"They're a very prestigious school, both with basketball and academics, and that's what I'm looking for in a school," Mathias said of Purdue on Saturday. "Their community backs them. It's an all-around good fit."
Mathias also said thde close relationship with the Purdue coaching staff kept it in such high regard. The Boilermakers were in frequent contact with Mathias.
Purdue coaches made it clear to Mathias that he can make an impact in West Lafayette.
"They need guys that can shoot, pass and dribble—that's what they said," he said. "I can bring that to the table."
With the commitment of Mathias in hand, Purdue can now turn its attention so some of its other top prospects for the 2014 class. Four-star forward Trevon Bluiett and Vince Edwards remain top priorities, as is point guard Tyler Ulis.
Boiler Sports Report will offer further updates on the Dakota Mathias commitment to Purdue.