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Old 12-27-2012, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you get your kid recruited

So how do you get your kid recruited? Do you simply mail colleges a letter, send emails? use a recruiting service or what? I tried doing some of the manual things like letters but alls I got were standardized letters back. Ive been looking at recruiting sites, good golly there are allot of them. I liked escout4u.com because they said I could send my sons videos across the country. Anyone have any experince with this site? Can anyone suggest another site or another approach.?
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From people that I know that go through the process, make a highlight DVD and send them out to colleges. Be persistent, send copies every few weeks. Try following up with phone calls. Also keep your schools reasonable. Parents often think their kid is the best and the big name schools like Alabama won't be solicited. So keep expectations in check. First and foremost I would talk to the high school coach for direction, he often has contacts as well.
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So how do you get your kid recruited? Do you simply mail colleges a letter, send emails? use a recruiting service or what? I tried doing some of the manual things like letters but alls I got were standardized letters back. Ive been looking at recruiting sites, good golly there are allot of them. I liked escout4u.com because they said I could send my sons videos across the country. Anyone have any experince with this site? Can anyone suggest another site or another approach.?
The single best way to go about getting your kid scouted it to get to know the coaches... The best way to do this is to attend their camps or attend event which they either host or are a part of... The single biggest thing that hurts kids is that their parents only start wanting them to get noticed in their senior year of ball. Had their kids consistently gone to reputable camps, tried out for state/provincial or national teams all along, it would make the job SO much easier... Even if they didn't end up making those squads, coaches have a habit of remembering kids that they like, either for ability or for attitude and effort.

The reality of it is that there are some services that can get your kids noticed, I've never used the site you've suggested. But I have now had four kids that I've coached and assisted in their football careers. One is going to North Carolina as a QB, the other three aren't there yet, but they've made the provincial teams that are going to be in Texas in February, and I fully expect them to make it to the national teams... Not bad for some boys from a small northern Ontario town.

With any luck your boy is only 15 right now and you have some time to get him involved in some serious rep events to help get him noticed... Even hitting up a camp this summer might not be a bad idea, even if he is headed to college this fall. Again, if he has a good head on his shoulder and you raised him right, he might not get a ride this season, but he may get noticed enough to get a partial/full ride next year if he's willing to work hard this coming year.

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If you are talking Div 1 FBS, and your kid is not recruited, then forget about it. The scouts for those schools, thats their job. If your kid is good, they know about him.

If you are talking lower divisions, then yes, the advice already given.
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I don’t have direct experience with the recruiting process, I know some about what you should do, first you should educate yourself as much as you can about the process. I do think that contacting the schools your interested in is important, not sure if a letter or email would be best, probably not going to have much luck just calling coaches I wouldn’t think. I did look a the site you mentioned escout4u.com, they seem pretty impressive, they say they have a 93% success rate and I agree with you it does appear that they help you send your stats and videos thru email to coaches across the country. Sorry I cant help you more than that, good luck!
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