Yeah, probably better to think of the term as meaning the school they rooted for growing up. I coincidentally happened across this piece on DeJulius today where he notes that Michigan was his “dream school” but that didn’t make choosing to go there a simple decision.
When David DeJulius received an offer from Michigan back on December 17, 2016, he used two words to sum up his initial feelings.
“Dream school,” DeJulius said. “It’s the school I’ve always loved to watch play.”
However, deciding where he wanted to play basketball, wasn’t that simple.
“I had to ask myself, if I wasn’t the star player on the team could I see myself playing here,” DeJulius said. “After looking at their playing style, the education and the family atmosphere around the program I said ‘I absolutely could’.”