Recruiting Consultation Outline

Topics for discussion on Calls.

 KEYS TO GETTING RECRUITED

BE A CHAMPION IN THE CLASSROOM

  • Know your CORE CLASS GPA and what it takes to be eligible for college.

  • Be prepared to take your SAT and/or ACT as early as possible during your junior year in high school.

  • Register for the NCAA INITIAL ELIGIBILITY CENTER as early as possible.

  • Meet with your high school counselor every semester to ensure you are on target for graduation.

DEVELOP PLAYER BIO FOR DISTRIBUTION TO COLLEGE COACHES

  • Work with MFE to develop player bio and get listed in the COLLEGE PROSPECT DIRECTORY. scoutSMART

  • Provide athletic and academic information that can be easily accessible by college coaches.

  • Provide your personal contact information so college coaches can reach out to you.

  • Provide any comments available from your high school coach, or other personal coaches.

CREATE A HIGHLIGHT/SKILLS VIDEO

  • Coaches watch lots and lots of video so you’ll need to make your video count.

  • Take about 10-15 seconds on the front of the video to introduce yourself. How you speak counts.

  • Put 10-15 of your best plays on the video. This is the time to show what you got.

  • The only special effect you should use is a highlighter of yourself. Don’t worry about music on the video.

  • Upload the video to a trustworthy site like MFE for easy access by college coaches.

BUILD A LIST OF REALISTIC TARGET SCHOOLS

  • Put together a list of at least 25-30 colleges that you can reach out to. Research the internet to get contact info. We will help with our “Winning Combo”

  • Do the research to ensure you have the grades to get into the schools on your list.

  • Get feedback from your high school coach, or MFE, to ensure what level of play you will fit into the best.

  • If you have not heard from a DI school by April 1 of your junior year you need to look at lower levels.

  • There are plenty of scholarship opportunities at the DII, DIII and NAIA levels of play. Be realistic!

KEEP YOUR PHONE MESSAGE & SOCIAL MEDIA PROFESSIONAL

  • No coach wants to listen to your favorite music on your phone. Develop a professional greeting for all messages.

  • Same goes for Mom & Dad. Coaches can call your parents, too, so the same rules should apply.

  • In today’s recruiting atmosphere college coaches will read what you say and how you respond on social media.

  • Inappropriate behavior on social media reflects on your character. Be professional in your actions.

  • Don’t let the little things like this be a reason for a college coach to rule you out as a scholarship athlete.

TAKE TIME TO LEARN THE RECRUITING RULES FOR FOOTBALL

  • Coaches love smart recruits. Start early be reviewing the important dates in recruiting and what you should expect.

  • College coaches can call you starting on June 15th after your sophomore year. Are you on their call list?

  • College coaches can offer you an official visit (fully paid for) at anytime during your high school career. NCAA EC

  • Don’t get lost in the big world of letters and emails from college coaches. That’s not an official recruiting activity.

  • Make yourself aware of the 3 things that make you an official recruit in the eyes of a college coach.

  • Talk to a scout from MFE to ensure you are on track with your recruitment.