Recruiting 101: 3 Things to Know

High School
Alabama

Posted On: 11/14/18 10:03 AM

College coaches around the country are hitting gyms and making phone calls. Coaches are evaluating guys to see if they’d be a good fit for their program. Once the process starts, there are critical areas that student athletes need to pay attention to. 

 

Social Media: We live in age of technology where nothing goes unseen or unheard. College coaches have become more aware of social media. What you repost and say on social media goes a long way. Coaches have stopped recruiting athletes, because they post questionable stuff on social media. Keep your image and your personal brand clean. 

 

Ask Questions: Recruiting is about building a relationship with the coaches, players, and the program. Coaches will ask you an assortment of questions to get to know you. They will ask your family, your friends, teachers, and classmates about you. Asking questions is a two way street. Do your due diligence and ask questions about the school, the team, campus life, and anything you want information on. 

 

Program Fit: College basketball is filled with hundreds of transfers year in and year out. More often than not, kids are transferring because the program wasn’t the right fit. A lot of student athletes chase D1 offers. Do not chase offers. Going to a school for the wrong reasons will cost you. Ideally, student athletes should go to programs where they fill comfortable, where they can succeed, and where they can grow on the court, in the classroom, and socially. Go to the school that fits you. There are really good programs around the country at EVERY level.