The visits are over. The hats are delivered. So now we wait. 2014 shooting guard and consensus Top 100 prospect Jared Terrell will announce his decision tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. in Boston, Massachusetts. And in case you’ve been under a rock for some time, here’s a recap: Terrell is down to Cincinnati, Oklahoma State, Providence, and Rhode Island. Abu is down to… well, whatever, Rhody isn’t in the mix. So we’ll put that one aside for now as we focus on Terrell. Who will it be? The inside scoop appears to be that… no one has an inside scoop.
Gotta give Abu and Terrell credit..24 hours before the presser and most of the coaches involved are in the dark.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) September 6, 2013
Either way, the whole situation (with both players) seems to be a bit over the top. Welcome to the world of rabid college sports fans… and we’re certainly not exempt from the hysteria. Let’s instead take a deep breath and break down the possibilities as we count down to one of the most anticipated recruiting announcements for URI in some time.
The Bearcats seem to be bringing up the rear in this four-team race. Terrell reportedly visited Cincy on Saturday, August 31, but there wasn’t a lot of buzz in the hours or days afterwards. Consider them to be a dark horse at this point.
The Cowboys appear to be co-front runners for Terrell, along with the University of Rhode Island. Terrell’s visit to Stillwater reportedly went very well, and Oklahoma State was certainly the favorite at the end of last week. Of course, that was before Terrell took his official visit to Kingston.
Seemingly the only thing keeping PC around in this whole ordeal is the possibility of a joint commitment from Terrell and Abu. The Friars are the only common link between the two players, and there have been talks that they would like to attend the same university. Admittedly, those talks have died down as of late, so Providence is looking less likely than they did, say, a month or so ago.
The word in the Twitter-verse is that Terrell’s visit this week went extremely well, and that Hurley, Murphy, and the rest of the staff did everything they could to woo the star shooting guard. As a fan, that’s pretty much all you can ask, and most experts are theorizing that Rhody is right there with Oklahoma State in a decision that is coming down to the wire.
With that, we wait until 3:00 p.m. EST tomorrow. And we here at Rhody Rampage will have you covered. We’ll be in attendance at the announcement, providing audio, video, pictures, and (of course) up-to-the-second details of the announcement.
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