UConn Class of 2013 target Taya Reimer has orally committed to Notre Dame, ESPN HoopGurlz has reported.
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Taya Reimer of Indianapolis, Ind., told ESPN HoopGurlz she verbally committed to Notre Dame on Friday afternoon. The 6-foot-2 junior forward also considered Connecticut, Duke, Georgia, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas A&M and UCLA before choosing the Fighting Irish.
“I chose Notre Dame because of a lot of different reasons,’’ Reimer said. “I have a strong relationship with the entire staff, and that was very important to me. Along with that I am extremely comfortable on campus and with the team. It’s close to my family and friends and I decided that was important as well.’’
Reimer’s commitment came as a bit of a surprise to head coach Muffet McGraw. With some planning along with assistant coach Niele Ivey, Reimer hit the South Bend, Ind., campus for an academic meeting and unofficial visit, and sprung the news on her future coach.
“A degree from Notre Dame and the educational opportunities available were a great fit for me,’’ Reimer added. “Also, I’d like to thank all of the coaches that recruited me and made this recruiting process so positive and enjoyable. I really valued getting to know all of them and building relationships with them.’’
Reimer, who is ranked No. 4 in the ESPN HoopGurlz 100 for the 2013 class, is the fourth player to commit to the program that has been the NCAA national runner-up in back-to-back seasons. She joins Lindsay Allen, a point guard from Mitchellville, Md., who is ranked 23rd in the class; Kristina Nelson, a post from Buford, Ga., ranked 30th, and Diamond Thompson, a post from Lombard, Ill., who is rated a four-star prospect by ESPN HoopGurlz.