I am so tired. So emotionally exhausted from reading. Stopping for the night. So I wanted to get back to that forgiving place in the universe where all is well with the world........recruiting teenage players for college sports. That desperate want, led me to see if our two Aussies can give us a real boost of hope for next year.....or not. So I went back and looked at the few short videos of their play that were posted months ago. And I also looked at those tweets from experts that we all know haven't ever been correct. Just to see if I could see anything that would change my opinion. Unfortunately, my conclusions from seeing those clips/tweets again didn't change my opinion much. I thing Isabell Palmer has some skills that will help...……..sooner than later but not sure if it is in year one. As for Ashlee, I think she will help as well..... later than sooner. Both these observations are ambiguous and vague......exactly what I needed and meant to say. I looked at the list of international players coming to the USA and was non-plused by the level of schools they would be playing with. That is revealing. That conclusion is that being ranked in the 20s or 30s internationally is not a very good determinator of success in college. Plus I drew on a worldly poet's observation ...... a respected high school coach who many times told me that if I thought I had a demanding career in corporate world, just try putting your head(or other end) on the line every day with 15-17 year old kids. I quit complaining about my job trials and tribulations after that wisdom. I don't know how in the world you can project what a teenager will become in college. You certainly miss on more than you hit......and makes hitting at the Mendoza Line in baseball seem comparatively wonderful. In my fair and biased opinion, if we get any significant contribution from either next year, I will count it as a blessing...……"count your many blessings, one by one". Reading that they will be having 19 year old team try-outs for the Australian team in May, gives me some hope that there will be some additional video of them playing. Then we'll have some summer topics to talk about. I feel better now.