IDS News is reporting that 2011 prospect, Rakeem Christmas has trimmed his list to 8. Baylor, Florida, Georgetown, Indiana, Ohio State, Oklahoma,Texas and Villanova are the schools he will be choosing from. The 6'8 Philly product is thought to be the top center in the '11 class and was drawing interest from the NC State staff. This is not a big blow to the Wolfpack as they had only recently begun tracking Christmas.
Right now, the focus is still on the final scholarship available in 2010. The big names on the board for the Pack are CJ Leslie, Luke Cothron and Mychal Parker, all of whom would be gigantic additions to an already stellar class of PG Ryan Harrow (5 star) and Lorenzo Brown (4 star). A sleeper in this class is Tobias Harris, a perimeter oriented 6'8 forward who has brought high energy and intensity to the floor every time we've seen him. He has a connection to the staff, but is being recruited very heavily by Kentucky and Tennessee.
2011 should be an exciting class to follow as the staff is recruiting two local products in Dezmine Wells and Quincy Miller.
We'll keep you updated on any new developments.