Who is Recruit?

Recruit is the national information clearinghouse for high school athletes and college coaches. Recruit links qualified high school athletes and
college coaches who are looking for talented prospects. Our job is to make sure the right college coaches see each student-athlete we work with.

College coaches work with the staff at Recruit, letting us know what they are looking for and the types of scholarships that they are offering. We can
then match up an athlete with a college coach, giving the coach the athlete they want and rewarding the athlete with a college sports career and a scholarship.

Our nationwide network of regional scouting directors work with qualified high school athletes at the local level, giving athletes personalized, ongoing  consultations throughout their high school career. Our trained staff makes sure that each athlete is given the latest recruiting information, and helps  student-athletes avoid many of the potential mistakes that can harm an athlete’s chances of playing college sports.

Think of us as your personal recruiting advisor. We give our high school athletes the recruiting edge they need in the competitive world of college sports scholarships.

How Do College Coaches Use Recruit’s Information?

College coaches receive a variety of information from Recruit on each of the student-athletes who we accept into our program. Because Recruit is a trusted information source for colleges throughout the country, a coach can begin scouting an athlete through our reports without having to fly across the country to see the athlete. That saves the college coach valuable time and money, and allows them to see athletes they would have never known about before.

What Does Recruit Do For Student-Athletes?

Recruit develops and distributes detailed scouting reports and videos on each athlete, giving a college coach information on the athlete’s academic progress,
athletic achievements and more. The Recruit staff also makes daily telephone, fax and e-mail contact with coaches, finding out what their needs are and filling those needs with our database of athletes. College coaches also contact Recruit directly to announce roster openings and scholarship needs, making it easy for our staff to research our database of athletes and get a coach several qualified prospects to choose from. It’s this detailed personal communication with college coaches all over the country that give Recruit athletes the edge when it comes to getting noticed for sports scholarships. Each athlete we work with is unique, and our programs are custom designed to meet the individual needs of our athletes and their family.

Recruit student-athletes are also placed on our exclusive “coaches only” Internet site at www.recruitathletes.com. Each coach has been assigned a password to enter this secure site, ensuring that our athletes and their families have the highest level of privacy and security with their personal and academic information. With a click of their mouse, a college coach can access our entire athlete database, scout players, print scouting reports, contact athletes and
make offers. Our resources give college coaches unparalleled access to athletic talent across the nation. We receive over 10,000 college coach visits per month, so we know they like it!

Do you think being seen by thousands of college coaches would improve your chances of playing college sports? We do.

Why Does A Student-Athlete Need Recruit?

There are several reasons why a good high school athlete needs Recruit, the most important reason being increased exposure to college coaches. There is no other way you can get your talents and abilities in front of this many coaches than by going through the Recruit program. Contrary to popular opinion, most college coaches can’t travel all over the country scouting individual athletes. They just don’t have the budget for it. Recruit can give an athlete access to those coaches who now rely on us to do the scouting for them.

Recruit also gives athletes guidance through the recruiting process. Most athletes and their parents have never been through the recruiting process before, and have no idea how to make getting recruited financially beneficial for their son or daughter. We guide each family through the entire process, from which tests to take and when to take them, to what questions to ask a coach during a recruiting visit. With Recruit, you have a team of recruiting experts in your corner.

We give our athletes a huge edge in the competitive world of athletic scholarships. We make sure our athletes are exposed to every possible scholarship opportunity in the sport of their choice every day. We give our athletes a huge advantage over their competition, and we’re proud of it! No other national organization does more to assist high school athletes than Recruit.

Do You Need Recruit?

Is anyone making sure that college coaches throughout the country are seeing you throughout your high school or junior college career?

Is anyone helping you contact college coaches, plan for your SAT and ACT tests, or research college sports programs?

Is anyone making sure that you maximize your once in a lifetime opportunity to play college sports?

Has anyone explained to you what the NCAA Clearinghouse is and how important it is for any athlete who desires to play college athletics on

If the answer is no to any of the above, we need to talk. Each athlete must go through our free evaluation interview process before being accepted into a Recruit program, but we would be happy to start that process now.

If you know the name of your regional scout contact them immediately, or call us directly toll free at 1-888-284-9227 for more information.
We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Do you want to apply to become a Recruit student-athlete? click here.



"The Recruit program made an amazing difference, and my son ended up with a great scholarship at a Division II soccer program."

M. Davidson, Parent

"The Recruit program works! My son has only been in the program for about a month and he has already been contacted by several schools, including Maryland, Kansas, New Mexico, Bowling Green, Florida and Kentucky. Not bad! My daughter is also in the Recruit program for basketball, and has been offered several Division II scholarships. The program does work!"

D. Bridge, Parent

"Before I enrolled in the Recruit program I didn't get much exposure. I was basically getting overlooked by colleges. Recruit helped me get about 75 coaches respond to my information that was sent to them in the past nine months!"

E. Rice, Student-Athlete

"I've only been in the program a month, and I've already received responses from several colleges that I'm interested in attending!"

N. Flannery, Student-Athlete

"Recruit is true to their word. They do everything they say they are going to do and more. At least 30 schools have expressed a very serious interest in my daughter, Jill. Right now, she is deciding whether to accept a scholarship offer that Recruit helped bring about. The Recruit program is certainly worth the money. It's one of the best investments I've ever made!"

S. Tucker, Parent

"Does Recruit work? You bet! I signed up my son, a baseball player, at the end of his junior year. The program works just like they say it does. My son has already received a formal offer for a partial scholarship for $5000….was it worth the investment in the Recruit program? You bet!"

