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‘Jaylen knows everybody’: How NU volleyball selecting facilitator Jaylen Reyes keeps Huskers loaded

'Jaylen knows everybody': How NU volleyball selecting facilitator Jaylen Reyes keeps Huskers loaded

John Cook is an exceptional school volleyball trainer, the most clear verification being the four public titles he’s won as Nebraska’s lead trainer.

Cook is acceptable at creating ability, only a couple late models being Annika Albrecht going from a guarded substitute to all-America outside hitter as a senior, and Justine Wong-Orantes going from secondary school setter to Olympic-level libero.

Also, Cook dominates at concocting a course of action and causing a group to accept its preparation has set it up to dominate the game.

In any case, those things are significantly simpler when you start with great players, and in school sports that starts with enrolling. And keeping in mind that Cook has a significant job in enlisting, a ton of Nebraska’s work in selecting now is driven by colleague mentor Jaylen Reyes.

Reyes, who will be in his fourth season with the Huskers this fall, took over as Nebraska’s enlisting facilitator in 2020 when Kayla Banwarth left Nebraska to be the lead trainer at Mississippi.

The enlisting facilitator work is a major one to get the players expected to fuel Nebraska’s title desires.

And keeping in mind that enrolling is a year a year task, the work inclined up last week when school volleyball trainers had the option to truly start the way toward enlisting the players going to be secondary school youngsters. Presently mentors can contact those enlisted people straightforwardly and have them on visits.

What’s more, with Nebraska effectively in a decent spot with the 2022 enlisting class of secondary school seniors, it’s the secondary school youngsters that the Huskers are currently centered around.

Nebraska as of now has three submits for the 2022 class: outside hitter Hayden Kubik, center blocker Bekka Allick and setter Maisie Boesiger. As per PrepVolleyball.com, Kubik is the No. 1 select in the class, and Allick is No. 6.

So Nebraska will currently zero in on its 2023 class. Nebraska as of now has a relationship with the current No. 1 part in that class, outside hitter Harper Murray from Ann Arbor, Michigan, since she went to a Nebraska camp in 2019. Murray’s sister, Kendall, plays for Michigan.

After Banwarth left, it’s anything but a simple progress for Reyes to assume control over the enlisting position. He was at that point acquainted with a portion of the players Nebraska would select from working at Husker volleyball camps.

It likewise assisted that Reyes previously had made associations with club and secondary school mentors the nation over.

“John consistently said, ‘Jaylen knows everybody,'” Reyes said. “I know a many individuals around the country from being on the men’s (volleyball) side, and being on the West Coast a ton. And afterward coming here and becoming more acquainted with individuals in the Midwest, and down in Texas and Florida.”

There is certifiably not an ideal recipe for positioning volleyball selecting classes, since, in such a case that you just have a couple of open spots it can keep you from having a profoundly positioned class. However, multiple times in the previous nine years, Nebraska has had a best 10 enrolling class, as indicated by PrepVolleyball.com. That incorporates the 2013 class that was positioned No. 1 and assisted Nebraska with winning public titles in 2015 and ’17.

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