Recruiting 101. Recruiting 101 Trying to Make Sense of the Process. What is Available?. 795 Colleges and Universities play football in US 1.2 million High School football players in around 14,000 High School programs. School Breakdown. Divisions Players $/Team Schools
Trying to Make Sense of the Process
Divisions Players $/TeamSchools
Example: Alabama Roster Averages
OL DL LB RB
6-4 302 6-4 298 6-2 240 6-0 218
DB QB WR TE
5-11 190 6-2 200 6-1 188 6-4 245
They will recruit their needs
What do they have returning?
Who got hurt in the Spring?
SEC – Big Ten
Local talent first then go out of state
Ball State Notre Dame
Division I School Recruiting Process
Recruiting Letters 10,000-20,000
Phone Calls 500
Verbal Offers 65-200
Signed Players 25
Do not put a speed down
Best 5 plays first!
Circle yourself – unless you are a QB
No instant replays
No more than 4 minutes
Add your best game so they can watch you play a whole game
40 Time/Height-Weight/Bench/Agility time
Do Colleges pay attention to them?
Invite you back – pay more money to go?
You can make your own film – Hudl
I can send anywhere you want
Do you really want to go to Northeastern Arizona State University?
WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY?
Bottom line: big schools want to watch you move – then offer or move on
Watch you interact as well – all filmed
Spend a lot money and time – choose wisely
Big Schools – offer in January – April prior to senior season
Big Schools will be done by summer
BSU/ISU etc. – little slower but may offer
D2/D3/NAIA – just beginning – see what has trickled down
Not offered by Big Ten – probably not going to happen
D2 offers in fall with college visits in January
D3 – college visits in January/February – financial aid packages based on FAFSA forms
March – D2 and D3 decision time
Walk-ons – Preferred v. regular
What does the scholarship pay for?
How long is the scholarship for?
What kind of academic support do you give the players?
Where is my son on your recruiting board?
What is the time commitment for football versus academics?
Recruit the school you want to go to
*Schools cannot call you back but you may call them as many times as you wish – visit too!
Find a school where you will be comfortable if football goes away