"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

Monday, August 06, 2007

Updated MU recruiting list

There's a post over on MUScoop asking for an updated list of the players that MU is recruiting for the 2008 freshman class. With helpful research from a few faithful readers, here's the Cracked Sidewalks list of recruiting targets for 2008.

Big men (C/PF):
Maurice Sutton*, 6-11 C
Frank Ben-Eze*, 6-10 C
Josh Crittle*, 6-8 PF
Orion Outerbridge, 6'9 C
Edgar Garibay, 6-10 C
Quintrell Thomas*, 6-8 PF
Dominique Rutledge* 6-8 PF

Lance Goulbourne* 6-7
Jared Swopshire* 6-7
Renaldo Woolridge, 6-8 Here's a video that features Woolridge.
Luke Fabrizius*, 6-9
Collin Chieverton, 6-5

Nick Williams (VERBAL), 6-4
Iman Shumpert*, 6-4
Tyshawn Taylor*, 6-2
Max Kenyi*, 6-4
Willie Warren*, 6-3
Verdell Jones Jr*, 6-4

Please not that an asterisk denotes that MU has offered (best we can tell) ....... and note that these are the kids who have active interest in Marquette (ie, players like Rotnei Clarke and Jonathan Baldwin -- who received offers but declined to consider MU futher -- are not on this list).

MU has three available tenders for the 2008 class, and Nick Williams claimed the first slot last summer. That leaves MU with two more, but I'd expect MU to sign three more to round out a four-person class. Attrition happens.