When looking at Rivals.com, Scout.com, and 247Sports.com, it was a breeze finding contact information and the email addresses needed to contact recruiting experts and get yourself listed in their database of top players. But it was definitely a challenge to find much at ESPN. It may be because they want to keep the database limited or that they just don’t have enough staff at this point to really cover high school athletics.
Anyways, I have done what I could to find as much contact information as I can to submit more information about yourself to ESPN. The good news is that it does seem that they watch a substantial amount of tape and grade the players out. While some are more accurate than others, this is at least a step in the right direction for their coverage. For those curious, click here to see how they grade out prospective recruits. Here is also where to search the database to see if you are listed
The main recruiting site of ESPN can be found at www.recruitingnation.com even though it is under the same umbrella of ESPN.
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As for the database, let me mention that before you try this, I would recommend having some solid stats and Division I interest to back up your claim of how good of a player you are. Chances are that if you should be listed in that database, then you definitely should have at least a minor amount of interest from schools at the Division I level.
The great new is they actually have a form that can help. Click here for that.
Where to send video? I was actually able to find this:
92 Montvale Ave.
Stoneham, Mass., 02180
As always seems to be the case with ESPN, putting contact information is too damn hard so all they do is link their twitter handles. If you are the worldwide leader, you can do what you want. They cut their staff heavily last year and there is even less contact information listed on the list.
Senior national recruiting analyst: Tom Luginbill
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