Villanova landed its fourth verbal commitment in the Class of 2019 Tuesday evening, as it was reported by multiple outlets that five-star power forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will play for the reigning national champions. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Robinson-Earl, a Kansas City native who’s finishing up his high school career at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, picked Villanova over Kansas.
Robinson-Earl joins fellow power forward Eric Dixon and guards Bryan Antoine and Justin Moore in Villanova’s 2019 class to date. In addition to Villanova, which he visited the weekend of September 12, and Kansas, Robinson-Earl took official visits to Arizona, North Carolina and Notre Dame.
While Villanova currently has just one front court senior on its roster, redshirt senior Eric Paschall, there was a need to add depth in the 2019 class. With the verbal pledges of Robinson-Earl and the aforementioned Dixon, who committed back in April, Villanova has managed to address that need.
Villanova’s newest commit is best known for his abilities around the basket, as he defends, rebounds and scores well in that area, but this move affords Robinson-Earl the opportunity to expand his game some. Most recently Omari Spellman was able to do this during his time at Villanova, ultimately being drafted by the Hawks in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft.