Blog Topic: Recruiting Mistakes & Myths

The Big Bang of Body Types and Why It Matters in College Recruiting

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In recent years, there has been a lot of research into what makes athletes great. One of the biggest trends to emerge is what is being called “the big bang of body types.” In short, this is research into the changing physiological characteristics of elite athletes and how certain features (height, weight, the length of […]


Where Does a College Coach Have You Ranked

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Once you have established contact with a program, it is important you figure out how interested that school is. The challenge with this is that coaches aren’t just going to tell you exactly where they have you ranked. As a recruit or a parent, you will have to read between the lines to figure this […]


College Football. National Signing Day.

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College Football Recruiting, National signing Day. National Signing Day, which is college football’s equivalent to mass ceremonies being held at a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, is still 22 days away. And yet on campuses all across the United States, many future All-Americans or at least future starters have already enrolled or will do so […]


NCAA’s Role in Baseball Development

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Jim Hendry, former general manager of the Chicago Cubs, faults the NCAA for the dearth of American baseball talent: But Hendry said the NCAA only allots 11.7 college scholarships per 27 players, a number that is dwarfed by football in particular. A college used to be able to get up to 30 scholarships, he said. […]


The Statistics of a One and Done Player

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Throughout the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, many commentators will reference the “one and done” nature of some of the country’s top basketball programs.  Coaches, like Kentucky’s John Calipari will face the scrutiny of Americans for their players’ decisions to leave college after only one year to pursue a dream of playing in the NBA.  While […]


What To Do If You Can’t Play for a Travel Team

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In recent years, the NCAA recruiting model has changed in a way that dramatically increases the importance of recruits participating in travel and competitive leagues.  Arguably, the sport that relies the heaviest upon travel and competitive leagues for recruiting is men’s basketball.  The July evaluation period for men’s basketball is centered on numerous tournaments in […]


Dylan Moses the Football Savant

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Dylan Moses has a profile page on both Scout.com and Rivals.com. He has already fielded football scholarship offers from both Alabama and LSU to play football. Between them the Crimson Tide and the Tigers have appeared in five of the past six national championship games. So, they’re not bad. To have the SEC institutions in […]


Does Playing on a Bad Team Affect My Chances of Being Recruited

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Sometimes in life, you can’t choose the cards dealt to you.  What do you do, if you find yourself on a high school team that isn’t any good?  Or, what should you do when your travel team losses most of their games?  The process of being recruited to play sports in college can be a […]


Two-Lane Road to the Final Four

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The “Road to the Final Four” is actually a two-lane highway There is the Express Lane, also known as the Calipari Lane, in which schools drive high-performance freshmen to a berth in the national championship game. It is no coincidence that four of the past of the five No. 1 overall selections in the NBA […]


Mr. Williams Goes to South Bend, Or Does He?

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Now, on to the quandary presented by Monroe (Ga.) George Walton Academy running back Stanley Williams, a high school junior, whose story poses the age-old question, Just how many official non-visits is a recruit allowed to take? For the uninformed, an official non-visit is exactly like an official visit with the minor exception that it […]



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