Getting mail isn’t necessarily an indicator that college coaches are legitimately interested in recruiting or offering you, even if they initiated it. You can’t necessarily call a school and ask to be put on their mailing list, but you can always work through the 8 Reasons Why Players Get Noticed and Recruited, and try to show up on their radar in those ways.
Getting mail means you are on their “Watch List,” which could be quite large, depending on the sport and school. Some schools send hundreds of players mail weekly, without having much serious interest in them for now. While they are evaluating you further (and the other players receiving mail) they are simply making an introduction about their program.
A coach will send you mail if they’ve heard about you through their trusted sources, or if they’ve seen you play and have some interest.
There are 20 Signs that a Coach is Interested in Offering you, and getting mail is just one! Read our checklist to see where you fit in!