Wake Forest Basketball Recruiting Roundup: 5/17

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest has been active in looking for another player to add to its 2014 team. Will Danny Manning get another commitment to join Mitchell Wilbekin?

After landing Mitchell Wilbekin, Danny Manning has stayed aggressive in the hopes of adding another player to the 2014 basketball team. 2014 recruit Jordan Cornish, took a visit to Wake Forest earlier in the month and is set to decide May 20th. Campbell graduate transfer, Darius Leonard, has gotten an offer from Wake Forest and is looking to visit in the future. Kansas transfer, Andrew White, was recruited by Danny Manning when Manning was at Kansas and Wake Forest is expected to show interest. Each player would bring Wake Forest a unique skill set.

If Cornish chose Wake Forest, he would be their third recruit in the 2014 class. He is a talented wing scorer that would give Danny Manning added depth at the position for years to come. He has cut his list to three schools- Wake Forest, Nebraska and UNLV. He has already taken official visits to Wake Forest and Nebraska and is visiting UNLV this weekend. Wake Forest definitely has a chance to land Cornish, but the final choice appears likely to be UNLV. He would join an already very talented recruiting class and talented team in Las Vegas. It would not be a surprise for him to choose Wake Forest, but it is not expected that he will join.

Darius Leonard is a transfer from Campbell and looks prime for a solid senior year. As he recently graduated from Campbell, he eligible to play immediately. He is a stretch four, with the ability to score in the paint and shoot from deep. A large number of teams have reached out to Leonard, including Wake Forest, who offered him a scholarship. Leonard appears to be a great fit at Wake Forest. His ability to stretch the floor makes him a great potential front court partner with Devin Thomas. He is also related to a current Wake Forest player, Madison Jones, giving Danny Manning a huge advantage in landing Leonard. While Leonard has no time table for his decision, Wake Forest has a great chance at landing Darius Leonard for his final season of college basketball.

After declaring his plan to transfer a week ago, very little news has come out about ex-Kansas player, Andrew White. Coming out of high school, White was a 4 star recruit and was ranked 48th in the 2011 recruiting class by ESPN. Due to injuries and a few top notch recruiting classes, Andrew White never found a role at Kansas. Danny Manning was an assistant coach at Kansas when Andrew White committed, so there may be a natural fit with White and Manning. As seen by White's recruiting ranking, he has the ability to have a big impact at Wake Forest. With very little news coming out, it is difficult to predict where Andrew White will go, but expect Wake Forest to be a factor.

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