Four-star combo guard Darryl Morsell narrowed his list of potential schools down to three over the weekend. The Baltimore native is now considering Dayton, Maryland, and Notre Dame, and he has a plan in place for the rest of his recruitment.
Initially Morsell had trimmed his list to five, but the cut to three he felt was something that had to be done, even if it wasn’t an easy decision.
“It was a tough decision because I built good relationships with Villanova and Virginia Tech, but I just thought it was best for me to be down to those three schools because they are better fits,” said Morsell about his desire to get down to three schools.
The first school that really made Morsell a priority was Dayton, and Archie Miller and his staff remain strong in this battle.
“Coach Miller is building a great program out at Dayton,” said Morsell about the Flyers. “They were the first school to really recruit me. I just like what they have to offer, and Coach Miller is a great dude. Coach (Kevin) Kuwik and I have a good relationship as well. I just like what they have. It is a train moving in the right direction.”
Maryland offered after seeing Morsell in July, and the hometown Terps have done a tremendous job of making Morsell feel wanted.
“I have built a good relationship with Coach (Mark) Turgeon throughout the process,” noted Morsell. “I’ve been up there a lot. I know the guys, and I fit in well. That is the biggest thing. I’ve been to the campus a lot, I like it, it is close to home, and that is a plus. I just think I have a great relationship with Coach Turgeon and the players.”
When it comes to the Fighting Irish, Morsell had a good visit to South Bend, and Coach Mike Brey and his staff have been as aggressive as any in recruiting him.
“I have a great relationship with their staff,” said Morsell of Notre Dame. “Coach Brey has been my main recruiter. They make me feel like a priority and I had a great visit to their campus. They have a great basketball program and a great university. I just think my relationship with them is incredible.”
Already Morsell has been to each campus either officially or unofficially, but he says a few more trips are likely to happen before a final decision is made.
“Maryland has their Midnight Madness this Friday so I will probably go to that,” said Morsell. “Then with Dayton I will go on my official there for the Red and Blue game. Those are the only two things I have scheduled. After that it could be a decision any day.”
For now Morsell is sticking to that particular timeframe, and says he wants to make a decision before the early signing period.