Coach Boynton has been busy on the recruiting trail lately handing out offers like he’s the Night King raising the dead.
We’re going to preview four of his most recent offers in this update, but first, an update on the recruitment of 2021 guard Manny Obaseki.
With Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at the top of his list, Obaseki recently talked to 247Sports’ Brian Snow about his recruitment process and where he stands with OSU.
“They have a very cool coaching staff,” said Obaseki of Oklahoma State to 247’s Brian Snow. “It is kind of crazy. He was at a game, and just saw me. They offered me right after the game, and they want me to get down to campus soon, so I am hoping to do that.”
Snow also included that Obaseki is looking to take a visit to Colorado State and has been to SMU multiple times.
The 6-foot-2 combo guard will likely pick up more offers over the summer playing for Mudiay Elite on the Under Armour AAU circuit. Playing in more of a featured role at Allen (TX) High School after the departure of key seniors will help as well.
Obaseki has held an OSU offer for a while and the Pokes and OU seem to be the front runners for him at the moment. Now, we’ll take a look at some recent offers.
Micah Peavy, Forward, C/O 2020
Now to the latest offers. We’ll start with a state champion from Texas. Duncanville forward Micah Peavy has been picking up interest from everywhere after earning championship game MVP honors after his Panthers took down Klein Forest in the Texas 6A State Championship Game.
Peavy averaged 15.7 points per game and led the team in rebounding according to SportsDayHS. Michigan and LSU are the current favorites and Peavy has also been offered by Texas A&M, Tennessee and Texas Tech.
The 6-5 forward recently led Pro Skills to a win over RJ Hampton and Drive Nation (TX) in session one of Nike’s EYBL by scoring 28 points. He followed that up with 17 points and seven rebounds in a win over MEBO Team Hood (MS) to put Pro Skills in good position to advance to Nike’s Peach Jam this summer.
The Red Raiders could make a strong push for him as well. Peavy beat out teammate and Texas Tech commit Jahmi’us Ramsey for championship game MVP and Ramsey could play a role in his recruitment. Michigan has also had success recruiting Texas kids in recent years, locking up Denton Guyer forward Jalen Wilson in the class of 2019.
An Oklahoma State commitment here seems unlikely, but Boynton has made strong pushes for top talent in the past and it’s only a matter of time before he lands one. The longer Peavy’s recruitment goes is good news for OSU as spots at Michigan and Texas Tech figure to fill up fast. Texas A&M is another school to watch in recruitment races after the Aggies hired Buzz Williams, who turned around programs at Marquette and Virginia Tech.
Gregg Glenn, Forward, C/O 2022
This offer is one of the first to go out to the class of 2022, this years’ freshmen. Because of that, Oklahoma State is Glenn’s only offer listed on 247, but he has announced offers from Florida and Iowa State on his Twitter.
The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, product plays on the EYBL circuit with Nightrydas Elite, the same AAU squad as recent OSU offer Dudley Blackwell and top OSU target Isaiah Todd. At 6-6, Glenn is a versatile small forward who will pick up major attention in the next three years. Boynton and OSU getting in early, especially for a teammate of Isaiah Todd, is important.
Though currently unranked by 247sports, Glenn will wind up being one of the top players in the class of 2022. He has already worked with USA basketball and was one of the most dominant players in the country for his class.
Check out these highlights below and keep in mind that he was just finishing up eighth grade when this tournament happened.
Dudley Blackwell, Forward, 2020
As mentioned above, Blackwell is AAU teammates with Isaiah Todd. Unlike Gregg, Blackwell and Todd are in the same class, meaning they play on the same team, not just the same program.
Blackwell holds offers from OSU, Florida Gulf Coast and Iowa State according to 247 with interest from several others. With a composite ranking as high as it is and a summer of AAU ball for one of the top teams on the EYBL circuit, Blackwell should pick up plenty of offers in the coming weeks.
OSU could potentially land Blackwell if a strong push was made. His crystal ball currently has him going to Iowa State, but a lot can change over the course of the summer. Thankfully for Mike Boynton, several of his recent offers and top targets, including Blackwell, will be playing at session three of EYBL in Dallas in just a few weeks. It will be a great chance for the staff to see several of its top targets up close and not far from Stillwater.
There wasn’t much on the highlight front, but here’s some from his time with USA basketball.
Nick Davidson, Center, C/O 2021
Normally Mater Dei (CA) is known as a football powerhouse but they’ve got a talented center in the class of 2021. Davidson holds offers from Cincinnati and Hawaii in addition to OSU and is rated as a three-star by 247.
If you haven’t already caught on, the summer is the most important time for these younger recruits and Davidson is no exception. He will play with West Coast Elite on the Under Armour Circuit this summer.
The 6-8 center isn’t overly athletic, but can stretch the floor by stepping out and hitting threes. He would be perfect in the high pick-and-roll or in pick-and-pop situations with his ability to knock down jumpers. His game is a little slow but his shot is good, which reminds me a little of Al Horford. Obviously that’s a lofty comparison; Davidson isn’t the next Al Horford, but his potential in pick-and-pop situations with a dynamic ball handler is exciting.
These highlights were posted just a few days ago, check out that shooting stroke below.