Robby Carmody plans three official visits, nears decision

Orion Sang

It’s been a long process for Robby Carmody, with many different unofficial visits to numerous schools.

And now, that process appears to be approaching the end.

Carmody, a four-star shooting guard in the class of 2018 and one of Michigan’s top targets, told UM Hoops that he has three official visits planned this upcoming month: Michigan, Purdue, and Notre Dame.

A commitment, Carmody says, will come shortly after.

“I’m probably going to keep two officials and make a decision hopefully in late August or early September,” Carmody said Sunday. “Just in case anything new comes up and I want to check something else out.”

According to Carmody, the aforementioned trio of schools have recruited him the hardest throughout his recruitment — and also happen to be the three he is currently focused on in advance of his decision.

The three officials will be crucial to Carmody’s decision. He’s been to each school before and has gotten the full visit treatment. What he wants to see now is whether he fits with each team after hanging out with current players during his visits.

Carmody said all three of his finalists fit him “really well” — although that fit varies with each team.

“With Purdue, it’s their toughness factor and their defense that they always bring every game. It’s something that I feel I fit in pretty well,” Carmody said. “(With) Notre Dame and Michigan, it’s a little bit different. The way they play offense and move the ball, have interchanging positions, their offense fits me really well. I think they’re all pretty good.”

Carmody has developed a relationship with John Beilein, who has been his primary recruiter from Michigan. He’s a fan of Beilein’s system, as well.

“I love Coach Beilein,” Carmody said. “One of my favorite guys that I’ve gotten to know over this long process. He’s someone I’d love to play for as my college years come along.

“(I like) the way they can bring in players and improve them really fast and bring in players similar to me and have them thrive in their offense.”

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  • bobohle

    Matta fired by OSU today!

    • Wayman Britt

      Unreal, he had one bad season. Unless you are Duke or UK, a basketball team cannot make the final four three out of four years. If Matta wants to coach after sitting out a year, he will find a good job in a heartbeat.

      • bobohle

        He had trouble holding on to recruits. Maybe it was the school instead of him.

  • Wayman Britt

    Really would like UM to get Mr. Carmody. He would be a good addition to Beilein’s system.

    • bobohle

      Agree. Maybe we can actually fill the 3 Scholarships up for grabs for 2018 by the early signing period.