A short time ago Matt Heldt was in Davidson, N.C., wrapping up his official visit over dinner with Davidson College basketball coach Bob McKillop and his son Matt.

Heldt really liked the McKillops and Davidson. A lot.

"The comment he made to me was, 'If coach Wojo (Steve Wojciechowski) wasn't at Marquette, I might have committed at dinner tonight,' " Scott Bork, Heldt's high school coach at Neenah, said of his 6-foot-10 senior.

But the first-year Marquette coach had already made a lasting impression, and at 10:30 a.m. this morning Heldt committed to the Golden Eagles.

"I really liked Marquette a lot," said Heldt, who helped the Rockets to a runner-up finish at this year's WIAA Division 1 state tournament. "I knew I wanted to go there and was setting up a (an official) visit. But it's a dead period and the first chance to have a face-to-face meeting was August 1. I knew I didn't want to wait that long. I reached out to (Wojciechowski), called him and told him I'm going to commit."

The earliest Heldt can sign his National Letter of Intent is Nov. 12. He joins Sun Prairie point guard Nick Noskowiak, ranked No. 50 by ESPN, in the Golden Eagles' 2015-16 class. Like Noskowiak, Heldt has a four-star ranking by ESPN.

"He was very ecstatic," Heldt said when he told Wojciechowski the news. "I think both of us felt Marquette would be a great place for me."

Heldt also had scholarship offers from UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Xavier. He also made several unofficial visits to Northern Iowa.