Recruiting season is in full swing for basketball and last week, Mike Boynton made a scholarship offer to 4-star 2020 small forward prospect Myles Stute.
It was the tenth offer for Stute, with the Cowboys joining schools like Penn State, UMass, Seton Hall, and Rhode Island, among others. That being said, Stute says he was happy to get the offer.
“It felt great getting an offer from Oklahoma State,” Stute said. “Knowing that Coach Boynton believes in me as a player and as a young man just makes me want to work even harder and take myself to the next level.”
The Cowboys have been putting a lot of work into the recruitment of the 6-5, 200-pounder from Washington, D.C., but the main man responsible for doing the groundwork has been Assistant Coach David Kontaxis.
“I’ve had a LOT of interaction with the coaches and staff at Oklahoma State so far.” Stute said. “I met assistant coach Kontaxis my freshman year during the summer and it’s been great to get to know him, as well as the other coaches and build relationships with them over the past year or so. So back in June when colleges could officially start contacting my class we’ve been talking constantly at least a couple times a week. I have great impressions of all of the entire coaching staff so far.”
According to Stute, the coaches don’t just stay in touch, they offer him advice and tips on his game.
“They’ve talked with me about a lot, whether it’s been pointers and tips on the court, or just about my life so far and my upbringing,” Stute said. “We’ve also talked about how I could come in and have an impact immediately, which is something that I’d really like to do.”
Stute has been impressed so far with what he has seen from Oklahoma State and the way Coach Boynton had them playing last season.
“What interests me most about OSU is how hard they play no matter the situation,” Stute said. “I’ve never seen a game where OSU didn’t get out, run, and play hard, which is exactly my brand of basketball, so I feel like I would fit in seamlessly to Coach Boynton’s system. I believe that our goals align and that OSU would be a great place for me to continue to grow on and off the court.”
Another potential positive for the Cowboys, along with the relationship the coaches staff has already built with him, is that OSU seems to fit what Stute is looking for from a university.
“Really I’m just looking for a great fit for me,” Stute said. “A good mix of academics and basketball, as well as establishing a great relationship with the coaching staff and making the university a new home.”
While Stute likes Oklahoma State, and they are obviously in the running, he has yet to make any decisions about where he will play his college ball.
“As of right now, my recruitment is completely open, so I don’t have a place to rank OSU,” said Stute. “but I am very excited about this offer and an opportunity to play under Coach Boynton, so with that being said I’m looking forward to continuing to build a great relationship with him and the rest of the coaching staff.”