Coach Jim Boone: The Clinic that I was to be a part of this weekend was cancelled at the last moment. As disappointed as I was with the cancellation, it provided me with a tremendous opportunity to spend this weekend on our campus. I really wanted to get a feel for what a weekend, with our football team on the road, would be like at Wesleyan – this is so important in recruiting, knowing your campus and school.
As I have already written, I am so impressed with the collegiate feel and beauty of our Wesleyan Campus. We have the reputation of being the best small college campus in West Virginia, I can certainly see why, this is truly a campus comprised of great architecture and grandeur. But, as we all know, it’s not just about the pretty buildings and top facilities, it’s the people that make a campus and a great college experience.
This will be a monumental advantage for us in our recruiting, for prospective student-athletes to see and experience the vibrancy of our campus, along with the unity and support of our student body – Wow!.
For student-athletes, this is of particular importance – due in large part to the time commitments of practice and the hours spent training, they are always on campus – it’s great to be a part of a college where there is a social life and our kids can truly be college students and not just athletes! I have been at schools that this becomes such a challenge in building a successful program; whether it be a commuter school with very little campus life to offer it’s student-athletes, or a suitcase campus that becomes a ghost town on the weekends. We are so fortunate to have all that we have at Wesleyan, especially our campus life, and I cannot wait to get our first group of recruits on campus.
This was a great weekend to spend time on campus, to learn more about West Virginia Wesleyan and to build the culture of a winning program, which definitely includes our greatest asset, our student body!