College recruiting is not an exact science. Most parents, student athletes and anyone else out there will never understand how the process works. But there are basic things that many people do that are stupid in the overall college recruiting process.
Did you know that many high school student athletes never return the questionnaire that was mailed to them by an interested college program? Now that’s stupid!
Many parents and student athletes will only focus on 2 or 3 college programs and will leave it all up to only those programs and will not look at the huge number of other college programs out there! It’s the old ‘putting all of your recruiting eggs in one basket’ and when you drop that basket, and please know you will drop them, then what do you have? Now that’s stupid!
Every college program is different. Every college coach is different. Every college campus is different. Every state is different so why not look at hundreds of college programs? Make them come to you, not you going to them!
Many parents will spend their money on everything as it relates to college recruiting. They will buy just about everything out there. Parents will spend money on worthless camps, books, tapes, equipment and so on and many will do this because they don’t know any better. Believe me parents, there are people out there who want your hard earned money and will sell you anything because they know that you don’t know what you’re doing! Now that’s stupid!
I hope I have offended all the parents out there who don’t understand the recruiting process because so many parents and student athletes have made many stupid mistakes and getting a second chance does not always happen.
Do your homework! Find out what are the best camps to attend. Save your money for recruiting visits. You will need gas money, hotel money and you need to eat. Save your money!
Just be smart, that’s all I’m saying!
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