P.J. Dozier, a 4-star PG out of Columbia, SC, has announced that he will attend South Carolina next year. This is a very good get for Frank Martin and the Gamecocks. Dozier is a 6-7 PG who can do a little bit of everything. He had reportedly narrowed his final list of schools to South Carolina, Louisville, and Georgetown.
With Dozier headed to South Carolina, the Hoyas still have three open scholarships for next season. Big men Marcus Derrickson and Jesse Govan are the foundation of a solid class for the Hoyas, but the Hoyas will be thin in the backcourt next season and Dozier would have been an excellent addition to next year's squad. The Hoyas attention now turns to top remaining recruiting target, PF Skal Labissiere. Labissiere is widely considered a Memphis or Kentucky lean, but the Hoyas are in his top 5 and still alive. He is set to announce his decision Thursday.
The class of 2015 had looked like a second straight top-tier class for the Hoyas, but Noah Dickerson de-committed in July (he has since committed to Florida), Tacko Fall chose UCF, Bryant Crawford committed to Wake Forest, and Ivan Rabb cut the Hoyas from his list. The Hoyas appeared to have the inside track on Crawford and Fall prior to their commitments. That said, with a stellar 2014 class, the Hoyas were not desperate for a top-10 class in 2015 and have plenty of targets in play for 2016, along with the Thompson Center set to open that season. Our Hoyas are in very good shape.
The Hoyas are reported to be the favorites to land Jahshire Hardnett, a 3-star PG out of Gulfport, MS. Hardnett is set to make his official visit to Georgetown on November 20th and would give the Hoyas a much-needed backcourt commit. The Hoyas are also in on Galen Robinson, another 3-star PG out of Houston. Robinson had his official visit to Georgetown on October 24th.