On the same day that five-star prospect Trevon Duval pledged to Duke, Seton Hall made the cut for a pair of local five-star recruits.
Seton Hall has been in hot pursuit of 2018 point guard Jahvon Quinerly (Hudson Catholic, N.J.) as long as any school on his list of seven, having offered him over two years ago; Villanova has been considered the favorite here for a while now.
— J5Q ♛ (@RealJahvonQ) May 16, 2017
Ranked in the top-40 by all four major recruiting services, Quinerly is not quite a Duval-level target but he is in contention for being the best point guard in his class — further, he reportedly has stellar grades.
Another cog in the previously-dubbed ‘Sports U Fab 5’ has also retained Seton Hall on their list.
Roselle Catholic (N.J.) big man Naz Reid trimmed his list to ten schools, with St. John’s surprisingly not making the cut despite a serious recruitment that netted a split 247Sports Crystal Ball between the Red Storm and Kentucky.
Class of 2018 PF Nazreon Reid has cut his list down to Kentucky, Kansas, Louisville, Seton Hall, LSU, Rutgers, UCLA, UConn, UNC & Arizona.
— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) May 16, 2017
A consensus top-25 prospect, Reid is rated even higher than Quinerly although rumored concerns about work ethic have temporarily kept the biggest of fish at bay; North Carolina and Kentucky have still yet to offer.
Like Quinerly, Seton Hall is one of the first schools to offer Reid with only UConn having done so before them.
If Reid is to buck the trend of top prospects leaving the area, it’s thought that Rutgers can put up a real fight against the Hall to be the top local dog.