Junior guard visits Hawk Hill

On Saturday afternoon, St. Joe's played host to a talented guard from St. John's College High School (DC). Get the scoop on junior Jeff Dowtin inside.

Jeff Dowtin is a junior combo guard out of Washington DC's St. John's College High School. Listed around 6'1, Dowtin plays alongside junior Maryland-bound point guard Anthony Cowan. On Saturday afternoon, Dowtin took his first visit to St. Joe's. He made the unofficial visit with his mother.

St. Joe's has been extremely active in Dowtin's recruitment, offering him this winter and making countless trips to DC to watch him. Phil Martelli made three trips himself down to DC this winter to check in on the skilled guard.

According to DMV Elite, Dowtin holds offers from St. Joe's, Towson, Florida Gulf Coast, High Point, and Winthrop. He has also reportedly collected offers from Bucknell and Radford over the past two weeks. In addition to being a talented basketball player, Dowtin also has big-time grades. As a result, a number of academic schools are heavily in the mix.

St. Joe's is quite familiar with Dowtin's high school, St. John's College. Current Miami freshman wing James Palmer held a St. Joe's offer. Current Georgetown freshman point guard Tre Campbell not only held a Hawk offer, but visited Hawk Hill and was strongly considering the Hawks before landing an offer from the Hoyas.

Earlier this month, St. John's won the DC State Athletic Association championship game, defeating Gonzaga (DC). In the championship game, Dowtin had a game-high 25 points to lead St. John's in a come-from-behind win.

St. Joe's is very clearly in the market for a shooting guard in the class of 2016. Earlier this week, the Hawks offered St. Thomas More (CT) guard Christian Vital. Then on Saturday, Phil Martelli hosted Jeff Dowtin on an unofficial visit. With the April Live Periods right around the corner, the coaching staff is honing in on targets that they will be monitoring closely during April. In the days leading up to the first April Live Period, Hawk Hill Hardwood will have a full preview of who will be playing where.

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