Five-star point guard Ayo Dosunmu had a big weekend of visits. The Chicago native took a trio of unofficial visits, grabbed a new offer, and continues to be one of the most heavily recruited class of 2018 players.
After playing behind 2016 Illinois Mr. Basketball Charlie Moore last season, Dosunmu is now the leader at Morgan Park, and he is ready for that challenge.
“I am prepared for the leadership role,” said Dosunmu. “I saw what Charlie did last year and I have prepared for that role. I am ready for it. I am trying to help our team win the city title and state title as well.”
Over the weekend Dosunmu was able to see three schools. He visited Xavier for their Musketeer Madness event, stopped by Ohio State as well, and also made it to Butler where the Bulldogs offered him a scholarship.
This was a return trip to Xavier for Dosunmu, and he says it was a good experience and that he has built a good bond with the coaches.
“Me and Coach (Luke) Murray have a real good relationship,” noted Dosunmu. “I liked the atmosphere a lot there, and I got to see the players. They went five on five for a little bit, had a good dunk contest, and it was a lot of fun to be there.”
Ohio State has recently picked things up with Dosunmu, and he was impressed with what he saw.
“They came to see me a few times over the summer and have picked things up with me,” said Dosunmu of Ohio State. “Coach (Thad) Matta and the coaches they keep in touch a lot. It was nice to talk to them and get to meet them.”
Butler was a bit of a different campus for Dosunmu and he liked what he saw, and was happy to get an offer.
“The campus was nice,” said Dosunmu of Butler. “It was a historical arena. It was one of the first historical gyms I’ve been to. I talked to Coach (Chris) Holtmann for 30 minutes and he said they are going to recruit me hard.”
At this point Dosunmu says he will continue to make visits, but he is most focused on his high school season and not making a college decision.
“I’m not cutting any list any time soon,” said Dosunmu. “I am looking at pros and cons of all the schools, and just focusing on the season and not a school list. Then after the season and hopefully after we win a state championship, I will begin to get more focused on a specific list.”