College Recruiting Articles

The athletic recruiting process is a lot like dating, with college coaches/scouts and high-school student-athletes sizing each other up and searching for the right match. The process requires participants to understand and observe NCAA rules and regulations, conduct thorough research, schedule home and campus visits, network and communicate appropriately, and, for most student-athletes, engage in self-marketing. Learn best practices from athletes who have achieved success and the experts who have helped them.

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A High School Athlete's Guide to Using Social Media Effectively

The social media industry is booming. Users are at an all-time high, revenue is at an all-time high and the trends are going up at a rapid pace int...

By: Justin Ochoa

Terrell Davis Had Just One Scholarship Offer After High School. Now He's in the Hall of Fame

Coming out of Lincoln High School in San Diego, California, Terrell Davis was about as unheralded a recruit as one can be. When he first joined the...

By: Brandon Hall

7 Things to Avoid When Writing a Cover Letter to a College Coach

As we learned in our article how to write a cover letter to a college coach, the very best way to introduce yourself to a coach is with a personalized...


Follow This Template to Create the Perfect College Recruiting Video

Before you're offered a spot on a college team, the coach will usually want to see you play in person. While a highlights video isn't a substitute for...

By: CaptainU

This is the Best Time to Start Your College Recruiting Process

The recruiting timeline is a subject of great confusion. Rumors spread like wildfire, people make uninformed decisions, and it often results in...

By: CaptainU

[PODCAST] Building an Athlete Strength Training Program With Mark Rippetoe

Fully committing yourself to your sport as an athlete is something that most people think means practice, practice, practice. It turns out, as our guest...

By: CaptainU

How to Narrow Down Your College List

It's time to trim that college list. You're a junior or senior bringing that batch of eight or ten schools down to the final choice. Use the tools...

By: CaptainU

6 Questions to Ask Before Creating Your College List

Committing to a college that aligns with your goals can be a daunting task when you're first getting started, but it doesn't have to be. With a free...

By: CaptainU

Why Coaches Should Prioritize Long-Term Potential When Filling Their Roster

Right now across the globe talent scouts are rigorously observing and analyzing young athletes with the hope of identifying and selecting the next...

By: Michael Cooke

How to Fund Your College Experience

It happens. Some of the coaches who contact you through your CaptainU profile may be from colleges you don't like, and you find yourself asking "The...

By: CaptainU