Illini target and 5-star Power Forward Carlton Bragg is now down to four schools. It was revealed on Thursday that Arizona has removed itself from his recruitment--this leaves Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, and UCLA. John Groce, Jamal Walker, and Dustin Ford were in Ohio for an in-home visit with the Bragg family on Tuesday. An official visit date hasn't been set yet, but look for Bragg to visit Champaign sometime in the near future.
The Villa Angela-St. Joseph product is currently rated as the #16 overall recruit in the class of 2015 (247Sports Composite Rankings). Bragg has stated that he may wait until the Spring to announce his decision, but there's been talk that he may reconsider and commit sooner rather than later.
Here's a quick scouting report C/O Eric Bossi (Rivals.com)
A high flyer around the rim who can run and is very explosive in transition. Has good touch and legitimate range to the three point line. Can beat other bigs to the rim off the dribble and is a more than adequate rebounder. Needs strength and has to be careful not to settle for jump shots.
For more on Bragg's recruitment and his relationship with the coaching staff, check out Derek Piper's new article on Big Stage Hoops.