Recruiting Advice: Your Email Address Matters

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Your email address is often the first thing a coach or recruiter sees from you, so it should make a good impression. Paying attention to "little things" like your email address brands you as a serious, conscientious young athlete.

Your email address should be (or whatever email service you prefer). If that's not available, use your first and last names with your jersey (or another) number, such as Capitalizing the first letters of your first and last names will make it easier for college coaches to remember you.

Avoid cute, funny or confusing email addresses. If you are a point guard or a wide receiver, will send you to the reject bin. If your email is, the Duke University coach will scoff when you express interest in becoming a Blue Devil.

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