Cleveland (Ohio) Holy Name 2018 shooting guard Dwayne Cohill is down to ten schools, and Virginia Tech is one of them.
Thankful for all the schools who have recruited me but this is my top 10! I want to thank God but hard work truly pays off pic.twitter.com/qXJiTzWetz
— Dwayne Cohill (@therealdwayne35) July 7, 2017
Clemson, Dayton, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Texas, UNLV, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia are the other finalists for the four-star and No. 66 overall prospect nationally. The 6-4 guard eliminated mostly mid-major programs, but also major-conference or historically successful teams like Northwestern and Xavier.
VT's 2018 class currently includes one pledge, 6-3 guard Jarren McAllister of Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage. The 2017 class included high-level players at both guard positions, along with a developmental forward in P.J. Horne. 2019 already has a pair of guards and another developmental bigman. That should make the frontcourt, rather than smaller players, the priority in 2018.
Of course, the Hokies will have to see how the 2017 signing class plays out - it's possible that wing Nickeil Alexander-Walker proves himself enough to go pro early - to know exactly what the needs will be in future classes.