Will Brooklyn star visit Pittsburgh?

The whirlwind recruiting of Brooklyn star athlete Nyan Boateng has taken more twists and turns than a rural Pennsylvania back road. This month he's been to Georgia, Las Vegas, and Pennsylvania. He's added a few more basketball offers to his collection. Boateng took some time out to discuss the latest developments in his recruitment.

A few weeks ago, Abraham Lincoln wide receiver Nyan Boateng (6-3, 190, 4.45) had thought about not playing basketball his first year in college and concentrating on football and academics. That has changed, according to the charismatic youngster from Brooklyn (NY). Boateng just returned from trips to Adidas camps in Suwanee, GA and Las Vegas, NV with a renewed vigor for hoops.

"I averaged around 18 PPG against some top notch competition. I think now I will play both sports as a freshman," said Boateng.

Boateng has over 30 offers for football and he's approaching double-digits in basketball.

"I just got basketball offers from North Carolina, Virginia Tech, LSU, and Kansas. A lot of schools have offered me scholarships in both sports."

Will it carry any weight for you, if a school is good at both sports basketball and football?

"Everyone wants to win. So if I can go to a program that is winning in both, that's an added advantage."

Boateng was to take unofficial visits to Penn State and Pittsburgh recently, but due to travel plans for basketball he was only able to make it to Penn State.

"I couldn't get to Pitt. I'll probably just take an official visit there."

"Pitt got that NYC thing going on down there. I'm still interested in them. I couldn't go the same time as Penn State because of the basketball trip." The trip to Penn State went better than expected.

"I really liked it there. The environment was good. I got to meet coach Paterno. They impressed me and I will probably take an official visit there also."

Boateng recently received an invitation from Tom Lemming for the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio, TX. Nyan competed in the junior combine there last year.

Favorites are Maryland, Penn State, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Nebraska, and USC.


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