Do Your Recruiting Research

  • 13 Apr, 2016

Student-athletes need to do their own recruiting research in order to find the right fit. Sounds easy, correct? Well, in reality is a bit more complicated but not if you know what exactly to look for when searching for your ideal college. Student-athletes should consider the location of the school, division, level of competition, majors offered and other criteria based on their interest. The video below outlines 7 questions that will better assist student-athletes and their parents in finding the next college sports destination. For some athletes the process is easier because they know exactly which schools they would like to attend while for other athletes is not that straight forward.

I truly hope by now you have a better understanding of what to look for when searching for your ideal college. This process doesn’t have to be complicated. The main question remains:

Do you know where you would like to go?

Start educating yourself early so you can explore your options and make the right decision. As a quick tip, you should always keep all your options open until you verbally or officially commit to the school of your choice. It’s alway better to have the options on your side but at the same time be honest with the college coaches. When searching for schools, consider the academic part your number one priority as you should know by now that you go to college to get an education. All the extra stuff is just a bonus you will have to work hard for. Enjoy your ride because it’s going way too fast.

Author @Nicolae Popescu

Nicolae Popescu is a former NCAA D1 full-scholarship student-athlete and the Founder of WeGotPlayers. He has experienced first-hand the complex college recruiting process himself. Nicolae' s knowledge, skills and sports expertise make him a valuable contributor in helping guide players and parents to find the right school fit. He is passionate about coaching, mentoring and positively influencing players succeed in their sports journey and life thru the power of education and technology.
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