F. Saputo, Parent

"Without the Recruit program, we would have never been contacted by the college football coach who offered our son a great scholarship worth thousands of dollars per year. The Recruit program opened a lot of doors, and we are elated with the results! We highly recommend Recruit to any family who qualifies for the program."
T. Weidman, Parent

T. Weidman, Parent

"It is with pleasure that we use this letter as affirmation of the excellent results provided by Recruit! Their attention to the details of developing a college prospect profile is thorough and personal. The results have been positively overwhelming, and it is clear that the opportunities for our daughter's college choices have increased many fold. And, we have saved countless hours of work because of this service."
Mr. & Mrs. Gould, Parents

Mr. & Mrs. Gould, Parents

"Let me take this opportunity to thank the folks at Recruit for their assistance in helping me to realize my dream of playing softball at the collegiate level. I have already received 34 responses from colleges throughout the United States. I am talking weekly with coaches at two colleges, both of which have mentioned the possibility of a visit to their campus. Without Recruit, I may not have been able to showcase my talent."
K. Bleyl, Student-Athlete

K. Bleyl, Student-Athlete

"Signing up with Recruit’s program was a very good thing for our daughter, Christine. She is now enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon, and playing basketball for their team. Christine got many, many letters and phone calls because of Recruit’s program. Once again, thanks for all your help!"
R. Bolt, Parent

R. Bolt, Parent

"We want to thank Recruit for making this program available to our son. He has only been in the program a couple of months, but he has already received responses from several colleges. One is from a Division I school that our son is very interested in! I am really glad we decided to use Recruit’s services."
Mr. & Mrs. Cahoon, Parents

Mr. & Mrs. Cahoon, Parents

"As new clients of Recruit, my wife and I are impressed by our scout’s knowledge and concern for my daughters sports scholarship needs. I feel my daughter will get the best possible exposure with all of her desired college choices."
Gene Stalnaker, Parent

Gene Stalnaker, Parent

"Tuesday, Jeff received his letter accepting him at Cornell. They are offering a scholarship worth $30,000 a year! This is far better than we could have hoped for, and my son is on cloud nine. I have told other Parents about Recruit, because everyone wants to know how we got over 50 schools calling us while other Parents have had only a few or none contacting their kids. With Recruit, we got all the choices we wanted for our son."
Kenny Rasbury, Parent

Kenny Rasbury, Parent

"Our daughter Katie is a swimmer and with the super support and help of Recruit we have received over twenty letters and many phone calls from colleges. We could have never reached these Division I and Division II schools if it had not been for the people at Recruit. We highly recommend them if you are truly trying to help your son or daughter into college sports."
Jim and Diane Fair, Parents

Jim and Diane Fair, Parents

"Our son, Shawn Radibaugh, ran cross country and track at Deer Valley High School in California. The Recruit program was one of the best choices we have made in our adult life! After agreeing on the plan you created for Shawn, we immediately started getting calls from coaches. My son finally accepted a scholarship to a private school in Oregon. He is thrilled with his choice, and can’t wait to start school! We would not have had this opportunity without Recruit. They made it possible for coaches to see our son’s potential. I highly recommend the Recruit program. For the few hundred dollars spent on this program, it may save you $25,000 or more. It did for us!"
Teri Radibaugh, Parent

Teri Radibaugh, Parent

"One of my son's goals was to play college golf on a golf scholarship. I have to say it was not an easy road, but my son did receive a scholarship from San Jose State University. After doing some research, I found that to get my son noticed, I had to market him like any other commodity. I contacted my local Recruit scout, Bob Taylor, at the beginning of my son's junior year in high school, and they began targeting my son’s information to several hundred colleges all over the country through the Recruit program. I honestly feel that the partnership with Recruit kept my son focused on his game. During the first week of April my son signed his letter of intent. I recommend Recruit as they made a significant impact on my son's exposure to the college golf scene."
Ed Reyes, Parent

Ed Reyes, Parent

"Rita signed her letter of intent on 4/13/00 with Patten College in Oakland and will play soccer on a full ride scholarship. Rita is excited that her hard work in preparing for this has paid off, and we’re also very excited and proud of her accomplishments. The coach said that Rita was recommended via an email and then he logged in to Recruit’s internet database for coaches to see her profile and was instantly interested in her playing for Patten. Once we communicated, visited a couple of times, and he saw her play on video, he offered her a full ride scholarship! We think that having Rita in Recruit’s program was helpful and we have appreciated your efforts and good follow-ups. Rita received dozens of interesting mailings and invitations by coaches across the country."
Manoli Mandelenis, Parent

Manoli Mandelenis, Parent

"I am writing to let you know about the process we went through with Recruit. Our daughter, Shatarah, is attending Howard University on a full ride scholarship thanks to Recruit and our regional scouting director, Ron Gelfand. I can not begin to tell you how important Ron and Recruit were to our family. From our first contact, it was very apparent that Recruit was versed and on the ball. Once colleges began contacting us, our Recruit scout followed up with the next step and provided the necessary information to our family. He gave my daughter some great information on how to select a quality program. He also assisted us in sorting out all of the crucial information our family would need to know to help us make a sound decision. Ron, our Recruit scout, was always very helpful and very prompt in returning our phone calls and was readily available to assist our family. We could not be more proud of our daughter, or thankful to Ron and Recruit for their tremendous help. This is a very competitive situation for prospective student-athletes. For us, Recruit and our scout, Ron Gelfand, helped close the deal on a lifetime investment in our daughter's education. I cannot think of a better program to assist parents with the college recruiting process. Thank you all very much, especially our Recruit scout, Ron Gelfand!"

Ruben Ramirez, Parent

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