Maishe Dailey

Michigan Making Beachwood (Ohio) Maishe Dailey a 2017 Priority

Michigan uncovered a hidden gem in Ohio a few years ago named Caris LeVert. Now the Wolverines have found another under-the-radar talent in the Buckeye State... Beachwood high shooting guard Maishe Dailey.

Maishe Dailey has a decision to make.

Currently a senior at Beachwood (Ohio) high school, the talented youngster is currently fielding interest from several teams eyeing another guard in the 2016 class. At the same time there are others that covet him as a 2017 target.

After emerging slowly and under the radar for most of his high school career, Dailey exploded this past AAU season for All Ohio Black going from zero offers to 20 quickly.

Despite the significant interest, Dailey is considering to go in a different direction.

"I recently announced that I'm reclassifyung to the 2017 class and I'm going to prep school for a year to develop my body," Dailey said.

"A lot of those schools texted me and called me and said congratulations on the decision and that they're going to stop recruiting me because they think that I've out played them."

At the moment Dailey is uncertain if he will actually follow through on his 2017 plan.

One school interested in Dailey, pursuing him as a target in the 2017 class, is John Beilein and the Michigan basketball program.

After previously making his way up to Ann Arbor earlier this fall, Dailey again took an unofficial visit to check out the Wolverines to see a 38-0 win over No. 13 Northwestern.

"The atmosphere was crazy," Dailey told The Michigan Insider. "That was my first college football game attending and it was incredible, and more than I expected."

Standing 6-foot-6, Dailey's path on the recruiting trail is similar to that of Michigan senior, do it all guard Caris LeVert, also an Ohio native and All Ohio Red alum.

While on the visit last Saturday, Dailey had a chance to connect with the future first round NBA draft pick.

"I spent the most time with Caris Levert and talked to him about his journey," Dailey said. "And the coaching staff compared my blow-up to college coaches to his blow-up to NBA scouts."

Of course the football game was an exciting experience for Dailey, but having the opportunity to watch the basketball team inside the William Davidson Player Development Center served as quite a recruiting pitch.

"Yes I did get a chance to observe practice on my first unofficial visit about a month ago," Dailey said.

"No particular player stood out, but I really liked Coach Beilein ran his practice. Everything was done for a reason and was actually something that will happen in a game."

While Dailey has several offers to mull over, most of which now comes for the 2017 recruiting year, a few schools remains diligent in its effort to lure him away from prep school and off to college next summer.

"I talked to Rutgers (Tuesday) and they're really interested," he said. "They're recruiting me for their 2016 class. Wisconsin for 2016. They contacted me today. They're going to come watch me sometime next week. Purdue, Illinois, Xavier, Dayton all recently jumped in the mix."

Interview by Sam Webb

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