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Woods Recruiting

We are about providing recruiting knowledge to guide, educate, and inform the masses who closely follow high school student-athletes from all sports. 

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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 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,...

Don’t Throw Away Recruiting Opportunities!

Surprisingly, but true there are various scenarios where student-athletes have turned their backs on a college scholarship offer, holding out for something better. Learn More.

The Old Broken-Down Strategies No Longer Work

It was believed that the coach had connections, relationships, and a network of college coaches, all they had to do was pick up the phone, write a letter, or send an email or text message. 

What an amazing falsehood! It was trickery in the recruiting process. It is a trap setting up student-athletes for failure because that strategy is ineffective and has been dead for decades. Learn More.

What Are College Coaches Looking For In Recruits?

Positive impact are the influences student-athletes can bring to a college program from the point of view of the college coach. 

A bad attitude, rotten apples, or the bad seeds can upset the apple cart in terms of selecting the wrong student-athlete to recruit. They don’t want you. The last thing a college coach ever wants to deal with is an orchard of bad apples, meaning student-athletes. Learn More.

High School Athletics Has Become Year-Round Athletics

Regardless of the sport you play, the commitment has intensified due to the pressures of the recruiting process and the strategies that accompany it, which are confusing and impossible to understand to the naked eye.

Student-athletes are competing on a fiercely competitive level to gain the attention of college coaches and, more importantly, to rise above the competition from outside their city, town, or their state. Learn More.

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