"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Playing the Waiting Game

Marquette recruiting is certainly hot right now, with many names of interest surfacing for 2006. What seems clear is that Marquette has placed a high priority on the services of Jon Mitchell, a versatile lefty combo forward from Mt. Vernon, NY. In a recent Scout article, Mitchell seemed to indicate that he currently holds MU, Virginia and Florida in relatively equal standing at this point, but hopes to make a decision by the end of next week. Mitchell visits Florida this weekend and has already visited MU and Virginia.

Jon Mitchell would seem to be an excellent compliment to the already-committed sharpshooter, Lazar Hayward, in 2006. Both are widely regarded as Top 100 players in that class, and both players would help open up the East Coast to Marquette in the recruiting game. It is unclear which direction MU will go in if Mitchell heads elsewhere, but some names currently listed with Marquette are Thijin Moses (6'8" forward from Boys to Men Academy in Chicago), Jerome Randle and JaValle McGee (5'8" PG and 6'11" C from Hales Franciscan in Chicago), Chas McFarland (7-foot C from Worcester Prep in MA, via Lovington, IL), Ben Eaves (6'8" forward from Worcester Prep by way of England) and Ryan Pettinella (a 6'9" forward from NY who played at Penn, transferred to Cincy but wants to transfer again after Huggy was fired).

As Marquette's other 2006 commit, Anthony Green, appears to be headed the prep school route, look for the above mentioned names and others to pop up on the radar screen, as MU tries to stock its 2006 roster.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might want to edit your last article. You mention Brian Randle as a possible recruit but you meant Jerome Randle I believe.