If you want to know what a program is really like, a cross section of current and past players are your best sources.
Hard recruitment on the front end requires hard de-recruitment on back end. Keep it real up front and you’ll adjust quicker when it gets real.
College coaches recruit every day of their lives. You and your parents are recruited once.
It’s not you versus them but you need some level of preparation,
Being recruited isn’t the final goal; it’s another step in the process. If Tim Duncan isn’t satisfied, why would anyone else be?
Coaches fall in love with players for many reasons but winning games is always at the forefront.
If you are really interested in a school and haven’t heard from the coaching staff by the end of July before your senior year, it can’t hurt to initiate the contact yourself.
Most players are really “tweeners”. Don’t worry about what you’re not. Work on being the best player you can be with what you have.
Players come out of “nowhere” all the time to surprise and even shock the so-called experts. Persist!
The recruiting landscape changes every day with signings, commits, decommits, and transfers but the only thing you can really control is how you approach each day.
Even though the recruiting process has sped up on underclassmen over the years, HS seniors still are sometimes awarded scholarships in the summer after graduation. Persist!
Transfers are most often caused by unrealistic expectations on the part of the recruit, the college coaching staff or both.
No matter what a college staff calls their recruiting lists, one is a “priority” list and the other is a “backup” list in case they miss their prime targets. Some staffs will honestly tell you where you stand.
Ideally, coaches want players with high level performance and low level maintenance- on and off the floor.
College transferring is an epidemic. Look at Jeff Goodman’s Transfer List on ESPN.com.
It’s an eye opener.
It only takes one coach or scout to first put you on the radar or expand your resume. Every time you play, assume that person is watching.
There will be college rosters that will give you better opportunities than others. However, no matter what college you choose, it is wise to get used to the idea that you’ll have competition in the recruiting classes before you, after you and possibly in the same class.
A quality as simple as you being a good teammate is important to college coaches in the recruiting process.
Well before you ever go on “official” or “unofficial” visits, make college campus visits with your family so that you’re a veteran before the fact.