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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The College Lifestyle Benefits of Division III Schools

You can get scholarship help in NCAA Division III—you just can't get it for your sports skills. This division uses no athletic scholarships, but 80...

Why a Division II School Might be Your Best Chance for an Athletic Scholarship

You can get an athletic scholarship without going to a huge school. There's help in Division II, where 56 percent of athletes get aid. Don't count on a...

Want a Division I Athletic Scholarship? Make Sure Your Grades Are on Point

You can find great athletic scholarships in Division I. Its colleges have the biggest sports budgets and the most athletic aid to offer. It's the...

How to Write a Cover Letter to a College Coach

Communicating with a coach at least once a month will strengthen your cause and help you develop your relationship with that coach. You demonstrat...

A Simple Trick for Finding the Perfect College

The people around you—your coaches, parents and friends—know what matters to you. Ask them what they think you'd like in a college. They might...

How to Make a CaptainU Profile That Will Wow College Coaches

Keep it simple for coaches to find out about you. Create an athlete profile that shows them everything they want to know. Share videos, photos and...

How to Write the Perfect Email to a College Coach

Email is an easy way to say hello to a coach and to learn about a team. Your first message can be simple: Say a few things about your season and s...

How Does a Student-Athlete's Time Commitment Differ Between Division I and Division III Programs?

By now you've probably heard the statistics about the small fraction of high school players who go on to compete at the college level. But recruiting ...

How an Injured Athlete Can Still Manage the College Recruiting Process Successfully

Injury is an inherent part of any athletic endeavor and no one understands this better than college coaches. There are many prospects and families who...

Want to See the Next Great QBs in Football? Check Out the Elite 11 Final

You don't need a crystal ball to see who's going to be the next big thing in football. All you need to do is check out who's going to be at this weeke...

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