Johnny on the spot Evan Daniels from 247 Sports broke the news on Sunday afternoon that Class of 2020 top 60 prospect RJ Davis will be announcing his college choice first thing in the morning of October 21st, 2019. He will hold a press conference at Archbishop Stepinac High School in New York, where he attends, and will announce his decision out of a final four that includes North Carolina, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, and, because you’re reading this article on this website, YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles.
The 5’11”, 165 pound Davis is currently ranked #57 in the country by the 247 Sports Composite system, which makes him the #7 combo guard in the country and the #2 prospect in the state of New York. He made two late September official visits, one to Pitt and one to Marquette, before finishing up his official visits about a week ago when he visited Chapel Hill and the Tar Heels. Davis had already been on an official visit to Georgetown back during the summer.
As always, the 247 Sports Crystal Ball is a hit and miss thing. It’s never quite sensical to put any weight into it unless you provide the context for when and/or why the predictions were made.
Davis went on an official visit to North Carolina on October 12th. On October 15th, a run of eight straight picks for North Carolina started. Three of those picks were made on the 19th. Three of those picks were made on the 20th, and two of those were made after Daniels’ story on Davis’ press conference was published.
Seems like we might have nailed this one down.
Oh well. Can’t blame a kid for wanting to play for North Carolina.
Marquette still has four scholarships remaining available for the Class of 2020. After Davis, MU’s next item of interest is Dawson Garcia, the #30 ranked prospect in the class. He appears to be down to a final four that includes Marquette, and has started taking his last run of official visits.
Here’s what the Marquette scholarship situation looks like right now.