It was a summer to remember for Beachwood guard Maishe Dailey, who added 20 Division I offers in less than a month. Not too bad for a player that didn't have a single D1 offer entering the summer.
Now the craziness is behind him, but Dailey isn't satisfied. The senior wants to attract the eyes of bigger schools.
“I've just been working out,” Dailey said. “A couple of colleges who haven't offered yet have told me what they needed. It's mainly shooting and ball-handling. It's been weightlifting too. They point out things they want or need for their team.”
The schools interested but yet to offer include Michigan, Butler, Wichita State and Nebraska. His list of 20 schools that have offered is headlined by Northern Iowa and includes in-state options such as Ohio, Youngstown State and Toledo.
It's a long list, but it might get a little shorter soon.
“I'll probably try to cut it down a little bit soon, but I don't plan on making my decision until after the season,” Dailey said.
Next up are visits for Dailey. The Beachwood guard will visit Northern Iowa in the fall. He already took an unofficial visit to Duquesne during the summer.
For Dailey, though, there's a lot more than recruiting on his plate. Beachwood is a Division 3 title contender in Ohio, and Dailey is the one leading the way.
“When I first thought about it, I thought it would be tough to go through the season and the recruitment process,” Dailey said. “Every day, I feel like it will get easier. There are a lot of people pressuring me, but I think I'll be fine.”
Of course, it's not just basketball for Dailey. While recruiting and his senior season are what most people are talking about, it's easy for an outsider to forget that he has all of the schoolwork to go along with it.
“My mom has really been helping with academics,” Dailey. “She's really on me about my schoolwork. She tells me I don't need to answer every call or every text.”
There's a lot on his plate over the next few months, but Dailey is ready for what's coming his way.