Michigan State basketball trending with elite 4-star C Enoch Boakye

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

Michigan State basketball is on an absolute tear on the recruiting trail lately and the Spartans may be close to landing four-star center Enoch Boakye.

Just a couple of weeks after landing Emoni Bates and Max Christie, the Spartans could be getting even more good news.

On Monday, Enoch Boakye set a decision date.

The four-star center from Canada is one of the best prospects in the 2022 class, ranked No. 20 in the country and he’s the No. 3 center as well. He’s the top Canadian recruit and he’s been in close contact with the Michigan State coaching staff for weeks.

This development comes as a bit of a surprise because he’s part of the 2022 class but the fact that he’s been speaking so highly of Michigan State lately and he’s ready to decide is a good sign for MSU.

Another reason to be optimistic if you’re Tom Izzo and Michigan State is the fact that Crystal Balls on 247Sports have been pouring in for him. He has received four MSU predictions since he revealed a decision date on Monday.

Potential reclassification scenario for MSU

With Boakye announcing his decision on July 28, there’s a good chance he’ll be green and if that’s the case, he could be feeling a potential reclassification is in the works.

How so? There has been an idea floated around that he would reclassify if Emoni does and if that does happen, Michigan State would have a five-man class. That would mess with the scholarship situation, but it would work itself out.

Boakye may feel as if his spot could be taken if he doesn’t commit soon, so this recent trend toward Michigan State isn’t all that surprising.

The 2021 class could be Izzo’s best ever — and 2022 would be elite, too, if Boakye and Bates remained in it.

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