Frequently Asked Questions 

Question: How does Recruit work? How did Recruit get my name? Why did I get this letter?

Answer: Recruit deals with over 2000 colleges across the nation. The colleges have informed Recruit of what type of athlete they are looking for. Our teams of national and local scouts travel to different high school sporting events searching for the athletic talent that the colleges are looking for. Once a scout determines that the athlete has the athletic skill to play at the next level, a letter is sent to the athlete at their high school. If you received a letter it was because one of our scouts saw you play and determined that you have the skills needed to play at some collegiate level.

Question: I did not get a letter from Recruit, can I still enroll?

Answer: Yes, just like colleges we may have overlooked you. Maybe you had a bad game or were injured. You can still apply for the free evaluation interview to see if you qualify for our program.

Question: What is the free evaluation interview?

Answer: All athletes must qualify for the Recruit program. Recruit only takes the athletes that have the skill level, desire, attitude and most important the grades to play at the next level. (This interview takes place at the home of the athlete’s family at a time that is convenient for your family.) At the end of the interview Recruit will determine if you have the qualities that the colleges we work with are looking for. If you posses those qualities you will be given the option to enroll with Recruit.

Question: How do I set up the free evaluation interview?

Answer: Go to www.recruitzone.com and click on the apply button.  Fill out the form and a representative will be in contact with you to set up a time that is convenient for you and your family. You can also call us toll free 888-284-9227 to set up the interview.

Question: What does it cost to enroll with Recruit?

Answer: Recruit offers a wide array of options and payment plans. You can view them at www.recruitzone.com under the programs and pricing section. Recruit offers a free evaluation interview in order to see if you will qualify both academically and athletically for our program.

Question: What is Recruits success rate?

Answer: Recruit has a nationwide success rate of approximately 85%. What that means is the 85% of the athletes that qualify and enroll with Recruit receive some sort of scholarship offer before they graduate. It’s up to the athlete and their family to decide if the offer is good enough to take. In some sports, it is almost 100%, but other sports it may be less. Getting an offer depends on many things, such as when you enroll, what your talent level is, and most importantly your academics.

Question: If I qualify why should I enroll with Recruit?

Answer: The exposure an athlete will receive from our service is one of the biggest advantages. Because Recruit meets and evaluates each athlete we enroll, the colleges know that the information is correct. Imagine having your most up to date information sent to over 2000 colleges across the country multiple times per season or calendar year.

Question: Why should I enroll in a recruiting service? My coach will help me get recruited.

Answer: We believe that every coach has the intention of helping all of their athletes get recruited to the next level. There’s a big difference in helping you get recruited and in actually getting you recruited. There are many athletes out there with similar skill levels going for the same college scholarships. Most colleges look for a specific position to be filled. Recruiting has become a very competitive business, and each year thousands of quality athletes do not receive offers. Your coach’s job is to assist in evaluating your skills, work ethics, potential, etc. and when and if a college becomes interested in you provide them with the information they request. Most coached have very few if any college contacts. Recruit has contact with over 2,000 colleges across the country.

Question: If I enroll, how will you promote me to colleges?

Answer: Please access our web page at www.recruitzone.com for a list of services we offer. They are important and should be viewed by every prospect, and especially by each prospect’s parents. We are continually adding or improving some services that may not be reflected on this list. Depending on the exposure you are seeking determines the one time enrollment fee Recruit charges.

Question: What do college coaches think about our service?

Answer: Most colleges use our service. Because Recruit qualifies each athlete before offering our service the coaches know the information is accurate and dependable. There are still some “old school” college coaches who still believe that an athlete should be contacting them directly. These coaches are at a great disadvantage in the recruiting process. Most of these “old school” coaches are now adapting to the changing world of information we provide. These coaches now realize that if they are not using our service their rival coaches are. They could miss out on a very qualified and talented student athlete.

Question: I have been told that if you are good enough, college coaches will know about you, and you will not need any more exposure. Is that true?

Answer: This is the most misleading statement we hear. Just because a college knows who you are, doesn’t mean they are going to ask you to be a part of their program. Colleges are looking at hundreds of athletes in your area and thousands across the country. Did the colleges know about all the good players that graduated from your school last year? Did all these players get scholarships? And what kind of offers did they receive? Even if they do know of you, do they have your stats, grades, and highlight video right in front of them? Name recognition is only a small step in the recruiting process. Our job is to get you as many offers as possible. Do colleges across the country know who and where your school is? Why settle for the one and only offer you received. Recruit athletes normally receive between 8-10 scholarship offers before they graduate.

Question: When does the college evaluation process start?

Answer: All college evaluation processes are different. Most Colleges want to identify prospects and get scouting information on them as soon as possible. Division I schools, like to identify and follow prospects for several years. The earlier you can get started and the more information you can provide the colleges with, the better chances you have of achieving your academic and athletic goals. Waiting until your senior year to try to attract colleges is a HUGE mistake. It may not be too late for some colleges, but it certainly limits your chances.

Question: I am a high school senior and my season is over. Is it too late?

Answer: It’s never too late to try and further your academic and athletic career. Our service continues through your high school graduation. If for some reason you do not take a scholarship and move on to a junior college or community college, Recruit will continue to send your information to the colleges at no additional cost as long as you continue to play your sport.

Question: Is it important to have a personal video?

Answer: It depends on the sport you play. Colleges are not going to offer you a scholarship just because you were recommended by someone. Due to budget and time restraints coaches are not able to see most prospects in person. This means that they have to depend on videotape in order to evaluate prospects they recruit. If they get a video from the high school coach it is often very poor quality and it may not show your best qualities. In addition time is of the essence. Do you think a college coach is going to wait weeks or make multiple calls to your coach for the video? Of course not, the college will simply move on to the next athlete. In some sports, there will be no video available from the high school. Recruit offers a 7 minute professionally edited Video which is placed on your Recruit profile for the coaches to view. You will also receive a copy of finished Video. As part of our service, we make sure that every college coach has the opportunity to view your personal video.

Question: My coach has told me and my parents I may not be good enough to play at the next level.

Answer: How do you know you will not? Your coach or professional instructor is your best recommendation now. Most coaches view talent through Div 1, and Div 2 schools. Recruit deals with colleges from all division levels including junior and communitycolleges. Some of these schools still have scholarship money to give. It’s your job to work hard to improve your skills and get your grades as high as possible.

Question: I am already getting questionnaires from colleges, so why do I need to enroll with your service?

Answer: A questionnaire is only an information form sent out by colleges. It does not mean that you are being recruited by a college. In fact, it is not an official part of the recruiting process. Some colleges will send out a thousand or more questionnaires each year. Do not make the mistake of thinking a college is going to recruit you just because they sent you a questionnaire. If you’re interested in the school you should fill out and send back the questionnaire. Just remember there is no guarantee you will hear back from them regarding a scholarship offer.

 

Testimonials

"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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