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December 24, 2017

Recruiting Horror Stories by LRT Sports™ | A Recruit Was My Horror Story

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So basically, this girl who looked like she was 25 years old showed up for an official visit with her mom. The recruit nastily spoke to her mom, which turned me off. Her mom proceeded to ask us if we intended to take her daughter to a frat party. My response was, of course not, to which her mom responded, “I trust you,” and off she went. While walking back to the dorm, the recruit asked me an odd question, “No offense, but why do some of the people here look so weird?” I was shocked and responded, “We are a liberal arts school.” Honestly, I did not know how to react, and that was the first thing that popped into my head. She then started to brag about Yale and Brown and how they were also recruiting her and that she liked the schools better than mine. She proceeded to tell me how her high school coach and the team did not like her and that she thought it was because they were jealous of her. I was thinking to myself that this was going to be a long night.

As the night rolled in, we joined my team and the other recruits. All the hosts wanted to make sure all the recruits met one another so they would feel comfortable. My recruit was disengaged. She would not get off her phone; she did not speak to the team or the other recruits, she was snippy with her responses and acted as though she was better than the rest of us. When it came to going out to a party, I asked her if she would like to go to a party without alcohol. Reluctantly, she agreed, but I could tell she was not happy that she would not be able to drink. The reason I did not want to drink was that we both had a 7:00 am morning clinic to attend. We got ready, and as we started out the door, I noticed that she had my new shirt on, she dared to take the tag off and wear it as if it was her own. I had no words or the patience to even talk to her about the situation.


When we arrived at the home of the men’s basketball players, and she immediately started preying on all of the guys. She was asking people for alcohol; she was saying bad things about the other recruits and being disrespectful. I felt as though I was in the Twilight Zone.

Long story short, the disrespectful recruit ended up drinking and hooking up with one of the basketball players. Yes, karma did get her, she woke up hungover, and she did not play well at our clinic. Her mishaps were talked about between the coaches and the team, and the comments about her were not good. She did not receive an offer from our school, and we are a better team without someone who disrespects herself and others like that. The funny thing is, she texted me the next day, saying, “I miss you so much, and my mom says hi.” I did not respond.