- Sep 9, 2015
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High school athletes on the bubble for scholarship offers are having a harder time getting noticed.
Marcus Fuller's article on the transfer portal stealing attention from high school players.
Coaches can't afford for their teams to be too young and inexperienced after losing players to the portal. So cherished roster spots are going to transfers, meaning several high school recruits each year will miss a chance to play for the Gophers.
Lindsay is quoted:
Whalen welcomed four high school recruits and five transfers this summer to the Gophers women's basketball team.
"I think it's going to depend on year to year what your program needs," she said. "I'd rather not recruit the portal, but at the same time, some schools who didn't need to now do. Some years you might have to keep two or three scholarships available because you just don't know."