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Recruiting Update: Class of 2015

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With former Hoya target Allonzo Trier now an Arizona Wildcat, I thought it might be a good idea to write another update on the Hoyas 2015 recruiting targets.  So, without further ado, here is an update on some of the potential future Hoyas from the Class of 2015, sorted by position.

Guards:

Tyler Dorsey, 6'4" PG/SG, Maranatha High School (CA) (#24 ESPN, #18 Rivals, #10 247Sports)

The Hoya coaching staff has been keeping an eye on Dorsey, a lead guard with exceptional scoring ability, ever since he de-committed from Arizona.  Dorsey's recruiting picture is still somewhat foggy after his recent de-commitment, but it can certainly be regarded as a positive when the Hoyas are in the mix with a top recruit like Dorsey.

Perry Dozier, 6'6" PG/SG, Spring Valley High School (SC) (#29 ESPN, #40 Rivals, #22 247Sports)

Dozier, a long, skilled, and athletic combo guard, recently named his top five, which includes Louisville, Georgetown, UNC, South Carolina, and Michigan.  He will be making official visits to those five schools. Clearly, Georgetown is right in the mix with Dozier, who would be an amazing coup for the Hoyas.

Donovan Mitchell, 6'3" PG/SG, Brewster Academy (NH) (#74 ESPN, #101 Rivals, #36 247Sports)

Mitchell, a former teammate of Isaac Copeland's at Brewster, has seen his stock has risen abruptly over the past few months, which led to a Georgetown offer.  He's an athletic guard with excellent strength for his age and size, which allows him to finish very effectively around the rim.  He recently named his top ten, which included Georgetown along with three other Big East schools (Creighton, Villanova, and Providence), which is a good sign for the Hoyas.

UPDATE: Mitchell recently named his top five, which did not include Georgetown.

Bryant Crawford 6'2" PG, Gonzaga High School (DC) (Not in the ESPN Top 100, #77 Rivals, #102 247Sports)

Crawford is the kind of true point guard that the Hoya roster is largely lacking at the moment.  He strikes a good balance between passing and scoring.  However, his recruitment has been largely clouded; Louisville, who had been perceived to be the favorite for Crawford, has apparently backed off in their pursuit, which would seem to open a door for Georgetown.  We should soon know more about his recruitment in the coming months.

Kenny Williams 6'2" PG/SG, Lloyd C. Bird High School (VA) (#84 ESPN, #124 Rivals, #110 247Sports)

Williams is regarded as one of the best shooters in the nation, and he recently received an offer from Georgetown.  He has also recently named Georgetown as one of the schools that he is hearing the most from.  As a kid from the DMV area, the Hoyas could also hold a geographical advantage over many other schools, but Williams' recruitment still has a long way to go.  Recently offered by UNC.

Wings:

Dwayne Bacon 6'6" SG/SF, Oak Hill Academy (VA) (#40 ESPN, #22 Rivals, #13 247Sports)

Bacon has named Georgetown among the schools that he is focusing on.  He is a tremendous athlete with good size for his position, and he would be a great addition to the Hoya roster.  Bacon has said that he will cut his list in early August, so we should have more information shortly.

Haanif Cheathem, 6'5" SG, Pembroke Pines Charter School (FL) (#80 ESPN, #70 Rivals, #53 247Sports)

Cheathem, a versatile and skilled wing, recently named Georgetown among his six finalists.  He is set to commit on September 5th, a day before his birthday, so we have some clarity on his timetable.  Cheathem's recruitment is drawing to a close, so all we can do as Hoya fans is hope.

Big Men:

Ivan Rabb, 6'10" PF, Bishop O'Dowd High School (CA) (#1 ESPN, #4 Rivals, #5 247Sports)

Rabb is the big fish.  A consensus top five recruit, he would be a truly program-altering recruit.  He would bring national hype and attention back to campus, and has the talent to lead the Hoyas to a deep run in March.  Rabb has expressed affection for the Georgetown program, however, we are up against a number of the truly elite programs across the country, making Rabb a very difficult catch for the Hoyas.

Noah Dickerson, 6'8" PF, Montverde Academy (FL) (#66 ESPN, #56 Rivals, #44 247Sports)

Dickerson curiously chose to de-commit from the Hoyas mere months after committing, which raised a lot of eyebrows. However, the Hoyas are still in the mix for Dickerson, who appears to be merely looking to field more offers in order to ensure that he is aware of all of his options.

Horace Spencer, 6'8" PF, Findlay Prep (NV), (#77 ESPN, #73 Rivals, #53 247Sports)

Spencer has attracted interest from a number of schools, including Cincinnati, Georgia, Iowa and Maryland, so his recruitment is currently all over the map.  Originally from Philadelphia but playing at Findlay Prep in Nevada this season, Spencer brings a hard-nosed defensive mentality to the floor and has been likened to a Ben Wallace type player.

Skal Labissiere, 6'11" C, Evangelical Christian High School (TN) (#11 ESPN, #14 Rivals, #24 247Sports)

Kentucky and Memphis are widely viewed as heavy favorites for Labissiere.  It does not seem likely that he will become a Hoya.  However, John Thompson III has been keeping an eye on him, which means that the coaching staff still thinks that they are in the mix.  We will see how this develops.

Tacko Fall, 7'5" C, Liberty Christian Academy (FL) (Not in the ESPN Top 100, Not in the Rivals150, #181 247Sports)

Tacko stands at a towering 7'5", but moves fairly fluidly for his enormous size.  Obviously he is a huge project, but the Hoyas have had success with developmental big men (think Roy Hibbert), which might give them an edge in Fall's recruitment.

2015 recruiting should heat up in the coming months, so there will be more updates to follow.  Thanks for reading!