• Live game video is an essential component of the recruiting process.  It allows recruiters to evaluate an athletes skill-set  and ability to compete
    against same-level competition.  Live-video is the closest thing to recruiters watching an athlete compete first-hand.

  • Skills video allows recruiters to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of an athletes fundamentals and gives recruiters a complete picture of an
    athletes overall athleticism.

  • For athletes, live-game video and skills-video allows prospects to expose their game to recruiters outside of their local region.

  • Without video, athletes are "hoping" recruiters will discover them. Video helps athletes become proactive and take control of the recruiting process.
  • Make sure you're contacting schools that fit your GPA/SAT
    combination

  • Email sent to recruiters without video are sent to the "slush" pile

  • Research the college or university roster to see what their needs
    are for your graduation class

  • Be realistic about your talent level.  Have a coach's assessment
    done and be open to all levels: D1, D2, D3, NAIA, Junior College.

  • Scholarships are negotiable, so you do not have to accept the first
    offer.  However, if you only have one offer you may not have
    much bargaining power

  • Most scholarships are a combination of athletic and academic.  
    Athletic scholarships are offered in varying amounts: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3,
    100%.
RANDOM TIPS
Here are some simple ways to determine if you are genuinely being
recruited:

  • Has a member of a university or junior-college coaching staff
    personally contacted you?

  • Have they inquired about your high-school transcripts, SAT/ACT
    scores?

  • Have they contacted your high-school or summer coach
    regarding your grades/abilities/demeanor?

  • Have they discussed the percentage of scholarship money they
    will be offering?
JUNIOR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
D1, D2, D3 or NAIA schools, it is wise to begin researching junior
colleges.

There are unique cases in which scholarships are offered to players who
are academically below the admission requirements, but those
scholarships are typically reserved for blue-chip athletes.  In most cases
they are red-shirted for the first year to improve their academics.

Q & A:

  • Can I transfer to a 4-year school after one-year at a JUCO?  
  • ANSWER: If you are academically unable to be admitted into
    a  4-year school as high-school student, it is not likely you
    will be academically admitted after one year of junior
    college.  It is likely you will need to earn a 2-year transfer
    degree.

  • QUESTION: If I earn my 2-year associates transfer degree, will I
    still need to submit my high-school transcripts and take the SAT
    to get into a 4-year school?
  • ANSWER: No, once you've earned your 2-year degree, your
    high-school academics are no longer an issue.  A 2-year
    transfer degree is accepted by most public and private 4-year
    schools.  However, some institutions may still require that
    you submit your high-school transcripts for records but may
    not use them to determine admission.

  • QUESTION: What is a "PREDICTOR?"
  • ANSWER: A PREDICTOR is a student-athlete who was
    initially admitted into a 4-year college out of high-school,
    but opted to attend a 2-year college.  This athlete is able to
    transfer to a 4-year school after one-year, without earning an
    associates degree.
ARE YOU BEING RECRUITED
WHY VIDEO IS IMPORTANT
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