In the recruiting world, things can happen quick. The recruitment of and subsequent commitment by sophomore Nick Noskowiak is proof of that.
A 6-foot-2 sophomore point guard at Sun Prairie (Wisc.) High, Noskowiak saw his stock soar in the past month. Over the past two weekends, Marquette coach Buzz Williams and his staff stalked his every movement and it paid off.
During a Tuesday unofficial, Noskowiak decided he'd seen enough.
"I kind of just knew it," Noskowiak told Rivals.com. "If you would have told me at the beginning of the day that I would be committed by the end of the day I would have said you were crazy.
"I spent the whole day with Coach Buzz, Coach (Brad) Autry and Coach (Isaac) Chew and I just kind of fell in love with them. What sold me is how hard they work."
Noskowiak said he saw competitive fire in everybody from Williams to the team managers during his visit and that jells with his personality. Being close to home for the four-star didn't hurt either.
"I'm the most competitive guy you will ever meet and I hate to lose," he said. "Plus my family is in Wisconsin and they will be able to see every game so that factored into my decision.
"I think I bring to the table a really strong work ethic. I hate to lose and have worked my tail off every day to get where I've gotten."
A point guard who can handle and shoot, Noskowiak says that the freedom Marquette gives its guards is a good fit for him.
"I like to come off ball-screens and get my teammates involved," Noskowiak said. "I think the best thing I do is get my teammates going."
With his commitment out of the way, he's looking forward to finishing a quiet summer with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors and getting back into the gym. He won't arrive on campus for two years and feels there is plenty to work on.
"I've got to get a lot stronger," he said. "I've got to get a lot quicker and get into the weight room to get ready to guard some of these Big East guards."
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