Slipping Through The Cracks. What Does It Really Mean?
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There’s no official definition for slipping through the cracks of the recruiting process. I will attempt to give you my opinion on what it really means.
Despite their best efforts in recruiting, there are a large number of student-athletes who will slip through the cracks of the process.
The student-athlete has good grades, they play on travel teams, attend the best tournaments and camps, they have good coaching, they’ve got a lot of video, strong standardized test scores, they’re outstanding and well-liked in the community, they respect the game, and are great teammates, all the intangibles you would want in a student-athlete. The dream student-athlete that college coaches drool over.
Despite all the positives, they are slipping down a dark narrow path to nowhere in the recruiting process.They are slipping through the cracks.
There are countless stories of student-athletes who’ve ended up going to a college program beneath their athletic ability. Some of these student-athletes never attended college at all.
We often wonder why this horrible scenario happens. What could have possibly gone wrong for such a good player?
The cancer is real, slipping through the cracks is not going to go away.
It is one of the deadliest forms of not being recruited. It will affect the lives of many millions of student-athletes as their senior year approaches.
Recruiting is a constant struggle, a tug-of-war of ideas trying to get one’s name out to college coaches and developing a strategy that you have no idea will work.
Slipping through the cracks is real and unavoidable for many student-athletes with unfortunate results.
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