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October 13, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Stanford and Utah picks up verbal commitments

Programming note: Had to suspend the Washington countdown and we’ll re-start it next week.
Stanford secured a major recruit to its 2012 class when Grant Verhoeven, a consensus four-star prospect, gave a verbal commitment to the Cardinal.
The 6 foot 8, 220-pound center from Visalia, Calif. joins guard Christian Sanders in Stanford’s 2012 recruiting class.
Verhoeven was also considering California and St. Mary’s.
It’s never easy finding traditional centers who like to play beneath the rim. Verhoeven is a bit undersized, but he’s been described as a throwback post player. He’s likely to make an immediate impact for the Cardinal which loses 6-8 senior center Josh Owens after the season.
Meanwhile Utah went down south and added 6-3 combo-guard Justin Seymour from Smyrna, Georgia. The Utes are the only BCS school that offered him a scholarship and his rating from the major recruiting sites ranges between three stars and no rating.
Utah’s 2012 class also includes a pair of forwards: touted in-state prospect Jordan Loveridge and Josh Hearlihy, an under-the-radar recruit from California.
Washington and Oregon are the only Pac-12 teams without a 2012 verbal commitment.


THURSDAY AFTERNOON NOTES:
— Here’s a video from Arizona’s media day, whichi includes coach Sean Miller giving an update on each player.
— The Wildcats are in a similar situation as Washington. Both teams must replace a lot of scoring. While junior guard Kevin Parrom recovers from gunshot wounds, Arizona has only two of its top five scorers from last season available. The Wildcats will rely on a corps of freshmen that was rated among the top five recruiting classes.
Zena Edosomwan, a 2012 power forward from North Hollywood, Calif., is scheduled to make an official trip to Texas this week. He’s planning to visit UW on Oct. 22.
— According to Mark Knight at Husky Haul, Portland center Landen Lucas will visit Washington on Nov. 5. He’s reportedly visiting California this week.
— It was initially reported that Dominic Artis, the four-star point guard who decommitted from UCLA, was considering Washington. However, the latest reports on the major recruiting services do no include the Huskies among his favorites. He’s believed to be considering Oregon, California, Kansas, St. John’s and Memphis.
— According to Scout.com, 2013 recruit Jabari Bird’s co-favorites are Washington and Arizona followed by UCLA and Cal in that order.

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