If you’re serious about making it to the next level, Athletes Wanted is a must-have book to help you through the recruiting process.
Author Chris Krause was one of the fortunate high school student-athletes who was recruited to play in college. Without help from his parents or coaches, he actively engaged in the process, eventually making his way onto the playing field at Vanderbilt University. Although he admits it was exciting, the time Krause spent researching schools and contacting college coaches was extremely stressful. That’s why he put together Athletes Wanted, a complete guide to maximizing results from the recruiting process.
Athletes Wanted covers the full spectrum. Areas of particular focus include: the benefits of athletics; college recruiting history; and “how to” guides for during high school, college and post-college. Each chapter provides other helpful resources such as timelines, financial aid advice and ways to market yourself to college coaches, all of which factor into finding the right school.
College coaches and professional recruiters offer advice throughout the book, and worksheets are included to keep you up-to-date on anything you might have to deal with during the process. The worksheets are also helpful for gauging your degree of interest in a school.
STACK’s Take: The recruiting process becomes more complex each year, and this book is an excellent resource for any athlete engaged in it and trying to earn a college scholarship. Both a guide and a reference, Athletes Wanted allows you to keep track of the process, rate your top schools, record the pros and cons of each school and be completely proactive. It’s a great book to consult throughout your high school athletic career.