Her other offers included tOSU, Mich. St., Purdue, Wisconsin, Arkansas, and Xavier. The article states that UConn and Notre Dame showed interest. You'd think that such a highly rated prospect would have a more impressive list of offers. She was 12th in Hoopgurlz, 29th in Prospects Nation, and 14th in Blue Star. Of course she committed early, as she is class of 2019.
in regards to Sammie Puisis, ranging from her brother and sister playing collegiate sports in Florida to the assistant coach that recruited her coming from southern Ohio. (Ironically, she played at Lakota West, which I believe is Abby Prohaska's high school.).
As Kayo said, maybe a whole lot of other factors came into play as well, from grades to whether she liked ND.
She certainly looked like the kind of player that would fit it, but the fact that ND didn't offer her shows something was a bit off from the get go.
The fact that they did with Prohaska, who is not rated has highly, piques my interest even further in Abby.
The good news is there are a lot of very good wings/big guards in the Class of 2019 and I'll bet MM & Niele have a set pecking list.
Now, we can get back to seeing what they do with the remainder of those open slots in the Class of 2018 :-)
And sometimes that lack of reciprocal interest is expressed early in the recruiting process.
In some cases, it's geography. Some don't want to go to a Catholic school, Notre Dame or any other. Considering ND's involvement with large numbers of highly rated recruits before lists are pared every year, it's likely that there was contact; so I just assume Ms Puisis was not gung ho for Notre Dame. That's fine. The ND program has a lot to offer a young woman in terms of the entire basketball experience, but the university is not for everyone.
Also consider grades as a possible issue. I wouldn't know about Puisis academically, but women's basketball is no different than other sports. Notre Dame can't recruit every top prospect. The percentage of top women's basketball players McGraw and staff can recruit is much higher than the men's percentage of recruits who can clear admissions, but it isn't 100%.
Don't be surprised when ND doesn't offer a top recruit. Be impressed that the staff manages to be involved with so many top recruits.