NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH)–Kevin Ollie has a saying that “UConn isn’t going to chase national championships.” Instead, “national championships are going to chase us.”
The same thing might start happening with big-time recruits.
The Huskies head coach will welcome in two new potential recruits to Storrs on Thursday, as 6-9 Norwalk High School student Steve Enoch and 6-10 power forward and L.A. native Chance Comache will make visits to campus.
Both are rising high school seniors and members of the Class of 2015.
The New Haven Register’s Steve Borges reported that Enoch will head to Storrs early in the day, meet the coaches, and possibly play some pickup basketball with some of the current Huskies who are still on campus.
“UConn is high on him,” Enoch’s AAU coach George Matthews told the Register. “Others that haven’t officially offered are high on him. VCU is very high, Virginia has been high, Providence has been calling a lot, UCLA, Seton Hall … it’s been getting hectic.”
Enoch stayed with former Huskies big man Andre Drummond during a basketball camp in California a few weeks ago. He played well in the camp, particularly against touted center Steve Zimmerman, and thus elevated his status in his class.
Comache made his official visit on Monday, and the View Park High School student seemed to be enjoying his time there.
UCONN has a great campus. The players and chill and they have a wonderful facility.
— Chance Comanche (@comanche2414) June 23, 2014
At UCONN for my first official visit. The coaches are great guys and I’ll see the campus tomorrow — Chance Comanche (@comanche2414) June 23, 2014
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Scout.com’s Evan Daniels also reports that five-star wing Tyus Battle will be making an unofficial visit to Storrs on Thursday. The 6-5 high school rising junior is ranked by ESPN.com as the 16th-best player in the Class of 2016. He’s had offers from UConn, Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Villanova, among others.
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Daniels also reported that Ray Smith, a 6-8 small forward from Las Vegas, will also make the trip to the UConn campus on Thursday. ESPN.com ranks Smith as the 26th-best prospect in the Class of 2015.
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UConn has several recruits coming in for the 2014-15 season, including nationally ranked small forward Daniel Hamilton, point guard Sam Cassell Jr., and power forward Rakim Lubin.