We talked to junior squash player Ryan Morgan at Drexel University:
What was your recruiting experience like?
Mine was great. In my junior year I looked at all of the schools where squash was played and sent e-mails to a number of coaches, including some that I knew I did not want to go to just to get my name out there. I then set up appointments with a number of coaches during spring break so I could get a feel for the campus and what each program was like. I then sent follow up e-mails to all of the coaches and continued communication with the ones I really enjoyed.
How has it been playing squash at Drexel thus far?
I love playing squash here at Drexel. Coming here and playing for this team is absolutely amazing. The people on both the men’s and women’s teams are some of my best friends and I am so lucky that I have the opportunity to surround myself with these people daily. We are all such a close-knit group of people and I’m so happy I ended up here at Drexel.
Any tips for players who are currently being recruited?
I would say be very open minded to schools. Going into the recruitment process everyone is probably going to have schools they think they already like and some that they think they already dislike. Go in with an open mind and you never know what will end up happening.
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Posted on July 20, 2016 in Recruiting 101
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