15 Million Athletic Recruiting Connections…And Growing

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beRecruited.com’s interactive platform connects high school student-athletes, college coaches across 31 sports in record numbers

The network helps thousands of athletes take control of their recruiting process and find the right fit, both athletically and academically.

beRecruited.com, the country’s leading online athletic recruiting service connecting high school student-athletes with college coaches, has now facilitated more than 15 million connections between aspiring high school athletes and college coaches looking for qualified student athletes.

“beRecruited.com provides a seamless, personal and affordable way to connect high school student-athletes with college coaches through our proprietary platform,” said Jeff Cravens, president of beRecruited. “The network helps thousands of athletes take control of their recruiting process and find the right fit both athletically and academically by giving them information, access and exposure to every college program in the country.”

By creating a profile with beRecruited.com, high school athletes can instantly connect with college coaches from 31 different sports. Athletes are able to update their profiles with recent statistics, videos and photos while researching the programs that offer both their sport and their areas of academic interests through the Colleges section. College coaches can then view the profiles that fit their program’s criteria and connect with the athletes. Coaches are alerted via email when a profile is created that fits their parameters.

In 2010, the site has generated more than 3.5 million direct connections between aspiring high school athletes and college coaches – an average of more than 26,000 connections per day. beRecruited student-athletes graduating in 2010 have reported their athletic and academic commitments to more than 1,500 different colleges and universities.

As the leading resource in recruiting education for high school athletes and their families, beRecruited’s community of more than 800,000 registered users share information and experiences. Athletes that report their commitments to universities share advice based on their experiences in beRecruited's Committed Athlete section. Following are some examples:

Keith Coty, football, La Mirada (Calif.) High School, committed to Yale:
“Just be active and get involved. Be in control and good things will happen. If you have initiative and work to get into school, you will end up going somewhere special. beRecruited does a good job of allowing student-athletes to come in contact with college coaches.”

Trevor Ritchie, basketball, Wilson High School (Portland, Ore.), committed to Colorado School of Mines:
“Colorado School of Mines actually found me on beRecruited.com by matching my academic and athletic performance and my planned major to their institution. Schools like Mines have a very limited pool of qualified applicants based on their academic standards and beRecruited was able to bring us together.”

Julianne Bigler, cross country, West Potomac High (Alexandria, Va.) committed to Virginia Tech:
“Be responsive and honestly provide your status and interest -- they need to know your interest so that they can include you in their plans or move on. Take the time to speak with those coaches who personally call you and want to talk with you -- you learn something new from each coach and each provides you with valuable perspectives. They love to talk to you about their programs, goals, and college atmosphere!! Have fun exploring all aspects of your potential future college experience and continue to enjoy your sport as you prepare for college!!”

Austin Smith, football, Palos Verdes Peninsula High (Rolling Estates, Calif.), committed to Elmhurst College:
“Before I used beRecruited.com, I had gotten a total of two letters from colleges, but after I used this website, I was in contact with about 10 college coaches and I had a lot more options than I did without beRecruited.”

beRecruited still has a number of 2010 graduates that are actively engaged in the recruiting process.

Joshua Clayton, football and basketball, Houston Christian High School:
“I have been contacted by at least 25 college coaches. Actually, there are so many colleges that have contacted me because of beRecruited I can't mention them all. However, almost every school that has recruited me has come from beRecruited. Thanks to the network, I have chosen to apply at five colleges and have been accepted at all five. In addition, I have been offered over $32,000 in scholarships directly because of beRecruited.”

About beRecruited.com:
beRecruited’s service is free, maintaining the founders’ principle of providing a robust, cost-effective resource for athletes. For a one-time fee of $59.99 or a monthly fee of $14.99, student-athletes can enhance their profiles by becoming a deluxe-user. Founded in 2000 by Ryan Spoon, a collegiate swimmer for Duke University, it was first created exclusively for NCAA swimming and diving and now serves athletes and coaches from 31 different sports. For more information, visit http://www.berecruited.com.

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