College Coaches Share Recruiting Tips- How Do I Get Recruited?

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Under Recruited Preps connects student-athletes to college coaches and teaches them about the athletic recruiting process.

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In just 1 day I had colleges contacting me. Under Recruited Preps helps and you will get noticed. Taylor Kreger 2017 Beachwood High School

Former University of Texas coach Mack Brown

"The best advice I could give an under-recruited athlete would be to make sure there is enough video of them making plays to ensure that the college coaches in the area will see them. Athletes have to be seen to get noticed and they have to get noticed to be recruited.

I also would advise high school athletes to go to camps at the colleges they are most interested in. Tell the coaches ahead of time that you will be there."

RECRUITING TIPS FROM A COLLEGE COACH Joseph Susan, Head Football Coach Bucknell University

1. Recruiting is not a race, don’t worry about the offers someone else has

2. Don’t worry about how many “stars” you have on the recruiting sites I assure you we don’t

3. Do work for yourself, make phone calls, send emails and create video or video links, it shows us responsibility

4. Your high school coach will not get you a scholarship, your talent as a student athlete will

5. Your high school coach will be honest with you and with college coaches, he wants what is best for you

6. The more game footage we see the better we feel about our evaluation

7. Highlight film is important but try to back it up with game footage

8. Music on a highlight film is up to you, we turn down the volume

9. Be the best student you can be, challenge yourself

10. Test the sat and or act early and often

11. Don’t jump between tests take one or the other

12. Sign a transcript release form in guidance so we can access your unofficial transcript

13. Many schools do not include sat/act info on transcripts, have copies that you can provide to us

14. See as many schools as you can especially in the spring, understand these are unofficial visits

15. Call the schools you are visiting so we know you are coming

16. Be selective about your camp schedule, one day camps are the best for rising seniors

17. Understand we only trust a 40 time we get on our own watches

18. Compete in camps, one on ones are a great indicator of who you are

19. Be first in line in camps, that means a lot

20. Remember an offer is an offer if it is in writing

21. Remember that the word “commitment” has special meaning, we take it seriously, “soft, silent, partial” really do not fit with a word as strong as commitment

22. Use the knowledge and experience of your parents, your siblings and your coaches and teachers; they have the advantage of being there already

23. Enjoy the process, don’t let it overwhelm you

24. Pick the school where you will thrive

25. Be thorough in your search ask questions, the only question that is a bad question is the one you don’t ask.

Joe Sagula Head Women’s Coach at University of North Carolina

“Call the coach yourself rather than having one of your parents do it. We want to speak to the players. Often, there’s a nervousness for a kid who’s doing it for the first time, but almost every coach knows that and will help you through it. Prepare for the call by writing down some questions. This way you won’t run out of things to say. Some good questions include, “Are you recruiting my position?” and “Tell me a little bit about your school.”"

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