Creighton Recruiting: Bluejays net verbal commitment from 2015 center Justin Patton

Dave Weaver-USA TODAY Sports

The Jays added their first member of the Class of 2015 on Tuesday afternoon with the announcement that 6-foot-10 center Justin Patton made a verbal commitment to stay in Omaha.

The Creighton Bluejays have been making the rounds lately, hauling in veteran transfers and trying to make a splash in the first year in the post-Doug McDermott Era. But on Tuesday, the focus was on the future for the Bluejays.

Justin Patton, a 6-foot-10 center from nearby Omaha North High School, made a verbal commitment to become the first member of the 2015 recruiting class for Creighton. Nebraska High School Hoops' Twitter account had the news first.

If nothing else, Patton's verbal commitment to Creighton gives them a much-needed sense of height. The Bluejays still have the likes of Will Artino and Zach Hanson on the team, and should most likely going into 2015, but you can never have too many big men, especially in a conference like the Big East which has a rich history of towering titans in the paint.

According to The Bluejay Cafe's official Twitter account, the Omaha native averaged 11.8 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game a season ago for the Omaha North Vikings.

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