Anyone who has been recruited will tell you, one of the most important aspects of making your college decision comes after you have no doubt in your mind that it is the perfect place for you.
It has to feel right.
For Tipp City junior Halee Printz, that feeling has never been stronger, as the Red Devils basketball star announced on Friday that she has accepted a basketball scholarship and made a verbal commitment to the University of Toledo to play her collegiate basketball.
"The coaching staff is really great, and the team really treats each other like family," Printz said. "They really play my style of basketball, which is driving to the basket and kicking it out. I like their up-tempo, physical type of play."
Printz verballed during their home visit in which he was showing Rockets coach Tricia Cullop and assistant Rebekah Legan around the house, and when she took them downstairs, there was a sign waiting for the coaches to see announcing her as the latest Toledo Rocket.
Printz has been to the college three times, including recently when she went to watch a team workout, tailgate and enjoy a football game.
"The recruits sat with the team in the student section, and the parents got to sit with the coaches," she said. "It was a great time and I really liked the girls on the team."
Verballing as a junior isn't the norm, but for Printz, her timing was based on the feeling she had.
"It is just the perfect fit for me, from talking to the coach, to the team, and like I said, it all seems so much like family."
Printz also was on campus in the summer when the Red Devils played in the Toledo camp, which is where she was offered. She also went to the game last season where the Rockets wrapped up the Mid American Conference regular season title with a win over Eastern Michigan.
Printz also had some serious interest from Central Michigan and was also on the radar of the University of Dayton and Cleveland State.
Printz loves the fact that the women's games at Toledo draws over 4,000 fans per game, which is the top in the MAC.
"I love the community support, they really get behind the team," she said. "Everyone knows the girls."
She is happy to get this part of her career behind her, knowing now that her future is set. She just wants to not think about it anymore, and lead the Red Devils to what everyone in the game is expecting to be some great success.
"It should be a very exciting season for us," she said. "I am excited to see these sophomores raise their game. Most of them are experienced, and will be ready."
She had a strong summer, not only from a solid year in AAU, down to the personal training she is getting to put her in the best shape of her life. She works out with Zach Bargo, who Printz said has helped her.
Printz also had a lot of praise for Tippecanoe coach Aaron Jackson.
"He will do anything, anytime to help get a workout in," Printz said. "He has done a lot for me."
Printz is currently playing volleyball for the Red Devils.