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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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...

Why Women's Soccer Powerhouse Santa Clara University Values A Recruit's Mentality Above All Else

Santa Clara's women's soccer is a titan of their sport. The program, which boasts alumni such as Julie Ertz and Brandi Chastain, consistently r...

If College Coaches Looked at Your Social Media Right Now, What Would They Find?

Scott Fitch has been the head boys basketball coach at Fairport (New York) High School since 2001. He is a five-time Monroe County Coach of the Year,...

4 Things College Coaches Will Never Tell You About Recruiting

Getting recruited by a college program can be one of the coolest experiences you go through as an athlete. Going off to college, in general, is exc...

Why You Shouldn't Wait Until Your Junior Year of High School to Get Serious About College Sports

One of the most significant advantages I had when it came to NCAA recruiting was having parents who were forward thinking. I have a brother who's t...

7 Steps to Crushing your Club Volleyball Tryout

Club volleyball tryouts. At the end of each fall, an army of high school volleyball players looking for college coach exposure descend upon courts ...

Questions You Should Ask a College Coach on the Phone

We focus so much on what to say or do to make a good impression with coaches, it can be hard to remember that every conversation with a college co...

11 Things College Volleyball Coaches Look for From Recruits

The competition for an athletic college scholarship can be ferocious. Many high school athletes want to play sports in college, but each program ha...

A High School Athlete's Guide to Using Social Media Effectively

The social media industry is booming. Users are at an all-time high, revenue is at an all-time high and the trends are going up at a rapid pace int...

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