Quentin Grimes, a five-star class of 2018 point guard, downsized his list to four schools on Wednesday. Included amongst the quartet are the Marquette Golden Eagles. The report of Grimes’ cutdown comes from Evan Daniels of Scout.com.
There aren’t many better than Grimes in the class of 2018. Scout has him as a five-star recruit, while 247Sports Composite has him listed as a four-star. Though, it should also be noted that their standalone rankings have him as a five-star, too. He’s the top player in the state of Texas in the 2018 recruiting cycle. He also ranks fourth among point guards in the country, behind Duke commit Tre Jones, Immanuel Quickley and Darius Garland. Also, Grimes ranks 17th in the nation overall.
Grimes recently had a visit from head coach Steve Wojciechowski back on September 9. He has yet to visit Marquette, but per the article is looking to lock visit dates down. He does have one scheduled on September 29 to Kentucky per his 247Sports page.
Right now, Kansas is thought to be the leader for Grimes. At least per the Crystal Ball. All seven predictions made for Grimes’ future were for the Jayhawks. But, with that said, one hasn’t been made since all the way back on August 28th. Four of the predictions were made way, way back on October 5, 2016. Nearly a year has passed since then, and while KU is still out in front, things could certainly change.
Needless to say, locking a player down of Grimes’ caliber would be a huge win for Wojo and the program. They picked up a major win in the form of four-star Joey Hauser this offseason. Hauser, of course, is the best player in Wisconsin and the 34th-ranked player overall in 2018. He’s also Sam Hauser’s brother, and Sam is quite the sharpshooter for the Golden Eagles.
Should they land Grimes, he would rank as the second-best recruit that Marquette has gotten since 247Sports began tracking recruits. No. 1, of course, is Henry Ellenson. Grimes would usurp Jajuan Johnson and others if he were to commit to MU.