Morning Cup 'O Mud: The Battle For Amile Jefferson


With the transfer of Isaiah Armwood confirmed, the chase for 2012 prospect Amile Jefferson is fully on for Jay Wright and Villanova. Prior to Armwood's transfer, there wasn't a scholarship free for Jefferson (and it's already assumed that Maurice Sutton won't be back for a fifth year to make room for Daniel Ochefu's commitment).

Jefferson, who would be Wright's highest ranked prospect in an already stellar 2012 recruiting class, recently took a visit to North Carolina State, who's looking like 'Nova's biggest competition for Jefferson's signature. That and more in your morning link roundup.

S.E. Pa. Hoops: Friends' Central star Amile Jefferson visits N.C. State | The O'Zone
Friends' Central basketball star Amile Jefferson is just back from an unofficial visit to North Carolina State. Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/rick-obrien/128104089.html#ixzz1VaylhJbX Watch sports videos you won't find anywhere else

Woodstown's Prus gets full ride from 'Nova | NJ.com
Maybe the Woodstown High School rising senior can change more than that in his final season as a leader of the Wolverines football team. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound two-way lineman verbally committed in late June to play at Villanova University, part of the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-AA).

2011 Field Hockey Season Preview | Villanova Official Athletics Site
The 2011 season begins a new stage in the in the history books for the Villanova Wildcats field hockey squad.

Talley sees CAA as tough conference | Philly.com
Villanova Coach Andy Talley talks about being ranked No. 14 in the Football Championship Subdivision but seventh in the team's conference. (Video by Kevin Tatum)

Football preview: Oakcrest | Jersey Side Sports
The only thing to do this year is to win states in Group 3," said Oakcrest senior cornerback Mark Clements. Clements has committed to Villanova. He had seven interceptions last season and figures to play a lot on offense this season as a wide receiver.

Women's Soccer Game Postponed Until Monday Afternoon | Villanova Official Athletic Site
The women's soccer game between Villanova and Saint Joseph's has been postponed one day to Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the West Campus Soccer Complex.

Quarterback Dustin Thomas ready to lead an inexperienced Villanova football squad | Philadelphia Inquirer
Villanova quarterback Dustin Thomas remembers the moment from late last season very well. "I was on the sideline during practice, and the team trainer came by and told me he had just got off the phone with the doctor," Thomas said on Thursday before the Wildcats held another session of preseason camp. "He said, 'You're fine to go back in now.' I sprinted to the locker room and got my equipment without asking any questions."

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