Recently five-star recruit Makur Maker announced (via Twitter) he will take his talents to the HBCU Howard University.  

Maker’s chose Howard over Division 1 teams like Alabama, Kentucky, Oregon, USC, Memphis, and UCLA (who all offered him a scholarship). This decision is surprising since he is the only 5 star prospect to commit to an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) since the ESPN recruiting database was started in 2007. 

The 17th ranked recruit Maker came out saying “I hope to inspire guys like Mikey Williams to join me on this journey” hinting at him trying to start a trend of having more of the top high school recruits play at HBCUs instead of attending big Division 1 colleges. 

Maker’s decision has already started making future top recruits like: Zaire Wade, son of Dwayne Wade( class of 2021), Bronny James, son of Lebron James (class of 2023), and Mikey Williams (class of 2023), all look at attending HBCU after high school with all of them receiving scholarships to their respective schools. With Zaire receiving a scholarship to North Carolina A&T, Bronny James receiving a scholarship to North Carolina Central University and North Carolina A&T, and Mikey Williams receiving multiple HBCU scholarships from schools like Morehouse College, North Carolina Central, Florida A&M, and Grambling State. 

Mikey Williams has also been very supportive of Makur Maker’s decision by saying (via Twitter) “we will make a change!!!” and also, “on your side my boy let’s shock the world.”

Whether you agree with Maker’s decision or not it is already apparent his decision is starting to impact college basketball recruiting and could possibly change the schools that top high school recruits will attend.

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