Original article posted on NCSA Athletic Recruiting blog.
It’s different for everyone, but no matter where you are in the recruiting process, there are 5 things that you MUST do if you want to get recruited. Let’s get right to it.
- KEEP a strong GPA and seek help with any subjects where you are struggling
- EVALUATE your athletic/physical ability, set goals to improve, and achieve them
- MAINTAIN strong personal integrity and stay out of trouble
- LEARN the recruiting rules and calendar
- POST your athletic and academic information online where coaches can see it
Freshman and sophomores
- START recording performances for your highlight video
- TARGET schools you are interested in every division; aim for 100 total
- CONTACT the coaches you targeted so they know who you are
- PRACTICE for the ACT or SAT
- VISIT as many campuses as you can for camps, game days, etc.
- TAKE the ACT or SAT
- FINISH your highlight/skills video (with spot shadowing) and send it to coaches
- BUILD relationships with coaches and always respond to them
- REGISTER with the NCAA Eligibility Center
- FIND ways to get exposure, like combines, tournaments, and showcases
- SUBMIT your college applications and your FAFSA
- GO on official and unofficial visits
- CALL coaches, find out where you stand, and give them up-to-date information
- ASSESS your position; take stock of your offers
- CHOOSE your school and commit