PREview Recruiting and Placement Resources
The most important of all college football recruiting tips is to market yourself. No matter how good you are on the field, if recruiters don't know you exist, there's no way you'll ever be able to score a scholarship. While you should always be improving your football skills and working hard in the classroom, you need to dedicate a good amount of time to spreading the word on the product you're selling-YOU!. Click on the links to read the article.
Sample Cover Letters
NCAA Eligibility Center
All college-bound student-athletes must have an academic and amateurism certification from the NCAA Eligibility Center.
The online registration process that must be completed by all future Division I and II college-bound student-athletes includes a questionnaire relating to the individual's amateur status.
For the staff at the NCAA Eligibility Center to certify amateur status, college-bound student-athletes must answer a questionnaire during registration.
The questionnaire covers the following precollegiate enrollment activities:
- Contracts with professional teams
- for participating in athletics
- Prize money
- Play with professionals
- Tryouts, practice or competition with a professional team
- Benefits from an agent or prospective agent
- Agreement to be represented by an agent
- Delayed initial full-time collegiate enrollment to participate in organized sports competition
- The Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete contains more detailed information about initial academic and amateurism eligibility.
- A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How College Football Coaches Recruit Players - Some kids are discovered because their coaches shop them around, or they are caught on tape as older players are evaluated. Other athletes get spotted during camps. Regardless of how coaches hear about a player, freshman and sophomore year is where the talent first gets identified.
- Recruiting Tips - Highlight Tapes / Film - Put best Plays first. Do not put slow motion or replays. Use YouTube or other internet links to send your Highlights. Make sure player contact is visible. Use Quality film (if a coach can't figure out what he's looking at, he'll skip right over your video).
- 8 Steps To Being Recruited - Take the Right Classes. Register With the NCAA. Make Your List(s). Create a Video. Research the Schools. First Contact. Increase Your Game and Your Exposure at a Camp. The Final Choice.
- Recruiting For College Football - Take responsibility yourself for being recruited. Determine what level of college football is right for you. Attend some camps and showcase events. Do your research. Visit the website of the schools you are interested in. Market and Promote yourself. Remember College Football Is Played At All Levels. Not everyone can play at USC, Florida or Oklahoma, but there are hundreds of smaller schools out there who just may need your skills and talents. These small school programs are very competitive and they put several players in the NFL or other pro leagues each year. Don't make the mistake of thinking you must play Division I or you won't play at all.
- High School Football Recruiting - Stiff Competition. Understand Coaches Really Don't Care About YOU. Size And Athleticism Are Key To Your Chances Of Playing In College. Have The Right Skills And Talent. You Must Have The Mental Toughness. Can You Stay Academically Qualified.
- Guiding Parents Through the Recruiting Process - A realistic assessment of your son's athletic talent is an important first step. This assessment will help you determine the appropriate level of play for your son at the college level. Don't rule out NAIA or NCAA Division II and III schools if they can help your child attain their academic goals. Casting a wide net will improve your child's chance of being successfully recruited.
- Losing An Offer Due To Test Scores - On the night before he was going to send in his National Letter of Intent Hialeah (FLA) Offensive Linemen Dave Montas was all ready to go except for one thing. Florida A & M who he had verbally pledged himself to during the Summer had not sent him a letter; something that he should have had in order to sign. Federal Express did not deliver and neither did Florida A & M. So as most of the other kids who had verbally committed took care of business yesterday he could not. The FAM folks apparently are saying they dropped Montas after his test scores failed to come in high enough. And they were his only offer as anyone else interested had already told Montas his grades and scores were just too low.
- Top 5 October Football Recruiting Tips For Seniors - Well you're not alone, there are many 2014 Student-Athletes starting to face the reality that they may not be playing anywhere next year if they don't take action in the recruiting process. Getting an athletic scholarship isn't easy so here are 5 key tips to help you along the way:
- Use a great cover letter to get recruited - Think of recruiting as if you were applying for a job; you want to like the place you are going to work, you want to make a good first impression, and you need to meet the job qualifications. Get how the two are similar? As the recruit you want to go to a college you like, you need to make a good first impression so coaches will want to contact you, and you need to have the athletic and academic skills to make it to the college program.
- NFL Combine A Chance To Learn For Football Prospects - The analysts at the NFL Network are doing a great job of explaining what the NFL Coaches in the stands are looking at. At this point the young men in the building in Indianapolis are all of an All American level. Now imagine that not all of these best of the best will make it. From knee bend to hip explosion to on field drills the break down of talent is on. So if you want to learn what it takes not only to make it to the NFL but to become a good HS or College Player have a look.
- Recruiting Guidelines, by position, what college coaches look for - Click here to find out what College coaches are looking for in positional players.