Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Colleges Court Hoop Star.(West Side Journal)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Schools Recruit Rio Rancho's Rode

Brio Rode once regularly fantasized about the day when she could begin fielding phone calls from college suitors.

But even she couldn't have expected such an overwhelming response when the standout Rio Rancho senior-to-be finally became eligible to take those calls.

"I feel sorry for these coaches," Rode said.

On June 21, the first day colleges were permitted to contact Rode by phone, the Rams' superstar allotted three hours to talk to coaches. She was on the line 41/2 continuous hours, and probably could have gone on longer than that. As soon as she hung up with one coach, there were four messages awaiting her on voice mail. …

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