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New Jersey Running Back Commits

June 17, 2016

Coaches Andy Talley and Mark Ferrante got their second verbal commitment for the Class of 2017. The news of Chris Chukwuneke‘s commitment to Villanova arrived on Thursday. A rising senior at St. John-Vianney High School (N.J.), Chukwuneke was one of the main runningbacks in a Lancer offense that used various personnel to get the rushing attack done. The… Read More ›

QB Kyle McCloskey Commits to Villanova

Head coach-in-waiting Mark Ferrante has to be smiling. Villanova has received a verbal commitment from Kyle McCloskey, who becomes the first Class of 2017 commit. Per HERO Sports’ Brian McLaughlin, McCloskey gave his verbal on Tuesday. He will be a part of the first recruiting class to arrive at Villanova to start the post-Andy Talley era. McCloskey, a 6-4,… Read More ›

Class of 2017: Summer Recruiting Watch

While a national championship season will surely garner some buzz and allure among recruits, Jay Wright and his staff have already gone to work to put forth that extra step in the recruiting process. They did so shortly after the championship game, watching various high school players. They have five-star power forward/center Omari Spellman (St. Thomas More School, Conn.)… Read More ›

Dylan Painter Commits to Villanova

Jay Wright secured his second commitment of the class of 2016 Wednesday morning in 3-star big man Dylan Painter. “Beyond excited to announce that I am going to be joining the Villanova Basketball family! Thanks for everyone’s support,” said Painter in a tweet, confirming his verbal commitment. The 6-10 center, a local product out of… Read More ›

Week In Review: Stars and Stripes (Week of 6/29)

Jalen Brunson, Team USA, Nova Track & XC, JayVaughn Pinkston, The Pope and More…

DL Aaron Seigle Commits to Villanova

It took a little while to get behind the big man’s protected Twitter account, but Aaron Seigle has given his verbal commitment to play for the Wildcats. According to, Seigle is a three-star defensive lineman. He has played both the defensive end and defensive tackle positions for Susquehanna Township High School. Seigle has also received… Read More ›

Week In Review: Hoop Dreams (Week of 6/23)

Some of the big story lines from this week, that of course begins with… Bethlehem Steel To The Motor City: The Detroit Pistons selected Darrun Hilliard with the 38th overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. He became the first Wildcat to be drafted since the Trail Blazers chose Dante Cunningham in 2009. This past season, Hilliard averaged… Read More ›

Week In Review: Happy Father’s Day! (Week of 6/15)

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there! I hope you all have an enjoyable and relaxing day. I’m bringing back one of the weekly traditions and series, and that is the “Week in Review!” Even though we are in the middle of summer break, there was actually a good amount of buzz… Read More ›

WR Zac Kerxton Commits to Villanova

Zac Kerxton, a six-foot and 180 pound wide receiver from Haymarket, Virginia, has committed to play for the Villanova Wildcats. The speedster announced his verbal commitment to play for head coach Andy Talley last night. Kerxton is coming off of an excellent season, where he racked up 60 receptions for 1,431 yards and 25 touchdowns. His efforts did… Read More ›

Summer Basketball Recruiting Update: Ten Recruits to Watch For

Although the summer months may seem slow to the average college basketball fan, they are vital to head coaches looking to communicate and build relationships with young recruits. Things have settled down after a large number of commitments from transfers and late 2015 players. Now, fans can follow the various evaluation periods in which coaches… Read More ›

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Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.


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