Below we will be breaking down the 5 Steps to receiving a scholarship offer. I hope this can help you in the recruiting process!
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Step 1)- (assuming you haven’t played varsity football yet- if you’re already a varsity starter you can skip this step)
GO TO COLLEGE CAMPS- so if you haven’t played a snap of varsity football yet, to get yourself started in the recruiting process you need to attend college camps in the summer. DO NOT waste your time and money at “exposure camps”. They are pointless for anybody, go to college camps where actual college coaches will be. You want to meet them, ask them questions, talk to them after a camp, get their Twitter info then follow them on Twitter. That is how you build a contact. Then you want to follow up with them on Twitter via DM directly after the camp and thank them for their time. So many kids play the DM game wrong, they just spam their highlights… that’s the last thing a college coach wants. Build a real relationship.
Step 2)- START ON VARSITY AND GET FILM
This is a pretty important one. You can’t get recruited off of JV, Freshman or 7on7 film. Varsity film is what college coaches want to see. They want to see you dominate and make explosive plays. Let’s say you play WR, don’t hesitate to play special teams or defense. Those are all opportunities to make big plays, trust me… a college coach knows where you will best fit on his team.
Step 3)- SEND YOUR FILM TO YOUR SUMMER CONTACTS FROM CAMPS
So at the end of the season you are going to make a highlight tape with all of your best explosive plays. Shouldn’t be any longer than 3 minutes, and then you are going to send that out to different coaches you met in the summer and then obviously some others as well. Send it to your position coach at the school and the recruiting coordinator for your region. Colleges will send one guy to recruit an entire state/area. That’s who you want to contact, regardless if he coaches your position.
Step 4)- MEET THE COACHES
If a coach is interested in you, in winter workouts he will come to your school and check you out. He will meet with you, look at your transcripts, talk to your head coach etc. This is why it is important to take care of business off the field. A high GPA never hurt anybody. There is no excuse to not be passing other than laziness. Also this is why it’s important to be a “team first” guy. Because your high school coaches opinion of you matters to the recruiter. You need a good relationship with your high school coaches.
Step 5)- OFFER YOU IN PERSON- usually on campus.
They will want you to checkout the school or meet with you and your parents. When you receive an official offer it is not verbal, usually the head coach will shake your hand, offer you a scholarship and give you a paper that says “official offer”. All of these offers you see on social media, 99% of the time are verbal AKA non committable. If a coach offers you, first question should be is it a committable offer.