Grand Island forward Isaac Traudt completed his first of four scheduled official visits on Sunday. His first, a 48-hour trip to Nebraska, just a short hour-and-a-half from his home.
“It was good, I liked it quite a bit,” the 6-foot-9 forward said. “Seeing how much of a priority the staff and coach (Fred) Hoiberg has made me is really cool. I’m looking forward to getting there and playing with the guys in the next few weeks.”
His first multi-day visit left an impact on the consensus top-100 senior-to-be.
“Just having a ton of time to spend with the players and coaching staff, it was a good experience getting to know them on a different level,” Traudt said of his time at NU. “It’s a different experience than zooms or phone calls, which I enjoyed. I really feel like I got to know them really well over the 48 hours.”
The time in Lincoln made a significant impact on Traudt. Nebraska wasn’t necessarily at the top of his list prior to the weekend. The official visit certainly moved Nebraska more to the top in his mind.
The team environment and family feeling were key takeaways for Traudt.
“How the program is like a family atmosphere and everyone has a really good relationship with each other was good to see,” he said. “The facilities are probably one of the best we will see.”
Traudt’s next official visit is scheduled for Virginia June 11-13 followed by an official to Michigan State (June 17-19). Finishing off his official visits this month is North Carolina the last week of the month (June 27-29).
That leaves one of the five official visits left for Traudt. One in which he is working with Oklahoma to set up in September.
The more likely commitment date could be sometime just before the early signing period in November.
First Official Visit?⚪️ Thank you @CoachHoiberg and staff for having me!! pic.twitter.com/gpPxjL09Fq
— Isaac Traudt (@ittraudt) June 7, 2021