The college basketball world was a flurry of information on Monday as the fall recruiting period got underway and teams could start going out on visits to see prospects. While Marquette had their fair share of visiting information out there, there was one bit of MU news that was a little bit bigger than that.
Just a little bit, though.
Class of 2020 top 60 prospect RJ Davis officially trimmed his recruiting list down to four schools: Marquette (obviously), Pittsburgh, Georgetown, and North Carolina.
.@step_basketball 2020 G RJ Davis tells me he has trimmed his list down to 4 schools: Pitt, UNC, Marquette, and Georgetown. #Pitt #GoHeels #mubb #Hoyas— Eugene Rapay (@erapay5) September 9, 2019
He EXPLODED on the recruiting scene this past spring and summer
Here’s what this was just a little bit bigger than where Marquette was going on visits this week: This list of four is merely the list of schools that Davis already announced as his official visit list. Go check out our article about that: A visit already in the bank to Georgetown, and then Pitt, Marquette, and UNC in rapid fashion in mid to late September and early October.
When you announce your visits before announcing your list, you’re kind of just announcing your list. With that said, according to 247 Sports, Davis had his fair share of offers to add into the mix. Teams that made an offer but will not be getting a visit: Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, and UCLA.
Speaking of 247 Sports, they currently rank the 5’11”, 164 pound combo guard out of White Plains, New York, as the #55 prospect in the country. That makes Davis the #7 combo guard and the #2 prospect in the state of New York. When Marquette offered Davis a scholarship back in May, he was ranked #204. When he announced his visit list, about three weeks ago? #84.
Davis is set to start his official visit to Marquette on September 20th. He’ll be one of three prospects making official visits this month along with AJ Hoggard and Coleman Hawkins.
Marquette projects to have five scholarships available for the Class of 2020, and yes, that’s after accounting for Justin Lewis already making his pledge to the Golden Eagles. It’s very important that MU restock the cupboard following the departure of four seniors from the 2019-20 roster, most notably Markus Howard.
Here’s what the scholarship situation looks like right now.