Something about this Monday put Dave Rose and the BYU basketball staff in a good mood. The program has offered scholarships to four big men today -- a long-awaited offer to a blue-chip recruit (and another to the son of a former BYU player), with a couple more offered as well.
The blue-chipper is Payton Dastrup (6-9, 225) from Mesa, Arizona. The four-star 2014 prospect has also been offered by Arizona, Arizona State, Virginia, and Utah State.
The other somewhat-expected offer was given to 2014 forward Dalton Nixon (6-7, 190) from Orem, Utah. The son of former BYU player Kevin Nixon also has offers from Utah, Utah State, and San Francisco.
An under-the-radar in-state prospect started turning heads last season. Brekkott Chapman (6-8), a forward from Roy, Utah, was offered. He's also received an offer from Utah State. Being from the area, I've heard he's a very skilled, agile big man.
What might be the most surprising is that the Cougars have also offered Luke Worthington (6-8, 235) from Mequon, Wisconsin. The three-star forward has offers from Yale and San Francisco. The surprise is that Worthington is in the 2013 class, perhaps meaning that BYU has learned something about Jabari Parker's intentions and may not be keeping a scholarship open for him. There might be some wiggle-room depending on who in the 2013 class serves a mission, but this could serve as a signal in BYU's chances of landing Parker as he approaches his self-imposed decision date around the beginning of November.
What is clear is an attempt to load up on forwards. With a pantry full of guards (TJ Haws and Nick Emery, specifically), Rose is attempting to re-stock on big men.