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Committing: 30 Factors Recruits Consider When Selecting a School

Committing: 30 Factors Recruits Consider When Selecting a School

Players choose schools for a variety of reasons, many recruits focusing on a key three or four factors they must-have when making their decision. Below are a list of 30 factors (some good and some worthless) that players consider when making their decisions:

#1 – Graduation Rates of Athletes

#2 – Class Size

#3 – Academic Support Available for Student-Athletes

#4 – Degree Programs Offered

#5 – The City the University is Located In

#6 – Distance from Home

#7 – Consistent Success of Athletic Department as a Whole

#8 – Athletic Department Budget

#9 – Program on the Rise After Tough Few Years

#10 – Big Name School vs. Small Name School

#11 – Conference and Level of Competition

#12 – Relationship with the Head Coach or Position Coach

#13 – School Spirit

#14 – Style of Play

#15 – Player Improvement /Development

#16 – Academic Prestige

#17 – Campus Traditions

#18 – Playing Time – Opportunity to Start or Be a Major Contributor

#19 – Facilities

#20 – Draft Record

#21 – Crime Rates

#22 – Visibility to Earn National Individual Awards

#23 – Other Signees

#24 – Attractive Student Body

#25 – Post-Season Opportunities

#26 – Personality of Head Coach

#27 – Opportunity to Win a Championship

#28 – Family Atmosphere

#29 – Two-Sport Athlete Opportunities

#30 – Gear / Uniforms



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