Boone (Orlando, FL) senior power forward/center Schuyler Rimmer was offered a scholarship by the University of Virginia two months ago, around July 20. Just a few weeks later, he verbally committed to the University of Florida. The 6’9″, 230-pound Rimmer has now reopened his recruitment, and UVa is one of four finalists he is considering.
Via text message, Rimmer has confirmed to TheSabre.com that he is down to Southern Cal, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Virginia. He took an official visit to USC last weekend. Rimmer heads to Stanford the weekend of October 5-7, and officials to UVa (October 25-27) and Vanderbilt (November 2-4) are scheduled as well.
Rimmer participated at Tony Bennett’s Elite Camp in late June, but an injury on day one (at the beginning of 5-on-5 competition) sidelined him for the rest of the camp. Coach Bennett and company watched him on the AAU circuit in July and decided to offer.
“First of all, Schuyler’s a great person,” Boone head coach Greg Shirley told TheSabre.com in an EDGE article on July 18. “As talented as he is on the floor, he’s an even better person and student than he is a player. Basketball-wise, he is one of the more talented big men to come through the area. He has started since his freshman year. He hits from 15 to 18 feet consistently. The better the competition, the better he plays. He’s a very smart young man on the floor. He picks up whatever we throw at him basketball-wise. That will help him be able to step in right away in college.”
Virginia, which has secured two backcourt commitments (Devon Hall and London Perrantes) so far in this class, is in the market for a low post prospect. In addition to Rimmer, the Cavaliers are in the running for Briarcrest Christian (Eads, TN) power forward Austin Nichols, who earlier this month took an official to UVa. Nichols is also considering Auburn, Duke, Memphis, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. UVa has also offered 7’0″ center Joel Embiid, a product of the Rock School in Gainesville, FL.