Every Friday we will post a list of smaller recruiting news “nuggets” or “tidbits” that deserve mention on this site but do not necessarily require full articles. Here is this Friday’s edition of Recruiting Tidbits:
* Two suburban Chicago prospects are off the board and headed to the MAC. Warren’s Darius Paul and Lake Forest Academy’s Charles Harris both committed early this week to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. According to Scott Powers, Paul (who committed on Monday) and Harris (on Sunday) were AAU teammates for Full Package this past club season. The 6’7″ Paul, who is the younger brother of current Illinois junior Brandon Paul, averaged 11.2 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior for Warren last season. Harris (6’4″) averaged an impressive 15 points for LFA, along with seven rebounds. Both prospects are seniors and will be Broncos next season.
* Also committing on Monday was Rivals’ #116 overall prospect in the 2012 class, Javontae Hawkins. Originally from Flint, Michigan and currently playing at Huntington Prep (WV), Hawkins will play his college basketball down south for the University of South Florida Bulls. Hawkins chose USF over a number of major offers, including Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Minnesota and DePaul. USF head coach Stan Heath was pretty impressive in recruiting and landing Hawkins, who is a fantastic athlete and will make an immediate impact next season in the Big East.
* One of the top senior big men in the entire country made his decision Tuesday afternoon: Dewitt, NY center DaJuan Coleman has decided to stay home and play his college ball at Syracuse University. Coleman chose the Orange over Kentucky and Ohio State. The hometown school was long considered to be his favorite, though DaJuan insisted throughout his recruitment that UK and OSU were also serious contenders.