Boatright Back on the Market

East Aurora point guard Ryan Boatright first committed to Southern California coach Tim Floyd after completing the eighth grade back in 2007. His early commitment made national headlines two years ago. Today, with Floyd's resignation at USC, the 5-11 guard is back on the market and back on the court. Learn which schools are involved with Boatright in this report.

"I'm open," Ryan Boatright said between games at the Morris Shootout today.

Boatright reopened his recruitment following Floyd's resignation amid allegations that he paid superstar O.J. Mayo two years ago. USC is currently under investigation by the NCAA. The Trojans hired former Arizona interim coach Kevin O"Neill last week to replace Floyd.

Boatright has not heard from O'Neill or his staff since the hiring, but he has heard from other coaches including DePaul assistant coach Tracy Webster.

"DePaul has called me," Boatright said. "Florida State, Miami, Kansas State have called too."

"I want to play basketball in the ACC or Big East, something like that," Ryan added.

Boatright will be back on the AAU circuit with the 17-U Derrick Rose All-Stars headed by Rose's brother Reggie Rose in the July evaluation period. The Derrick Rose All-Stars will be competing in the Adidas Take 5ive tournament in Cincinnati next week.

Ryan is among the top point guards in the state of Illinois for the class of 2011 and averaged 18 points per game for East Aurora as a sophomore. national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels described as someone who is quick, can score, and has a flashy side to his game.

"Boatright lacks strength, but because of his overall speed and ability to pass, he's a solid high major player," Daniels said.

"I'm quick," Ryan said. "I can handle the rock. I can hit an open jumpshot. I'm real athletic."

Yet there are elements to his game that the standout would like to improve upon. "I need to work on my defense," said Boatright. "I can always get faster. That and my pull-up jumpshot."

Stay tuned to for the very latest on Ryan Boatright and other class of 2011 recruits.

We Are DePaul Top Stories