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Class of 2018 recruiting visits (first post updated)

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I'll try to constantly update this first post for visits posted in individual recruit threads. Any visit posted in this thread will definitely be added. Whenever possible please link to a source.

PA SG Tyrese Martin official 9/8-11 Committed 9/13
MD PF Jermaine Harris unofficial 6/26, official 9/22-24 Committed 10/6
MD PG Brendan Adams official 9/7-9 Committed 10/8

MD PG Amir Harris 9/15-17 Committed to URI 9/17, Decommitted 10/11

NY PF Souleymane Koureissi unofficial 6/21
KY PG Anthony Nelson unofficial 6/22 Not in his top 5
MA SF Philmon Gebrewhit unofficial 6/22, URI Elite Camp 6/25
MA PF Chris Doherty unofficial before 6/23
NY G Omer Silverio unofficial 6/28
RI F Jack Quinlevan unofficial 10/12

Ousmane Diop URI Elite Camp 6/25

MD G Matt Balanc rumored official (by Slim) last weekend of September There is no evidence this visit actually occurred, Committed to Quinnipiac
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In Matt Balanc's thread, Slim says Matt will be visiting in September, although he didn't give a specific date.
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I saw that. With no date or source I wasn't comfortable adding that yet, but I'll keep my eye out. I probably should have added that as a reply here.
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Billyboy78 wrote:In Matt Balanc's thread, Slim says Matt will be visiting in September, although he didn't give a specific date.


Will be either the 3rd or 4th weekend in September
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As always September will be a huge month for the future of this program
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Sept 7, Brendan Adam, official
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Slim wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:In Matt Balanc's thread, Slim says Matt will be visiting in September, although he didn't give a specific date.


Will be either the 3rd or 4th weekend in September


Is this the same guy that played "Joey" on Friends?
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Iggy1979 wrote:Sept 7, Brendan Adam, official


Glad to see this is set up, he is actively being recruited by BCS level programs for whatever that is worth.
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Iggy1979 wrote:Sept 7, Brendan Adam, official


Great that Adams is visiting

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September: Saturday 16 vs Harvard 1:00 PM

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If we're recruiting against schools like Georgia, I hope we're not taking Adams to a football game.
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Billyboy78 wrote:If we're recruiting against schools like Georgia, I hope we're not taking Adams to a football game.


Or maybe that's exactly where we want to bring him. If that doesn't show him basketball is number 1 at URI than I don't know what would.
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Iggy1979 wrote:Sept 7, Brendan Adams, official
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Iggy1979 wrote:
Iggy1979 wrote:Sept 7, Brendan Adams, official


Let's update that top page with this news!
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More on Adams...
Julius Kim‏ @JKimElevate · 1h1 hour ago
2018 Team Melo guard Brendan Adams will take an official visit to Wyoming on 9/15
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Billyboy78 wrote:More on Adams...
Julius Kim‏ @JKimElevate · 1h1 hour ago
2018 Team Melo guard Brendan Adams will take an official visit to Wyoming on 9/15


Wow interesting. Let's hope it doesn't even go that far.
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Slim wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:In Matt Balanc's thread, Slim says Matt will be visiting in September, although he didn't give a specific date.


Will be either the 3rd or 4th weekend in September


Source for this?
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Iggy1979 wrote:Sept 7, Brendan Adam, official


Officials are normally multiple days. Was there a source on this?
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:
Slim wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:In Matt Balanc's thread, Slim says Matt will be visiting in September, although he didn't give a specific date.


Will be either the 3rd or 4th weekend in September


Source for this?

The source is Slim. He knows Balanc.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:
Iggy1979 wrote:Sept 7, Brendan Adam, official


Officials are normally multiple days. Was there a source on this?

That's the day the visit starts. Can't reveal source.
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It's "twitter official" anyway now

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Interesting dynamic with Adams and Martin both scheduled to take official visits this coming weekend. Will we take commitments from both players or do we only take the first of the two who verbal?
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Just an assumption but they would gladly take both, focus on Harris with a backup front court player targeted incase they don't land Harris and then Williams will be the last remaining target with Balanc the backup.

