Originally Posted by goober
If you look at UW roster. She definitely is not above taking 5 star Americans. The 3 americans on her roster are 5 Star, 3 star and unrated (from Hawaii no less)
The actual quote she gave in the orginal article was "It's hard to rebuild a team if you lose the top 20, 30 American players to the traditional powerhouse programmes each year."
The part that is ascribed to her "... she picks a few select American players each year and offers them scholarships first. If they don't take them she goes international." was NOT quote and could be entirely taken out of context of her conversation or not even what she meant. Obviously she is just not offering blue chip players in America.
Goober, our family actually knows someone who was interested in UW a few years ago. Soon after expressing interest, she got a nice email back from Jill Hultquist saying thanks and that if you are not in the top 50 (top 50) or so on TRN, your chances of getting an offer were very low, but you are welcome to pursue a possible walk-on role if you wish.
The player was not top 50, so there was momentary disappointment....... but a feeling of relief not to have to read tea leaves, and lasting admiration for the candor of Jill Hultquist.
[I was going to say something else right here, but that would have just been repetition]