As the largest website that covers prep athletics, Rivals.com has a database that includes some of the best athletes throughout the country in a number of different sports. And while it is not the only site doing this, college coaches do look at the database and may use it to find names to add to their prospective recruiting list. Having video under your profile also allows coaches to see highlights quickly and early on.
While it is not a make or break in the recruiting process, it is a nice addition to your recruiting resume to have your profile in that top prospect database. At the very least, it is not going to hurt anything if you submit proper information and keep them updated. But the question is how do you get a Rivals.com Recruiting Profile?
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.
This site previously had a form that was on the Rivals.com main page but that is no longer the case. Their page with media contact currently is a mess and doesn’t show up very well. That may mean it could be best to go through Twitter to contact their writers but here is what we have had:
How can I help support Recruiting-101?
- Use highlight-videos.com for a Hudl tuneup/new video
- E-Book: Guide to the Athletic Recruiting Process for Parents
- E-Book: How Juniors Can Get a Head Start on the Football Recruiting Process
- Complete Package: Junior Football All State Recruiting Package
- E-Book: Football Recruiting Position by Position Advice
- Complete Package: Senior Football All State Recruiting Package
- E-Book: Producing a Scholarship Worthy Highlight Video
- E-Book: How Seniors Can Finish the Football Recruiting Process Strong
While their page has recently changed, here are their names and email addresses:
Recruiting Recruiting Analysts
Football, West Region
Football, Mid-Atlantic Region
Football, West Region
Football, Midwest Region
Football, Southwest Region
Football, Southeast Region
When emailing these experts, ask them about getting a profile in the database. The next step after they set it up is to ask them where you need to send your video to be included.
One last final note. Please do not contact multiple people on this list asking them to add you. Find one that would be considered in your area and write an email introducing yourself. You may also want to include your recruiting profile as well. If they don’t respond, be persistant but not overly annoying.