As Ignacio Jr informed you, he just committed to the University of New Mexico. It's been a wild ride of emotions, expectations, uncertainty, ups and downs, and finally relief and satisfaction.
Having lived abroad the last 10 years and only arriving back in the US for Ignacio's sophomore year put us at somewhat of a disadvantage in today's recruiting world that is looking at players 3-4 years before graduating.
Our chance meeting on the back nine of HS State Finals really turned things around! As you mentioned to me at that moment, we had actually covered a lot of ground. What we were missing was how to make sense of it all, and especially how to confront the upcoming challenges. I now see how important that was. One thing is to contact coaches (lots of them) and hope that some of them respond, and another is what to do when they do! I appreciate that your were just a text away or a call away and always ready with an answer and strategy.
The way you arranged a college visit with 48hrs notice was also very impressive. And to get an offer 72hrs after that, no words....
Also, guiding us with respect to tournaments and understanding the different ranking systems, helped in making the right decisions as there are so many options out there.
You do your work well Michael. And you do it with passion. It has been a very genuine experience and both Ignacio and myself are very happy to have met you. Not only for your help during this process but also for the friendship we have developed.
I look forward to keeping in touch in the years to come.
Best regards and keep up the great work.
Thank you for everything!