After an impressive summer on the travel circuit, Nayal Koshwal had a plethora of schools to choose between. Chicago's Boys to Men Academy head coach Loren Jackson has informed Rivals.com that his 6-foot-9, 235-pound power forward is down to five schools, with his hometown school as the frontrunner.
Koshwal, the No. 26 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, is down to DePaul, Louisville, LSU, Tennessee and USC. Illinois is the most recent school dropped from the list while DePaul sits at the top of the list.
"We did tell Illinois that we would do an unofficial visit, but that was before Derrick Rose dropped them from his list," said Coach Jackson. "DePaul is still Mac's top school. He really likes DePaul. They are in Chicago, and his good friend Thijin Moses is there."
Koshwal has spent plenty of time on the DePaul campus, and last weekend he officially visited Louisville. This weekend he will officially visit USC. Tennessee and LSU will entertain him on September 15 and September 23 respectively.
While on his visits, Koshwal is determining what type of role he would play in each program.
"Basically, he wants to play in a program where he can be a versatile player and develop all the aspects of his game," said Jackson. "He also wants the opportunity to be a major focus of the program.
"Louisville is a little different that way in that they have a lot of great big men in Derrick Caracter, David Padgett and others. But we are still looking at them."
Nayal Koshwal scouting report:
With a body ready for high-major competition, Koshwal knows how to establish position down low and can score turning to either shoulder. He is also an aggressive rebounder and picks up points on the offensive glass. Not just effective around the basket, Koshwal has a developing face up game. He can shoot it to beyond the arc and can also handle in the open court.