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Four-star Robby Carmody eyes fall decision

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GoldandBlack.com

EMERSON, Ga. – Robby Carmody continues to track as one of the top prospects out of the Midwest this spring as the 6-foot-4 swingman has steadily seen the offers roll in. After sifting through a steady recruiting process, five programs have begun to stand out for the Pittsburgh native: Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Pitt and Purdue.

Ranked No. 99 in the 2018 Rivals150, Carmody expanded on what stands out about each program.

Maryland: “I just think the way that they play fits me really well. They have had really good success with wings coming in and playing a lot, playing well and getting to the NBA. I think it would be a pretty good situation for me.”

Notre Dame: “It is just a great place to be. The academics fit me very well. I have built a really good relationship with them. Everyone there fits me and my personality really well.

Purdue: “The things they value like toughness and playing hard on D, which is something that fits me really well with who I am.”

Michigan: “Bringing in wings, doing really well and getting to the next level. Coach (John) Beilein is just a special guy. He is one of my favorite people that I have ever talked to.”

Pitt:(Kevin) Stallings is probably one of the best offensive coaches in the country. He gets his players the ball and gets them shots. He just knows how to run a great offense which I think would be really fun to play in.”

WHAT'S NEXT?

Carmody will finish out his final year on the travel circuit with the Ohio Basketball Club 17-under team on the adidas circuit this summer.

When it comes to a college decision, look for a fall commitment.

“Right now, I am just sitting down with my family and figuring out the places that fit me well,” he said. “I probably want to be done with my recruitment and commit by November before my season starts.”

RIVALS' REACTION

Carmody has become a Midwest priority in recent months and now with Maryland making a push, the Terps could become the dark horse candidate for the standout junior. However, Pitt has made fine in-roads upon the hiring of Stallings last year. Despite all of that, everything points toward Purdue, Michigan or Notre Dame as the likely landing spot for the four-star wing.

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