How Do I Know If I Am Being Recruited?

It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed with the recruiting process. There are some gray areas that exist, leading athletes to think they are being actively recruited when they are not. In many cases, a college coach’s definition of recruitment, and an athlete’s definition of recruitment, are completely different. The process becomes even more unclear when players start receiving letters …

Making a Highlight Video

As we have previously discussed in our blogs, it is crucial for student-athletes to have a highlight video. When you email coaches through National Prospect ID, your profile automatically gets linked. Getting as much information together in one spot makes it easier for the college coaches to evaluate you. You need to fill out as much of your NPID profile …

How Social Media is Changing the Recruiting Process

It’s no secret that college coaches use social media throughout the recruiting process. Social media helps highlight their school, sports programs, and the specific benefits of playing for them. Think of social media as a window – it allows you to learn a lot about a school or sports program, but it does the same thing for college coaches. The …

5 Expectations College Coaches Have of All Student-Athletes

A common misconception among athletes is that talent alone will get you recruited. Talent is only one of the many factors coaches look at when recruiting athletes. Coaches have high expectations of you because you will be representing their school and athletic program. With the increasing number of talented athletes across the country, your goal should be to focus on …

3 Tips When Choosing the Right Major

Tip 1: What is your dream job? When choosing the right major, ask yourself, “What is my dream job?” If you know what your dream job is (it’s okay if you do not know yet) then you need to choose the major that will best prepare you for that specific career. You also need to take into consideration how much …

How to Avoid Recruiting Mistakes

We can all agree that recruiting is not what it used to be. The time of college coaches coming to a family’s home and explaining why they want you to play for them is long gone. The internet, more specifically social media, has changed the recruiting process forever. The good news is that 95% of recruiting is done online now, making …

Starting the Recruiting Process Early

In my six years of recruiting experience, as well as going through the recruiting process myself, I learned that starting the process earlier rather than later is extremely important. My recruiting experience would have gone a lot differently if I started earlier. During the spring of my junior year I started receiving a lot of letters and questionnaires from different football …