August has already been a busy recruiting month for the Virginia men’s basketball program. Tony Bennett began extending offers to prospects in the 2024 class, and the Cavaliers hosted several targets in the 2023, 2024 and 2025 recruiting classes. On Wednesday, two more targets scheduled visits to UVA, while 2024 combo guard Jaxon Prunty ( Davidson, NC) and 2023 guard Davin Cosby (Richmond, VA) are set to come to Grounds in August.
Prunty, a 6’6″ guard from Providence Day School in Charlotte, announced on Twitter that he will take an unofficial visit to UVA next weekend.
Currently rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN’s high school recruiting database, Prunty has flown largely under the radar through the early stages of the 2024 recruiting cycle as he holds offers from Appalachian State, Western Carolina, Hampton and Chicago states However, coaches from major conference programs are starting to take notice, especially after Prunty showed some amazing offensive talent at the EYBL Peach Jam in July.
Tony Bennett and UVA’s coaching staff will be the first major program to take a close look at Jaxon Prunty when he comes to Charlottesville this weekend.
Davin Cosby received an offer from Virginia last week, the latest in a string of several major programs that have offered Cosby since his impressive showing at the Adidas 3SSB Championships. In addition to UVA, Cosby holds offers from Alabama, Wake Forest, Maryland, NC State, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Mississippi State, California, Vanderbilt, LSU, Tennessee and USC.
With a flurry of new offers coming in, it was unclear which schools Cosby would prioritize with visits as he evaluates his new suitors. On Wednesday, Houston Wilson of Rivals reported that Cosby has scheduled an official visit to UVA for Aug. 26.
247Sports currently ranks Cosby right in the top 150 prospects nationally at No. 149 and he is ranked as the No. 27 prospect in the 2023 class and No. 3 prospect in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Cosby is the second Virginia native to be offered by UVA in the 2023 recruiting class. The Cavaliers are also in the mix for four-star wing Jamie Kaiser (Burke, VA), who is currently ranked No. 2 in Virginia. .
Cosby visited Wake Forest last weekend and NC State on Wednesday and plans to visit Alabama on Sept. 3. Those schools are currently considered the frontrunners, but there’s a very clear path UVA could take to join them as the favorite to land the Virginia native, especially after Cosby takes his official visit to Virginia at the end of this month.
Virginia has so far picked up a verbal commitment in the 2023 class, as Idaho’s No. 1 player Blake Buchanan announced his commitment to Virginia on July 3.
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