It was a huge couple weeks in the recruiting world as several colleges landed verbal commitments from some of their top-targeted prospects. Some of the high profile players that came off the board are five-star talents Kevon Looney, Devin Booker and Trey Lyles. A couple others that decided on their future colleges, Trevon Bluiett and James Blackmon had previously been committed and reopened their recruitment, until now. Several other young athletes, like 2015 prospect D.J. Williams and more also chose to make what is one of the most important choices in a student-athlete’s life. Check out the following list of commitments from the past two weeks around the nation...

COMMITMENTS
UCLA finds a gift internationally after receiving a pledge on Monday, October 28th from Hungary’s Gyorgy Goloman of Sagemont School (FL) who will bolster the interior for the Bruins in the future.

Gonzaga gets another solid guard added to its 2014 mix when they received a verbal commitment from G Bryan Alberts of Village Christian School (CA) on Monday evening. Alberts played with BTI Pump ‘N’ Run during the grassroots season.

2015 PF Chris Harris of James Madison H.S. (TX) decided Tuesday, October 29th to verbally commit to Texas A&M who is hoping to make splashes on the college basketball scene soon.

Providence struck on the 2015 trail early as F Ryan Fazekas of Marquette Catholic School (IN) verbally committed to the Friars on Tuesday, October 29th.

2015 SG Jon Davis of Clinton Christian (MD) gave his pledge to DePaul on Wednesday, October 30th. Davis played with D.C. Assault on the grassroots scene this summer.

The Gators got some great news Wednesday, October 30th, when four-star Top 100 prospect, 2014 G/F Devin Robinson of Christchurch School (VA) verbally committed to Florida as Coach Donovan continues to build a talented ’14 class. Robinson competed for the Richmond Squires programs during the grassroots season.

2014 C Michael Humphrey of Sunnyslope H.S. (AZ) committed verbally to Stanford on Wednesday, October 30th, giving the Cardinals some good, talented size to compete with in the future. He played for Arizona Magic during the grassroots travel season.

2014 SG James Blackmon of Marion H.S. (IN) who had previously backed off his verbal commitment to home-state Indiana, recommitted to the Hoosiers on Thursday, October 31st. Blackmon competed for Spiece Indy Heat during the grassroots travel season.

On Thursday, October 31st, 2014 SG Devin Booker of Moss Point H.S. (MS) announced his highly anticipated decision and chose big, verbally committing to powerhouse Kentucky who is putting together a 2014 class to rival its current recruiting class. Booker played for the Alabama Challenge program on the grassroots circuit.

Consensus Top 10 prospect, 2014 F  Kevon Looney of Milwaukee Hamilton H.S. (WI) made a huge announcement that shocked many who were keeping tune to where the gifted wing/post prospect would elect to commit. In the end, Looney chose to verbally commit to Coach Alford and UCLA on Thursday, October 31st. Looney played with the Running Rebels grassroots program during the travel season.

Sacramento State received a verbal commitment from 2014 PF Justin Strings of Mira Costa H.S. (CA) on October 31st. Strings played with the So Cal Pharaohs program during the grassroots travel season.

Another prospect who had recently reopened his recruitment came back off the board today as 2014 SF Trevon Bluiett of Park Tudor H.S. (IN) chose to verbally commit on this time to Xavier on Friday, November 1st. Bluiett also played with Spiece Indy Heat during the majority of the grassroots travel season.

2014 PF Eugene Artison of Franklin H.S. (WA) gave a verbal commitment to Fresno State on Saturday, November 2nd.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2014 SG Robbie Berwick of Atascadero H.S. (CA) verbally committed to play in the ACC for the Florida State Seminoles. He played with Pangos Elite during the grassroots season.

2014 PG Keith Pinckney of Miller Grove H.S. (GA) made his decision on Sunday, November 3rd, pledging to attend and play collegiately at Tulane. Pinckney played for the Georgia Stars on the grassroots circuit during the travel season.

Fresno State added another 2014 prospect when SF Isaiah Bailey of Compton H.S. (CA) verbally committed to the Bulldogs on Tuesday, November 5th. He played for Team Compton during the grassroots travel season.

Five-star 2014 PF Trey Lyles of Arsenal Technical School (IN) kept the nation waiting, but there was little surprise when the announcement came Tuesday that he has verbally committed to Kentucky, bolstering another huge recruiting class for the Wildcats. Lyles played with Spiece Indy Heat on the grassroots circuit.

Athletic, four-star wing prospect, 2015 SF D.J. Williams of Simeon Academy (IL) chose to stay close to home and verbally committed to Illinois on Tuesday. Williams played for the Meanstreets program during the grassroots travel season.

2015 G Damon Wilson of Our Savior New American School (NY) ended his recruitment early by verbally committing on Tuesday to play his college basketball for Pittsburgh. Wilson competed with the NJ Playaz program during the grassroots season.

2014 PF Logan McCLane of Greenfield School (NC) verbally committed to Miami (OH) on Wednesday, November 6th. He competed with Team Loaded NC during the grassroots travel season.

Skilled post prospect 2014 PF Dante Buford of Arlington Country Day (FL) elected to pledge his talents to the Sooners of Oklahoma on Thursday, November 7th. Buford competed with Florida Elite during the grassroots travel season.

Ohio State received another big piece to their future with a verbal commitment from 2014 C Payton Dastrup of Mountain View H.S. (AZ). Dastrup competed with Cal Supreme during the grassroots travel season.

Rutgers landed a solid forward for the future getting a verbal commitment on Friday, November 8th from 2015 F LeRoy Butts of Clinton Christian (MD). He played with D.C. Assault on the grassroots circuit.

Fast-rising four-star post prospect 2014 PF Reid Travis of De La Salle H.S. (MN) halted his recruitment Friday, committing verbally to play at Stanford. Travis played with the Howard Pulley program on the grassroots circuit.

2014 G Sidy N’Dir of West Oak Academy (FL) verbally committed to Texas A&M on Saturday, November 9th. N’Dir is a native of Senegal.

St. Joseph’s landed a verbal commitment on Saturday from 2014 C Obi Romeo of Greenbrier East H.S. (WV). He played for East Coast Fusion during the grassroots season.

2014 SF Nathan Bain of Sunrise Christian (KS) verbally committed on Sunday, November 9th to play college basketball at Colorado State.

2015 PG Jordan Hunter of Ozen H.S. (TX) verbally committed on Sunday to New Mexico. Hunter competed with the Houston Hoops program during the grassroots travel season.

Monmouth struck on the trail with a pledge from 2014 F Nikola Vujovic of Notre Dame Prep (MA) on Sunday.

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