Dakich still weighing options

Dakich still weighing options

Andrew Dakich has several options for his basketball future, but Purdue is now looking unlikely. The Boilermakers have backed off their interest in the Zionsville (Ind.) point guard and he, as a result, is losing interest, too. Boiler Sports Report offers the latest.

Andrew Dakich still has options for his basketball future, but they have changed a bit. Purdue has backed off its interest of the Zionsville (Ind.) High School point guard while Michigan has joined Butler as an option.

On Wednesday night, Dakich spoke with Michigan head coach John Beilein, who extended a preferred walk-on offer with the Wolverines. Dakich had been in contact with Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer for the past three weeks. Dakich will visit Ann Arbor on April 30.

"It's going in the right direction, obviously—it's an elite program," Dakich said of Michigan. "… I think it's a great place."

While the Wolverines have entered the fold for Dakich, the Boilermakers have decreased its interest. The point guard hasn't heard much from Purdue coaches since his campus visit in early March.

"It's dying down on my end, as well, because I haven't been contacted by them," Dakich said of Purdue.

The third college option for Dakich is Butler, which remains a prime candidate. He has maintained contact with Butler head coach Brad Stevens and plans to visit campus soon.

Dakich maintains his approach in picking the right school.

"I just want someone I can trust," he said. "I want a family-like program with kids that are always in the gym, always being competitive. I'm going to spend the majority of my time with them as well."

A decision could come soon for Dakich. After making his final campus visits, he'll be ready to pick the right school.

"It's going to be in the next two or three weeks," he said. "I may go to a prep school, I may not. But I may get back into the AAU circuit if I choose to do so."

Dakich is the son of former Indiana Hoosiers captain Dan Dakich, now a national sports-radio personality. Boiler Sports Report will offer continued updates on Andrew Dakich's college recruitment.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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