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A Flurry Of Marquette Basketball Recruiting Bits

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Bang bang bang one right after another last night.

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Let's start with the first bit of recruiting news for YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles.

In early February, Marquette had offered a scholarship to Jordan Bowden, a 6'5", 175 lb. guard who attends 22 Ft Academy.  Last night, Bowden committed to Tennessee.  Oh well.

That's in the past.  As far as future recruiting news, Marquette has two new-ish prospects.  The first one is Christian Vital, who was committed to UNLV.  The Rebels fired head coach Dave Rice in the middle of the season that just ended, and Vital has decided to open up his recruitment now.  Why now and not months ago?  I have no idea.  Anyway, ESPN's Jeff Borzello is reporting that Vital has already heard from Marquette, amongst 10 other schools.  Vital is a 6'2", 165 lb. guard who attends Vermont Academy in (you won't believe this) Vermont.  He's rated as a three star prospect by the 247 Sports Composite system, where he's ranked #249 in the country.

Here's a highlight video for Vital:

There was also a slightly confusing recruiting note from David Woods, the Butler beat reporter for the Indianapolis Star.  Woods reported that Eron Gordon had received a scholarship offer from the Bulldogs.  His report also included this:

He said Butler, Seton Hall and Marquette "are definitely ahead for me right now." He is also considering Arizona State and Mississippi but has not scheduled official visits to either school.

"All the schools that are recruiting me are great programs," Gordon said.

Okay.  Here's a note on Gordon from SNY's Adam Zagoria in late October:

Gordon said he's focusing on four schools at the moment: Seton Hall, Memphis, Indiana and Nevada.

He takes an official to Memphis next weekend and has already visited Nevada.

"As of right now legitimately those are the four schools," he said.

Shoutout to Seton Hall for staying in the picture apparently.

Now, I'm not saying that Marquette hasn't gotten in the picture late for the 6'2", 170 lb. guard.  What I am saying is that if you do a Google search for "Eron Gordon Marquette," you can't find anything about Steve Wojciechowski offering Gordon a scholarship.  Feel free to take that one with a shakerful of salt, I suppose.  Gordon is a four star prospect according to 247, and they have him ranked #126 in the country in their Composite system.

Here's a highlight package for Gordon: