When speaking with a number of high school athletes, the ones who don’t seemed thrilled with how the football recruiting process is going for them always seems to make excuses when I ask them about what schools are recruiting them. As I have said before, I don’t care who is recruiting you. But it should be something that you should work on and be proud of at the same time.
One of the most frequent excuses that I hear from prep athletes about their recruiting attention is that they are just about to send out their tape. Once that makes the rounds in front of college coaches, scholarships will come flying left and right. I hate excuses like this and in my opinion it is coming from uneducated families who are unsure what to do in the football recruiting process.
The good news is that if you found this site, that means you are putting the time in to do things correctly. You are following the advice that is provided here which has worked time and time again. And instead of charging you thousands of dollars like recruiting service, we basically give it to you for free.
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- E-Book: How Seniors Can Finish the Football Recruiting Process Strong
If you are a senior and have plans to play college football, you must have your highlight tape/game film ready to send today. I don’t want to hear the excuses because I can only imagine. “Well, my coach said he was going to do it but got busy” or “I am playing basketball/wrestling so don’t have enough time to do it yet.” Put those excuses to bed.
First off, ask yourself what was the date of your last game? If that was over a month ago, whatever avenue you are looking at to get your video made, it might be time to look somewhere else. There has to be a time frame to cut off whatever options you have already looked at. If it is a coach, a family friend, or even your parents, it would be worth looking into new options.
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Once you get that video done, remember, cold sending out tapes is not going to help you whatsoever. It actually will leave you with more questions about where you sit with the recruiting process.
What you should be doing is emailing the coaches that you have a senior recruiting highlight video available for the coaches that have been recruiting you. See what their response is and judge it from there. Keep track of the coaches you email, the coaches you send the film to, and take the time to follow up. Signing Day honestly is around the corner so keeping detailed notes of this information is vital.
Getting that highlight tape in the hands of college coaches that you have contacted prior to sending will give you your best chance to be evaluated. This evaluation is the best step to hopefully getting a scholarship offer from colleges down the road.