DePaul was supposed to have three freshman recruits coming to campus next season. Walter Pitchford, Moses Morgan and Brandon Young were to be one of the few good legacies of the Jerry Wainwright era.
Now it appears even that might've been a mirage. Word is that Pitchford is seeking his release from DePaul. Pitchford is a 6'9" forward/center.
This means the Blue Demons now have two open scholarships for the 2010-11 team. One of those could go to Cleveland Melvin, a 6'7" power forward. Melvin was thought to be headed to Connecticut, but now it appears DePaul, Marshall, Rutgers and Seton Hall are the teams in the mix.
Another name that could be in play for DePaul, at least as a one-season fix, is former Minnesota forward Paul Carter. Carter is coming back to Chicago to be closer to his sister who is battling a rare form of bone cancer. The Star-Tribune is reporting that Carter is down to DePaul, Loyola and UIC.
And one more piece of recruiting news with a big impact for Northwestern. Former Iowa recruit Ben Brust has won his appeal and can now sign with a Big Ten team if he would like. Wisconsin and Northwestern are both very interested in the guard from Mundelein.