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3 Things to Consider When Organizing Your College List

So you have your list of schools that you would love to attend as a student athlete. Intimidating isn't it? With so many options out there, great...

4 Recruiting Strategies Commonly Used by College Coaches

In this video, North Western University Head Football Coach, Pat Fitzgerald, outlines four aspects he looks at when recruiting athletes. He lists them...

How You Can Use Your Recruiting Process to Accurately Predict Your Chances of Playing for a College Team

I've been talking with a coach. How do I know if I'm going to make that team?with a coach. How do I know if I'm going to make that team?So far, so...

4 Tips for Taking Control of Your Camp or Showcase Experience

When you go to a showcase or camp, don't just hope coaches notice you. Use your CaptainU athlete profile to connect with them before, during, and after...

What's the Difference Between a National Letter of Intent and a Verbal Commitment?

There's a college you love, and it's time to give a pledge. You can do this in a couple of ways. Sign a National Letter of Intent, a move always saved...

How Do Athletic Scholarships Actually Work?

Athletic scholarships are a great way to cover college costs. Know how to get one and keep it. They're found in NCAA Divisions I and II, where more than...

Patrick Surtain Jr. Is The Highest-Rated Cornerback Recruit Ever

Patrick Surtain Jr., a cornerback in the class of 2018, currently holds a .9989 Composite Rating from 247Sports. Should that number hold through Na...

How to Determine What Showcases and ID Camps to Attend

When you get an invite to a showcase or ID camp, it feels great. Everyone likes to be wanted. But with only so much time and money to use on camps, you...

How to Create the Perfect College Recruiting Highlight Video

Give coaches a chance to see your style of play. The most effective way to do this without having a coach see you play in person, is to post videos to...

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...