Apparently Class of 2019 prospect Jalen Wilson was closer to a decision than he realized when he made his recent cutdown to six schools. The top 30 ranked recruit will be making an announcement for his college decision this coming Wednesday, May 30, at 5pm. I presume that because he attends high school in Texas that it’s 5pm Central time. He will be choosing between UCLA, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Kansas, Baylor, and YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles.
Wilson announced his list of six finalists back on May 7th. With four months left before the start of his senior year and six months to go before the national signing period in the fall, there was really no expectation that he would be making a decision any time soon. That’s obviously not the case, though, as he’s wrapping up his recruiting less than a month later. Hey, when you know, you know, and there’s no point in dragging things out any further.
247 Sports ranks Wilson as the #29 player in the country in their Composite system. That makes him a four-star prospect, and the seventh best small forward as well as the third best player in the state of Texas. He’s listed at 6’6” and 185 pounds, and attends Guyer High School in Denton, Texas.
With Wilson electing to make his decision this quickly after his cutdown, I would wager that would point the trending arrow towards the trio of Michigan, Kansas, and UCLA. Those are big time basketball schools in big time conferences, and if he’s making a decision this early, then I would imagine that would give the advantage to blue blood type programs like those three. The 247 Crystal Ball agrees with that idea, as Wilson has had 14 predictions come in since making his cutdown, and all 14 are for Michigan. That list includes Jerry Meyer, Brian Snow, and Evan Daniels, all of whom are 247 recruiting analysts. Perhaps the wildest part about that? Michigan hadn’t officially offered a scholarship to Wilson until after his cutdown.