After recruiting their way onto 2014 power forward Tariq Owens' (Mt. Zion Prep, Md.) new list, Seton Hall will now receive an official visit from the former Ohio Bobcat pledge. Scout.com ($$) was the first outlet to report the news. SouthOrangeJuice.com can confirm the visit.
Update (4/30, 10pm): Owens will visit Temple this Friday (5/2), Seton Hall next Friday (5/9), and UT-Martin on May 13th, according to Evan Daniels. For those curious, the UT-Martin link can be explained by the fact that former Ohio assistant Anthony Stewart is now coaching at UT-Martin.
The 6-foot-10 Owens received his release from Ohio U last Friday, several weeks after he declared his intention to leave Ohio following the departure of head coach Jim Christian to Boston College. Seton Hall's intention to recruit another 2014 target despite no open scholarships stems from academic problems involving wing forward Desi Rodriguez (Abraham Lincoln, N.Y.), who will likely prep if he doesn't qualify.
Curiously enough, Tariq Owens' AAU squad, Baltimore's Finest, is sponsored by Under Armour. If you haven't heard by now, Seton Hall will switch from Adidas to UA in the summer. Owens is also looking to visit Tennessee, Dayton, and Washington after Seton Hall, according to the Scout report.
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