I am originally from Shipshewana, Indiana, where I grew up and graduated from high school in 2011. Sports have always been a part of my family dynamic; my father played college basketball and won two state titles as a high school coach. The recruiting process for my family was a nightmare. We didn’t do anything in the recruiting process to get myself out there. We thought that coaches would come find me. Luckily, I was invited to a top 100 underclassman showcase in Indianapolis, Indiana, where I was discovered. Having one school know about me at the end of my recruiting was not a great feeling because I had to go there if I wanted to play college basketball. Following high school, I attended Defiance College, where I was a part of the men’s basketball team. I ended up getting sick my freshman year and had to miss the whole season. The following year, I had the opportunity to be a recruiting coordinator for the men’s basketball team at Defiance. I’ve always known I wanted to work in the sports industry, and NCSA has given me that opportunity. My goal with every family I talk to is to at least have them understand that they have to be proactive in the recruiting process, because college coaches will not be able to randomly find them. Having the ability to change lives every day really motivates me because I understand how important it is to find a college program that maximizes your academic and athletic ability.