The Braham, Minn., prospect, owner of a pair of state titles, felt the Spartans the whole way and his final visit confirmed it.
"It was a great visit and Iowa was too," Dahlman said. "My heart was at Michigan State, I had to go with that."
Ironically, it was a busted visit to Michigan State last spring that could have sent him to another school. On his way to East Lansing, Dahlman's vehicle broke down and he couldn't get to campus. At that point, he decided to table his visit to campus until the fall, opening the possibility of others gaining strength and Iowa moving even harder on him.
"It meant that I had to go through some things and I had to go through the process longer," Dahlman said of the failed trip. "It made me give Iowa the same chance. To make it through all that and end up loving Michigan State I know it was meant to be."
Last weekend in East Lansing, the slick shooting wing man felt that magic again. It was all he needed, the final confirmation to end a long process.
"The biggest thing was my unofficial visit (last year)," Dahlman said. "I went to Michigan State and I felt great there. Then I visited Iowa and when I went back to Michigan State I felt what I felt again and I knew it was the place for me."
Now, Dahlman turns into a recruiter. A Top 100 prospect himself, he knows the Spartans final two 2006 targets: Raymar Morgan (No. 28) and Tom Herzog (52). He'll do what's asked of him in an effort to make both Spartans. Morgan has an official visit scheduled to East Lansing the weekend of October 1.