Tuesday, July 26, 2016
MAKING THE STOPS, SEEING THE FUTURE -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
WALZ, STAFF HIT THE ROAD
If Jeff Walz and his staff relate to the Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Long As I Can See The Light" one could hardly blame them.
(Click the link to hear this classic CCR song):
LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT
You see...they're in the midst of another of those 10 day recruiting/evaluation/different hotel and mattress each night/what's for breakfast periods.
They've got an agenda and they're in pursuit of it...it features some of the best names in the high school girls' game.
2017 Destiny Littleton, Dana Evans, Evina Westbrook, Victoria Sax, Rennia Davis and Lindsey Duvall are some of the 2017 prospect that UofL is scouting...along with commit Loretta Kakala (you have to let the on-board already know that you're still there).
2018 verbal Seygan Robins got a visit. Our buddy Chris Souder probably did too. Victoria Saxton is another out of the 2018 class that is meriting attention. 2019 Nyah Green will (or has already) be talked with and seen.
Camps and tournaments make up the travel agenda as well. Atlanta and New Orleans for Walz so far...that we know of. Steph Norman is in our nation's capitol among other places. Samantha Williams hitting Minnesota and the midwest. Flights, rental cars and road food. I've done the life. It makes one appreciate the creature comforts of home so very much.
If anyone could have ever found Gilligan, the skipper and the castaways...it most likely would have been Walz or one of the staff.
I used to be blase about recruiting. I'm slowly coming around. The theory of who finishes a career at a place instead of who starts a career still holds more merit for me. I do, however, realize the importance of getting quality players on campus. Nightmares of the 2009-10 season still exist.
Travel well, coaches. See and be seen. Happy hunting on the road trips. And, stay cool.