It’s almost time for the fall signing period, but Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski and his staff are already looking ahead to guys who will be able to sign letters of intent next year. Case in point: 2020 prospect Symir Torrence started an official visit to Marquette on Monday.
Marquette official visit Tomorrow!— Symir Torrence (@EGB_ST4) October 28, 2018
Torrence is a Syracuse, New York, native who attends Vermont Academy in... well, Vermont, for high school. The 6’3”, 170 pound combo guard is ranked #50 in the country right now by 247 Sports’ Composite system. That makes him the fifth best combo guard in the country and the best prospect in the entire state of New York. He’s coming immediately off of an official visit to Butler this past weekend and will be visiting Cincinnati next weekend. Marquette offered a scholarship to Torrence over the summer, and he’s moved up a bit in the rankings since then, going from #80 to his current spot since mid-June.
The NCAA passed new legislation over the summer that allows high school prospects like Torrence to take five official visits during their junior year. The NCAA also expanded the number of official visits that schools are allowed to pay for during any two year span, so the fact that MU was willing to pony up to bring Torrence to campus as a junior does say a lot about their interest in him. Torrence isn’t the first 2020 prospect to visit Marquette, as Zeb Jackson came to campus in early October before committing to Michigan on October 23.
Here’s a brief highlight clip of Torrence.
The 2020 recruiting class will be an important one for Marquette. They have four scholarships projected to be opening up after the 2019-20 season. The Golden Eagles will be looking for freshmen who can at least chip in on replacing Markus Howard and Sam Hauser. It would be silly to expect anyone to immediately step into their very large shoes, but with four spots available, the 2020 class is going to have to make at least a bit of an impact for MU.
Here’s what the scholarship table looks like right now.