Anybody disagree?
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CT Rhody wrote:Just an assumption but they would gladly take both, focus on Harris with a backup front court player targeted incase they don't land Harris and then Williams will be the last remaining target with Balanc the backup.

Anybody disagree?

Not me. In my ideal wotld, we'll be done on 9/22 when Harris verbally agrees after Martin and Adams verval this weekend.
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CT Rhody wrote:Just an assumption but they would gladly take both, focus on Harris with a backup front court player targeted incase they don't land Harris and then Williams will be the last remaining target with Balanc the backup.

Anybody disagree?


So you think they try to fill all five open scholarships the traditional way and don't hold one back for a transfer?
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:
CT Rhody wrote:Just an assumption but they would gladly take both, focus on Harris with a backup front court player targeted incase they don't land Harris and then Williams will be the last remaining target with Balanc the backup.

Anybody disagree?


So you think they try to fill all five open scholarships the traditional way and don't hold one back for a transfer?


I think if they can land 5 players that they are projecting will be able to make an impact and they want to commit, why wouldn't they take them all? Especially nowadays where the average team losses two transfers a season, one spot might open up that way anyway later on.
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Any update on the Balanc visit? We still have 3rd or 4th weekend posted up there.
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Lot of three star recruits being mentioned. For this storied class. No top 100 and the discussion of best class ever ends.
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CT Rhody wrote:Any update on the Balanc visit? We still have 3rd or 4th weekend posted up there.


There has been no confirmation of what Slim claimed. He joined a month ago and made six posts in a week, all related to Balanc, and hasn't been back in three weeks. When I asked if there was an outside source corroborating Slim's claim another poster said Slim knew Balanc. I don't know how the other poster knew that and how close the relationship is between Slim and Balanc, if it exists at all. Frankly, I didn't want to include it at all in the top post, I think it should be for confirmed information only, but I also didn't want to keep getting asked why I wasn't including all "information". I guess we'll know in a couple weeks.
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theblueram wrote:Lot of three star recruits being mentioned. For this storied class. No top 100 and the discussion of best class ever ends.


I have not seen or read "best class ever" anywhere but by a few posters on this board.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:
CT Rhody wrote:Any update on the Balanc visit? We still have 3rd or 4th weekend posted up there.


There has been no confirmation of what Slim claimed. He joined a month ago and made six posts in a week, all related to Balanc, and hasn't been back in three weeks. When I asked if there was an outside source corroborating Slim's claim another poster said Slim knew Balanc. I don't know how the other poster knew that and how close the relationship is between Slim and Balanc, if it exists at all. Frankly, I didn't want to include it at all in the top post, I think it should be for confirmed information only, but I also didn't want to keep getting asked why I wasn't including all "information". I guess we'll know in a couple weeks.



Balanc visiting last weekend in Sept. Will make his college decision early Oct. Bunch high majors schools want him to prep in become 2019. Looks like he's staying in the class of 2018.
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theblueram wrote:Lot of three star recruits being mentioned. For this storied class. No top 100 and the discussion of best class ever ends.


For me, any such talk wouldn't begin for about 3 years and won't end (if it ever starts) until about 5 years from now.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:
CT Rhody wrote:Any update on the Balanc visit? We still have 3rd or 4th weekend posted up there.


There has been no confirmation of what Slim claimed. He joined a month ago and made six posts in a week, all related to Balanc, and hasn't been back in three weeks. When I asked if there was an outside source corroborating Slim's claim another poster said Slim knew Balanc. I don't know how the other poster knew that and how close the relationship is between Slim and Balanc, if it exists at all. Frankly, I didn't want to include it at all in the top post, I think it should be for confirmed information only, but I also didn't want to keep getting asked why I wasn't including all "information". I guess we'll know in a couple weeks.


Great wroteup and completely understand where your coming from. Guess the last weekend of September is what slim is saying now. Hope he is right! I think he would be a nice addition to the program.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:
CT Rhody wrote:Any update on the Balanc visit? We still have 3rd or 4th weekend posted up there.


