Recruiting Wrap: Curtis Cobb & Wing Targets

Following Donovan Mitchell’s decision to attend Louisville, Providence’s continuing search for guards in the 2015 class will turn to some other prospects. Curtis Cobb may be one guard on the Friars’ radar. Cobb, who is from nearby Fall River, MA, is a 6’4” shooting guard who attends Wilbraham and Monson Academy, and plays AAU for Mass Rivals.

ScoutFriars recently got a chance to talk to Curtis regarding where his recruitment currently stands, his interest in PC, and his overall game.

ScoutFriars: Regarding Providence’s recruitment of you … are they recruiting you hard? Have they offered?
Cobb: Yes they have offered. Haven't heard from them in a while now.

ScoutFriars: How seriously are you considering PC?
Cobb: They’re in a good spot in my recruitment right now.

ScoutFriars: Which other schools have offered? And which are you considering the most right now?
Cobb: Wake Forest, URI, Temple UConn, Rice, Providence and others are recruiting me.

ScoutFriars: Do any of the schools recruiting you stand out at this point? Any favorites?
Cobb: Umm not really just taking every school into consideration at this time.

ScoutFriars: Which schools have you been hearing from the most?
Cobb: Probably Wake Forest, Minnesota, and BC.

ScoutFriars: Do you have any visits planned in the near future?
Cobb: No, not yet.

ScoutFriars: Do you have a timetable for when you want to decide?
Cobb: I would like to hopefully before the season starts, but not sure.

ScoutFriars: You've probably visited PC, being from Fall River. But not officially?
Cobb: No, not officially. But I have visited.

ScoutFriars: What do you like most about Providence?
Cobb: Probably the time the coaches take on their players. Shows they really care for them.

ScoutFriars: What are the most important things you're looking for in a school?
Cobb: Coaches that really communicate with me and are real big on development. And I want to play in a great conference, but that’s not my concern.

ScoutFriars: Which camps did you play in during July? How did you do in them?
Cobb: The Peach State and Adidas Unrivaled camps. I did ok, could've done a lot better, but it's ok.

ScoutFriars: Were any PC coaches at your games?
Cobb: Not sure.

ScoutFriars: What position do you expect you'll play in college - the 2?
Cobb: Yes, most likely.

ScoutFriars: What would you say are the strengths in your game right now, and what do you want to improve on?
Cobb: I feel like my strengths are my ability to score in different areas. My weaknesses are probably strength and trying not to take off plays.


Other Potential 2015 Guard/Wing Targets:

Justin Robinson – 6’1” PG, St. James School (MD). Robinson recently cut his list to 6 schools – PC, UNLV, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Temple, and Creighton. In an article in the Washington Post on August 5 that broke down each of these schools, Robinson had this to say about PC – “When me and Coach [Ed] Cooley started interacting, we’ve had a great relationship from the jump. The last two point guards they’ve had have scored 2,000 points and had 700 assists for their career, I believe, so that shows that they let them play and give them a lot of opportunities to make plays. That’s a good look, in my eyes.” He was ranked #85 in the latest Scout.com top 100 rankings. The thinking is that Robinson may be one of the primary targets for PC at this point, but Maryland and Virginia Tech could be tough to beat.

Drew Edwards: 6’3” PG/SG, Calvert Hall, Towson, MD. In a Scout.com article from July, Edwards said Kansas State, PC, Richmond, and Dayton were standing out for him at that time. Edwards played well for Maryland 3D this July, but recruiting information on him has been scarce lately. It’s believed PC is still in the mix.

Davon Dillard: 6’5” SF, La Lumiere School (IN). Dillard had a big summer playing for Mac Irvin Fire, and has landed offers from PC, Pitt, Iowa, Purdue, Creighton, and Marquette, among others. Dillard is known as a tremendous athlete, who has improved his shooting and ball handling to round out his overall game. Word is that Dillard may be one of PC’s prime targets.

Jared Wilson-Frame: 6’5” SF, Believe Prep (SC). Wilson-Frame has long been on the PC radar as one of the top high school players in Connecticut. Now at Believe Prep in South Carolina, he has held an offer from PC for more than a year. Wilson-Frame had a strong summer for Expressions Elite, though it is a bit unclear how hard PC is recruiting him at this point. In an article on cityofbasketballlove.com from July, Wilson-Frame said the 5 schools he is focusing on are St. Joseph’s, Minnesota, Providence, Rhode Island and Hofstra. Regarding PC, he said “They’ve been recruiting me since ninth grade. As soon as Andre LaFleur left Connecticut for Providence he’s been recruiting me. I can talk to them about anything and they’re real relatable.”

And two who recently came off the board:

Barry Brown: 6’3” PG, Gibbs (St. Petersburg, FL) – Providence reportedly offered Brown, and speculation of PC’s involvement increased when they landed Brown’s AAU teammate for E1T1, Alex Owens. However, Brown cut his list to 4 schools this week, and PC did not make the cut. Those that did are Kansas State, Wichita State, Houston, and Texas A&M.

Kenny Williams: 6’2” SG, L.C. Bird (VA) – PC made Williams’ cut to 7 schools, along with North Carolina, VCU, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, Indiana, and Georgetown. However, Williams ended his recruitment this week by committing to VCU.

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