Hey, have you gotten bored and tired by all of the transfer news and information of late? Well, we’ve got some Class of 2019 Marquette recruiting info for you today.
Two different recruiting smart guys — Riley Gates of the Kansas State 247 Sports department and Scott Burgess of Prep Hoops Illinois — have gotten confirmation that Steve Wojciechowski will be visiting 2019 guard Mario McKinney on Thursday, April 5.
Class of 2019 SG Mario McKinney (@Boog341) tells me that Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski and his staff will be in St. Louis to do an in-home visit with him on Thursday. Big #KState target for the 2019 class.— Riley Gates (@Riley_Gates) April 3, 2018
McKinney picked up an offer from the Golden Eagles in late August of 2017, so this is a continuation of the natural recruiting process for a player that will be eligible to sign a letter of intent this coming November.
The Saint Louis shooting guard is listed at 6’2” and 180 pounds on his 247 Sports page. McKinney is a four star prospect according to their Composite system, but he’s ranked just #127 in the country and #21st amongst shooting guards. That sounds like a crazy deep recruiting class. 247’s internal system marks McKinney as the #87 player in the country, #13 at his position, and #1 in the state of Missouri. McKinney has 13 offers listed on 247, including his home state school in Missouri Tigers, which already has garnered two predictions in the Crystal Ball, as well as DePaul Blue Demons and Xavier Musketeers.
Here’s an 11 minute video package focusing on McKinney’s big outing against Chicago’s Whitney Young in December 2017. He’s #4 in blue.
I am kind of curious by Gates’ mention of Wojo “and his staff,” by the way. As we know at this point, Marquette is down to just Stan Johnson and Brett Nelson as assistants at the moment as Chris Carrawell has moved over to the Duke bench. However, Johnson is also a candidate for the Fresno State job, and while that is expected to be resolved at some point this week, it seems that things are very much up in the air in central California right now.
At the moment, Marquette projects to have three scholarships open in the fall of 2019. However, Wojo has checked in with more than one traditional transferring player, which means that they would be occupying one of those three spots in 2019. Here’s what the scholarship chart looks like right now.