Villanova has received a huge boost to its 2018 recruiting class.
Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly on Wednesday committed to Villanova. In addition to 'Nova, Oklahoma and Kansas headlined the numerous schools competing for the Hudson Catholic (New Jersey) product, per 247Sports.
Quinerly was originally committed to Arizona, but decommitted in October following an FBI probe into corruption and bribery in college basketball recruiting, which Arizona was included in.
While Quinerly wasn't directly named in the probe, documents of the investigation allege a $15,000 bribe from Arizona assistant coach Emmanuel "Book" Richardson to a "Player-5" who "verbally committed to attending" Arizona "on or about August 9, 2017," according to ESPN's Jeff Borzello.
Quinerly committed to Arizona on August 8, per 247Sports.
Richardson was arrested as a result of the investigation.
Per ESPN, Villanova did its own digging into the case and is confident Quinerly will be able to play in the 2018-19 season. At the moment, it's unclear if Quinerly will run into issues with his eligibility.
Quinerly, ranked No. 26 in the ESPN top-100 list, is the Wildcats' third top-50 recruit in the class of 2018 and one of the highest-ranked point guard recruits in the country.
Quinerly could help offset the potential departure of junior guard and national player of the year candidate Jalen Brunson following this season. Brunson is on track to graduate from Villanova this summer and could opt to enter the 2018 NBA Draft.