Boateng Adds Basketball Offers

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Lincoln High School’s (Brooklyn, NY) Nyan Boateng is proving this summer that he is a true dual-sport star. The 6-3, 195 pound shooting guard has had an impressive summer on the AAU circuit, including recently when he led the Adidas camp in scoring.

Having already received over 30 scholarship offers to play wide receiver in football, Boateng has seen his basketball offer total increase over the summer. He claims recent basketball offers from Virginia Tech, UNC, Syracuse, and Mississippi State in addition to the offers he had before from Florida and Memphis.

With so many schools offering for football and with the recent basketball interest, Boateng has now decided to wait until after his senior football season to make his decision. He had earlier thought he would decide before the beginning of September.

“Yeah, I’m going to wait to make my decision now,” Boateng said. “I have new offers from basketball now, so everything’s kind of hitting me at once. I’m going to take all five visits and play out the process. I might have a decision by December.”

Boateng intends to play both football and basketball in college. He wants to sign a football scholarship in February of 2005.

“I am going to do both,” Boateng said of playing football and basketball in college. “All of the schools pretty much know about it. If I can’t play both somewhere, then I won’t consider that school.”

In the midst of his AAU schedule, Boateng managed to squeeze in an unofficial visit to Penn State earlier this week. He enjoyed the trip.

“I visited Penn State [on Monday],” Boateng said. “It went well. It was a great place. Coach Paterno was great, the stadium was huge, and the situation they have for me is great. They plan to use me all over the field.”

Penn State and Maryland are two schools very likely to receive official visits. The other three spots are extremely open right now.

“I like Maryland, so they are probably going to get one,” Boateng said of official visits. “I’ve always liked them. They are strong in football and in basketball. I’ve always liked Coach Friedgen. They have a good environment and they are not far from DC or Baltimore. Not that I want to go to a city-environment…I just want to choose a school that’s the best situation for me.

“Penn State probably will [get an official visit] too. As far as the others go, I just don’t know. The