Cumberland Visits Butler, Plans Others

4-star forward Jarron Cumberland talks Butler visit and future plans.

INDIANAPOLIS (IN) -With the early signing period in the rear-view mirror for the class of 2015, many schools are switching their focus to talented prospects in 2016, such as Top 100 wing Jarron Cumberland.

Cumberland, the No. 83 player in the most recent Scout Top 100 and No. 5 prospect in Ohio, is a 6-foot-4, 205-pound wing from Wilmington (OH) High School who has the ability to be a prolific scorer.

Many schools have taken notice and begun to pursue Cumberland.

"Purdue and Butler have offered," Cumberland told InsidetheDawgPound. "Xavier, Cincinnati, Purdue, Iowa State, and West Virginia (are showing interest)."

With opportunities coming from a number of top programs, Cumberland has begun to take visits in order to help sort through his options.

"I visited Purdue and Butler," Cumberland said. "(I will visit) Xavier soon and I visit UC (Cincinnati) and Purdue in January."

After making the trip to Indianapolis earlier in the year where Cumberland picked up an offer from coach Holtmann and the staff, he decided to take another visit to watch Butler and Hinkle Fieldhouse in action last week.

"(I visited) last weekend against Loyola (MD)," Cumberland explained. "I just went to the game and that's it. It was a small campus, but the atmosphere there was crazy."

Cumberland came away impressed with what Butler and Hinkle Fieldhouse had to offer. Assistant coach Terry Johnson is handling the majority of Cumberland's recruitment by Butler and has the Bulldogs in position to contend for his services next year.

The athletic wing is currently ranked as the No. 19 small forward nationally in the class of 2016 and the No. 1 small forward from Ohio.

Butler currently has two commitments in the class of 2015 and is looking to add two more potentially in the spring. They have no commitments in the class of 2016.


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