Anthony Grant hopes to keep recruits in the fold

New Dayton coach to meet face to face with four signed players

New Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant plans to meet face to face with the four 2017 recruits who have signed national letters of intent to play at UD.

Grant didn’t say when the meetings would take place. He did confirm none of the players have asked for a release from their letters of intent.

“At the end of the day, when all the dust settles, I never want to stand in the way of a kid that knows his best option is to do something else,” Grant said Thursday. “They established a great relationship with Archie (Miller) and his staff. That’s how it works. But as of right now, they’re all going to give me an opportunity to talk to them and reconnect in terms of Dayton and this program and my vision. Hopefully, we can keep them all in the fold.”

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Dayton’s four signed recruits are: guard McKinley Wright, of Champlin Park, Minn.; guard Jordan Davis, of Irmo, S.C.; forward Nahziah Carter, of Rochester, N.Y.; and center Jordan Pierce, of Scotch Plains, N.J.

Davis confirmed Wednesday he was supposed to meet with Grant soon. Lonnie Moore, Carter’s mom, said her son is still weighing his options but would meet with Grant “really soon.”

Wright told on Sunday, "I don't really have nothing going on. Archie Miller left Dayton and went to Indiana. Since then, I haven't really thought about anything. I am just taking this slow. Letting everything go by. Talked to Coach (Anthony) Grant at Dayton. He seems like a good guy. There is nothing really going on right now."

Dayton has one other 2017 recruit, Matej Svoboda, of the Czech Republic. He verbally committed but hasn’t signed. Grant can’t comment on unsigned recruits, and Svoboda didn’t respond to a question about his status on Wednesday.

If all five recruits stick with Dayton, UD will have all 13 scholarships filled. Grant said none of the eight returning scholarship players have said anything to him about transferring.

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