You sweat. You sacrifice. You succeed at your sport. You’re one of the best players in your league.
So why aren’t you getting any attention from college coaches?
That’s a question that we hear a lot this time of year. From seniors (who are pushing the panic button because they realize they only have two more months of school!) and from sophomores and juniors (who want to make sure they aren’t in the position of that senior I just mentioned!).
For all of you wondering why you aren’t hearing from college coaches, here’s a few possible explanations:
· You’re too young. If you’re a freshman or sophomore, it may be a bit soon for coaches to start actively sending you letters and beginning the recruiting process with you. If you’re a junior, that’s when you should be hearing from college coaches. If you are a junior or senior and you are not yet hearing from college coaches, that should raise a red flag.
· You’re being overlooked. It’s sad but true. Most deserving athletes get overlooked by college coaches simply because those coaches don’t know they exist. You need to get your talents and abilities in front of coaches as soon as you can so that they can track your progress and give you an opportunity to be an athlete that earns one of their sports scholarship. (Hint: Recruit does wonders for deserving student-athletes with this problem!)
· You aren’t good enough to play at the college level. Ouch. That one hurt a little. “You mean, even if I was All-League my junior year and my dad played for Texas when he was in college?” Yes, even then. You are competing against the best of the best for sports scholarships. I’ve talked to a lot of motivated, focused, smart high school linemen who are only 5′ 10″ and 200 lbs. At the college level, that’s probably not going to be big enough.
· Your grades turn off an interested recruiter. If a recruiter does happen to find out about you, the number one thing that will bring your recruiting process to a grinding halt will be poor grades and / or test scores. Colleges won’t seriously recruit athletes who don’t have their act together in the classroom.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, but these are the more common reasons that we see for lack of interest in an athlete before they come into the Recruit program.
What do you do if one of these items describes your situation? Get help with fixing the problem immediately. If your grades are below par, focus on academics and get help from your school or coach. If you haven’t been exposed to college coaches, then let us here at Recruit assist you in targeting your information to the right coaches. Whatever the case, address the issue immediately!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 1-888-284-9227. One of our trained staff will be happy to assist you and find out how we can assist you with your individual needs.