Our friends over at ESPN Recruiting Nation have unveiled their first ESPN150 rankings for the class of 2013.
While there are no players in the new rankings committed to any Big East school just yet, that could change. Big time.
Five-star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III is listed as the No. 4 prospect in the class. Hargreaves is the son of USF assistant Vernon Hargreaves. The Bulls are one of over 30 teams that have offered a scholarship, though both Hargreaves have maintained the recruiting process is wide open.
The younger Hargreaves told Corey Long: "There's a lot that I haven't seen yet so I'm going to take some unofficial visits over the summer and go from there. I'm not really looking for anything in particular in terms of a scheme or a style of play, I just want to find the best fit."
Louisville has offered five-star cornerback Mackensie Alexander, the No. 6 overall prospect. Alexander is said to be wide open after de-committing from Tennessee last month. The Cardinals also have offers out to No. 14 overall prospect Montravius Adams, a defensive tackle out of Georgia; No. 2 prospect Laremy Tunsil, though the Cardinals are not on his list of favorites; and No. 20 overall prospect Matthew Thomas, a linebacker out of Miami.
Because it is so early in the process, many of the uncommitted top prospects have yet to narrow their choices for college. So you can see several Big East schools that have offers in. Take No. 26 overall prospect Dorian Johnson, an offensive tackle out of Belle Vernon, Pa. UConn, Rutgers, Pitt, Temple and Cincinnati all have offered. But so have schools like Alabama, Penn State and Ohio State.
Johnson visited Pitt spring practice last month and is no doubt a top target for new coach Paul Chryst, whose team needs major help on the offensive line.
As the list changes and more players announce their commitments, we should have a better idea of where the Big East stands.