Isaac Traudt receives basketball offers from Creighton, Nebraska
Grand Island Senior High junior Isaac Traudt had quite the day. The 6'8" small forward had been garnering interest from Division I basketball programs across the country.
He had received offers from Drake, Wyoming, Northern Colorado and University of Nebraska-Omaha. He also received his first power five conference offer from Kansas State.
Monday he received maybe his two biggest offers yet, Nebraska and Creighton.
Traudt was scheduled to do a virtual visit Tuesday with the Huskers, but that visit was rescheduled to next week. Fred Hoiberg and the Nebraska program didn't want to wait around though, and offered him a scholarship this morning around 11 a.m.
About five minutes later Creighton called and followed suit.
"Creighton was completely unexpected. I've been talking to them for three months now almost, but I guess they just wanted to today," said Traudt. "It's really cool because they're in state and a lot of people cheer for them. So a whole lot of people will be wanting me to attend those schools."
This in only the tip of the iceberg for Traudt. In the Class of 2022 Rivals rankings, Traudt comes in as the 118th best player in the country.
He has also been in talks with Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Missouri, Notre Dame, Stanford and Colorado. And the list continues to grow.
"Sometimes it doesn't feel real at all, but I've worked really hard my whole life to get this attention. Now that I finally got it a little bit it's kind of a sense of relief almost that I have an opportunity to play at the next level," said Traudt. "But I'm still going to keep working hard, I'm not satisfied or anything, but yeah it's been super nice to have all of these opportunities."
With two years of high school basketball remaining, he is in no rush to make a decision and plans on weighing his options carefully.
"I can tell like the type of relationships coaches want to have with players with the different schools that have been talking to me. Like how hard they want to recruit me and how much they want to get to know me," said Traudt. "So that's an indicator and means a lot to me. And the style of play and how I would fit into the school too, I really have to look into that."
Traudt also said that academics does come first, and he wants to be at a school where he can thrive academically and feel like he's at home.