A busy fall has led to numerous unofficial visits for 2018 wing Robby Carmody. The Western Pennsylvania native is getting ready for his junior year, and trying to see all of the options he has on the recruiting trail.
Schools such as Syracuse, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Notre Dame, Louisville, Xavier and others have all made it clear that they want Carmody to be a part of their program. With more and more schools coming in all the time, Carmody continues to work to get better and show new parts to his game.
“We’re trying to work on my leadership,” noted Carmody. “We lost every player on our team except for me. Nobody has any experience so it will be weird, but I know if I take the leadership role we will have another good season.”
Most recently Carmody made an unofficial visit to Penn State to watch the football game against Ohio State.
About the trip to State College, Carmody said, “It was insane. There is no place like Happy Valley during a whiteout.”
When it comes to the overall experience, Carmody added, “They are awesome people. We have a really, really good relationship going. They have a good kid committed in Myles Dread. They are trying to bring me and Dwayne Cohill in. That would be great because I love playing with Dwayne.”
Along with Penn State, Carmody also has been to Syracuse, Michigan, and Notre Dame recently.
About Syracuse, Carmody said, “They got involved in the middle of July. I went down for their elite camp. They think I fit in with their style. They always have a tough kid and I think I’m a lot like Trevor Cooney.”
Notre Dame has been involved in this recruitment for a while, and he continues to build a strong relationship with the staff.
“I love the coaches there,” said Carmody. “I talk to Coach (Ryan) Ayers a lot and we have a good relationship. It is just a great campus with great people.”
In terms of Michigan, Carmody said, “I love all the coaches that are there. Coach (John) Beilein is a really special guy. Not many people are like him or are as good a coach as him. It is definitely a school I’m looking at.”
Also recently Kentucky’s John Calipari came in to watch Carmody play. Calipari grew up very close to where Carmody goes to school, and Carmody says it was great to have him in the gym watching.
“That was a little bit surreal,” said Carmody of Calipari making it in to see him. “I never really expected that ever. He said he’d try to get to a game or two this year.”
For now Carmody says he is focused on his junior year and getting better, and doesn’t have any plans to cut down his list.