Previous recruiting target 5-star PF Dawson Garcia announced his commitment to Marquette this afternoon live on CBS Sports HQ. He decided that Marquette would be the best fit for him and the coaches were able to convince him well about his role on the team. Overall, he felt very comfortable with what Marquette had to offer.
Garcia selected Marquette over his “final four” of Indiana, Marquette, Memphis, and Minnesota. Many analysts believed that the recruitment came down to a two-school battle between Indiana and Marquette. Garcia visited Bloomington for an official visit on October 25, and decided to take another official visit to Marquette on November 9.
Garcia is currently ranked 31 in the 247Sports Composite rankings, making him the fourth best power forward and second best player in the state of Minnesota. The 247Sports non-composite ranking has Garcia higher as a five-star, top-25 player.
Prior to Garcia’s commitment, the Hoosiers had a top-20 class in the nation with the commitments of Trey Galloway, Anthony Leal, and Jordan Geronimo. Indiana has now lost on the commitment of the big man Dawson Garcia and earlier this Fall Andre Curbelo to Illinois. Marquette’s recruiting class now moves to No. 7 overall.
One of the biggest reasons Dawson considered Indiana included the relationship Garcia has with the current 2020 Indiana commits Anthony Lean and Trey Galloway. All three of the players played together on the Adidas AAU circuit and they were familiar with each other prior to Indiana’s recruitment of Garcia. Galloway mentioned in a number of interviews after his commitment to IU that Garcia would be someone he tries talking to right away to get him to join the Hoosiers. Unfortunately, many experts and analysts were correct and predicted that he would ultimately not join Indiana.
There are currently no other big targets that Indiana is in pursuit of for the class of 2020. The big question now is whether Indiana will go all-in on the class of 2021 including potential recruits Khristian Lander who is currently No. 12 overall and Trey Kaufman who is No. 61.
Archie still has not been able to make significant progress with the out-of-state recruiting. His biggest out-of-state recruit thus far is Jordan Geronimo who is a respectable 4-star SF from the Northeast.
Dawson Garcia’s Film and Highlights