How did the school you chose separate itself from the others you considered?
Outside of the campus and the academic programs, I felt like I had the best connection with the coaching staff at Wagner in comparison to some of the other schools I had been talking to. They had been recruiting me the longest so we developed a good relationship.
How would you describe your recruiting process overall?
The recruiting process was very long and stressful at times but looking back on it now, I would say that it was a fun and enjoyable experience. I know not everyone goes through it so I was fortunate.
What was your favorite part of the recruiting process?
My favorite part of the process was just getting to talk to all the coaches and getting to learn more about all of the schools and programs. It was really cool and eye opening to see what types of opportunities I had in front of myself.
What opportunities and information assisted you during your recruiting process?
I found SportsRecruits to be incredibly helpful. The platform made it easier to put myself out there to college coaches and express interest in their program. I was really late to the game in the recruiting process so it helped me gain exposure quickly.
Did you feel like you had support from the Team 24/7 Staff during your process? If so, how?
Yes, Coach Flanagan and the rest of the staff was amazing in reaching out to coaches and helping me with getting the most exposure that I could in a really short period of time. The summer going in to my Senior year was the first time I had attended events like Crabfeast and Naptown and it was also the summer that COVID prevented coaches from seeing us play live so it was really helpful having the 24/7 staff help me navigate the process.
What individual or showcase events, if any, did you find the most beneficial during your process?
I did not attend a lot of individual events so I found the team events to be the most helpful events in my recuriting process. We attended some really good events like Autumn Gold, Crabfeast and Naptown which helped me get film against really good competition and open doors in the recruiting process.
What would you tell younger players or parents to help them prepare for the recruiting process?
Have fun with it, it’s a long process and not everyone gets to go through it. You're lucky if coaches are asking you to come play for them at their school. Learn to enjoy it and it’ll all be worth it in the end.