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Posted On: 06/19/17 10:42 AM
Dwayne Cohill 2018 Holy Name, Ohio, let it be known via his Twitter account that he was offered a scholarship to The Ohio State University by new coach Chris Holtmann.
Hours later he followed up that Tweet with another stating that he had not committed to the Buckeyes.
One thing is clear at this point as we head into mid-June, Cohill, a 6-foot-3 point guard, 170 pound guard, who is rated as one of the top 61 players in the class of 2018 by 247sportscom and No. 3 overall in the state of Ohio, has not settled on a college yet.
As a matter of fact he doesn’t even have a Top 5 and said he hopes to have one in July. In addition to the offer from Ohio State, he’s also received offers from Penn State, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, West Virginia, Butler and Xavier.
“It’s still up in the air,” Cohill said of his college selection as he waited outside Avon Lake High School after a summer league game on a recent June night.
Landing Cohill would be a nice chip for Holtmann, who took over for Thad Matta after Matta was let go a couple of weeks ago. Matta had come under heavy criticism in recent years for failing to land the top recruits in Ohio.
“I was looking at Ohio State already when coach Matta was there, but I’m definitely considering (it) now for sure that Coach Holtmann is there.”
Cohill is long and rangy, able to get into passing lanes and runs the floor well. He’s got a smooth jump shot and can get to the basket off the bounce. He also plays with a chip on his shoulder and talks about developing his basketball IQ, and being a leader, which are all pluses.
What kind of player will a school get if they land Cohill?
“Attacking, play hard, tough, just a leader,” Cohill said when asked to describe his game. As far as style of play, he likes to compare himself to Mr. Triple-Double himself, Russell Westbrook.
Cohill said he doesn’t have dream school at this point, although when asked said his favorite college team growing up was Texas.