Maryland continues to put the full-court press on Dion Wiley, but as of right now, he doesn’t appear to be budging from his commitment timeframe.
Mark Turgeon would like to wrap up Wiley’s commitment as soon as possible, but the surging 6-foot-4 guard from Potomac High is enjoying a strong start to the AAU season and the recruiting boost that comes with it.
“Yeah, they have been [trying to get a commitment], but I’m not really thinking about choosing a college right now,” Wiley said. “I think I’m going to wait. I’m not ready to make a decision. I would [trim my list], but someone told me the live period’s not over, so I want to see what offers I get from other schools.”
Maryland, Miami, Cincinnati, Georgetown and Florida have been recruiting Wiley the hardest, though he admitted no one’s prioritized him like Turgeon.
“Coach Turgeon’s been to my school and more of my games than probably any other coach. He’s been recruiting me since the 10th grade … I also have gotten to know coach [Dustin] Clark and coach [Dalonte] Hill,” Wiley said. “It just seems like he cares about me and he really wants me.”
Wiley’s also been hearing from both of Maryland’s local commits, incoming freshman Roddy Peters and 2014 verbal Melo Trimble.
“They’ve been telling me that we could be dominant at Maryland. Both of them have been telling me that. I haven’t really talked to Tre [Campbell] about Maryland,” he said. “I like it there. I like it that I’m a hometown kid and the atmosphere at the games, how live it gets.”
Still, Wiley’s still entertaining all comers. Indiana offered him this week. Texas, Georgia Tech and Florida State are among the recent additions to his list. Gators coach Billy Donovan watched him last weekend at the EYBL event in Hampton, Va.
Wiley doesn’t have any unofficial visits set up, but said he’d like to check out Florida, Miami and Cincinnati. On a non-recruiting note, he said he’s been pleased with how well he’s played so far on the travel circuit. He leads a loaded Team Takeover squad with 15.6 points per game and has made 30 of 60 3-point attempts.
“It’s going good,” Wiley said. “I’m [also] showing my rebounding and defense.”