After his official visit to Seton Hall this past weekend, Dalton Soffer has made his college commitment official. Dalton signed his National Letter of Intent with the Hall this morning at the San Diego Hall of Champions signing day event, becoming Kevin Willard's first recruit in the Class of 2015.
While the paperwork is all signed and sealed, Soffer's decision to attend Seton Hall next summer was anything but set in stone until recently. Loyola (Md.) originally landed a verbal commitment from the 6-foot-5 sharpshooting guard last month prior to a scheduled in-home with Seton Hall's Kevin Willard and Fred Hill; Penn and Boston University also found themselves on Dalton's final list of four schools. However, Soffer ultimately had a change of heart rooted in challenging himself at a higher level and decided to take an official visit to the South Orange, N.J. school this past weekend, which proved to be the final stage of his recruitment. Rhode Island was trying to get Soffer in for an official visit this coming week, but that was only as a back up plan to Seton Hall if he didn't find it the right fit.
Soffer is billed as a spot-up outside shooter, but at 6-foot-5 he brings length to the equation and has been actively improving his on-ball defense, something that was initially focused on by local D-I schools prior to this summer. He outplayed Minnesota wing Dupree McBrayer at the BasketBull Championships in Massachusetts this July and caught the eye of Willard and Shaheen Holloway, who were scouting other players, including McBrayer, at the time. Highlights of that game, which included eight three-pointers can be viewed here.
Seton Hall now has two scholarships to give in the Class of 2015 with power forward Myles Carter (St. Rita, Ill.) a candidate to fill one of them, though he may opt to wait until the spring to commit. Myles sat next to Dalton behind the Seton Hall bench during the Caldwell exhibition on Sunday, was in the locker room with the team after the game, and had dinner with the team later that night.
Keep your eyes peeled for an interview with Dalton later today.