Thursday, October 9, 2008
Correal picks William & Mary
As one of the nation’s most sought-after girls basketball recruits, Emily Correal receives her fair share of phone calls from college coaches.
Earlier this week, Correal decided it was time to call William & Mary University women’s basketball coach Debbie Taylor.
The ensuing conversation included Taylor and her coaching staff doing a little yelling. That’s what can happen when one of the top-rated prospects in Pennsylvania delivers good news.
Correal, a two-time Observer-Reporter Girls Player of the Year and the 68th best senior in the country according to ESPN HoopGurlz, made an oral commitment to play at William & Mary. The school is located in Williamsburg, Va. and a member of the Division I Colonial Athletic Association.
“They were really excited. They started screaming into the phone,” Correal said Thursday. “I’m really excited too.”
A 6-3 forward/center, Correal turned down offers from at least 15 other schools and selected the Tribe over Delaware, Richmond, Illinois and Liberty.
Duquesne, Cincinnati, Virginia Tech and Indiana also were among the interested parties.
For more, read Friday's Observer-Reporter.