Hours after losing out on another target that Marquette had been a finalist for, the Golden Eagles are dealt another bit of bad news on the recruiting front.
The Marquette Golden Eagles were one of Chibuzo Agbo Jr.’s top five schools, when he announced his trimmed list almost a week ago.
It seems that the San Diego native has already made his mind, opting to play college basketball at Texas Tech.
Committed ‼️Thank you to the Saints basketball family & the Compton Magic basketball family for helping me get to where I am today. Thank you as well to every one else who has invested in me. Tech fans wya??? #GunsUp #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/hf9pxGnDMy— Chibuzo Agbo (@Babybuzzo) August 12, 2019
Marquette and Agbo hit it off quickly, as the Golden Eagles offered the three-star forward in late June. Shortly after that, the Golden Eagles were contending for his commitment. Other finalists like Texas Tech and USC also offered Agbo around the same time head coach Steve Wojciechowski and his staff did.
Agbo was part of a St. Augustine (Calif.) squad that finished with a 22-8 record this past season, making it to the first round of the CIF Division I state playoffs, before losing to top-seeded Etiwanda. He played his AAU basketball as a member of the Compton Magic (Calif.) on the Adidas Gauntlet, playing alongside notable players like Evan Mobley (USC) and Dalen Terry (Arizona). Agbo gathered buzz for his play during the Gauntlet Series Finale, where he averaged over 15 points per game during a four-game slate.
The recruiting class of 2020 will be an important one for Marquette. While it already has secured a commitment from four-star prospect Justin Lewis, the Golden Eagles are expected to still have five open scholarships for the 2020-21 season. The coaching staff will be hard at work in filling in those slots and preparing for the huge roster turnover.