A do-it-all, stretch wing in the class of 2019, Aliso Viejo (Calif.) Santa Margarita small forward Jake Kyman should have his pick of high major programs by this time next year. After flashing a sweet shooting stroke and deep skill set at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in July, Kyman holds three offers going into his junior year.

Getting acquainted with his in-state options, Pepperdine and UC-Santa Barbara, Kyman likes what he’s seen early.

“Pepperdine is awesome, the campus is beautiful. The school is very good, they’re in a good conference.”

“UC-Santa Barbara is beautiful, pretty close to home. The beach feel and everything feels like home.”

Utah State also has an offer out to Kyman. UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Gonzaga, Stanford, Oregon State, Utah, USC, Colorado, San Diego State, Tulane, and more have been lining up to express interest.  Based on how he plays during his junior season, Kyman may not have to wait until the spring to start reeling in some big offers.

“Definitely Gonzaga,” Kyman said when asked which schools appear serious about an offer. “They talk to me a lot. Stanford talks with me a lot. USC and UCLA are frequent. Arizona also I’m close with.  They just want to keep watching me develop. They love my game. What I can do on the 3-point line, attack, pass. I need to work on my defense, improve my athleticism, and develop into a better player.” 

Kyman could visit UC-Santa Barbara this weekend. He’s also looking at fall trips to Gonzaga and USC.  The 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward remains in no rush with his recruitment and plans to make a decision next fall. 

“I am going to play out next spring and July,” he said. “Just get more schools and offers and go from there.  I’m looking for the right fit where I can play my game. Just come in and help immediately, whether it’s coming off the bench or starting.”

Kyman plays with Dream Vision during the travel season.