Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
Point guard Travis Jorgenson, once committed to Missouri, will make his official visit to Boston College this weekend, according to Eric Hoffses.
Point guard Travis Jorgenson, once committed to Missouri, will make his official visit to campus this weekend, according to Eric Hoffses. The 6-foot-0, 162 pound guard from Rock Bridge High School (Columbia, MO) had original committed to Missouri, but reopened his commitment in October, opting out of signing with the Tigers during the early November signing period.
Jorgenson is the No. 137 player in the 2013 Rivals150. The New Hampton Prep point guard claims offers from a dozen programs, including Creighton, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Central Michigan, Colorado State, Missouri State, Rice, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Virginia. He made an official visit to Stillwater on November 23.
Donahue currently has just one commitment in the 2013 class -- 6-foot-5 wing Garland Owens. With fellow New Hampton Prep point Olivier Hanlan running the show as a true freshman, point guard doesn't feel like a position of extreme need for BC (when compared to, say, landing a 4 or 5). Though with the loss of Jordan Daniels, you can see why Donahue would want to bring in another player capable of running point to give the backcourt some depth. A Daniels-for-Jorgenson scholarship swap would also be a step in the right direction when it comes to balancing out the scholarship count, highly skewed towards the current sophomore class.
According to 247 Sports, Jorgenson is showing interest in five programs -- Creighton, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Alabama and Oregon State -- though he doesn't claim offers from the last two. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and whether Donahue can convince Jorgenson to continue his hoops career in New England over playing college ball closer to home.