Monday, February 7, 2011
Recruiting Is A Contact Sport!
When a high school athlete starts the recruiting process, the athlete and parent must attack the process like a job search. Plan, Prepare and Execute...If you want to maximize the high school athlete's recruiting potential. Just as a person would do when searching for a job, contact as many potential suitors as possible. Recruiting is a contact sport! The more schools you introduce yourself to, the better chance you have to find a coach looking for an athlete with your skill set.
Compile a list of schools that interest you both athletically and academically. Complete this prior to your junior year. These don't all have to be NCAA Division I-A schools. Several professional players played in lower division schools and still got noticed. Take for example, the Super Bowl MVP from last night...Aaron Rodgers started his collegiate career at a junior college. Yes, he ended up at California, but he got that chance because he took an opportunity and made the most of it. When creating your list, include schools that may not be your top 5 picks, because the best offer may come from a school not in your top 5 or 10.