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Top Myths of College Recruiting

June 28, 2016

 

There are so many different myths out there and people sharing information about the recruiting process and really misleading parents and their children into tough situations.  For me it's very frustrating because for the past 20 years, I have been here and see it happen over and over.  It happens because each year there is a new group of parents going through this process for the first time so they will listen to whoever talks the loudest or whoever is the most "powerful" person within their world as it relates to their child.  As you read through just use your imagination and you can see what I am talking about and I am sure you have heard all of this before.

  1. Students who earn all state and all region team honors in Arizona should be able to play pretty much anywhere in college. 

    1. The sobering truth is just because you stand out at your school, your region and even your state doesn’t mean you’ll stand out in the pool of players nationally.  College coaches do not anxiously await the All-State team to recruit from, it's just much too late in the process for that and they also understand those selections, although quite an honor, are not the best way for them to see what students are the best fit for their school

  2. Getting an athletic scholarship is all about strategy

    1. Playing your cards right can help a little, but we’re talking maybe 5 percent of the equation.  Bottom line is either you are good or not.  Stats can be manufactured and coaches can see through the attempts of students (and their parents) to jazz up some un-exciting stats.  Many parents t