Tyler Ennis Pulling Down Offers
Canadian native and St. Benedict's point guard has become a target for top programs
Tony McIntyre concedes that "everybody" wanted his son to reclassify.
"Everybody wanted him as a 2012," McIntrye said of his boy, Tyler Ennis.
But the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Ennis has no plans of going 2012 and instead will remain at St. Benedict's Prep in the Class of 2013, where Rivals ranks him as the No. 8 floor general in the class.
"He won't be going 2012," McIntyre said.
That, of course, means that college coaches will likely be streaming into the Newark school for at least another year.
On Monday, Rick Pitino of Louisville, Mick Cronin of Cincinnati and Jim Larranaga of Miami attended an open gym at St. Ben's.
"I couldn't really talk to [Pitino]," Ennis said, citing the rule that college coaches can only speak with seniors during the contact period. "He just acknowledged me. It was crazy because I see him in movies all the time. You see him in documentaries, and he's in our gym watching me. So it was kind of just like an accomplishment."
Still, count Louisville as another school that has offered the talented guard who runs with CIA Bounce during the summer.
On Tuesday, John Thompson III of Georgetown, Brian Gregory of Georgia Tech, Tony Bennett of Virginia and Dan Hurley of Wagner were among the coaches on hand.
"A lot of these coaches, I don't really know how big it is until I actually see them in the gym," Ennis said, glancing at the coaches.
"It's good," he added. "It shows how much talent we have, and then hopefully during the season they call come back to watch us play and we play the same way and we win."
Although Cincinnati, Seton Hall and Iowa State were among the schools in on Ennis early, he has a long list and said he remains wide open.
Oklahoma State and Miami are the latest schools to offer, adding to a list that includes West Virginia, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Virginia and Georgia Tech, among others.
"It's good to see that they're still interested in me, shows how much interest they have in me and my players," Ennis said.