Maybe the biggest breakout star during the spring was Ayo Dosunmu. The native of Chicago burst onto the scene and is now pushing for five-star status. Dosunmu showed very well for himself at the Nike Elite 100, and continues to add offers.
“It has been good playing with the (Mac Irvin) Fire,” said Dosunmu. “I have been in the gym a lot this year, and I knew this was a great opportunity for me, and I feel I took that opportunity and ran with it.”
He continued, “I have been working on my jump shot, my athleticism, my counter moves, and things like that. I am just focused on beating my man and getting to the rim.”
After entering the spring without a scholarship offer, Dosunmu is nearing double digits in that department.
“I have scholarship offers from UIC, SMU, Texas A&M, Illinois, Northwestern, UNLV, and Florida State,” said Dosunmu.
One of his first high-major offers was from Illinois, and over the weekend Dosunmu made the trip to Champaign to check out the campus.
“The visit was great,” said Dosunmu. “Coach (John) Groce and the coaching staff were very hospitable to my family and me. We toured the campus and got a chance to talk in detail about what it mean to me as well as the program to be a student athlete for my state school.”
Dosunmu continued, “I really enjoyed it, vibed well with the coaches, and they were very personable.”
Along with Illinois, Northwestern has also been pushing hard for Dosunmu, and he is intrigued with the program.
“Northwestern is in my hometown,” said Dosunmu. “It is good getting recognition from them, and I like the direction their program is headed.”
Recently Texas A&M hired assistant coach Isaac Chew, and one of his first moves was to offer Dosunum.
About the offer from Chew and A&M, Dosunmu said, “He was just saying that he likes how I play, and how I compete. We have talked a lot, and it is good to have that offer.”
For now Dosunmu is in no rush to make a decision but he is looking for a place he fits in on and off the court.