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Wednesday’s Arizin: Let’s see some of that 2020 foresight!

Four-star, class of 2020 forward Jabri Abdur-Rahim is announcing his decision today, and it doesn’t include ‘Nova. What will the Wildcats’ Class of 2020 look like? Also, Eric Paschall is officially a millionaire!

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A day after five-star, class of 2020 guard Jaden Springer announced that the Villanova Wildcats aren’t in his final five schools, it looks like Villanova has been left out of the picture for another highly-coveted recruit.

Jabri Abdur-Rahim fielded over 20 Division I scholarship offers, including the Wildcats and half of the Big East. Villanova offered the Atlanta native back in late April. On Wednesday, Abdur-Rahim will be making his college decision, and he’s narrowed it down to just Virginia and Michigan.

With Villanova losing out on another 2020 recruit, that leaves now just two active offers on the table for the class of 2020: five-star guard Jalen Green and four-star big man Elijah Hutchins-Everett.

While Villanova does have a crowded five-man freshman class coming in, and transfer Caleb Daniels will be eligible to play next season, the Wildcats have yet to nab a single 2020 recruit. With the possibility of five-star guys like Bryan Antoine and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl being one-and-done, some Wildcats would like to see some recruits to gear up for it. So let’s ask the ‘Nova Nation:


How many Class of 2020 recruits will Villanova sign?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    (58 votes)
  • 49%
    (253 votes)
  • 36%
    (188 votes)
  • 2%
    (12 votes)
511 votes total Vote Now

Even if it’s not Green or Hutchins-Everett, how many do you think Jay Wright will be bringing in during the fall of 2020? Once you’re done voting in our poll, come check out the “news!” Eric Paschall is officially signed, some way too early Big East predictions, California is looking to make some moves in college athletics, and more!

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