Whalen will get the players she wants, just have to give her time. Most coaches have been recruiting players for years, Whalen has only been coach for a year and a half. #TrustTheProcess??
Recruiting at the Big 10 level is a 3-4 year cycle and she's only been in it for a year. She's in good shape on the 2021s, 2022s and 2023s so far.Whalen will get the players she wants, just have to give her time. Most coaches have been recruiting players for years, Whalen has only been coach for a year and a half. #TrustTheProcess??
Are the Gophers WBB shooting blanks for instate 2020 recruiting?
Still alot of time left before signing day, still alot of targets on the board. Whalen and Danielle were in Ohio yesterday visiting with Alexia Smith who'll be coming on an official visit soon, 46th ranked player on espn. http://www.espn.com/high-school/girls-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/236618Correct. No other Minnesota kids left to recruit in 2020. Will say kinda blows holes in the excuse of needing time to build relationships. UNC just offered her in July after new coach came in April. Kinda a shame Gopher coaches get burned for spending time on a kid only to have UNC swoop in at the end doing a lot less work and getting rewarded. Wonder what Whalen and company gotta do to get another 2020 commit
Still alot of time left before signing day, still alot of targets on the board. Whalen and Danielle were in Ohio yesterday visiting with Alexia Smith who'll be coming on an official visit soon, 46th ranked player on espn. http://www.espn.com/high-school/girls-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/236618
With the transfer market as crazy as it is, leaving a scholly or 2 open for the late period isnt a bad idea either.8 known offers for 3 scholarships to be exact.
Deja Kelly, 5’8 PG, Duncanville HS (TX) ESPN Ranked #17
Aaliyah Edwards, 6’2 W, Canada, ESPN Ranked #26
Leilani Kapinus, 5-10 G, Madison Memorial HS (WI) ESPN Ranked #30
Gabby Elliott, 5’10 W, Detroit Edison HS (MI) ESPN Ranked #42
Alexia Smith, 5’8 PG, Columbus HS (OH) ESPN Ranked #46
Destiny Salary, 5-10 G, Jonesboro HS (AR) ESPN Ranked #59
Treasure Thompson, 6-3 C, Bolingbrook HS (IL)
Sarah Te-Biasu , 5’3 PG, Canada
Alyssa Ustby had an overwhelming feeling when she first set foot on the University of North Carolina campus.
That was one month ago. Thursday, she made if official. The Rochester Lourdes basketball star announced that it would be her college home a year from now. She was going to be a Tar Heel.
“As soon as I stepped on campus at North Carolina, I knew it was going to be my new home,” said Ustby, who had narrowed her choices to North Carolina and Minnesota.
“I’d been torn between Minnesota and North Carolina. But when I went on my official visit to North Carolina, I didn’t want to leave.”
Can't hurt on a recruiting visit that NC has a Minnesota native on the roster, I suppose.
I've always wondered why posters were so keen to get Ustby. Local player, I know, but she was not even in ESPN's top 100. Having just seen some (ok) video of her: Does she have an unusually big upside or something?