NY2LASPORTS.COM - INTERVIEW WITH T.J. SCHLUNDT
Evan Flood — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Things are beginning to pick up for Oconomowoc (Wis.) 2014 Shooting Guard T.J. Schlundt. Long regarded as one of the top 2014 prospects in the state of Wisconsin, Schlundt is now firmly entrenched as one of the top perimeter shooters on the board in the 2014 class and schools are taking notice. We caught up with the sharpshooting junior wing to get the latest…
Holding offers from Drake, Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a host of new schools have recently inquired about the junior guard.
One of those schools, Wisconsin, invited Schlundt to visit last Saturday for the Badgers’ home football game against Utah State.
“It was fun,” Schlundt told NY2LASPORTS.COM about the visit. “I like the campus and they have a nice program. It was great. Overall I thought it went well.”
Schlundt also got to spend some time with Wisconsin Head Coach Bo Ryan during the visit.
“I talked to Coach Ryan a little bit,” Schlundt said. “I was with some other people so it wasn’t just one-on-one. It was more of him telling us stories about his life. They have an excellent program and he’s obviously a very good coach so it was fun.”
A sharpshooting 2014 wing with the ability to take over the game from long range, Schlundt delivered some huge performances this summer at the 17U level and schools from coast to coast took notice.
Harvard, Iowa State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Rice, and Stanford have recently become interested in Schlundt, joining the likes of Creighton, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Marquette, Minnesota, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin who were already expressing interest.
Nebraska Head Coach Tim Miles will be in to watch Schlundt workout on Wednesday.
“They said they are really interested in me,” Schlundt explained. “They’re sending out their head coach to come watch me.”
Schlundt has been speaking with the Stanford staff on a regular basis as well.
“They talk to me and my dad once a week or so,” said Schlundt. “They said they’re interested. They want to get me down there and they want to come out and see me.”
With his recruitment beginning to take off, Schlundt says he’s wide open and just enjoying the process.
“It’s been great,” he said. “Recruiting is starting to pick up and we’re hearing from a number of nice programs. I’m wide open right now and just focused on continuing to improve and try and get better and be appreciative of the opportunities that I’m blessed to have right now.”
Schlundt played with the Wisconsin Swing this summer.
Note: Evan is a contributing editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM. He is also the football and basketball recruiting analyst for Badger247. Follow Evan on Twitter @Evan_Flood