“Trust me, kids can look to see who’s calling and just ignore it. I know for sure they can do that,” Washington coach Lorenzo Romar deadpanned. “They just don’t have to respond to your text. If they want to respond, they’ll respond. I don’t see that being a problem. I think that’s a positive right now.”

Even O’Neill knows that many of his phone calls and texts will go unanswered.

It doesn’t just happen in the recruiting world, it happens in everyday life.

“They don’t have to pick up their phone if they don’t want to,” he said. “There are some people that call me, I look at my phone, and I’m like, ‘I’m not picking that up, no way.’ So I think you’ll see a lot of that.”

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