Villanova's need for an addition of a Big-Man to the team after this season is growing. We discussed the lack of depth at the 4 & 5 spot and Villanova's dearth of players taller than 6'7".
Recruiting experts have noted some recent additions to the search for a large body following the 2013 season.
- Johnathon Wilkins- 6'10" La Lumiere School (La Porte, IN). #21 Big Man ranked in the Class of 2014 by Scout. According to Brian Snow [$], Wilkins has "good natural timing block shots, excellent feet, and the ability to run the floor."
2014 La Lumiere (IN) center Johnathon Wilkins has picked up new offers from Villanova, Miami, Marquette & Auburn, per his coach.— Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) February 15, 2013
- Jared Scott- 6'8" Flora MAcDonald Academy (Columbia Ravens, NC). 2013.
2013 Jarad Scott of Flora Macdonald (NC) has interest from Villanova. St. Louis and Oral Roberts offered last week.— Justin Byerly (@Justinbyerly) February 12, 2013
- Mark Williams- 6'8" Montrose Christian (MD). According to Jerry Meyer, Williams, "An extremely strong force on the low block".
3-star pf Mark Williams getting interest from Villanova, South Florida, Drexel, Nebraska and Temple. bit.ly/14I4SLw— Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) February 8, 2013
In combination with the big man prospects noted a week ago Villanova has a few lines in the water to land another big man for their 2013 class, and while they aren't likely to bring in a superstar, the Wildcats should be able to bring in a big body who can help on defense immediately and potentially develop over four years.