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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Official vs. Unofficial Visits: What's the Difference?

Whether you're an aspiring college athlete or not, one of the most effective parts of the college application process is visiting a campus. It's the b...

I Want to Play Sports in College But I'm Not Getting Recruited. What Should I Do?

Every serious high school athlete has a similar dream for the next step of their athletic lives—to get recruited and play their sport of choice in c...

Reminder for Aspiring College Athletes: You Should Actually Like the School You Choose

My job as a college counselor has allowed me to work with a number of aspiring college student-athletes. Each of them have different ideas and desires...

'Should I Go to This Camp?' Tackling a Hot Topic for High School Football Players

"What camps should I go to?" It's a question I consistently hear from high school athletes and their parents at this time of year. There are so man...

How High School Volleyball Players Can Get on College Coaches' Radars

Every high school athlete who dreams of playing at the next level wants to impress college coaches. But when you get the opportunity to compete in ...

7 Things You Should Do ASAP If You Want to Play Sports in College

So, you want to be a college athlete? Awesome. Pursuing that dream is undoubtedly exciting, as playing sports in college is something only a fraction ...

Why Going D1 Isn't Always the Best Outcome for Soccer Players

Unpopular truth: sometimes D1 sports programs are not the best destination. Perhaps this sounds like it is coming out of left field, and perhaps th...

Recruiting With Coach X: An Anonymous D1 Coach Analyzes a High School RB

Because NCAA rules prevent college coaches from speaking publicly about recruits, it's often difficult to get an inside-look at how coaches actually s...

Recruiting With Coach X: Anonymous D1 Coach Analyzes a High School Defensive End Prospect

Because NCAA rules prevent college coaches from speaking publicly about recruits, it's often difficult to get an inside-look at how coaches actually s...

An Anonymous D1 Coach Analyzes a High School Offensive Line Prospect

Because NCAA rules prevent college coaches from speaking publicly about recruits, it's often difficult to get an inside-look at how coaches actually s...

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