Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Update on . . . Steve Rennard

Yesterday, I caught up with another member of Team New Jersey ABC's U-16 team. Steve Rennard, a 6'2 guard from St. Joseph's (NJ), is the team's primary go-to shooter, and for good reason, as the sophomore shoots lights-out from long range. Rennard informed me that he is currently being recruited by UPenn, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, St. Joseph's, Notre Dame, Richmond, Marshall, Xavier, and Bucknell. Four of those schools are in the Ivy League, and that means that half of that conference--the country's most prestigious academically--is recruiting Steve. The reasoning is simple: Rennard is a quality ballplayer, and says that he has an "average GPA [of] 4.0." That will certainly get you some Ivy League looks. Although Rennard says he has "not yet" received a scholarship offer, he has unofficially visited both "UPenn and Princeton." He informed me that he “visited UPenn a while ago and watched them practice.” Steve's visit to Princeton was more recent, and he enjoyed his time on the Tigers' campus. Steve Rennard is the real deal when it comes to student athletes, and he will thus have a wealth of top-notch academic institutions after him as well as some quality basketball programs. A blend of the two would be a great fit for Rennard, and I will keep you informed on how Steve is handling his recruitment.

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