Recruiting Mistakes

Common Traits of Successful Recruits

For over 10 years we have been helping athletes and families find scholarship opportunities by utilizing online recruiting tools. Over that time we have spoken with all types of recruits and seen amazing results, both positive and negative. We’ve seen top DI talent end up without a team to play for and athletes get scholarships […]

A Coach Contacted Me and Now Won’t Respond

One of the most difficult things to do is get college coaches to notice you and begin recruiting you. That’s why when you get your first letters from coaches you get so excited and you should be. But what happens often times is an athlete responds to the coaches, fills out a recruiting questionnaire and […]

The Unwritten Code of the College Walk-On

Every college program tries to recruit the best athletes they can and offers them great scholarships to choose their school over another. What almost never get’s talked about, is that while a college team might be driven by a coach and the star players, it runs on the unheralded walk-on. The majority of college athletes […]

Do You Make These Recruiting Mistakes in the College Recruiting Process?

The college recruiting process can confuse athletes and lead them to commit many recruiting mistakes. Below is a collection of resources we have shared with athletes over the last year that will help you avoid making the recruiting mistakes that often plague athletes and complicate their college recruiting process. Creating and Sharing a Bad Recruiting […]

CIF Football Playoffs: How to Steer Clear of These Big Recruiting Mistakes

It’s the time of year when high school football championships, like our local CIF football playoffs, take place. So many potential recruits across the country have worked so hard for this- the opportunity to play on a big stage where college coaches are going to discover them. That’s no different here in California, where the […]

One of the Fastest Ways to Lose a Scholarship Offer

An angry mother recently wrote a letter to administrators at Texas Tech University complaining that her son was mistreated by former head coach Billy Gillispie. The mother accused Gillispie of berating her son during a camp for high school athletes last summer for overthrowing a pass to another player. Other (college) athletes have complained to the […]

Don’t Underestimate the Pressure of College Sports

Did you know there are over 3 million athletes competing in high school sports? When you compare that to the nearly 200,000 NCAA athletes competing, you may think your chances of playing at the college level are slim. If you are looking only at the numbers, then yes, your chances are slim. But if you […]

Set Your Expectations Early: Not All Recruits Get to Play

Lane Kiffen said something that we wish all recruits (football players especially) could hear: “If you really study the country, you’re probably going to find maybe 5 impact true freshman around the country that truly impact their team. Your Marquis Lee’s, DeAnthony Thomas’, your Sammy Watkins’, those types of guys, yet there are 35 five-star […]

Increase Your College Scholarships Opportunities

If you think being prepared for your recruitment means picking out 1-5 college teams that you are only familiar with because you watch them on TV, then you have already limited your college bound opportunities. Communicating with recruits is what we do; there are many times when answering recruiting questions that we hear how student […]

The Dos and Don’ts of College Recruiting

Finding a college to continue your academic and athletic career is a challenging task. It is definitely not something that should be taken lightly because your choice in a college will affect you for the rest of your life. Here is a breakdown of some of the dos and don’ts in college recruiting. The Dos […]

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