Marquette 2010 Recruiting Class Looks Stellar

Mitchell SkurzewskiContributor IJuly 7, 2010

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 18:  Head coach Buzz Williams of the Marquette Golden Eagles watches game action against the Washington Huskies during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at HP Pavilion on March 18, 2010 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The Marquette Golden Eagles 2010 season was not expected to be a productive season, but Marquette surprised experts by heading to the NCAA tournament.

The Marquette 2010 recruiting class that coach Buzz Williams and his staff, though is ranked in the top 20 in nearly every recruiting database that will be looking to help soften the blow of Maurice Acker, David Cubillan and most notably Lazar Hayward.

Coach Williams seems to have a very great personality for recruiting and landed ESPN top 100 recruits Vander Blue and Jamail Jones to headline the class with Blue listing Williams as the primary reason along with the close proximity to Madison.

Also joining Blue and Jones is a much needed big man in 6-foot-8 Davante Gardner along with Reggie Smith (PG) and a Lazar Hayward type player Jae Crowder (SF).

Also adding to this already stellar recruiting class came news last week that  Racine star Jamil Wilson who played his freshman year at Oregon will be transferring to MU. Wilson will have to sit out one season.

This class may go through some growing pains early on, but this class has all the makings of keeping the Golden Eagles on the rise.

As I said earlier Blue a Madison Memorial star that was named Wisconsin Player of the Year his junior year headlines the class. Many fans will know him from his original commitment to Wisconsin before decommiting and heading to MU.

Along with the versatile 6-for-6 Jones at 6-foot-6 is the junior college star Jae Crowder who I feel will be the steal of this class.

Crowder led his team to the Junior College title at Howard College and can hit the 3-ball from the small forward position and averaged nine boards a game at 6-foot-6.