2019 NCAA Football Recruiting
Updated article from 3/26/2018 on the NCAA Football Recruiting Periods and how the work.
NCAA Football Recruiting Periods
"Will you explode into pieces or form into a diamond out of the rough?"
This quote has played an intricate role in my life and has made me question how much "pressure" one can withstand before becoming an exploding pipe, instead of a beautifully formed diamond. Creating an equal path to a destination that is sought after by many is never the case in today's society.
In football, the pressure comes in many obvious forms on the football field, but what about off the field?
This is the part that keeps most high school football players from being recruited at the level their athletics portray on video. This is the part that separates a recruiting board when they start with a range of prospects that coaches/scouts found in their respective recruiting regions. So let's say their are 8 regions that are being scouted and the regions are regions of the USA, like Southwest or Northwest. Each Scout could like 3 or 4 players at one position from each region, and they will bring them back to the office with full reports on all of the athletes vital information. So in essence, there could be 25-30 players at each position now on the college staffs recruiting boards. This is where you MUST know your NCAA recruiting calendar and the timelines set forth for coaches to evaluate you for their programs.
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How to start getting recruited by college football teams
Updated article from DEC,2017.
1. NCAA Clearinghouse (Obtain ID #)
2. FAFSA Report - So a College knows how much your tuition will cost
3. Application through Admissions - if a school tells you to apply, APPLY! They like players who can get in school first and then can offer football money! So apply, apply and apply some more! (Some school's will waive app fee, if asked)
5. Take the ACT/SAT! Study on Scout Trout ACT/SAT Prep
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Get Recruited NCAA Football
How to Get Recruited for Football Division 1
COA - Cost of Attendance
EFC - Expected Family Contribution
How to get financial aid for college
Every year I hear that so-and-so got a full scholarship to [insert team here] for four years and everything is paid for. Knowing how these "full-rides" are calculated, many times the football program winds up paying for a considerably small percentage of the "athletic scholarship" money to obtain that student-athlete's services in exchange for a free education for four years. For example, when I transferred from a D2 to a D1 football program, I had to sit out a full year before I could become eligible, per NCAA transfer rules. I then was considered an "independent", as I was 19 years old and not under my parents roof. I was able to get my total cost down to $780, which included books and other school expenses. Well, how is it that the cost to attend was 28,000 roughly, per year and by claiming I was a broke 19 year old (independent), I was eligible for substantial financial aid from our United States Government? Let's go over how you can get this number down before any football money is awarded, as well.
How to Get Stars in High School Football
This article does not pertain to every college football coach or program in America. It is just a reflection and opinion from the best college football analyst in America.
I have been coaching and examining the recruiting/scouting system for a little over 2 years now, and I have been asked thousands of times, "how do I get stars or become a ranked player?" I normally gave a cliché coaching response in an effort to boost the athlete's or parent's morale, as they've watched many players receive offers. I made the effort of figuring it all out and decided to rank players along the way using my own methods. First, let's dive into what it takes to be a 5-star recruit in today's society.
All findings were discovered through intensive online, in person coaching of top and "sleeper recruits" and opinions formed by collegiate coaches (current and former).
Merf Trout - Owner Scout Trout Elite LLC