In a guard-heavy class, the Miami Hurricanes are making the best out of the 2022 recruiting cycle.
One of those prospects is Dasonte Bowen, who opened up to IHoopsFL about his offer from Jim Larranaga’s coaching staff.
“I’ve been talking to them for months and [for a] very long time, so I would say it was a long time coming,” Bowen said. “It was great to pick up the offer though for sure cause I’ve been talking to them daily if not every other day.”
As previously mentioned, the Hurricanes have been in contact with the rising junior even before the June 15th date when college coaches were allowed to contact 2022 recruits.
“I talk to the assistant coach and the head coach with completely different conversations,” the No. 1 ranked prospect in Massachusetts continues. “I’m getting to know both of them personally at a different time.”
“They talk to my dad the same amount as they talk to me without even telling me, so I think that’s a great sign also.”
The nation’s No. 57 overall player will definitely be considering how great his relationship with the coaching staff is when he ends up cutting down his list of schools.
“I think relationships are probably, if not the most important [or] top 3 important things I’m looking for in a school. So that is something I will definitely consider.”
When reminiscing what his dream head coach might be, the four-star wants a coach that “will let me be a coach on the floor, allows me to do my job [of] being a point guard who’s going allow me to play loosely and to not critic every single little mistake I make but while also making sure I can get better.”
Due to COVID-19, it remains uncertain when high school athletes will be allowed to visit programs. For Bowen, “hopefully [the Hurricanes] set something up for the spring maybe.”
Other schools that have been prioritizing the 6-foot-3 guard include Iowa, Arkansas, Rutgers and Pittsburgh, among others.