Jamal Cain, a top 150 recruit in the class of 2017, announced his verbal commitment to Marquette and head coach Steve Wojciechowski on Saturday night. He’s the second verbal commitment of the week for the Golden Eagles after Theo John made his announcement on Tuesday.
Here’s Cain’s tweet:
I'm officially a MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLE...I thank God for all my BLESSINGS!! pic.twitter.com/SCs9Qf3QQ7— Jamal (@jamalcain24) September 17, 2016
Here’s the tweet from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Matt Velazquez, which made me giggle a little bit:
Jamal Cain has committed to Marquette per source. Story to come.— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) September 17, 2016
You will notice that Matty V’s tweet came four minutes after Cain’s tweet, which makes you ask “Is Cain the source?” Ah, hilarity.
Cain, who actually made his commitment while on his official visit to Marquette, stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall, according to his 247 Sports profile, and weighs 175 pounds. He’s ranked #132 in 247’s Composite system, which is a huge jump up from hovering around #200 when news of his visit came out. ESPN has him as a four star prospect, just like 247, but he’s not in their top 100. Rivals shows Cain as a four star prospect that’s ranked #77 in the class of 2017, which is in line with 247’s internal ranking of #82 in the country. Scout is lagging behind on Cain, marking him as a three star talent.
247 Sports has already updated their class rankings, and Marquette is up to #22 in the country for 2017 with the addition of Cain, their first four star recruit. Hilariously, MU has “only” the fifth best recruiting class in the Big East.
With Cain in the fold, Marquette projects to have only one more scholarship available for next fall. Hasahn French visited Marquette last weekend, while Xavier Tillman will be in Milwaukee next weekend. Wojo made a big effort to go see Jordan Nwora on the first day of the fall recruiting period, but Nwora has yet to make any kind of a cutdown to his recruiting or announce any official visits.
We’ll wrap up with the traditional look at Marquette’s current scholarship situation.