The college recruiting process it’s complex but it can become very simple if you have the right strategy and resources. Your ultimate goal as a student-athlete is to identify which school is the best fit for you.
By now it’s a well known fact that college coaches have limited time and resources to watch you play while following the NCAA recruitment rules and regulations. Your main goal as a student-athlete is to promote yourself early in the process and get on the college coaches’ radar.
If you feel like you got a lack of support or have financial hardship, you should never give up on your dream of playing sports in college. Don’t wait for anyone to do your work. You need to hustle, work hard and keep on trying till your chance comes. You got to use your time wisely since the competition is high and the spots are limited.
Well, according to the NCAA, less than 2% of high school student-athletes earn athletic college scholarships. Each student-athlete’s grades, talent, aspirations and on and off the field abilities are different. That’s why we have outlined 5 levels of prospect college recruits and by recognizing where you stand you’ll soon know where to start from. Take a look for yourself to find out where you stand:
Those are the elite student-athletes who are top recruits that will go on to compete at the Division I level on full scholarships. They are super talented and constantly work hard on and off the field to achieve their dream of playing at the college level.
Student-athletes who are high-level recruits who will certainly play sports at the college level. Those players can either play for a Division I or II school on a full or partial scholarship.
Dedicated student-athletes who may not end up playing at the Division I level since it seems that the right fit would be a Division II or Division III school. Please keep in mind that Division 3 schools don’t offer athletic scholarships due to their limited budget.
Student-athletes who need to work very hard on promoting themselves and get more exposure if they want to compete at the college level and get scholarship offers. There is no guarantee that they will end up on a scholarship but it’s all worth to try.
Student-athletes who have not been proactive or are simply are not on the college coaches’ radar. Those athletes have not reached to college coaches or simply are not athletically or academically fit to play or compete at the collegiate level.
Regardless, of your level of recruitment there is no better time than now to start building your sports profile and promote yourself to the college coaches. The best part is that college coaches love to hear directly from the players themselves. When this process happens it shows that players are responsible, accountable and mature enough to take initiative in their own hands.
The best way to start is to build a powerful online sports recruiting profile so you can connect with the college coaches yourself and get your name on their radar. This is the best way to introduce yourself and make a first great impression. College coaches from the NCAA Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, NAIA and JUCO schools are always on the lookout for talented student-athletes and are also awarding athletic scholarships. If you want to share your profile with the college coaches it is important to have a video highlights so that coaches can see you play and evaluate your abilities.
We help guide and educate student-athletes and families on how to get recruited for baseball, basketball, cross country running, diving, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, wrestling and other non-sponsored NCAA sports.
We have experienced the college recruiting process ourselves and now it’s time to help other players live their dreams of playing at the collegiate level.
Going to college is not a four year choice, it’s a lifetime decision. Do your research, be realistic, get educated and constantly promote yourself to identify and choose the best school fit. Don’t ever wait for anyone to do your work, it will not happen.
Nicolae Popescu, Founder