After a huge win over the Michigan Wolverines, and a second consecutive Big Ten regular season title, the Michigan State Spartans basketball program has landed its third recruit in the 2019 class.
Julius Marble, a three-star power forward out of Jesuit College Prep in Dallas, has verbally committed to MSU. He announced his decision earlier today on Twitter.
First off I would like to thank God for putting me in this position! Thank you to my family, friends, coaches, teammates, and JEZ NATION for supporting me through the years. With that said I’d like to announce my commitment to Michigan State University! #GoGreen #GoWhite pic.twitter.com/Y3NSoiE1Hv— Julius Marble (@julius_marble) March 10, 2019
Marble stands at 6-feet-8-inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. He was in attendance for Michigan State’s Big Ten title-clinching win over Michigan. The raucous atmosphere at the Breslin Center, family-like traditions within the program and Tom Izzo were all reasons why Marble decided to become a Spartan, according to 247Sports.
2019 #MichiganState 4* SF commit Malik Hall, 2019 PF Julius Marble and 2020 SF Cam'ron Fletcher pic.twitter.com/VKuocvaSbw— Rico Beard (@RicoBeard) March 10, 2019
His recruitment really picked up over the past few weeks, and he has been a quick riser up the recruiting ranks ever since. Marble had offers from Oklahoma State, Illinois, Boston College, Saint Louis, TCU and others. He recently narrowed down his list to a top-three between Michigan State, Illinois and Oklahoma State.
Marble is still flying a bit under the radar (for now). He ranks as the No. 59 power forward and the nation and No. 24 player in Texas. However, Izzo sees him as a guy who can come in right away and fill Kenny Goins’ role at the four spot. He should also be able to play at five as well.
Marble joins four-star power forward Malik Hall (who was also in attendance last night) and four-star combo guard Rocket Watts in MSU’s 2019 class. Hall has already signed his letter of intent with the Spartans, while Watts is expected to sign in mid-April. The Spartans are also in the running to land four-star small forward Keion Brooks, who said he plans to announce his decision on Friday. Indiana and Kentucky are considered to be ahead of MSU for Brooks, though.