On Tuesday afternoon at Kaukauna High School Library, 2018 guard Jordan McCabe (Kaukauna, WI and Wisconsin Playground Warriors) verbally committed to West Virginia.

“Coach Bob Huggins and the rest of the staff at West Virginia have really made me a priority,” McCabe said after his announcement. “For a Hall of Fame coach to do that…it became a no-brainer.”

Wisconsin had reached out to McCabe earlier this summer, but they clearly were not going to make an offer before hearing from Whitnall guard Tyler Herro and SPASH forward Joey Hauser.

“Wisconsin as well as other in-state schools were yes under consideration,” McCabe told the crowd. “Recruitment had been an ongoing situation with them as well as schools such as Marquette, Milwaukee, and Green Bay.”

McCabe and Huggins have been long-linked, especially as time went on with the Badgers not offering McCabe for 2018. Huggins was by far the most accomplished coach to reach out to McCabe, which had a huge impact on the 2018 guard.

“He’s going to fight for you as long as you fight for him,” McCabe said in reference to Huggins.

This became an easy decision for McCabe, especially with West Virginia being the top school to recruit him. Wisconsin was not going to give him an answer for a long time, and he wanted to be able to focus on what’s ahead of him. West Virginia is getting a kid with a chip on his shoulder.

McCabe is the first commitment in the 2018 class for the Mountaineers.


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