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2011 Wake basketball recruit Trey McDonald and 2012 prospect Montrezl Harrell on campus

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As the week winds to a close, Jeff Bzdelik continues to hit the recruiting trail hard as recruiting visits pile up for Wake Forest.  6'9" PF/C Trey McDonald of Battle Creek, Michigan was spotted and confirmed to be on campus today with his father taking a visit with the Wake Forest coaching staff, including Coaches Corbean, Battle and Bzdelik. McDonald is a 3 star player on both Scout and Rivals and currently holds offers from several schools including Wake Forest, Iowa, Marquette, Arkansas, Depaul, and Dayton. 

2012 recruit Montrezl Harrell is also on campus this weekend for an official visit. Harris lists South Carolina, Wake, V, Clemson, Xavier and NC State among others, and is taking visits to USC, Clemson and Xavier in addition to WFU.

ESPN rates McDonald as a 4 star on their scouts take. Here is what they had to say on McDonald's strengths and weaknesses:

Strengths:
McDonald is the type of player that the more you watch him the more you like him. He has great size, length and runs the floor on a consistent basis. He scores with his back to the basket mostly with a jump hook that he can shoot with either hand and he also displayed the ability to step out and knock down the 15 footer with time and space. McDonald is an excellent area rebounder as well. Anything that hits his hands he seems to pull in. He also is a good on ball shot blocker.

Weaknesses:
McDonald must continue to add strength and maintain the confidence he gained from attending the Nike Skills Academies where he seemed to get better at a steady rate. He must work on passing the ball under intense pressure out of the post and handle the ball more fluidly in addition to working to be a consistent back to the basket scorer and open mid range shot maker.

Here is what they had to say about the ESPN 4* Harrell:

March, 2010: Only a rising junior, Harrell created a lot of buzz with his play against some of North Carolina's best. He is bouncy and active around the rim using his length to get second chance opportunities and also showed he can be a big-time finisher in transition. He is developing his perimeter offensive skills and has improved his ball handling while becoming a legitimate threat from behind the arc. He is an impressive specimen that immediately passes the look test; as one of the top players in North Carolina's 2012 class his recruitment will begin to heat up in a hurry.