Virginia lands 6-9 power forward Jacob Cofie for 2024

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: Scorebook Live

Virginia has landed another top-100 basketball commitment — the top-rated power forward on the West Coast — in 6-foot-9, 225-pound Jacob Cofie of Sammamish, Wash. (Seattle suburbs).

Cofie actually committed to Virginia earlier in the week but didn’t announce his decision until Sunday night. He visited UVA last week and was sold on becoming a Cavalier.

The 4-star from the recruiting class of 2024 chose Virginia over Southern Cal, Washington and Ohio State.

“I ultimately chose Virginia because I felt it was the best school to develop me as a player and take my game to the next level,” Cofie told On3. “Also being coached by Tony Bennett would be an honor. I feel like there’s room on the team for me to work hard and earn an opportunity to get minutes as a freshman. It felt like family when I went on my visit.”

All the Pac-12 schools coveted Cofie, a face-up forward, who can score and also stretch the baseline with his shooting ability. Cofie is the No. 81 overall prospect in his class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and the No. 15 power forward in the country. He’s the No. 1-rated prospect in the state of Washington.

“I’m excited to call Virginia home all the way from Seattle,” Cofie told On3. “I can’t wait to get on the floor and represent UVA and help us win another national championship. I see a championship in the near future.”