It’s one thing to say you have what it takes to get recruited, but another to be willing to make your recruiting happen for you. Many potential high school recruits contact us looking for direction; they have multiple questions about how to get recruited and are extremely enthusiastic about getting started, but soon enough they do not see the results they had hoped for and give up.
Don’t get frustrated
The recruiting process can be a complicated web of procedures, eligibility standards and compliance rules which is why we are here to help recruits understand. Getting recruited will no doubt be frustrating; the results you are hoping for will not be there right away. This is just the way it goes. Too many times we see once eager recruits throwing in the towel too soon before they have a chance to see the opportunities they could have had.
Many times athletes have a great junior year and wonder why college coaches have not found them. They wonder if they have what it takes to compete at the college level, since no college coaches have showed any interest in them. Some athletes give up their dream to play at the college level, because they don’t receive the gratification from coaches they are looking for. What recruits need to do is dedicate enough time to being recruited and to locating the right college program for them.
You are not going to see quick results
If you are looking for immediate satisfaction, you’re probably not going to find it with the recruiting process. Potential athletic recruits want to feel they are the best and want to have coach’s competing over them. Of course, this is what all potential college athletes want, but unfortunately it’s not going to happen unless you are the top of the top in the country.
Asking questions is the best way to learn
Athletes who are going to be successful in their recruiting are going to need to learn the ins and outs of the recruiting process. They are going to need to ask many questions. And put in the time to seek out the best college program for them.
In order to be successful in your recruiting process, you will need to understand the recruiting process and reach out to college coaches. College coaches want to hear from athletes they do not always have the time or money to see all potential athletes’ play which is why making contact and letting coaches know of your interest will be beneficial in your recruitment.
Remember to be patient, ask questions and stick with your goal of getting recruited. The more time you put into the process the better your chances of playing at the college level.