RECRUIT TIPS: Where should a sophomore be in the recruiting process?

Q: Where should a sophomore be in the recruiting process?

A: It will vary for every player. You will not be hearing (legally, at least) from any NCAA DI or DII coaches until after your sophomore season, and that date varies depending on your sport. You may not be hearing a lot of feedback until your junior or senior year.

As a freshman and sophomore (and junior and senior), you need to focus more time on your fundamentals, academics and leadership than your internet rankings. The better you are fundamentally and with position-specific skills, the better you will be in the recruiting process. You also need to be on-track academically as a freshman and sophomore because those grades will be evaluated early in the recruiting process.


LINK: What to Expect Year-By-Year – Freshman / Sophomore / Junior / Senior

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