Boatwright to Make Fall Decision

2015 four-star Sun Valley (Calif.) Village Christian forward Bennie Boatwright recently narrowed his list to a top ten, but has now opened it up to a few more schools...

A couple months ago, it looked like 6-foot-8, 210-pound Sun Valley (Calif.) Village Christian face-up forward Bennie Boatwright had narrowed his list, but new interest and offers have caused the family to start seriously considering more schools.

The 2015 prospect was previously down to 10 but there are a handful of new programs that are getting involved with's 65th ranked prospect.

"Marquette, Washington State and California's new staff is getting involved," said Bennie Boatwright, Sr. "UTEP also just offered. We're adding those schools to the list. There are some schools you can't turn away."

Boatwright had previously narrowed his list to Arizona, Arizona State, Cal Poly, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington.

While Boatwright's recruiting process is clearly very much open, there are six schools recruiting him the hardest, one of which – Gonzaga - is also new to the list.

"UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Cal, UConn and Gonzaga are recruiting him the hardest," Boatwright, Sr. said.

Bennie Boatwright, Sr. broke down some of the schools recruiting his son the hardest.

UCLA: "Tradition, of course. They also have great coaching. We spent a couple hours there a few weeks ago."

Washington: "He talks to Lorenzo (Romar) consistently about how they would use him and their system."

Oregon: "Dana Altman came to the school a few weeks ago. We really like the style they play; they're up-tempo."

California: "We talked to the new staff already and they're going to recruit Bennie so we're happy about that."

Gonzaga: "I spoke with Donnie Daniels. We like their system, tradition and the fact that it's always one of the top schools in the country."

UConn: "UConn definitely speaks for itself. They have the best coaches in the country; Kevin Ollie has a great personality and it's a great system. He went on an unofficial visit when he was in 10th grade so he's very familiar with the UConn system."

The plan for a fall decision from Boatwright remains, and the family hopes to take some more visits before making a decision.

"We'll go on some visits to Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon and possibly UConn even though he's already been there," said Boatwright, Sr. "We can always go to UCLA, of course."

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