Daniel Dingle has seven schools on his list and at this point all of them have a shot at the 6-foot-7 power forward from St. Raymond’s in The Bronx.
“I’m going to decide in the fall and get it out the way,” Dingle said Saturday night at the inaugural Franchise Classic. “I’m comfortable with the schools I have so I have no problem committing early.”
Dingle’s list features Temple, Auburn, Arizona, UMass, Seton Hall, Maryland and Missouri.
“I’m going to take three [official visits] and then see how it goes,” he said. “If I feel comfortable with that school I’m going to commit. If not, then I’ll take two more.”
Auburn and Arizona will likely receive official visits because of their distance, while “Temple and Seton Hall I’ll do unofficial because they’re right there,” he said.
Don’t count out Missouri, and assistant coach Tim Fuller, either.
“Missouri, they’re going hard as everyone else,” he said.
Dingle said wherever he goes, he wants to make the team better.
“I think I’ll be a player that fits in, a three/four man,” he said. “I’m working right now, so probably a two longer down the line. I think I’ll be a huge impact.
“I don’t need to get 20 shots. I just want to win. That’s what I want to do . I want to win.”
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