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 and concludes senior year of high school.
When you add it all up that’s six years to make something happen in terms of exposure to college coaches, getting your name out, improving athletically, and playing club ball.
These are the critical Intangibles to getting recruited for college.
Popping up all over the place nearing the end of the student-athlete’s senior year are these so-called unsigned senior events. They are a joke. A rip-off. Don’t waste your money.
Don’t waste your time. It’s clearly not worth the stress and anxiety associated with recruiting.
These events suggest that on a particular weekend, after hundreds of weekends have been lost, that somehow a student-athlete will get recruited on that day.
Are you foolish enough to believe that after months and years of recruiting that on one weekend major college coaches, or any college coaches, will show up to this event to pick up scraps?
Surprisingly, there are student-athletes and families who have lost all hope in the recruiting process and decided to pay money as a last-ditch desperate act of recruiting glory.
The longer you ponder and procrastinate, scholarships will disappear, college dollars will evaporate, and years of athletic development could all go to waste. Action is not progressing through the valuable years of recruiting.
An unsigned senior event will be staring you in the face and you’ll be itching to pull the trigger on your credit or debit card for one last hope when, in reality, it’s blowing up in smoke.
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