Every goal tells a story. Every goal has a past, a present, and a future. It comes with baggage from where you once were, grounds you in the present, and makes you excited for the future. In a way our goals define us, they are linked to our values, they are rooted in our passions, and they challenge us to be better than we were the day before.
My recruiting process all went pretty fast. I had the early signing option, and I wanted to take advantage of that. I'd heard stories of people waiting too long to decide and having good opportunities and offers pass them by, and I didn't want to be stuck in a situation like that. So I took 5 official visits and 1 unofficial visit in the course of 2.5 months; it was a little bit of a whirlwind. I had an idea of places I wanted to visit, and after talking to college coaches over the course of the summer (they were allowed to start calling July 1), I had my places narrowed down...kind of ;-) well get to that part in a second. Most of the places I visited had strong college programs, but weren't at the tippy top. I decided I wanted to be part of a strong team, but one that was also building something special and stronger. I wanted to be a part of that build. I visited Arizona State, University of Oregon, Colorado, Washington State, University of Nevada (unofficial visit), and finally University of Washington.