Dominic Woodson Visits Baylor, Oklahoma Up Next

Dominic Woodson, the Rivals No. 2 center in the Class of 2013, enjoyed his weekend visit to Baylor and heads to Oklahoma next weekend.

“It went well,” Kevin Robinson, Woodson’s AAU coach, told SNY.tv. “I like the staff and the team looks pretty deep this year. Next year they will have a need for bigs but will have really good guards already in place.

“If he chooses there it would be a great place to continue his education and basketball career.”

The 6-foot-10 1/2, 295-pound Woodson was coming off a visit to N.C. State last weekend that also went well.

He is expected to choose between N.C. State, Baylor and Oklahoma, which he visits next weekend, as does 2013 power forward Julius Randle, who was at Texas this weekend.

Woodson previously told SNY.tv he hopes to decide in November.

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Ish Wainright to Baylor

Ish Wainright, a 6-foot-6 wing from Montrose Christian, verbally committed to Baylor Thursday night after visiting last weekend.

The new was first reported by Alex Kline and confirmed to SNY.tv by Montrose Christian.

A onetime Missouri commit, Wainright had previously visited Ohio State and was to have visited Texas this weekend and St. John’s next.

“Ishmail is probably the most highly-recruited player we’ve had since Kevin Durant,” Montrose coach Stu Vetter told DMVElite.com. “He has offers from all over the country – some of the biggest names in basketball – and deservedly so; he’s one of the best players in the country. He’s a facilitator and makes everybody else around him better, and he’s going to be an outstanding player for us.“ To read more of this story, click here

Reports: Baylor, Tennessee Tried to Get Ohio's Cooper to Transfer

Ohio junior guard D.J. Cooper says that Baylor and Tennessee both contacted him after his freshman season in order to persuade him to transfer, according to reports in The New York Times and CBSSports.com.

It is a violation of NCAA rules to recruit a player before he is released from his current program, yet that’s exactly what Cooper said happened after his freshman season, when he was named MAC Freshman of the Year and led Ohio to their first NCAA Tournament victory in 27 years.

“That [Tennessee and Baylor] was about it,” D.J. Cooper told Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com following Ohio’s 62-56 victory over South Florida Sunday in Nashville.

Donell Cooper, D.J.’s father, also told CBSSports.com that former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl “tried the hardest” to get his son to transfer. To read more of this story, click here

Former St. John's Commit Gathers to Baylor

Ricardo Gathers, the one-time St. John’s commit, has changed course and pledged to Baylor, according to ESPN.com.

“He went up there last week and said that he wanted to (commit),” Gathers’ brother Greg told Dave Telep. “I told him to sit on it for a week. Baylor had been recruiting him since he’s been in the 7th and 8th grade and there’s a connection with ‘Tweety’ Carter going up there and it’s a situation where they have Isaiah Austin, L.J. Rose and they already have Gary Franklin that he’s familiar with.”

The 6-foot-8 “Bayou Bull” chose Baylor over St. John’s, UNLV, LSU and Florida. To read more of this story, click here

Four Working Hardest On Aquille Carr

At 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds, Aquille Carr is a unique player who has drawn comparisons to Muggsy Bogues, Spud Webb and Earl Boykins.

Because of his size and style of play, his recruitment will be different in that only certain types of programs will pursue him.

At this point, says Baltimore Patterson head coach Harry Martin, four schools are working the hardest on Carr, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2013.

“Probably the ones that I’ve seen that express the most interest are Seton Hall, Baylor, Loyola Marymount and Xavier,” Martin told SNY.tv by phone Tuesday. “They are probably the top four that have really been around.” To read more of this story, click here

JaKarr Sampson to Visit Baylor

Former St. John’s signee JaKarr Sampson will take an official visit to Baylor this weekend, according to a tweet from Brewster (N.H.) coach Jason Smith.

Baylor coach Scott Drew, Kentucky coach John Calipari, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin and Providence coach Ed Cooley have also been through Brewster in recent days.

Smith also tweeted that St. John’s assistant coach Mike Dunlap will come through Wednesday. To read more of this story, click here