Q: Is it possible to get recruited for a position different than what I play, how can I communicate this?

Q: Is it possible to get recruited for a position different than what I play, how can I communicate this?

Yes, but ultimately a coach will play you where THEY feel you can help the team the most. Even during the recruiting process, they can promise you one position and switch you to another position after you’ve enrolled. There is no guarantee what position they will put you in once you are on campus, no matter what they are telling you during the recruiting process.

LINK: How to Talk to Your Coach About Playing Time

When sending out film, attending camps/combines or talking with coaches express your interest in the change. Ultimately, when doing evaluations coaches are looking at size, skill, strength and speed so they can determine if you possess the physical abilities that can translate to another position at the college level.

Two big factors on the success of transitioning are having the size, strength and speed to hold your own at the position and on your attitude of the change. Give yourself an advantage by working on the position skills and fundamentals of the new position.

LINK: Questions to Ask During Unofficial/Official Visits

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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!