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Big East recruiting update (Oct. 10): ‘Nova in High’s final five, final cuts and more!

A big splash in an otherwise tame week of recruiting.

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Shortly after the last recruiting roundup, Villanova target Zayden High (Spring Branch, Texas/Compass Prep), a four-star 2023 forward, announced that the Wildcats were in his final five list, which also consists of Texas, North Carolina, Arkansas and Michigan.

It was a big highlight that started a pretty tame week of recruiting.

Here’s the rest of the action from across the Big East for this past week:

Incoming transfer:

  • Triton College (JUCO) guard Keyondre Young (Del City, Okla./Del City) will transfer to DePaul after this season.

Non-Big East commitments:

  • Four-star 2023 guard Silas Demary Jr. (Wake Forest, N.C./Combine Academy) committed to USC, also had Providence and St. John’s offers.
  • Four-star 2023 guard Edgerrin ‘Jizzle’ James Jr. (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) committed to Cincinnati, also had Providence and Georgetown offers.
  • Three-star 2023 center Michael Nwoko (Sugar Land, Texas/Prolific Prep) committed to Miami, also had Providence in his final nine.

Final cuts:

  • Four-star 2023 forward Zayden High (Spring Branch, Texas/Compass Prep) included Villanova in his final five list.

New offers:

  • Four-star 2024 guard Jalil Bethea (Warminster, Pa./Archbishop Wood) received an offer from St. John’s.
  • Three-star 2024 center Thomas Sorber (Trenton, N.J./Archbishop Ryan) received an offer from St. John’s.

Other notes:

  1. If you notice an error, have news of a new offer, please feel free to tip me off on Twitter at @erapay5. I’ll update accordingly.
  2. Shoutout to Anonymous Eagle, Casual Hoya, Banners on the Parkway, Rumble in the Garden, The UConn Blog, and VU Hoops. We unfortunately don’t have articles on all recruits, but we got some help in filling some blanks from our fellow Big East SB Nation sites. Some recruits have clickable names, which will take you to a relevant article regarding that player.
  3. I recommend viewing the spreadsheet externally, since you’ll be able to use things like filters (Google Sheets has that option on the top-left, next to the print button.) and Ctrl+F (Apple+F if you’re on Mac) to help make searching for recruits easier. You’ll also have a bigger screen/window to look at the spreadsheet: Big East Offer Tracker, last updated Oct. 10, 2022. Alternatively, you may view below.

Offer Tracker:

Transfer Tracker: