Deseret News

BYU is still in the running to land prep basketball star Jabari Parker.

Parker will host home visits with eight schools, including BYU coach Dave Rose, in the coming weeks, according to

"Parker, one of the top recruits in the nation, announced that eight schools will meet with him over the coming weeks, his mother, Lola, told Evan Daniels of," writes Mark Strotman. "Florida's Billy Donovan was the first coach to travel to Chicago to meet with the 6-foot-8 Parker, and DePaul, BYU and Kansas will also meet with him this week. The following week, North Carolina, Michigan State and Duke will meet with Parker. The week after that, Stanford is set to make a trip to visit him."

Could BYU football be the last of the BCS busters? ESPN's Brad Edwards says it could happen. also includes BYU in a list of potential BCS hopefuls.

"If the No. 25 Cougars (2-0) are going to make their first-ever BCS appearance this season, their best bet is to go undefeated," writes Sam Gardner. "But that’s asking a ton of BYU in its second season as an independent, considering that games against Utah, Boise State, Oregon State, Notre Dame and Georgia Tech still loom large."

Finally, Stewart Mandel of says BYU is "underrated."