The 2022 Fall football season is right around the corner. For high school players, this Summer is the perfect time to put yourself in a good position to receive college interest. Below is a list of tips to help you kick-start or enhance your college recruitment this summer.
1. Schedule College Camps
Sending highlight tapes and messaging coaches on social media is a good start but does not guarantee interest or more recruitment. The best way to gain interest from colleges is to go perform in front of college coaches at college camps. The best route is to go to colleges where you have been in communication with someone on the staff. If you have not been in contact with any coaches directly then it is a good idea to just start with local camps.
Going to camps with multiple colleges in attendance creates higher chances of gaining interest. Typically bigger D1 colleges have multiple D1, D2, & D3 schools in attendance. Be careful registering for too many camps in a short time frame. Make sure that you are giving your body enough rest to perform to the best of your ability at each camp.
2. Improve testing times
Regardless of if you plan on attending camps or not, almost every college coach you talk to is going to be interested in knowing your testing numbers (40 yard dash, 5-10-5, Vertical Jump, or even bench/squat/clean max numbers). Most coaches will not even extend an official scholarship offer until they verify these numbers, so don’t think you can just lie about your numbers when speaking to coaches. It is important that you know your numbers and are working to improve them prior to testing in front of a coach.
3. Enhance Position Specific Skill
The most important factor in getting interest from coaches is proving that you are a good football player. Your highlight tape does not always tell the full story. Coaches want to see you compete in person at camps, spring practices, or games. Make sure this summer you are enhancing your technique and doing drills that actually translate to you being a good football player.
Last but definitely not least, make sure that your GPA qualifies you to be admitted to the school. Do not waste your time approaching a coach if you are not taking care of your business in the classroom. Regardless of how talented you are you still have to get accepted into the school, and GPA weighs heavily into that decision. If you want to receive a scholarship from a Division 1 or 2 school, then you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
If your goal is to play college football in the future then do not wait until the fall to start building college interest. Make sure you are working towards that goal this summer.
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