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The College Recruiting Process

Learn how Woods Recruiting can assist you step by step through the college recruiting process.

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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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Don’t Throw Away Recruiting Opportunities!

Don’t Throw Away Recruiting Opportunities! Say Yes To Woods Recruiting Surprisingly, but true there are various scenarios where student-athletes have turned their backs on a college scholarship offer, holding out for something better. The student-athlete’s...

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The Old Broken-Down Strategies No Longer Work

The Old Broken-Down Strategies No Longer Work  Say Yes To Woods Recruiting Once upon a time, student-athletes relied heavily on their high school coach to get them recruited for college.  The belief was the high school coach was all-knowing, all responsibilities were...

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Ignore The Noise About Recruiting Services

 Ignore The Noise About Recruiting Services Say Yes To Woods Recruiting Haters are going to hate. They are hating heavily on recruiting services to distract you and throw you off course because that’s what haters do. Don’t listen to these haters when it...

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Letters From College Coaches

Letters From College Coaches  Say Yes To Woods Recruiting Receiving a letter from a college coach.  What real value does it really create?  What power does it have behind it in the eyes of student-athletes and often confused parents? Did you know there are large...

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There Are Many Lies Told In Recruiting

There Are Many Lies Told In Recruiting  Say Yes To Woods Recruiting What is hidden in the dark will come out in the light. The truth about a student-athlete cannot be hidden forever. Lies are being told, abilities are being fabricated, and stretching the truth is...

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The Wear And Tear On Student-Athletes

The Wear And Tear On Student-Athletes  Say Yes To Woods Recruiting We already know that high school athletics is a year-round commitment.  At the conclusion of the season student-athletes in enormous numbers are flocking to club teams that travel to showcases and...

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I Promise It Will Be Worth It

I Promise It Will Be Worth It  Say Yes To Woods Recruiting It’s a seemingly ongoing battle, journey, climb, and struggle in developing athletic talents into recruitable student-athletes.  Middle school is two years, high school is four which, added together, is...

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