Throughout the athletic recruiting process, the last thing you want to do is burn bridges with the coaches that are recruiting you. The reason why this is important to avoid is that you just never know what can happen in your life later on that you may run into them. It could be if you get into the coaching game yourself or even the real world.
And one way to really anger a coach at any level is to take the easy way out when making a commitment. What I mean by that is some athletes decide to commit to a school and not call the other coaches that have been recruiting him. These coaches eventually find out this athlete committed elsewhere by reading it in the newspaper or on Rivals.com/Scout.com.
While it may be one of the most difficult calls an 18-year may have to make, calling the coaches of the other schools is the right thing to do. The first thing it shows is your character. These coaches know that making these calls are difficult. Every athlete I have talked to about these calls says that the majority of the time, the coach wishes them the best of luck at the school and that is that.
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So basically at the most, it takes five minutes to call the coach who has spent hours and hours recruiting you throughout the process. Not all recruits do it, but if you are reading this site, you are likely a thoughtful recruit who has worked hard to put yourself into a situation to be recruited. I would recommend doing it before you announce your decision and speaking with the coach yourself (And not leaving a voice mail). It is going to be hard, but again, there is no reason not to do it.
The reason why I strongly feel that it is needed is because lets say you decide on a different school and go there for a year. While there, you end up not liking it and want to transfer out. If you left the other schools you were considering on good standing, it may be time to contact them after you receive your release. The better they feel about you, the better chance that they may once again consider you in recruiting.
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