Arizona this weekend.
— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) August 1, 2012
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:
If Marcus Lee gains enough strength and develops a reliable jump shot, look out. Love length, athleticism, awareness, passing and finishing.
— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) July 31, 2012
In other news, four-star shooting guard, Jabari Bird, has set a destination for his first official visit. From BuffScoop.com’s William Whelan:
Five-star small forward Jabari Bird has set up his only official so far, for Colorado September 9.
— William Whelan (@William_Whelan) July 31, 2012
Scout.com’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.