It’s been a busy week in recruiting for Jay Wright and Nova Nation, to say the least.
Phil Booth commits to Villanova:
I am commited to be a student-athlete at the university of villanova #novanation
— Phil Booth 2⃣3⃣ (@BIGPhil_23) July 30, 2013
With one single tweet, Phil Booth, a 4-star guard from Mount St. Joseph High School in Maryland, caused a flurry of excitement throughout the college basketball sphere. Many pundits and fans thought Booth fit in perfectly at Villanova . Booth joins Mikal Bridges as the two members of Villanova’s 2014 recruiting class. An interesting nugget, though, was a remark from Booth in which he stated “It looks like they’re all set from my class.”
Ja’Quan Newton and Robert Johnson leave Villanova off their lists:
Decided 2 Cut My List 2 6 Schools! Miami,ucla,Syracuse,Texas a&m,Oregon,and Minnesota No Order
— Ja’Quan Newton (@J_Newton20) July 31, 2013
2014 G Robert Johnson tells @AdamZagoria his final list is Pittsburgh, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Florida State, Miami & Georgetown.
— Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) July 31, 2013
Both omissions were a direct result of Phil Booth’s commitment to the Wildcats. It came down to whoever committed first.
One thing to keep in mind about Newton is the possible package that he and Isaiah Whitehead may form when deciding where to play.
Robert Johnson was recently offered by North Carolina, and that’s probably where he will suit up at.
‘Nova expresses interest in Kyle Guy:
UCLA and Villanova are the latest schools to express interest in 2016 Indianapolis G Kyle Guy.
— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) August 2, 2013
Jay Wright is already making his impact in the class of 2016.
Villanova offers Malachi Richardson
The 11th ranked prospect in ESPN’s 2015 rankings let the world know that he received an offer from the Wildcats.
Tim Delaney hampered by injury:
The only commit of Villanova’s 2015 class was sidelined during the month of July, not allowing him to play in some marquee AAU tournaments.