There is no secret formula to get recruited for college; a person does not have to acquire special talents or skills to gain the attention of college coaches. In other words: you do not have to be a genius to get recruited for college.
To get recruited for college all you have to do as a student athlete is to somehow get in front of as many college coaches as you possibly can.
Play on a good travel team that will help you get exposure.
As a student athlete it’s a good idea to write letters to college coaches to let them know who you are.
It is also not a bad idea to get your recruiting video to college coaches you have networked with in the past.
The real secret formula is for you to just stay actively involved in the college recruiting process every day.
Time is valuable and for every day that you sit back and do nothing, it’s a day lost in the recruiting process that can never be returned to you.
How does one student athlete who may have similar skills to another student athlete get all the attention from college coaches? The answer is: maximum exposure!
Student athletes, parents and high school coaches should work together to gain maximum exposure for these high school athletes.
Networking with five, ten or more college programs is not enough and will clearly not help you as you move forward in the recruiting process.
If you don’t have at least 100 college programs that you can network with then you may be selling yourself short.
You’re never going to know exactly where that scholarship may come from.
Opportunities are everywhere but if you limit yourself to just a handful of college
My advice for parents is to get started early with recruiting; don’t wait until the senior year to begin the college recruiting process.
By waiting until the senior year then you will be required to become a genius to get it all done in a short amount of time. programs then you could be turning your back on opportunities that are available.
Look further and deeper into the college recruiting process.
You do not have to be a genius to contact hundreds college programs; it does not require a high IQ to write letters and emails to college coaches; it does not take any special talent to get your video or your transcript to interested college programs.
Sometimes I believe parents feel that the recruiting process is a daunting task with too many details that must get done.
I believe if you start out small with a short list of things to get done each month, then you will not overwhelm yourself.