According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Marquette Golden Eagles have already extended a scholarship to 6-foot-6 forward Sam Hauser of Stevens Point High School.
Hauser is the top-ranked recruit in Wisconsin for the Class of 2016 and coach Steve Wojciechowski reportedly extended the offer after the rising junior took an unofficial visit to the Milwaukee campus last week.
Hauser said he’s not in a hurry to make a decision.
“I’m not in any rush at all and I’m not thinking about college right now. I’m enjoying [the recruiting process] and I think it’s pretty cool to know colleges like how you play and that Division I schools are looking at you.”
Hauser also has reportedly received offers from Green Bay, Toledo, Drake and Northern Iowa thus far.
Marquette has also reportedly extended offers to a pair of Class of 2015 recruits, forward Aaron Falzon and center Josh Sharma, both of Northfield-Mount Hermon High School in Mount Hermon, Mass.
Falzon, 6-foot-7, reportedly has offers from Boston College, Georgia, Penn State, Providence and Rutgers.
The 7-foot Sharma has received an offer from Wisconsin, as well as from Vanderbilt, Providence, Oklahoma State, Maryland, Kansas State, Illinois, Gonzaga, Davidson, Creighton, Connecticut and Boston College.
It’s not unusual to extend offers to rising juniors. Call it getting ahead of the curve a bit as Wojciechowski works to put his own stamp on the program he took over from Buzz Williams this spring.