Dairese Gary Likely Looking Elsewhere

Whoever Lands the Iowa Men's Basketball Coaching gig likely will need to hit the recruiting trail right away. Recruit Dairese Gary admitted on Tuesday that he's probably not going to be Hawkeye and will try and find another college home. Read what Gary told HN.com about his future in this premium update.

Dairese Gary was thought to be a guy that could step right into Iowa's guard rotation next season. Now, it doesn't appear like the Indiana recruit will ever wear the black and gold.

Gary committed to former Hawkeye Coach Steve Alford in October of 2005 and signed a letter of intent with Iowa in November. Alford and his associate head coach Craig Neal bolted for New Mexico last week.

"I'm not sure what I'm going to do," Gary said. "I'm still thinking it over and talking it over with my parents. I can't see myself at Iowa without Coach Alford, though."

Gary said that he would likely ask out of his letter of intent and would consider a prep school if Iowa balked at releasing him.

Gary still was waiting on his qualifying test score when we spoke on Tuesday afternoon. He said he would hear on that this Thursday and felt good that he got what he needed based on improvement in his core course work this year.

Alford and Neal have contacted Gary.

"They told me that everything was going to be all right and to just sit back and think about what I wanted to do," Gary said.

Gary said that Alford has not extended an offer from New Mexico, and Gary expressed some concern about going that far away from his home in Elkhart, Ind.

It looks like prep school might be the ticket for Gary this late in the recruiting game.

"It could be kind of late to find something right now," Gary said. "I haven't heard from anybody. I'll have to see what spots might be open."

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