Sean Sutton and the Cowboys received a commitment from undersized Stoneridge Prep (Calif.) junior power forward Troy Gillenwater – who reminds many of Boggan because of his toughness inside and ability to control the glass.
``I've liked them from the beginning," the 6-foot-6 Gillenwater said. "I like the way they have developed Mario Boggan and the way they use him in their offense."
``They started recruiting me the beginning of last spring and have stuck with me," added Gillenwater, who is a Boston native who has been on the west coast for the past two years. ``I really like (assistant) Kyle Keller and Coach Sutton. They are good people and are like a family to me."
Gillenwater, who is averaging 12.3 points and five rebounds this season at Stoneridge, was impressive in a head-to-head matchup against Michael Beasley this past weekend in Rhode Island despite continuing to battle through a left knee injury.
``My knee's getting better," he said. "I tore some tissue around my kneecap. I felt better this past weekend, but my foot speed still isn't where I want it to be."
Gillenwater said he plans to take a trip to Stillwater soon, possibly on Wednesday for the Cowboys game against Texas A&M.