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.