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Offseason Link Roundup: Boswell, Taylor, Wiggins, Randall, Hall's Image

A few bits of recruiting information as it pertains to the Pirates:

Seton Hall has offered Jason Boswell (2013) from St. Patrick's:

"Seton Hall just offered me," said the rising sophomore. With deep connections rooted between the St. Patrick and Seton Hall program, there is a lot of familiarity between the Jason and the new school.

"I know two of the assistants at Seton Hall," he said. "Shaheen Holloway and Grant Billmeier both went to St. Patrick. I know both very well." Matter of fact, Billmeier was an assistant coach last season with the Elizabeth school.

NBE Basketball recently had the following ot say about Boswell:

Boswell expects to play the small forward spot this upcoming season for St. Patrick's and is a player with a bright future. With strong influences in his life like his father, his cousin Kyrie, and uncle, expect this talented wing to continue to work hard and thrive amidst the spotlight that comes with early offers and recruiting attention from top programs. His decision to attend St. Pat's early in his high school career shows a player willing to tackle the challenges head on and earn his playing time by paying his dues deep, talented and veteran team.

Mike Taylor (2011) of Brooklyn, plans to cut his list of potential schools to five by the end of the summer:

-- July was a quiet month for Boys & Girls standout Mike Taylor. While other elite prospects were crisscrossing the country playing in front of college coaches in exotic locales, he was back home taking summer classes and working out with his teammates.

"It makes no difference because I'm pretty satisfied with the schools I got," said Taylor, who led Team Lucky Runnin' Rebels to the 17U Gold bracket final on Saturday.

Taylor plans to trim his college list, which includes scholarships offers from Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Seton Hall, St. John's, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Virginia, to five by the end of the summer.

Former Bobby Gonzalez/Seton Hall commit DeShaun Wiggins seems to have his heart set on Pacific Northwest:

It includes Hofstra, Fordham, Rice, and Oregon State, although Wiggins has yet to be offered by any of those programs. If the southpaw scoring guard had his pick, he would already be headed to the Pacific Northwest.

"If they offer me, I'm gonna go there," he said.

Derrick Randall (2011, Paterson Catholic) has chosen Mike Rice and Rutgers over the Pirates and fellow PC alumnus, Jordan Theodore:

Randall will attend South Kent School during the 2010-2011 school year before heading to RU as a member of the 2011 recruiting class.

Randall also considered Virginia Tech, Marquette, St. John's and Seton Hall, according to ZagsBlog.com.

A source tells NBE Sports that Rutgers is likely to turn up their pursuit of Randall's former Paterson Catholic teammate and current Playaz teammate, guard Myles Mack , and the inroads to South Kent bears more fruit in the near future. Stay tuned...

Kevin Willard understands turning around Seton Hall's image won't happen overnight, writes J.P. Pelzman:

"I don't think that's going to happen in two to three months," Willard said when asked how quickly he and his staff can re-brand Seton Hall's program. "That's a process where I have a plan. Hopefully in two years, we can get that done. It's not going to happen overnight."

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