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"I think the first impression can certainly make a lasting impression, good or bad," Graves said. "But I don't think it's the be-all or end-all because the first time you see them, it might be in an open gym setting or something and all you get to do is shake their hand."
"I think the head coach is probably the final closer but it still goes back to building relationships and feeling comfortable," Graves said. "And the assistant has as much responsibility for that as the head coach in closing the deal and to make the recruit feel as comfortable as he can."