2018 Morgan Park (Ill.) point guard Ayo Dosunmu has been sharing the back court with 2016 4-star guard Charlie Moore, but has now picked up his first two offers from UIC and SMU in the last week and his recruitment is set to take off. Nick Irvin, his coach at Mac Irvin Fire, told him about the SMU offer last week.
"I was on my way back from a game late night and he told me SMU had just offered," Dosunmu said. "I've seen them once at one of our Morgan Park workouts and they also came in Indy."
SMU assistant coach KT Turner has been in a little contact with Dosunmu, who has been impressed with him as Turner has been with him.
"I really like him. He asked me about my grades and everything and how this spring was going. He's cool," Dosunmu said. "He said he liked my game, my poise and how I ran the team and scored."
Illinois-Chicago has offered Dosunmu as well and it appears his recruitment is set to take off.
"I'm just blessed and I'm just going to keep working to get more. It's always good to get the recognition when you put in the work."
Dosunmu doesn't know much about SMU outside of the Mustangs landing Emmanuel Mudiay and former Mac Irvin Fire guard Sterling Brown picking SMU.
"I know that Emmanuel Mudiay was supposed to go there I believe. I had watched him in high school. That's about it though," the 6-3, 170-pound guard said. "I remember him (Brown) from Proviso East (Ill.). I know he was good coming out of high school. He was real good. I know him and Jabari Parker a couple times and I hear he's really good so ya that's a good ball player."
SMU head coach Larry Brown has the name recognition Dosunmu says, but he also likes the way Brown has developed guards like Allen Iverson.
"He's the Iverson coach. I like the way he coaches and of course he coached Iverson, one of the greatest point guards and shooting guards of all time, so he obviously knows a lot of basketball," Dosunmu said.
Dosunmu is just getting started with the college recruiting process and hasn't taken visits yet. He's focused on developing his game right now with Mac Irvin Fire.
"I like to score and facilitate to get my team the ball. This spring, I've been working on my legs to get stronger and been working with my strength and conditioning coach, coach Walt, to get my athleticism up. That's one thing I need to work on, but I also like to score and facilitate by shooting the jump shot."