Schools expected to be involved with Tyler Herro: North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona.— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) October 18, 2017
The 6-foot-6 Milwaukee native is the No. 36 recruit in the 2018 class, and No. 4 shooting guard.
Herro once called Arizona his “dream school,” but still chose Wisconsin over them (possibly because Arizona had a perceived logjam in the backcourt?).
Arizona offered Herro in late July, and the guard participated in USA Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp with UA commit Jahvon Quinerly earlier this month.
It’s obviously worth noting that Arizona’s recruiting efforts have taken a massive hit since it was involved in an FBI investigation regarding a recruiting bribery scandal.
While UA hasn’t lost any of its three 2018 commitments, four top-10 prospects — R.J. Barrett, Simi Shittu, Bol Bol, and Nassir Little — dropped Arizona from consideration after the FBI’s investigation went public.
And while it remains to be seen what Arizona’s punishment will be for its involvement in the scandal (if any at all), it’s understandable why recruits would be hesitant to commit to the school at the moment.
So it will be interesting to see how Herro’s recruitment develops over the next few weeks, and if Arizona truly emerges as an option for him.
Prior to committing to Wisconsin, Herro also had offers from Florida, Indiana, Marquette, Purdue, Iowa State, Xavier, and Creighton among others.
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