NCAA RECRUITING

Talent Isn’t Everything

College is different from pro sports. Coaches need talent, but they also need great students and leaders. Learn from college coaches and pros how to maximize your intangibles.

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Coach & Pro Recruitment Tips

"The college recruitment process can be confusing and even intimidating, especially when you’re starting out. That’s why HS Recruiting provides a video library of college recruitment tips, exclusive to our site. We’ve interviewed dozens of top pro and college coaches, scouts, players, and parents to give you the inside tips you need to know.

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SOCCER

Shane Tripuck - San Diego Chargers

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VOLLEYBALL

Coach Laura Smith

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FOOTBALL

Jordan Williams - New York Giants

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BASKETBALL

Scout Michael Zak

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VIDEO & TIPS

Coach Aaron Mize

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Recruitment Fast Facts

THE NUMBERS GAME. Less than 1 in 1,250 high school student-athletes will get the chance to play at a major NCAA program. Beating those odds requires pursuing schools that best match your skills and achievements. Do your research to make sure you target your sweet spot.

CAST A WIDER NET. Gather a list of at least 5-10 colleges that you want to attend to increase your chances of finding the right fit for you and your potential future coach. Remember, for every team position, a coach might recruit 10-15 athletes. You won’t make every roster, so keep your options open.

FAME & MISFORTUNE Avoid the temptation of only applying at “big name” schools. You’ll have a better college experience, both athletically and academically, if you go after programs better suited for you. Well-known programs are great, but limiting yourself can lead to disappointment.

75% OF ALL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES THAT MAKE ALL LEAGUE, NEVER GET RECRUITED BY COLLEGES

NCAA Recruiting Calendars

Bookmark these pages. Everything you need to know about NCAA Division I recruiting periods and dates, in one place. NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III generally follow the same calendar as Division I, but make sure to follow the correct one for each Division your target schools belong to.

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