Blog Topic: Recruiting

The Winter of Our Letter of Intent

First Monday in October? The Supreme Court reconvenes. Fourth Thursday in November? Thanksgiving. First Wednesday in February? National Signing Day, which for many Americans is a more circle-worthy date on the calendar than the other two. Nobody loses a game on Signing Day. Everybody gains anywhere from one to two dozen (and, if Houston Nutt […]

Worries About Unlimited Recruiting Contact Are Overblown

For years, we heard about how unbelievable it was that the NCAA would try to police phone calls and text messages. Coaches got in trouble for accidentally replying to texts or butt-dialing prospects. Coaches complained (anonymously) about how they did not want to cheat, but their competitors were not following the limits. And everyone just […]

Of Sills and Silliness

Do you remember David Sills? On February 5, 2010, Sills made a verbal commitment to attend the University of Southern California and to play football for coach Lane Kiffin. Sills’ pledge gained national attention for one reason: he was a 13 year-old seventh-grader at the time. The recently concluded NCAA Convention in Grapevine, Texas, will […]

Only He Knows, Or Does He?

Robert Nkemdiche is the most coveted prospect in the nation, but no one knows where he will end up For the nation’s most-coveted football recruit, the question of where to matriculate may come down to whether blood is thicker than BCS bowl berths. Will Robert Nkemdiche sign a National Letter of Intent with Mississippi, which […]

Which Pac–12 School Should Start a Men’s Soccer Team?

The announcement that the WAC is sponsoring men’s soccer starting in 2013–14 would not seem to have a big impact on the Pac–12. “Wake me when the Big 12 expands or Texas comes around to our way of thinking” might be the prevailing attitude. But the move could have a big impact for Pac–12 soccer […]

How to Make 2013 Your Best Recruitment Year Yet

Seniors, This Means You As part of any successful recruitment, athletes need to be working hard consistently to gain the attention of college coaches. As we have been stating all year long; unless you are one of the top 1% of athletes in the country, you will not get an athletic scholarship handed to you. […]

Calling College Coaches: Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Your Phone Calls with College Coaches Getting on the phone with college coaches can be an intimidating experience. They are the head of a college sports team, and are taking time out of their busy schedules to talk to you. These college coaches could potentially be your future coach, so you need to make […]

College Recruiting in the New Year

New Year’s Resolution in Recruiting Like all New Year’s resolutions, you need to be committed to meeting your set goals and aspirations. In any case, your New Year’s goals will take plenty of time to achieve just like your college recruitment. If you are ready to make your resolutions match your recruitment goals then this […]

Doomsday Recruiting: Would You be Recruited Before the World Ended?

According to the Mayan calendar, today might have been the “end of the world”. Now, since that obviously isn’t happening, it gives us a chance to reflect on what we are doing and what our goals are. The goal of many high school athletes is to get recruited to play college sports. Being a collegiate […]

How College Coaches Recruit Players

College coaches spend 50% of their time on recruiting Coaches are constantly looking for the best players to fill next year’s open positions.  They rely on many different methods to finding the right recruits. As a recruit it will be your job to understand how college coaches recruit players so you will have the best […]

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