Rimmer Comes Away Impressed By UVa

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The University of Virginia was the latest official visit destination for Boone (Orlando, FL) power forward Schuyler Rimmer, who was in Charlottesville last Thursday through Saturday. The 6’9″, 230-pound senior took some time to reflect on the experience and discuss what lies ahead recruiting-wise in the coming days and weeks.

Rimmer had been to Virginia once already this year, when he attended Tony Bennett’s Elite Camp. This latest experience was a chance for him to get a much closer look at the school and the basketball program. He discussed several aspects, including…

His general feeling about how he fit in at UVa…

“I felt really comfortable at UVa,” Rimmer said. “Talking to Coach Bennett one on one, I got to see that he is really laid back and personable. On the court, when he was coaching, he is really focused. He makes sure you know what you are doing, but he doesn’t get in your face. As far as the guys on the team, I really felt like we got along pretty well and I could definitely see myself playing with those guys.”

The time spent with the players…

“I got to hang out with them for the two nights I was there,” Rimmer said. “I got to know them. I feel like we have a lot in common. I spent most of my time the first night with Malcolm and Paul. They were two guys I feel like I got along with well. The second night, my hosts were Joe and Mike Tobey . It was the same thing with them. In practice, I briefly met with everyone else on the team.”

Coach Bennett’s recruiting message…

“The night before I left, Coach Bennett and I were able to sit and talk. My parents were riding with one of the other coaches back to the hotel, so we got to talk one-on-one. He made it clear there is a want and need for me at UVa. He was able to get that message across.”

His take on how he fits in with what Tony Bennett’s system…

“They really focused on defense, and they run a structured offense. That’s something I’m kind of used to doing with the AAU team I played for, so I think it would translate well,” Rimmer said.

Once committed to the University of Florida, Rimmer backed away from his original decision and

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