Four-star guard Dwayne Cohill is hoping his junior year ends with a state title. While Cohill still has work to do on that front, the Cleveland native is also taking a look at his recruitment, and made a pair of recent visits.
“We are 23-3 going into the Sweet 16, and everything is clicking,” said Cohill of his junior season.
In terms of his improvement, Cohill says this biggest thing is he has grown as a leader.
“Last year I was young and sort of a leader but I wasn’t mature enough to be a true team leader, so that has been the focus for me,” noted Cohill. “I am just trying to be more vocal and leading by example, and I think that has gone well.”
Recently Cohill made visits to both Butler and Virginia Tech.
About Butler, he said, “Hinkle Fieldhouse is a historic place so that was a fun visit. It is one of the most historic places that I’ve been. The atmosphere was great and the players were cool. The coaches told me if I went there I’d be brought up in a wining culture and make me better on and off the court. They stressed they could set me up to be a success as a person both on and off the court.”
Also Coach Buzz Williams and Virginia Tech made a big impression on Cohill and his family.
“He’s probably the favorite coach of a few people in my circle,” said Cohill of Williams. “He is about me succeeding as a person not just as a player. Coach Williams wants his players to graduate and be great men.”
He continued about Virginia Tech, “It was good to get down there and see how much everybody loves Virginia Tech basketball. Just being down there and seeing Buzz’s intensity was great.”
Probably the school that has been by the most to see Cohill is Ohio State. The Buckeyes already have three in-state commitments in the 2018 class and they are hoping to add another in Cohill.
“I’ve talked to them probably every two or three days,” said Cohill of Ohio State. “They have been recruiting me since eighth grade and trying to rebuild the culture with players like me. Next year it should be good to see them and how they are looking and keep building our relationship.”
Cohill says he plans to wait a while before making any final decision and is in no hurry to narrow things down.