Thursday, May 6, 2010

Is Shoni Schimmel going to sign somewhere?

Portland, Oregon native Shoni Schimmel has been one of the most sought-out recruits in the class of 2010 for a long time. Ranked eighth by ESPN, the 5-foot-9 point guard has considered Stanford, Louisville, UCLA, Oregon and Rutgers. But with only 13 days left in the late signing period, one wonders if she's going to sign anywhere - she's been strangely silent. And the athletic director at Franklin High School didn't return my call today.

Schimmel is, in fact, the only one in the top 100 of 2010 who hasn't committed to a school. It's unusual to wait this late in the signing season to make a decision if you're a top recruit. What could be going on?

A source told me that Schimmel dropped Stanford from consideration because she didn't have the grades to get in. I've also heard rumors that some members of her family want her to go to one school and other family wishes she'd go to another. I haven't heard anything on what Schimmel wants.

Maybe she'll surprise everyone and sign big by May 19. We'll see.


Anonymous said...

I agree it's very strange, some on the bruin board say we should pass on her, what do you think?

Sonja and Paul said...

We are still quietly confident that she'll end up at the University of Louisville. But, like everyone else...we expected a signing Wednesday(May 5th.) and it didn't happen.

Anonymous said...

She hasnt committed yet! Isnt today the last day?

Hoopalonious, aka Sue said...

I believe yesterday was the last day, but I'm checking on it.

Anonymous said...

Schimmel did not sign. A LOI (Letter of Intent) can be signed anytime up to the first day of classes though. She may be waiting to see how her final grades turn out and whether she'll need summer school or a prep school for a year. The mystery continues...she and her crew aren't talking.