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DePaul received a verbal commitment from Greg Sequele, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward who plays at Citrus College in Los Angeles, Calif.
"He was very comfortable with DePaul's staff, and we play a similar style," Citrus coach Chris Victor said on Friday. "We play a fast-paced style and we're aggressive on defense. He'll be playing the same way next year."
Sequele will have two years of eligibility remaining when he arrives next season.
"He's an extremely athletic 6-9 forward with an inside and outside game, very, very versatile," Victor said. "He'll be ready to go when he arrives at DePaul. Because of his athleticism, he's a playmaker on defense. He can make plays most people can't. He can also score in so many ways."
Jabari Parker has reduced his list of college choices to BYU, Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford.
Parker in July had revealed a list of 10 schools he was considering, which included DePaul, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina.
Parker is the top recruit of the 2013 class.
"He thought about it and looked at the programs. That's the five he had," Simeon coach Robert Smith said Friday. "It took him a long time to find. Everyone was really good, but he had to make a decision. He really respected everyone recruiting him and wanted to thank them for their time. He knew he couldn't make everyone happy.
"He's just ready to go out and visit the campuses and get a real feel for the players and the campuses. Him, his family and myself will sit down and see what he comes up with. This is Jabari's decision. We're just making sure he's being guided. I tell him to follow his heart."
Jabari Parker has no clear favorite as he makes his college decision.
Parker is considering Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, Stanford, Florida, Georgetown, BYU and DePaul.
“Hopefully in September, that’s the target date,” Sonny Parker said on Saturday. “Then, he’s going to take his visits and his trips and hopefully make his decision in the fall. If he’s not really feeling it feeling it, then wait until the spring.
“He has no No. 1 or No. 2, he doesn’t really have a favorite. I told him, ‘You have to make a decision.’ He likes pretty much all those programs. I don’t know if anyone has an advantage or disadvantage. It’s just going to come down to him being comfortable in their system where he can grow and develop and get better. He likes all the programs in his top-10 choices.”
Jabari Parker may not be ready to choose a school during the early signing period, which runs from Nov. 14-21.
"We aren't in a hurry," said Jabari’s father, Sonny Parker. "He can pretty much go anywhere he wants to go and can take his time. We're in a good position to take his time and get it right the first time. We'd like to get it over with, but there's no rush. Like I told him, if you aren't ready, do it in the spring. If they want you bad enough, they'll wait. He's the No. 1 player."
Parker recently released a list of 10 colleges he was considering to attend: BYU, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford.
Parker is still wearing a protective boot on his fractured right foot and is expected to return in six to eight weeks.
Jabari Parker has released a list of ten colleges he is considering with a year to go before he graduates from high school.
The list, in no particular order, includes Kentucky, Stanford, Michigan State, Kansas, Florida, Duke, BYU, Georgetown, DePaul and North Carolina.
''I want to make my decision in November if that's possible,'' Parker said. ''I just need to cut it down so I'll be able to go on visits and make my decision from there.''
Parker said geography would play a role in his eventual choice.
''I don't want my family waking up at 12 o'clock in the morning just to watch my games,'' he said, ''but then again I have to do what's best for me. I have to go with which program fits me the best and what system and style of play is going to allow me to expand my game out in the pros.''