Friday morning, bright and early, my parents and I smashed ourselves
into our Kia Soul like the hamsters in the televsion commercial and
headed down the highway nine hours to Princeton, New Jersey.
Friday morning, bright and early, my parents and I smashed ourselves into our Kia Soul like the hamsters in the televsion commercial and headed down the highway nine hours to Princeton, New Jersey. I am receiving serious recruiting interest from the ivy schools so I was excited to attend the junior day to see for myself what the ivies have to offer. I will admit that I was impressed.
The junior day at Princeton started with an option to attend spring practice. The Tigers have a new coaching staff and are implementing a fast-paced and physical style of play. Practice was organized and non-stop. It is valuable for recruits to attend practice and see what coaches expect at the next level.
The number of players invited to junior days varies. Princeton only holds one junior day so there were a lot of recruits at the event. I did get to meet the head coach, my recruiting coach and the offensive coordinator. It is nice to meet coaches that I am in email contact with.
We were taken on a tour of the facilities and campus by our position coach and players. The football stadium and facilities were top notch. However, the campus itself left the biggest impression on me. It is the number one academic institution in the nation and that doesn’t go unnoticed. The thought that football could allow me the opportunity to attend Princeton is exciting. I look forward to comparing the ivies this summer on my camp tour.
This week was a fairly busy one in my recruiting world. Throughout the week I received invitations to Spring Games at Cincinnati, Central Michigan and Dartmouth. One of the most difficult things about Spring recruiting is making tough decisions on when and where to go. Balancing combines, camps and Junior Day visits in addition to continuing to develop speed and strength through training can be difficult. When deciding between two events, it is important to remember to get out to see colleges that you are interested in while continuing to improve your skills and gain exposure through camps and combines.
Installment 1: Ashland quarterback ready to take us on recruiting ride