Just a few days after Sean Mobley announced that he’d be staying at VCU, even after the hiring of new head coach Mike Rhoades, 2017 forward and VCU commit Marcus Santos-Silva said he’d be doing the same. The 6-8, 250 pound forward from Taunton, Massachusetts committed to VCU back in July and will not stray from that commitment. Santos-Silva is one of four incoming freshmen for the Rams next season.
I’m staying at Vcu😈🐏🐏 #ramnation
— Marcus Santos-Silva (@Marcus7345) March 26, 2017
VCU recruits deciding to stay onboard despite the departure of Will Wade speaks volume to this program. Clearly, Mobley and Santos-Silva committed to VCU and not to Will Wade. Also, Mike Rhoades has done a tremendous job retaining these recruits and putting trust in newcomers and returning players. With a solid core of upperclassmen and an impressive group of freshmen, VCU is going to be just fine next season.