Aaron Cosby Hitting the Road for Visits

Aaron Cosby was already considered by some as the best guard in the Kentucky Class of 2010. Now, one scouting service thinks enough of him to rank him as the #1 player in the state overall. Per Jody Demling of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Cosby was just named as the top player in the strong Kentucky junior class. This same service also has Cosby ranked in the top 50 in the nation.

Aaron Cosby was already considered by some as the best guard in the Kentucky Class of 2010. Now, one scouting service thinks enough of him to rank him as the #1 player in the state overall. Per Jody Demling of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Cosby was just named as the top player in the strong Kentucky junior class. This same service also has Cosby ranked in the top 50 in the nation.

Demling wrote that #2 in the state is Chad Jackson (offered by Xavier, West Virginia), #3 player is Dakotah Euton (committed to Kentucky), and #4 is Ge'lawn Guyn (interest from Xavier, Kentucky, Wake Forest).

Current Miami RedHawks acting head coach Jermaine Henderson has been targeting Cosby since he was a freshman. The 6'3", 175 pound combo guard has taken three unofficial visits to Miami over the past two years.

The most recent visit was on August 24, 2008. Cosby told RedHawk Insider last month that the visit really went well. Cosby said, "I enjoyed my visit. I really like what Miami has to offer." On that visit, Cosby got a chance to see more of the campus and athletic facilities and came away impressed.

Cosby informed RedHawk Insider the he will be coming to visit Miami for a fourth time next month with his family. Cosby was originally slated to visit this weekend for the Miami-Charleston Southern football game. Cosby gave the reason why the visit date was moved to October, "The coaches told my dad that will be a better weekend because the ‘09 recruits will be there."

Cosby has been following all the commitments Miami has picked up recently in the class of 2009. This recruiting class is being lauded by some sources as the top mid-major recruiting class in the nation. Cosby said, "The coaches told me about them. It sounds like a really good class."

Per Demling, instead of visiting Miami this weekend, Cosby will visit Dayton (UD hosts Fordham in football) and Purdue the following weekend (Purdue football hosts Central Michigan).

Cosby will also visit Minnesota in November and may visit Vanderbilt as well.

Cosby visited Indiana this past weekend (September 6th) for the Hoosiers football victory over Murray State. He has also visited Louisville and Dayton in the past.

Cosby previously told RedHawk Insider he planned on taking a visit to Miami this winter to take in a basketball game, watch a practice, and meet the team.

Cosby and his family have bonded with Coach Henderson. Cosby explained, "I like the coaching staff. I have a good relationship with Jermaine Henderson."

A relationship with his future coach is very important to Cosby and his family. Cosby told RedHawk Insider last month, "I am looking for the right situation where there is a good relationship with the coaches and I am comfortable with the coaching staff."

Cosby's decision on a school will also be based on academics and a school's need at his position. He desires to make an immediate impact.

Despite landing what is being recognized as one of Miami's best recruiting classes ever, the glaring holes in the RedHawks' future is obviously at the two guard positions. Beginning with the 2010-11 season, the current roster for Miami will have only four guards. Those four consist of just one shooting guard (Rodney Haddix , a senior) and three ball handling guards (junior Kramer Soderberg and sophomores Allen Roberts and Orlando Williams).

Because Miami will lack depth at the guard spots in 2010-11, Miami will likely be looking for a guard with the lone scholarship available for the class of 2010. Ideally, that guard would be a combo guard like Cosby who can play the 1 and the 2.

Cosby compares his game to Monta Ellis of the Golden State Warriors. Cosby says the strengths of his game are scoring off the dribble, shooting, and his improving ability to create for his teammates.

Cosby, who originally verballed to Massachusetts before de-committing last spring, has offers from Miami, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Ohio, and Western Kentucky. He is also hearing from Indiana, Purdue, Dayton, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Auburn. Last month, Cosby told RedHawk Insider that Minnesota and Miami are the top two on his list.

Stay tuned to RedHawk Insider as we continue to follow Cosby's recruitment.


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