8 Ways HS Student-Athletes Get Noticed and Recruited

You will begin to be recruited by college coaches if you… 

#1: Appeared on a national or regional recruiting scouting service list as a good or great player at your position

#2: Were observed at a tournament or game where coaches were scouting

#3: Had impressive regional or national combine results sent to the school’s recruiting coordinator

#4: Were recommended by your high school or AAU coach, particularly if your coach has had success throughout his career or has an established relationship with those college coaches

#5: Stood out as a great player at a college or university camp

#6: Sent your highlight film to the coaches and they were impressed

#7: Were offered by a rival or comparable school

#8: Political ties (a best friend of a top recruit or family member of an influential person within the University or Athletic Department)

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A.P. Bah Bioh brings over 16 seasons of experience to 1,001 Recruit Tips, having worked for some of the best recruiters in sports, including three “National Coach of the Year” winners — Urban Meyer, Frank Haith and Jim Larranaga — along with 70+ NCAA coaches while at Elon University, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Florida and the University of Miami. Working primarily with football and men’s basketball, Bah Bioh also spent time working with Olympic Sport coaching staffs including softball, women’s lacrosse, fencing, golf, tennis and rowing.

Bah Bioh has been part of numerous championships including the 2007 Florida Gator BCS National Championship; 2006 Florida Gator SEC Football Championship; the 2013 ACC Men’s Basketball Championship and Sweet 16 NCAA Tourney run with the Miami Hurricanes that included both tournament and regular-season ACC titles; a 2002 UNC ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship and Final Four finish; a 2001 UNC ACC Softball championship and as a senior, was part of the 1999 Elon Football team that finished with a 9-2 record, one of the best seasons in program history.

Over the years, Bah Bioh has worked with over 30 first-round draft selections (NFL, NBA, MLB) and numerous players who went on to sign professional contracts including Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Rex Grossman, Percy Harvin, Mike and Markuice Pouncey, Shane Larkin, Joe Haden and many more!