Having already been through the recruiting process one time, five-star guard Tyler Dorsey is in no hurry to make a decision. Once committed to Arizona, the senior is making sure he investigates all of his options.
A 6-foot-4 lead guard at Pasadena (Calif.) Maranatha, Dorsey is coming off an up and down summer. While he feels like he could have played better, he still had fun and is hoping that some time off will help him get over a nagging injury to his left foot that limited him some.
"I felt the summer went OK for me and I thought I could have done way better," Dorsey told Rivals.com. "I have been having an injury in my foot with a tendon that I have go and have the doctors look at. But, I had a great summer for my last travel ball season and had a great experience. I went to all the camps that I had been to and had fun. But I think I could have done way better."
It isn't just one area that Dorsey -- who ranks No. 18 nationally in 2015 -- feels he could have been better in, looking back he feels like he didn't show what he was truly capable of in many areas.
"Every aspect of my game," said Dorsey when asked where he could have performed better. "I could have shot more consistent and had better ball handling and become more of a leader. Those are the three main aspects. Also, having better explosion off my foot that has been hurt. I didn't have the explosion that I used to have."
A natural scorer, Dorsey is at his best driving to the rim and making things happen. He is a strong guard who finishes through contact and rebounds very well for his position. At times he can run the show or slide off the ball to be a primary scoring threat.
That versatility has drawn interest from plenty of programs and over the weekend Dorsey cut his list to a group of 10 programs. Arizona State, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgetown, Kansas, Louisville, Oregon, St. John's and UNLV all made the cut but he has only set visits to see the Ducks and Jayhawks at this point.
"It was pretty hard because I had a lot of great schools recruiting me," said Dorsey of his first cut. "It was a long process. Me and my family sat down and really thought it out for those ten schools. Cutting it down again I won't really know until we have all of the official visits set and the home visits set and get a better feel."
Oregon will get the first visit on the weekend of September 5th and Dorsey likes what the program could potentially do for him.
"I felt that it was pretty close to home up north and I felt that Oregon is a great opportunity," said Dorsey. "The connections up there are amazing and the facilities too. I feel like it could be a good spot for me when I come in that first year because they are losing their best scorer the coach tells me. I could come right in and be the lead guard."
Dorsey will visit Kansas the weekend of October 10th for their season opening Late Night in the Phog event.
"Kansas, I like the history of Kansas and coach Self getting players to the league," said Dorsey. "The environment is crazy and I wanted to get there to see it. Also, the system they run is suited to my style of play. The pick and roll is the main part and my specialty is playing the pick and roll game."
At this point, Dorsey doesn't know whether he will use all five official visits or if he will make another cut to his list. He's also yet to decide whether he wants to sign early or late and said that he may also take a few unofficial visits to go along with other officials that he set.
The main thing for Dorsey is that he is in control of the process and making sure that he picks the best fit for him.
"I feel like I'm in more control," said Dorsey. "I'm trying to enjoy the process this time. I need to take my time and really dig deep into what I want to do and who I want to pick. I don't see myself rushing at any time.
"Just having the best fit and how I'm going to be used in their system and who will help get me to the next level. Also, just taking my time and not jumping the gun on committing again."
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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