New Jersey point guard Justin Crosgile long maintained that one particular school was at the top of his list during the recruiting process. On Wednesday night, the 5-foot-11 DePaul Catholic High School decided it was time for him to commit.
Crosgile called St. Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli and committed to the Atlantic 10 school.
"Well I like the school a lot. I like the coaches. It's close to home, not that far from my house and I've been going to smaller schools my whole life. It's not too big, it's not too little," Crosgile said.
"It's perfect. It's a guard school and it fits well with me. I like the coaches there. I have a good relationship with them. I like the interest that they've shown me since day one. They've been dedicated to me throughout my whole recruitment and they've told me that I'm their number one recruit. I look forward to going there."
Crosgile said he made a great connection with the coaching staff and liked the direction his life could go from an education standpoint at the Philadelphia school.
"From all perspectives, it was perfect for me," he said. "Basketball-wise, it's a great move for me. It's a guard school. You get to work out with Jameer Nelson in the summertime and all of the guards that have come from St. Jospeh's. School wise it's great because it has my major business and marketing. The team has tutors and study halls. I think it's great for me because it's going to prepare me for the next step in my life."
Crosgile said he also had interest from Virginia, Seton Hall, St. John's and Indiana.
"I've always liked St. Joe's. I always have. I had a lot of schools that were interested but they were always on top for me," Crosgile said.