2024 Four-Star Donnie Freeman names top 5 schools, talks timeline
Four-star power forward Donnie Freeman of Washington (D.C.) St. John’s is down to five schools: Maryland, Texas, Iowa, LSU, and Rutgers.
The DMV native has visited each of his finalists, besides LSU. His trips to Texas and Iowa were officials and his trips to Maryland and Rutgers were both unofficial. If all goes to plan, Freeman says he is hoping to make a commitment sometime in the month of December.
The 6-foot-8, 190-pound 2024 prospect ranks as the No. 37 overall prospect nationally, according to the On3 Consensus. The On3 Consensus is the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies.
Freeman broke down each of his finalists.
Maryland: “Maryland is the hometown school and they’ve been recruiting me for a while now. I’ve built a strong relationship with them and been on campus a good amount of time being how close it is to home.”
Texas: “Texas is a school I liked a lot growing up, with their playing style and some players they had that I watched like Kevin Durant and Greg Brown. Now being heavily recruited by them is really cool. I built a strong relationship with the staff so I’m comfortable with them as well as Maryland’s staff.”
Iowa: “Being that it’s in Iowa, I was hesitant about the area until I got down there and was blown away by the campus and people. It’s the true definition of a college town. The support they have for basketball is really, really attractive Coach (Fran) McCaffrey has been the most active out of all the head coaches recruiting me.”
LSU: “LSU is new to the picture but I have liked them for a long time. The culture in Baton Rouge looks unreal and that’s the support you look for in a school as a college athlete. They are all in with their sports and that’s very attractive as well.”
Rutgers: “Steve Pikiell is a ball of energy and he has dedicated his life to Rutgers basketball. He’s all in. Just being around him, his energy is contagious. I have spent a lot of time in New Jersey growing up so going there wouldn’t be a big change of scenery for me. They are often looked at as “sleepers” but I really like Rutgers.”