Class of 2018 shooting guard Robby Carmody is one of the more gifted scorers in the 2018 class. The native of Western Pennsylvania has had a very good spring for Ohio Basketball Club, and the recruiting interest continues to flow in.
“I think I have been playing pretty well,” said Carmody of the spring. “I battled through a few small injuries, but other than that it has been good. I am shooting the ball better than I did in high school, and I am finishing around the rim better as well.”
On the recruiting trail several schools have made it clear to Carmody that he is a priority recruit.
“Notre Dame has been a big part of things, also I’ve been talking to Purdue or Penn State the most,” said Carmody. “Recently I started talking to Rice and Vanderbilt more.”
Notre Dame has always had a significant following in Western Pennsylvania, and they are hoping that pays dividends. Carmody says he likes how the Irish play and that intrigues him.
“I really like their style of play,” said Carmody of the Irish. “They kind of play positionless basketball which suits me well, and I like how their guards get up and down and have freedom.”
Closer to home Penn State has really become a factor with recent recruiting success, and they are hoping to continue that with Carmody.
“They are also more of an interchangeable system,” he explained of the Nittany Lions. “They like to play tough defense which is something that I like to do.”
Last fall Carmody visited Purdue for their Elite Camp, and ever since then he has been very impressed with the school.
“Purdue is definitely a school that if they offer, you definitely need to see it,” he explained. “It is one of the nicer campuses I have been to, and I like the coaching staff there.”
For now Carmody is focused on having a big July, but he is definitely keeping a close eye on his recruitment.