One of Ohio’s most sought-after youngsters, Cleveland Holy Name’s Dwayne Cohill — PHO’s 2nd-ranked 2018 — already sports four offers, and has many high-major programs interested in adding to that list. All four offers were granted this summer and came…
One of Ohio’s most sought-after youngsters, Cleveland Holy Name’s Dwayne Cohill — PHO’s 2nd-ranked 2018 — already sports four offers, and has many high-major programs interested in adding to that list.
All four offers were granted this summer and came from Youngstown State, Penn State, Xavier, and most recently West Virginia, which offered in July.
The 6-foot-3 guard is seeing interest from a slew of additional programs, but named the three he feels are after him the most right now.
“I’m seeing interest from Purdue, Ohio State, Cincinnati, there are a lot of good schools that are recruiting me, right now I think those schools are recruiting me most,” said Cohill.
He has taken visits to Xavier, Penn State, West Virginia, and Ohio State. This weekend he will once again visit Penn State, the following weekend he’ll again be at Ohio State, and the on Sept. 26th he’ll visit West Virginia for the first time.
The talented 2018 spent his 15U season with Ohio Basketball Club, and says his natural leadership abilities shone through.
“I think I was best at being the overall team leader, both on and off the floor. Just making sure that we had our heads set right and we were ready to go and everything. And then being the dominant floor general most of the game, and whatever coach asked me to do I would do it, and lead the team to be our best,” said the 6-foot-3 shooting guard.
Cohill says right now he’s being recruited as a combo-guard, and he prides himself in being dominant on both ends of the floor.
“I describe my game as an above-the-rim, lockdown defender who can come at you in different ways, and just try and get a bunch of different looks in multiple ways. I just try and do what I can to get a quick bucket and then get a stop on defense,” said Cohill.
“I still need to get my jumper more consistent, there are times where it’ll be consistent for awhile and then it’ll fall off. So just keeping it consistent every day, day-in and day-out, that’s what I work on every day in the gym — just keeping the right mechanics, and getting game-like shots up. In the end that could be what separates me at the next level, is knocking down a shot whenever I’m open.”
As Cohill heads into his sophomore season with Cleveland Holy Name, he’ll look to stand on the shoulders of his predecessors, and continue their legacy, while he builds one of his own.
“Last year I was a backup leader, we had two senior captains, and I just kind of took the little brother role as a captain to them,” he said. “I know that I’ll have to be a big part of our team this year, so just watching them and learning leader traits from them and how to be better is what I’m looking forward to this season.”