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Huron 2015 Wing Xavier Cochran Enjoying Recruiting Process

29 Oct

xavier-cochran-huron-boys-basketball-03042013-thumb-646x418-145890Ann Arbor Huron senior wing Xavier Cochran had an impressive junior campaign, averaging 17 points, and five rebounds per game for his River Rats.  Combined with his dominance on the AAU circuit with the Michigan Mustangs, Cochran currently holds seven reported scholarships offers, Eastern Michigan, Rice, Oakland, Northeastern, Buffalo, Kent State, Dayton, and Buffalo.  Still, the 6’5″ southpaw swingman is enjoying the process and allowing every school to deliver their own individual messages.

“As of right now,” Cochran said, “I will probably wait till, during, or the end of my season (to commit).”

“Rhode Island, Eastern Michigan, Oakland, Western, and Cleveland State and a couple others are recruiting me the hardest.”

Xavier has a specific set of criteria which will influence his college decision when he is ready.

“Style of play, how they develop players, relationship with the coach,” Cochran chimed in.

“And just a place I will have a chance to contribute right away.”

For now, Xavier shifts his attention to Huron’s upcoming campaign.  Cochran headlines a trio of talented senior guards in Jalen Thompson and Dave Wren.  The River Rats return four starters from a season ago, and will start the season as a top 15 team in Michigan.  Expectations will be high at Huron this year, with the ultimate goal of capturing a Class A state title.

“Going into my last season, I’m expecting a state championship,” Cochran noted.

“That’s the high expectations I’m setting for me any my team.  I’m not saying it’s all or nothing, but that’s just our expectations as a team.”

The X-Factor. Huron’s Cochran Talks First Offer

5 Oct

xavier-cochran-huron-dunk-thumb-325x216-130486After a big Spring and July with Dorian’s Pride 16U, Ann Arbor Huron 2015 wing Xavier Cochran has received his first offer, coming from the Rams of Rhode Island.

“It feels really great to get that first one, especially from a program like Rhode Island” Xavier had to say about the offer, “I like how the coaching staff puts their players first before anything and how engaged they.”

Xavier can be described as a matchup nightmare on the floor.  He has the passing skills of a point guard, the scoring ability of an off-guard, and the ability to attack the basket like a wing.  He is quick, pushes the ball in transition, and can make acrobatic finishes around the basket.

Schools also recruiting Cochran include, just about every MAC school, Iowa, Xavier, VCU, and Butler.  Although he is a long way from selecting favorites, Xavier knows what he is looking for in a school.  “I want to go to a place that plays an up tempo system, and somewhere where I will be able to contribute right away.”

Look for Cochran to take a few more visits before the season stars, and haul in a few more offers.

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