College Recruiting Articles

Return to main College Recruiting page

How to Handle Being Recruited by a College You Don't Like

It happens. Some of the coaches who contact you through your CaptainU profile may be from colleges you don't like, and you find yourself asking "The...

How Tate Martell's Wild Recruiting Journey Started With a Full-Ride Offer in 7th Grade

Ohio State opened the 2017 season with a victory. For freshman quarterback Tate Martell, the wait must've felt like an eternity. In July of 2012...

Create a College Wish List Based on What Matters Most to You

There are a lot of colleges out there, each with its pros and cons. Keep your thoughts straight while you search. Create a list of what matters to...

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...