Ranking the Contenders: John Mobley Jr.
As 2024 four-star guard John Mobley Jr. approaches his commitment date this Sunday, Rivals national recruiting analyst Travis Graf takes a look at how Mobley's finalists – Arizona State, Creighton, LSU, Ohio State, USC and Xavier – are faring heading down the stretch.
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1. OHIO STATE
I entered a FutureCast for the Buckeyes to land Mobley back in July, and I have that pick locked in to this day. The four-star guard is originally from Ohio and Chris Holtmann and his staff had made the sharpshooter a top priority in the junior class. Mobley fits their playing style well, and he had a great visit there in early October.
Mobley took a visit to Creighton in mid-September, which seemed to go really well by all accounts. It's the only school that got an official visit outside of Ohio State. His long-range shooting ability fits Creighton’s scheme perfectly, and that’s been a selling point all along in the recruiting process.
LSU’s coaching staff offered in the summer and pursued heavily for a while. The addition of Mobley would give the Tigers a nice kickstart to the Tigers' 2024 recruiting class. LSU did a good job of staying in constant contact with Mobley as well. The Tigers are probably the top option of any school that didn’t land a visit.
4. THE FIELD
Arizona State, Xavier and USC were all in contention at one time, but the writing is on the wall for them as Mobley plans to make a decision without ever setting foot on those campuses for official visits.