Happy Wednesday Nova Nation! Yesterday was (and today is) a great day to be a Wildcat as Jeremiah Robinson-Earl committed to Villanova over heavily favored Kansas:
This gives Villanova the #2 overall recruiting class in 2019, with two 5-stars and four Top 60 players (per 247Sports). The class includes Bryan Antoine (12), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (18), Justin Moore (49), and Eric Dixon (58).
What does that mean for the future of Villanova Basketball? Well if you thought this year’s team was young and talented, next year’s team is going to seem like baby geniuses. Assuming no one leaves early this year (and that’s not an assumption we can safely make anymore), Tim Delaney will be the only returning scholarship senior. We could see a starting lineup that includes Quinerly, Antoine, Gillespie, Robinson-Earl, and Cosby-Roundtree. If that’s not crazy enough for you, coming off the bench would be Samuels, Painter, Swider, Slater, Bey, Moore, and Dixon. That’s a 12 man rotation even if you don’t count Delaney. Then again, that sounds like a problem for the 2019-20 Wildcats.
The 2018-19 Wildcats are sitting pretty and about to kick off what should be another dominant run through the Big East. With a Top 10 team about to compete and a Top 5 class ready to step up next year, there’s never been a better time to be a Villanova Wildcat.
In other “news”, Jeremiah. Robinson. Earl. Enjoy!
Five-star forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl makes his choice | Rivals
The 2019 5-Star PF is headed to Villanova.
Villanova gets commitment from five-star forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl | The Inquirer
The 6-foot-8 power forward, ranked as the nation's 10th-best player by Rivals, is the fourth member of the Wildcats' impressive recruiting class of 2019.
Top-40 prospect Jeremiah Robinson-Earl picks Villanova Wildcats over Kansas Jayhawks | ESPN
Villanova pulled off an impressive recruiting coup on Tuesday, beating Kansas for No. 38 prospect Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.
Five-star forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl commits to Villanova | 247 Sports
Five-star forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl just committed to Villanova.
5-Star Forward Prospect Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Commits to Villanova | Bleacher Report
Highly touted frontcourt star Jeremiah Robinson-Earl committed to the Villanova Wildcats, he announced Tuesday...
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