The Butler Bulldogs grabbed their fifth commit in the 2020 recruiting cycle on Monday. Jakobe Coles, a power forward out of Denton, Texas, announced his commitment to LaVall Jordan’s Dawgs. The announcement was made on Coles’ Twitter account:
Power forwards are an obvious priority for Butler in the 2020 recruiting class, as Coles becomes the third player at that position to jump into the class, joining Scooby Johnson of Benton Harbor, Michigan and Myles Wilmoth from St. Andrews School in Barrington, Rhode Island. He’s the fifth player in general, as he, along with Johnson, Wilmoth and point guards Myles Tate and Chuck Harris are part of this incoming group.
Coles is 6-foot-7, 230 lbs. as he enters his senior season at Guyer High School. He ranks in the Top 10 in the state of Texas, sitting ninth currently in the rankings. That group is headlined by five-star power forward Greg Brown and followed by Micah Peavy and Houston Cougars commit Tramon Mark, among other talented players.
The move to grab Coles has pushed Butler up in the recruiting rankings. 247Sports composite has the Dawgs up to second in the Big East Conference, only trailing the Xavier Musketeers. The Bulldogs are also 10th in the nation with the addition of Coles.