Ulis becoming a national name

For a while, the name Tyler Ulis was a well-kept secret. Now, the point guard has become a national name. Boiler Sports Report offers the latest with the Purdue prospect.

Tyler Ulis doesn't plan to hurry his recruitment. With many suitors aiming for his services, there's no reason to rush.

The point guard is still evaluating all of his options while waiting to see which team offers him the best chance to win. Ulis likes what the Boilermakers are building for their future, especially with the recent addition of his former AAU teammate, swingman Dakota Mathias.

"He's a great shooter," said Ulis of Mathias. "I'm still looking at them because they've got a few pieces that I can play with."

Purdue hasn't been as steady with its recruitment of Ulis. The schools showing him the most frequent interest include Florida State, Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri and USC. His other offers include Colorado State, Dayton, DePaul, Northwestern and Oregon State.

"I'm liking everybody right now," said Ulis. "I'm just keeping my options open. Trying to finish the EYBL circuit then me and my dad will sit down and see where we're going to do visits."

Ulis, who stands at 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, is the only 2014 point guard prospect whom Purdue is recruiting. The Boilermakers are making the position more of a priority for their 2015 class. However, Ulis is too talented to pass up.

For a while, Ulis was a little-known name with just a few offers. Now, he has become a national commodity.

"It feels good to try to prove to everybody that I can play on any level, no matter the height or size that I am," said Ulis. "I'm just coming out and trying to play and not worrying about anything else."

A decision for Ulis may not come until the fall, after taking campus visits and sorting through each option. He is set on what will make the difference for his decision.

"I just want to have a good relationship with the coaches," he said, "to see if it's the best school for me."

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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