Division I Men's Volleyball Recruiting Guidelines

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Leading college athletic scholarship and recruitment information website has released Division I men's volleyball recruiting guidelines. The guidelines provide a comprehensive overview of what college volleyball coaches and recruiters consider to be the model statistics for high level, 5-star recruits.

That said, students should take into consideration that Division I volleyball coaches and recruiters, like Charlie Adams, say they also take into account accolades and academics when scouting for recruits. Students and their families have to start planning early. "I think what families struggle with the most is they don't understand you need to start early. It's like retirement," Adams explains. "It is a process. Start early, start building relationships with college coaches. Make yourself as appealing as possible."

It's essential for high school athletes intending to compete at the collegiate level to understand that evaluating prospective players isn’t an exact science and competition is high in Division I men's volleyball. The volleyball recruiting guidelines serve to help student athletes better prepare themselves for the recruitment process and increase their odds of getting a position on a Division I men's volleyball team.

The guidelines were put together using data from numerous sources, including hundreds of men's volleyball recruits, college volleyball recruiters and coaches from around the U.S. and college volleyball rosters. The purpose for analyzing this data is to provide actionable information to those hoping to get a men's volleyball scholarship by identifying the ideal stats for male volleyball players that are selected to play at the Division I collegiate level.
Division I Men's Volleyball Recruitment Stats for High Level Recruits

High School Experience:

  •     Varsity Starter 2+ years
  •     All-State, All-Conference, All Region recognition/honors
  •     District/Country/League Awards before Senior Year

National Experience:

  •     National club experience
  •     National tournament experience
  •     USA Jr. National experience

Stats by Position

Defensive Specialist / Libero

  •         Height - 5'8" - 6'2"
  •         Vertical - 24" or higher

Middle Hitter

  •         Height - 6'5" - 7'0"
  •         Approach Touch - 11'6" or higher


  •         Height - 6'1" – 6’5”
  •         Approach Jump - 10'8" or higher

Outside Hitter / RS

  •         Height – 6’4"- 6'10"
  •         Approach Jump - 11'0" or higher

Preferred Grades for Division I Men's Volleyball Recruits

  •         3.0 GPA
  •         ACT score of 24 or higher
  •         SAT score of 1000 out of a possible 1600

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