Recruiting Director: Houston, Texas
35 years of coaching experience in high school, junior college, and a short stint in Europe, I feel that I am more than qualified to help young athletes realize their future in college athletics.
I have been in some very good programs and helped others build winning programs. Along the way I have coached some very talented athletes.
Some of these athletes went on to play pro football and baseball, but the one thing that always got me were the ones no one recruited.
College coaches are under a lot of stress and, unlike the days of old, the NCAA has cut scholarships and the cut to the number of coaches a program can have, the recruiting process has become very selective and they tend to ignore the player who is not in someone’s top 100 lists, thus passing on some great talent.
I feel that my job as a college recruiter is to get every athlete that can compete at the college level the chance to do so. This position allows me to do while as a coach I was unable to do, with teaching 6 to 7 classes a day, grading papers and coaching, it did not allow us time to talk to all the college coaches we needed to.
Time available to a high school coach is very limited and thus the process of recruiting lacks the attention it needs. If the college coach does not come to the high school then they will not be contacted most of the time. This is where I can help fill in the void that is left.
Location also plays a great role in recruiting by colleges. The smaller schools outside cities are ignored for the most part. Schools that do not make the play-offs constantly are left off the board.