There has been no confirmation of what Slim claimed. He joined a month ago and made six posts in a week, all related to Balanc, and hasn't been back in three weeks. When I asked if there was an outside source corroborating Slim's claim another poster said Slim knew Balanc. I don't know how the other poster knew that and how close the relationship is between Slim and Balanc, if it exists at all. Frankly, I didn't want to include it at all in the top post, I think it should be for confirmed information only, but I also didn't want to keep getting asked why I wasn't including all "information". I guess we'll know in a couple weeks.



Balanc visiting last weekend in Sept. Will make his college decision early Oct. Bunch high majors schools want him to prep in become 2019. Looks like he's staying in the class of 2018.


Does he have a favorite at this point? Is he taking any other official visits?
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CT Rhody wrote:
Slim wrote:
RhowdyRam02 wrote:
There has been no confirmation of what Slim claimed. He joined a month ago and made six posts in a week, all related to Balanc, and hasn't been back in three weeks. When I asked if there was an outside source corroborating Slim's claim another poster said Slim knew Balanc. I don't know how the other poster knew that and how close the relationship is between Slim and Balanc, if it exists at all. Frankly, I didn't want to include it at all in the top post, I think it should be for confirmed information only, but I also didn't want to keep getting asked why I wasn't including all "information". I guess we'll know in a couple weeks.



Balanc visiting last weekend in Sept. Will make his college decision early Oct. Bunch high majors schools want him to prep in become 2019. Looks like he's staying in the class of 2018.


Does he have a favorite at this point? Is he taking any other official visits?


No favorites but he will be taking other visits. FL Gulf Coast was supposed to be his 1st official but got canceled due to weather. Will also visit UMASS. Balanc will make his decision in Oct. One AAC school is trying make a push to get visit.

Mezie Offurum who I think you guys were involved with at one point committed to GW this week.
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Slim wrote:
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Slim wrote:

Balanc visiting last weekend in Sept. Will make his college decision early Oct. Bunch high majors schools want him to prep in become 2019. Looks like he's staying in the class of 2018.


Does he have a favorite at this point? Is he taking any other official visits?


No favorites but he will be taking other visits. FL Gulf Coast was supposed to be his 1st official but got canceled due to weather. Will also visit UMASS. Balanc will make his decision in Oct. One AAC school is trying make a push to get visit.

Mezie Offurum who I think you guys were involved with at one point committed to GW this week.

Hey Slim, sounds like you're a DC area guy. Any idea what Jermaine Harris or Brendan Adams is thinking as far as URI goes?
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They've been bringing in two at a time so maybe Balanc is coming in with Jermaine Harris
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ramster wrote:
theblueram wrote:Lot of three star recruits being mentioned. For this storied class. No top 100 and the discussion of best class ever ends.


I have not seen or read "best class ever" anywhere but by a few posters on this board.


I've seen it here and on twitter

We have no idea how these kids will develop when they play here. To say that the discussion ends because of a ranking is ridiculous.
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Confirmed..

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RhowdyRam02 wrote:I'll try to constantly update this first post for visits posted in individual recruit threads. Any visit posted in this thread will definitely be added. Whenever possible please link to a source.

PA SG Tyrese Martin official 9/8-11 Committed to URI 9/13
MD PG Brendan Adams 9/7-9
MD PG Amir Harris 9/15-17 Committed to URI 9/17
MD PF Jermaine Harris unofficial 6/26, official 9/22-24

NY PF Souleymane Koureissi unofficial 6/21
KY PG Anthony Nelson unofficial 6/22 Not in his top 5
MA SF Philmon Gebrewhit unofficial 6/22, URI Elite Camp 6/25
MA PF Chris Doherty unofficial before 6/23
NY G Omer Silverio unofficial 6/28

Ousmane Diop URI Elite Camp 6/25

MD G Matt Balanc rumored official (by Slim) last weekend of September There is no evidence this visit actually occurred


Hard not to be impressed by 4 total official visits leading to 5 commitments and a complete, as of now, class.

I know Tate technically took one, but it was after he verballed.
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I am very impressed.

I am also hopeful that everyone on the roster comes back better. And that the brass have a plan to keep the coaching right there on the sideline.

URI has sparked and it is time to fan the flame.

I went to 2 schools. One of them called me on my graduation day and asked for money. The other (URI) has never asked.

I will up my commitment from just season tickets to a donation very soon but they aren't helping to push me off that ledge.
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