• PROCESS OF RECRUITING

    THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME THINGS THAT I BELIEVE WILL HELP YOU IN THIS SEARCH TO BE RIGHT:

    1. RECRUITING IS NOT A RACE, DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE OFFERS SOMEONE ELSE HAS
    2. Don’t be concerned about how many “stars” you have on the recruiting sites.
    3. Do work for yourself, make phone calls, send emails and create videos or video links, it shows responsibility on your part
    4. Your high school coach cannot get you a scholarship, your talent as a student athlete will.
    5. Your high school coach will be honest with you and with college coaches, he wants what is best for you.
    6. A highlight film is important but back it up with actual game footage
    7. Music on a highlight film is up to you, colleges will mute it.
    8. Be the best student you can be, challenge yourself with the courses you take
    9. Test the SAT and or ACT early and repeat it at least two times
    10. Don’t jump between tests; take one or the other
    11. Sign a transcript release form in guidance so we can access your unofficial transcript
    12. Many high schools do not include SAT/ACT info on transcripts, have copies that you can provide to colleges.
    13. There are specific times during the year when a college can call you or return a call, be aware of them as many times when young men or their parents call and leave a message to return the call, colleges can’t
    14. A junior will not be able to receive calls from most colleges until May of your junior year.
    15. See as many schools as you can especially in the spring, understand these are unofficial visits
    16. Call the schools prior to your visit so they know you are coming
    17. Be selective about your camp schedule, one day camps are the best for rising seniors
    18. Go to camps at schools that have shown an interest in you, where there will be coaches from a variety of schools and where you will learn the game, IN THAT PRIORITY ORDER
    19. Be careful about combines, college coaches cannot attend them
    20. Your strength and skills are important; these will show on film.
    21. Be first in line in camps, that means a lot
    22. Compete in camps, one on ones are a great indicator of who you are
    23. Your senior year performance is critical to your future success as a STUDENT-ATHLETE
    24. Remember an offer is only an offer if it is in writing
    25. Once an offer is made it does not last forever, you will need to make a choice and at times schools fill up positionally without you knowing it
    26. Remember that the word “commitment” has special meaning, it is taken seriously, “soft, silent, partial” really do not fit in well with a word as strong as commitment
    27. Use the knowledge and experience of your parents, your siblings and your coaches and teachers; they have the advantage of having been there already
    28. Enjoy the process, don’t let it overwhelm you
    29. Pick the school where you will thrive as a student, as a player, and more important; AS A PERSON
    30. Be thorough in your search, ask questions,
    31. The only question that is a bad question is the one you don’t ask
    32. Be careful to listen to hear what College Coaches are telling you, sometimes it’s not what you think you hear.
    33. Be careful about the coach who guarantees you something or tells you what he feels you want to hear.
    34. Be a good filter when it comes to hearing college recruiters, everyone has their own method of recruiting, you do it once, they do it every year
    35. Be very cautious about recruiting services that tell you they will get you a scholarship, they charge you.
    36. When it comes down to it……YOU GET YOU RECRUITED