Michigan State Basketball: Enoch Boakye a real 2021 reclassification option

Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The 2021 Michigan State basketball recruiting class could be bigger than expected and it might land a couple of 2022 reclassifications.

Tom Izzo is hard at work this offseason to make sure his players and staff are staying healthy and he’s also doing his best to recruit.

Well, that’s paid off with the commitment of Emoni Bates a couple of weeks ago and then Max Christie last week. But Izzo’s work isn’t done yet as he’s still prioritizing four-star point guard Jaden Akins and there’s even chatter that there might be room for five guys in the 2021 class.

Izzo schedule a video meeting with James Graham on Monday and Jeremy Sochan is also on the radar, but one name that wasn’t even thought of as part of the 2021 class before is Enoch Boakye. He’s been in constant contact with Michigan State and some believe the No. 1 prospect from Canada is a Spartan lean.

But there’s better news.

According to SpartanMag’s Corey Robinson, Boakye would consider a reclassification to the 2021 class and he loves the idea of potentially joining Emoni Bates and Max Christie.

"“It’s very possible of a reclass – all depends if things align up,” Boakye said"

If that doesn’t generate some excitement for Spartan fans, I don’t know what will.

What a 2021 class with Boakye would look like

Let’s say Boakye does reclassify to 2021 and commit to Michigan State, the No. 21 prospect in the class and third-best center would join five-star Max Christie and four-star Pierre Brooks. If Emoni Bates also reclassifies, that would give the Spartans three potential five-star prospects and then adding Jaden Akins would be the cherry on top.

This is what a five-man class with Boakye would look like:

  • Jaden Akins, PG (No. 71 nationally)
  • Max Christie, SG (No. 13)
  • Pierre Brooks, SG (No. 68)
  • Emoni Bates, SF (No. 1)
  • Enoch Boakye, C (No. 21)

Now that’s what you call a loaded class. Three top 25 recruits and all five in the top 75 in the country, according to the composite. That might be Izzo’s best chance at winning No. 2.

Before, Boakye was considered a 2022 prospect, but we may have to start looking at him as a serious 2021 option.

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