Adreian Payne, a Top 20 recruit and 4th best center according to scout.com for the Class of 2010 has kept Xavier at the top of his list despite Sean Miller leaving the program for Arizona. In a recent interview Payne said the reason for having Xavier at the top of his list is the location as he currently plays in Dayton, Ohio and would like to be close to home. Other teams Payne is interested in include Dayton, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Florida, Kentucky and Ohio State.
Like Kevin Parrom, J.D. Weatherspoon, a 6'6 forward out of Columbus, Ohio, was another player who opted out of his commitment upon hearing the Miller news. Although Xavier remains at the top of his list Ohio State has started to check out the 3-star recruit.
Darwin Davis, a 5'10 sophomore point guard out of Indianapolis, recently received a scholarship offer from Xavier. Davis has also received offers from New Mexico and Ohio University and has also received interest from Tennessee, Indiana, Butler, Dayton, Virginia and Ohio State. Davis averaged 13.2 points per game during his sophomore season, helping lead his team to a perfect 26-0 record and the state championship.