With the departure of seven players from Michigan's roster as a result of graduation and the NBA draft, the Michigan coaches have begun searching the country to make late additions to add depth to the program. One of the players they have identified is 2013 point guard Andrew Dakich of Zionsville (IN). Dakich, the son of ESPN analyst Dan Dakich, is an under recruited, crafty ball-handler who could provide another talented ball handler to the Wolverines thin back court.
"Michigan started showing interest in me a few weeks ago before the Final Four," Dakich said. "Coach Meyer offered a preferred walk-on opportunity at Michigan and then Coach Beilein talked with my mom for a while recently."
Although he just recently started receiving interest from Michigan, Dakich already has some strong connections with two future Wolverines.
Dakich said the late interest from the Michigan coaches came as a surprise, but he knows he has a lot of work ahead of him to earn the opportunity to contribute.
"It's a blessing to have this opportunity to play at such an elite program, I'm speechless," Dakich said. "I know that they have a great point guard in Derrick Walton coming in and they already have Spike, so getting a chance to contribute will depend on how hard I work."
Dakich has already set his visit to Michigan
"I'm going to be visiting Michigan on the 29th when the coaches get back," Dakich said. "I'd like to make my college decision as soon as possible, so it will probably happen in two weeks after my visit to Michigan." He is currently considering preferred walk-on offers from Butler and Michigan or attending Prep School next year.
Dakich would be an excellent addition to Michigan's program, I see a lot of parallels between him and Spike Albrecht and I could see him making an big impact at Michigan much like Spike has already done. Be sure to stay tuned to Wolverine 247 for the latest developments in Dakich's recruitment as he approaches his decision.