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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Updated: April 6, 9:12 AM ET
Stars make break for campus visits

By Keil Moore and Brandon Clay
HoopGurlz

Oderah Chidom
Taking advantage of spring break, Oderah Chidom of Oakland, Calif., the No. 32 prospect in the 2013 class, is taking an unofficial visit to Duke.

Many of top players in the nation are spending their spring breaks making unofficial visits to college campuses. This weekend, Duke is hosting two of the best inside players in the 2013 class.

Kristina Nelson, the No. 30 prospect in the ESPN HoopGurlz Super 60, and Oderah Chidom, the No. 32 prospect, will be on campus at the ACC powerhouse.

Nelson, a post player from Buford, Ga., already has visited Notre Dame, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Auburn. Chidom, a forward from Oakland, Calif., has taken unofficial visits to Cal and Stanford.

Duke appears to be focused on adding inside players in 2013. The Blue Devils also want to continue building on their success from the classes of 2011 and 2012, both of which were top-10 recruiting classes but lacked depth at the inside positions.

-- Keil Moore

Umeri to visit Nashville

Earlier this year, Sydney Umeri, the No. 19 prospect in 2013, said she wanted to spend her spring visiting schools that she was strongly considering as she continued to gather information about the recruiting process and her possible destinations.

The Acworth, Ga., resident has done a good job. Already this spring she has made trips to Virginia and Duke. This weekend, Umeri is taking a trip up to Nashville to visit Vanderbilt. Umeri also plans to visit Stanford and Harvard in the near future.

-- Keil Moore

Florida welcomes Griffey

A big part of recruiting for every college program is trying to keep in-state talent home. Taryn Griffey, a four-star prospect in the class of 2014 from Windemere, Fla., is a perfect example. Griffey is one of the top prospects in Florida, and she visited the Gainesville campus last week.

Florida coach Amanda Butler and her staff are fresh off a second-round NCAA tournament run and are hoping to keep that momentum going.

Griffey, who is receiving interest from BCS-level schools as far away as Arizona and UCLA, will be a target for the emerging SEC power. Her brother, Trey, will be on campus at Arizona to play football starting this fall.

-- Keil Moore

Beasley trips north

Allison Beasley of Robbinsville, N.C., has been as active as any prospect in the class of 2013, taking more than 10 unofficial visits so far. Most recently, she has been on campus at Furman and Middle Tennessee State.

This weekend, the three-star shooting guard will head north with her family to visit Drexel, Lehigh and St. Joseph's. Beasley is one of the region's top shooters and has said distance from home is not a factor in her decision.

-- Brandon Clay

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Brandon Clay is a contributor and national recruiting analyst for ESPN HoopGurlz. He is also the publisher of the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report and the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as a recruiting analyst, event operator and trainer. He can be reached at bclay@peachstatehoops.com or you can follow him on Twitter @peachstatehoops.

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Keil Moore is a contributor and national recruiting analyst for ESPN HoopGurlz. He is also the Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report - a division of Peach State Basketball, Inc. Moore has been involved in the community since 2007 as a recruiting analyst and trainer. He can be reached at kmoore@peachstatehoops.com or you can follow him on Twitter @keilmoore.