PROVO — Coach Dave Rose and his staff were on the horn a lot on Monday — passing out scholarship offers to four prospects. BYU offered Dalton Nixon (6-7 from Orem HS), Brekkot Chapman (6-9 from Roy), Payton Dastrup (6-9 from Mountain View HS in Arizona) and Luke Worthington (6-8 from Mequon, Wis.) Nixon, Chapman, and Dastrup will all be juniors this coming year while Worthington will be a senior.
Nixon was the 4A tournament MVP last season, as a sophomore, and has caught early attention from plenty of schools. He now holds offers from BYU, Utah, Utah State and San Francisco with schools such as Stanford and Creighton showing a lot of early interest. Nixon is the son of former BYU player Kevin Nixon.
“I’m very excited to get offered by BYU,” said Nixon. “They called me up this morning and told me that they were very impressed with how I played in my AAU tournament and offered. I wasn’t expecting it, but I’m honored and excited to be offered by BYU.”
Here’s some more on Nixon.
Dalton’s good friend Brekkott Chapman also received an offer from BYU and like Dalton, he now holds offers from Utah, Utah State, BYU and San Francisco. The two of them are very close and would very much like to play with each other at the next level.
“I don’t have a favorite school right now, but I’d love to play with Dalton in college,” said Chapman. “We’ve played together in AAU ball and we really work well together. It’s cool how we’re getting offered by exactly the same teams, so I think that’s a big possibility that we could play at the same college.”
Dalton is being looked at to play multiple positions while Chapman will most likely play at power forward.
Payton Dastrup is certainly a high-profile recruit and holds offers from Utah State, UC-Davis, Utah, Arizona, Arizona State, USC, Oregon State, Virginia and now from BYU.
After a disappointing performance at BYU’s summer camp, Dastrup impressed BYU assistant Tim LaComb over the weekend in a Las Vegas AAU tournament.
“I really played well and I’m glad BYU coaches noticed me and were there,” said Dastrup. “I really like BYU and always have, so it’s an offer I’m very thankful for and will consider signing with them a long with the other schools who have offered me.”
Dastrup is a classic post player who is on the radar of many schools nationally. His five favorites, of the schools who have offered, are Arizona, Arizona State, Utah State, Virginia and BYU.
You can read more about Dastrup here.
Luke Worthington impressed BYU coaches during its July camp, according to sources and currently holds offers from Bucknell, Davidson, Lehigh, Penn, Rice, Princeton, San Francisco, Yale and Utah State, according to espn. com.