Boston High School: Towson Tigers

St. Joe's Parker-Rivera commits to Towson

October, 3, 2011
ESPN's Adam Finkelstein is reporting that St. Joseph High (Conn.) power forward Timajh Parker-Rivera has verbally committed to Towson University for the 2012-13 season, citing a source.

The 6-foot-6 Bridgeport, Conn. native is ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the state of Connecticut behind New London point guard and Providence commit Kris Dunn, who together with UConn freshman Andre Drummond were teammates this summer for the Connecticut Basketball Club.

To nobody's surprise, being the third wheel in the Drummond and Dunn show paid off, as he saw his stock rise with interest across the Big East and Atlantic 10.

His current evaluation on Scouts Inc. reads as follows:

He lives in the lane and from mid-range. A junk yard dog type of undersized forward who may be able to some day lay claim to a small forward slot at the right level. Cleans up the messes of other missers and doesn't mind doing the heavy lifting on the glass. Also will help on defense and stick 18 foot jumpers.

Will need to develop his perimeter game off the bounce, maybe install some type of dribble pull up to make himself harder to guard.

Bottom Line:
His hook is that he's a hard playing forward who makes a living on the glass and from mid-range. If his skill set continues to progress we could see him going a touch higher. Also an excellent student and the academic component may make him a slightly higher level recruit. Super charged motor.

Abner Logan Jr. trimming his list of schools

August, 10, 2011
ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on his recruiting blog with Dexter running back/linebacker Abner Logan Jr., who has started to trim the list of schools he is considering.

The Newton resident told Brown that UConn, Maryland and Northwestern are on the list. He also has offers from Boston College, Florida International, UMass, Syracuse and Towson.

Brown writes:

"Not much has changed recently," Logan said. "I like some schools more than others and I'm gonna narrow my list down to five in the next week or two, and then take my official visits. I'm definitely going to go to UConn, Maryland and to Northwestern.

"I still have to go visit Syracuse [unofficial] to see if they're in my top five."

Although ESPNU has Logan rated as the No. 26 inside linebacker in the country, most schools are recruiting him to play outside linebacker.

"Schools are recruiting me mostly to play Will linebacker," Logan said. "BC wants me to play running back. It's different. I'll be used in multiple ways, so I like that."

Logan transferred to the Dexter School from the New Hampton (N.H.) School following his sophomore season. Last fall was the first season he was used at running back.

"His athleticism and his explosiveness are really what set him apart," Dexter School coach Casey Day said. "Schools like what they see once they get a look at him."

Logan said he plans to take some of his official visits during his senior season, but will likely take some in the winter as well. He said he isn't sure when he'll make his final decision.

"Right now I have no idea about that," he said.

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school football talent, be sure to check out Brown's ESPN blog.