Story and photo special to the Maroon Nation from the Winchester Sun.
Robbie Stenzel had planned out waiting until after his senior campaign to make a decision regarding his future plans.
The George Rogers Clark standout changed his mind after making a visit to campus last week and made a verbal commitment to play for the Colonels Tuesday afternoon, one day before the fall semester began at Clark County Schools.
“When I got there, I had really not had anybody treat me like that and make me feel like I’m a king,” Stenzel told The Winchester Sun. “They showed me around and coach (Jeff) Neubauer (talked to me) about how I would fit in the system with the plays that they run.”
Stenzel, a versatile guard who has played since the eighth-grade on the varsity level at Clark, chose the Colonels over Samford University, the University of Texas-El Paso, the University of New Hampshire, Morehead State, Western Kentucky, Tennessee Tech, Georgetown College and Pikeville College.
“We’re excited,” Stenzel’s mother Ann said. “They rolled out the red carpet for us last week and it was really impressive. They have courted Robbie since the beginning of time. I don’t remember a time when they were not (recruiting him).”
Prior to making a decision, Stenzel consulted with his family and Clark coach Scott Humphrey. When it came down to crunch time, Stenzel elected to stay close to home.
“We all came to the conclusion that it was the best fit for me,” Stenzel told the paper. “I really like the coaches, the campus and it’s not too far from home. All of my family can come and see me play, which will mean a lot to me.”
For more on Stenzel, visit the Winchester Sun