I see why recruits or transfers are drawn to glamorous places like FLA or CA, sun & palm trees. It's hard to imagine anyone dreaming of ALA or OKLA as a place to be. Do these places succeed bec they put more money in their softball programs? Or have coaches who are geniuses at recruiting?Dray didn’t have an awesome year, that is clear. But she did have that home run against UCLA… which in my mind made the transfer worth it.
I still think both Dray and Espalin are role players who want to be here… which is something. I mean, let’s be honest with ourselves, we are not going to get the Hope Troutweins, Ally Shipmans, or Skyler Wallaces of the transfer world. They will always go to the Oklahoma, Alabama, Florida-type teams. We just need to get transfers that can co tribute something, on average (Allie Arneson-style). Brandner and Pease exceeded expectations; which was great.