Updated 6:22 p.m.: Confusion on the scholarship count
Even with three verbal commits for the class of 2015, the Huskies are looking to add even more to the class as power forward Bennie Boatwright is showing strong interest in the UW.
Boatwright has already taken unofficial visits to the UW, WSU and Gonzaga. According to his father, Bennie Boatwright Sr., Boatwright will take an unofficial visit to Cal and plans to go to Gonzaga again for an official visit.
"...UW (is) in a great city and Lorenzo (Romar) is a good coach," Boatwright Sr. told The Slipper Still Fits. "The thing about all three schools is they have coaches who have had tenure, including Ernie Kent at Oregon, and they have all been around."
Listed at 6'9 and 215 pounds, Boatwright is ranked the 89th overall player in the class of 2015 by ESPN and is rated a four-star prospect by most recruiting services. Boatwright currently holds offers from UW, Gonzaga, WSU, USC, UConn, UCLA, Oregon State, Oregon, Cal, Arizona, NC State, Florida, ASU, Colorado, and Kansas, to name a few.
"Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga, Arizona St., Cal, UCLA, USC and UConn are coming the hardest. Location doesn't matter for us," Boatwright Sr. told The Slipper Still Fits.
According to Boatwright Sr., Gonzaga told Boatwright they plan to use him as a perimeter player. I wouldnt be surprised to see Boatwright play a similar role if he chooses the Huskies, as he fits the mold of players who have thrived in Romar's system playing both inside and outside. As you can see from the video above, Boatwright is a crafty scorer who is most comfortable beyond the three point line. Due to his height and ball handling ability, I could see Boatwright drawing comparisons to former UCLA guard Kyle Anderson.
Those who are following scholarship counts know the Huskies will have
zero one scholarship left if they sign the three players currently verbally committed for the class of 2015. This means we may possibly have to rely on Romar math if more than one additional player commits to the 2015 class. I don't want to throw any names under the bus, but I think we all can see some possible transfer candidates on the current UW roster, or we could see Nigel Williams-Goss leave after his sophomore year for the NBA.
Will the Huskies add any more recruits for the class of 2015? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.