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|The No. 5 prospect in the 2013 class, Rebecca Greenwell of Owensboro, Ky., missed her junior high-school season with an ACL injury but this week was cleared for full contact.|
This past weekend, Rebecca Greenwell of Owensboro, Ky., made a trip to South Bend, Ind., to check out Notre Dame. The Irish staff offered Greenwell, a 6-foot-1 wing and the No. 6 ranked player in the ESPNHoopGurlz Super 60, a scholarship earlier in the spring. From a recruiting standpoint the last couple of months have been very kind to coach Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame, as they have accepted verbal commitments from No. 21 Lindsay Allen of Mitchellville, Md.; No. 33 Kristina Nelson of Buford, Ga.; and No. 4 Taya Reimer of Fishers, Ind., since the April evaluation period. Those additions give them four total players for the class of 2013, as they already had a commitment in hand from four-star post prospect Diamond Thompson of Lombard, Ill.
With Greenwell potentially in the mix, Notre Dame could add an additional top-10 prospect to what is already one of the country's best recruiting classes. McGraw and her staff seem to be preparing well for life once Skylar Diggins - their do-it-all, All-American point guard -- graduates next spring. Adding Greenwell and Reimer plus quality post depth in Thompson and Nelson, coupled with a point guard of the future in Allen, would give folks a lot to look forward to in South Bend. Throw in our No. 4 ranked 2012 recruiting class and life after Diggins would appear likely to go on without a hitch. -- Keil Moore
Briana Horrocks of Buford, Ga., is off the board to Purdue. The class of 2014 post player visited the school over Thanksgiving Break and again this past weekend for the Boilermakers Elite Camp. At 6-4, she'll give her future coach Sharon Versyp good size on the interior and a skill set package similar to Chelsea Jones, who graduated this year. Horrocks also had offers from Georgia and Southern Mississippi. -- Brandon Clay
Early this week Liesl Spoerl of Tulsa, Okla., decided to spurn a couple of BCS schools that were recruiting her and stay home and play for coach Matilda Mossman and her staff. The addition of Spoerl for the class of 2013 gives the University of Tulsa a skilled post player who can play effectively around the basket on the offensive end as well as step out and make a play facing the basket. Spoerl's versatility should be a nice fit as she joins Tulsa's 2012 recruits on campus next year. Since being hired a year ago, Mossman and her staff have done an excellent job of keeping local talent home. Four of their five commitments and signees have been Oklahoma kids.
-- Keil Moore
Brooks to Indiana: Larryn Brooks of Richmond, Kent., saw her stock take off after having as good of a spring as any point guard in the 2013 class. Her performance at the Midwest Showdown in Cincinnati solidified her standing as a potential NCAA Tournament guard. This week, the 5-6 speedster committed to Indiana after considering Miami and Xavier amongst others.
Brown to Florida State: Brittany Brown of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., pledged to the Seminoles last weekend after puts them in good shape going into July. The 5-8 point guard joins class of 2013 forward Gabby Bevillard of Watkinsville, Ga., in coach Sue Semrau's class so far. Brown's overall floor game and body build reminds me a lot of Jasmine Jenkins of Gainesville, Ga., an incoming Vanderbilt freshman. Like Jenkins was a year ago, Brown is a top-100 caliber guard.
Jensen to Iowa State: Iowa State was the dream school for Jordan Jensen of Phoenix, Ariz. Jensen had been to Elite Camp in years past but left without a scholarship offer. This time, coach Bill Fennelly offered Jensen before she left campus and she accepted as she got ready to leave to head home. She's a well-built 6-2 post who could be in the mix early in her career because of her physicality and willingness to work.