Carol A. White
P.O. Box 48207
Athens, GA 30604-8207
UNDERSTANDING THE RECRUITING PROCESS
year many athletes and their parents speculate about turning high
athletic success into money to pay for a college education. Landing an athletic scholarship is similar to
the process adults follow when searching for employment.
the number of candidates is far greater than the number of “jobs”
many qualified searchers will face repeated rejection or indifference.
- It is
the responsibility of the person seeking a “job” to “sell”
himself/herself. (Graduating from
college with straight A’s and waiting for the phone to ring with job
would be fruitless if no employment applications were filed.)
is often based on the strength of the material submitted, not
actual merits of the individual candidates.
employers are searching for someone to fit their specific needs, not
a contest to find the best specimen in the universe.
Knowing what they are seeking and what you
are “selling” assists the process.
well before you need a job and exercising patience are important
not wait to be
discovered. Start contacting colleges
prior to the junior year. At the start
of the junior year, file with the NCAA Eligibility Center,
market yourself to a large number of colleges that teach what you want
and offer your sport. In football,
college coaches may visit high schools during the month of May. They need to know about you before spring of
the junior year to plan a visit.
you are seeking guidance through the recruiting process, this website
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