The 6-7, 175-pound Braham High (Minn.) junior wide receiver-shooting guard, who is making the transition from a 14-touchdown season to a campaign on the hardwood where he'll try to defend his Class 2A state crown, has his team off to a 5-0 start.
Dahlman had about four or five days between seasons, since the football team went to the state playoffs.
"Winning a state title and trying to get back is the main thing," Dahlman said. "It's harder this year because we won last season, but we didn't lose any players from last year's team."
Dahlman has nine schools on his current list, although he's not really putting much focus on recruiting now that his basketball season has begun.
Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Stanford, Boston College and Kansas comprise those who are on the forefront of Dahlman's mind when he does think about the process.
"I like the fact that they (N.C. State) are in the ACC," Dahlman said of the Wolfpack. "It's such a good conference. I like their staff and they like to shoot a lot of threes and get up and down the floor. I like that."
However, Dahlman said that there is no clear leader at this time.
"I don't have any favorites," Dahlman said. "I think I'll have some after my basketball season ends."