In a move that has been speculated since the beginning of the year, Nerlens Noel has decided to move from the class of 2013 to 2012. The news was first reported by ESPN.com.
By making the decision to move from the 2013 class to 2012, the five-star prospect now is in line to take over the top spot in the rankings. He was the No. 2 recruit in the country in 2013.
Recruiting wise Connecticut and Providence have been regular visitors to Noel's games. Along with those schools Kentucky, Syracuse, Florida, Georgetown, and North Carolina will all be contenders for Noel.
I know he was our #1 prospect for 2013 and we were recruiting him hard, but I think him coming out early hurts our chances. We should have a lot of depth at Center next season and I imagine he'd prefer to go to a school like Kentucky where he can play right away rather than compete with Fab, Christmas, Coleman, and Keita for playing time.