According to CBS Sports/MaxPreps.com, Villanova's 2012 recruiting haul of Ryan Arcidiacono, Savon Goodman and Daniel Ochefu is currently #1 in the country. If Jay Wright is able to add the #10 prospect, Amile Jefferson to that class as well, it would only solidify their standing at the top.
Currently, however, the relatively recent addition of Ochefu as a future-Wildcat is what pushes Villanova to the top. Ochefu is the highest-rated prospect in the class, but all three are rated in the top-40 players.
Villanova fans should recognize, however, that top-recruiting classes don't always lead to great teams. That said, nobody gets to the Final Four or wins a National Championship without talent. Good talent with great leadership and good coaching is the formula for success in the college game.
Since we mentioned Amile Jefferson: Villanova is still one-commit over the projected open scholarships for 2012 -- a problem that can be solved if Mo Sutton does not return for a 5th year after he graduates in May 2012. In order to get Amile Jefferson into the program on a scholarship, Villanova will need another player to leave before exhausting their eligibility. That could be easy to do if Maalik Wayns finally has that dominant break-out year we have been hoping for and decides to turn pro after the season. If not, it may be far more difficult.