Dayton’s 2023 recruiting efforts ramping up this week

UD pursuing several top-50 players as contact period begins

Monday was the first day college basketball coaches could contact members of the class of 2023 directly.

Dayton Flyers coaches have already offered scholarships to two members of the 2023 class: Jayden Reid, a 5-foot-11 guard from Long Island Lutheran High School; and Lawrent Rice, a 6-3 guard from Wayne High School.

Here’s a rundown of other players Dayton coaches have reached out to in the early days of the contact period, according to reports by various recruiting analysts.

• Taison Chatman: The 6-foot-3 guard from Totino-Grace High School north of Minneapolis, Minn., has heard from Dayton, Ohio State, Kentucky and a number of other schools, according to Ryan James, of Gopher Illustrated. Chatman ranks 27th in the class of 2023, according to 247Sports.com.

• CJ O’Hara: James also reported Dayton contacted this 6-4 forward, who also attends Totino-Grace. Minnesota, Florida and Iowa State were among the other schools he has heard from this week.

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• Kanaan Carlyle: A 6-0 guard from Milton High School in Georgia, Carlyle ranks 17th in the 2023 class, according to Rivals.com. Dayton, Cincinnati and North Carolina have been among the schools to contact him, according to Travis Branham, of 247Sports.com.

• Isaiah Collier: A 6-0 guard from Wheeler High School in Georgia, Collier has heard from Dayton, Virginia and Arkansas to name a few schools, according to a report a by Branham. Collier ranks 31st in the 2023 class, according to 247Sports.com. Kaleb Washington, a member of Dayton’s 2021 class, was a teammate of Collier’s at Wheeler last season.

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Gavin Griffiths: A 6-7 forward from Kingswood-Oxford School in Connecticut, he has been contacted by Dayton, Xavier, Yale and East Carolina and received an offer from Bryant, according to a report by Jake Lieberman, of ProspectiveInsight.com.

• James Johns Jr.: A 6-6 guard from Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del., he ranks 86th in the class of 2023, according to Rivals.com. Dayton, Saint Joseph’s and La Salle have been among the schools to contact him, according to Dushawn London, of 247Sports.com.

• Rayvon Griffith: A 6-4 guard from Taft High School in Cincinnati, he has received interest from Dayton, Kentucky and Duke among others, according to Branham. He ranks 25th in the 2023 class, according to 247Sports.com.