"I had interest before and zero offers except for some Division II's and the first day back I think I had four or five [Division I] offers," senior small forward Dylan Grimsley said. The 6-4 Grimsley had a blast playing ball and the colleges enjoyed watching him.
Instead of Division II offers, he's got a C-USA program and four prime mid-major schools chasing him.
"Right now my top five who have offered, in no particular order are, UNC-Wilmington, Western Kentucky, Indiana State, Miami-OH." Grimsley visits UNCW August 30, Western Kentucky Sept. 6 and Tulane on the 13th.
This coming weekend, he'll venture to Indiana State for an unofficial visit. "I have three of them that I favor more but without going on the visit I have no idea. I wouldn't really say that there is one way ahead of the others."
Indiana State, UNC-W and Western Kentucky stand on solid ground. But, Grimsley is quick to point out that Tulane is right there as well.
"I need to a good fit with the coaches – the coaches are real important to me – and the campus and the atmosphere and the arena I'm going to be playing in.
"There was a time where I thought distance would be a problem and I wanted to stay close to home but I realized I have to go far away and I think I'm fine with it."
There was also a time when Division II's thought they could snare him but that time has passed.