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I am here to answer your college recruiting questions. The recruiting process is a battlefield. My goal is to help you navigate through it.

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Football Recruiting Is About Academics

Football Recruiting Is About Academics Having good grades is a powerful component in the college recruiting process. Let’s be clear, if you have bad grades you will be overlooked by college programs. It doesn’t matter how great of a football player you...

Here’s The Commitment To Play At The College Level

Here's The Commitment To Play At The College Level The commitment at the college level is truly amazing. If you don’t have what it takes to compete at the college level then it doesn’t even matter what division, you will end up quitting.  Please leave me a...

You’re Not Getting Recruited Because Of Your Parents

You're Not Getting Recruited Because Of Your Parents We can all agree that the recruiting process is extremely challenging and not the easiest thing to comprehend.  The process of recruiting is a battlefield with shattered and crushed bodies of student-athletes...

The Sad Reality Of The Unsigned Senior Event

The Sad Reality Of The Unsigned Senior Event The recruiting process is a battlefield littered with the broken bodies of student-athletes who have slipped through the cracks and may never get recruited.  In my opinion, the process begins during the middle school years...

It’s All About Good Grades

It's All About Good Grades We’ve all heard it a thousand times about having good grades, the message is loud and clear but I want to be absolute. If you have bad grades you will be invisible to college coaches. Bad grades do not care if you are the next great,...

The Mass-Mailing Dilemma

The Mass-Mailing Dilemma   Like a big bonanza cash sweepstakes, college coaches send out hundreds if not thousands of recruiting letters to unsuspecting student-athletes everywhere.  These letters mostly contain questionnaires sent directly to the...

The Deadly Struggle Of Recruiting Procrastination

The Deadly Struggle Of Recruiting Procrastination In my opinion, recruiting is a six year process.  It begins in middle school with the stunning conclusion at senior year of high school.  For some student-athletes the recruiting process ends in complete disaster. ...

About Al Woods

About Al Woods Outside of sports, my passion has always been the recruiting process. From August 1989 to September 2018 I ran a recruiting service, Woods Recruiting, where I assisted thousands of student-athletes and parents in the day-to-day challenges of the process...

Guidelines

Guidelines For The "Ask Al" Podcast Guidelines For The “Ask Al” Podcast  This podcast is specifically designed for those who have questions about the college recruiting process. Recruiting represents extreme challenges that are often confusing,...

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