Evaluations

Q: At what point do injures become a factor in recruiting?

Q: At what point do injures become a factor in recruiting?

A: One of the toughest adversities all athletes face are injuries, particularly season-ending or career-ending injuries. From my experiences, they are much tougher mentally on most players than physically and a setback you can likely overcome. From a recruiting standpoint, not all season-ending injuries will […]

Q: How can I become a preferred walk-on?

Q: How can I become a preferred walk-on?

A: Walk-ons make the team in two ways: as a preferred walk-on or through a tryout. Believe it or not, walk-on spots at many schools are just as competitive as scholarship spots—they are very limited! To become a preferred walk-on, coaches need to see you […]

Q: A school invited me to a game and offered to give me a tour of campus—does that mean I’m being recruited?

Q: A school invited me to a game and offered to give me a tour of campus—does that mean I’m being recruited?

A: Yes, if a coach is trying to get you to visit campus, they’ve heard something and have some level of early interest. They’ve heard or seen something about you that interests them and they want to get to know you better, meet you in […]

Q: If you are offered a scholarship but communication stops with the coach—are they no longer interested?

Q: If you are offered a scholarship but communication stops with the coach—are they no longer interested?

A: Most likely yes, unfortunately. Your recruitment by a particular school can end at any time, with no warning, sometimes for reasons you can’t control. Coaches offer more scholarships then they have available. And until you sign your National Letter of Intent (NLI), nothing is […]

Q: How much of an advantage do in-state athletes have over out-of-state players for scholarships?

Q: How much of an advantage do in-state athletes have over out-of-state players for scholarships?

A: Every coaching staff will say that they put priority on keeping the best in-state players at home. But when making scholarship decisions, it’s irrelevant to coaches where you are from. They are looking to sign the best players that they can, period! Being in-state […]

Q: If a coach invites you to camp but you can’t go, do you fall off their radar?

Q: If a coach invites you to camp but you can’t go, do you fall off their radar?

A: No, camps are just one way to get noticed but not your only opportunity! If possible, try to get to a local camp or talk to your coach about taking your team to a local university Team Camp. Camps are great opportunities to get […]

Q: Can poor character displayed on social media really hurt an athlete’s chance of being recruited? Do coaches really care?

Q: Can poor character displayed on social media really hurt an athlete’s chance of being recruited? Do coaches really care?

A: As a prospective college athlete understand that not only are you being evaluated by your skills, size, speed and grades, your character is also under the microscope. It’s not just about what you put out there in your words, it’s also very telling who […]

Q: How do I turn “Interests” into “Offers?”

Q: How do I turn “Interests” into “Offers?”

A: Great question! All these emails, letters, cards and Unofficial Visits won’t mean much at the end of the day, unless they lead to offers, right? You may feel that offers just fall freely from the sky for other players in your area, but truthfully, […]

Q: I’m a WR with talent but my QB doesn’t throw my way much, how can I get recognized without catches?

Q: I’m a WR with talent but my QB doesn’t throw my way much, how can I get recognized without catches?

A: If the quarterback isn’t throwing your way often, you’ll worry your stats won’t be good enough to get recruited. College coaches know that stats can be misleading and many coaches don’t put too much weight on their importance, instead they evaluate overall skills, size […]

Q: Does size play a role in recruiting or do coaches focus solely on skill?

Q: Does size play a role in recruiting or do coaches focus solely on skill?

A: Coaches are evaluating skill, size, strength and speed. Most players may not be great at all four, but being exceptional with any of those qualities can help you get on the map or get the recruiting conversations going. Never let someone tell you that […]