Seton Hall has locked up the final available official visit for 2018 big man Jake Forrester (Westtown, Pa.) while they’re looking to bring wing Khalid Moore (Archbishop Molloy, N.Y.) on campus too.
After making his list of eight schools a few weeks ago, it looked like the Hall would miss out on one of Forrester’s five allowed official visits following scheduled trips to Indiana, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, and Xavier.
Jake Forrester, a class of 2018 PF from The Westtown School (PA), tells me he has set an official visit to Seton Hall for next weekend.
— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) August 28, 2017
But the Pirates staff have orchestrated a visit for next weekend, one which will precede his remaining four as they take place each following weekend across the month of September. It’s notable that Pitt and Virginia Tech both play home football games while Forrester is on campus.
9/1 – Seton Hall
9/15 – Pittsburgh
9/22 – Xavier
9/29 – Virginia Tech
Forrester is a 6-foot-8 three-star power forward who has been on Seton Hall’s radar for some time now; he unofficially visited South Orange earlier this summer after receiving an offer back in January.
Elsewhere, 6-foot-7 2018 New York City wing Khalid Moore is another high school senior the staff is trying to get on campus.
Class of 2018 wing Khalid Moore has set an October 22 official visit for Georgia Tech. Working on Seton Hall date https://t.co/hpVJ92Fu4e
— Eric Bossi (@ebosshoops) August 26, 2017
Now a three-star rated wing just outside the top-150, Moore wasn’t a well-known commodity last summer when Seton Hall was the first to offer after watching him run with the NY-based Rens AAU program.
I labeled Moore as a back-up option to five-star Louis King before the summer recruiting period began and that may still be the case — but Seton Hall may not be able to afford to wait on someone like King when they can pounce on a rising local kid like Moore, should he desire to come to South Orange.
As far as 2018 point guards go, Seton Hall has made top-50 Canadian prospect Andrew Nembhard‘s list of nine.
2018 5-star @UPLAYCanada guard Andrew Nembhard is down to nine: UConn, Maryland, Florida, Stanford, Gonzaga, Seton Hall, Ohio St, UVA, USC
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) August 27, 2017
Nembhard is a relatively new name on Seton Hall’s radar, but the connection couldn’t be clearer: He attends Florida’s Montverde Academy and was teammates with current freshman forward Sandro Mamukelashvili.
It will be interesting to track this recruitment going forward to see if the Hall can set up a visit and/or make a trimmed list of schools; 6-foot-4 South Kent (Conn.) point guard Anthony Nelson is another ‘1’ being tracked, he’s ranked 9th in the New England region and will visit Dayton later this month after recently receiving offers from Cincinnati, West Virginia, and UNLV.