Early commitments/early signing date have actually helped clarify the “picture” for mid and low major schools/prospects, Every time a player “goes off the board:, the picture is clearer.
Stay grounded: Don’t fall victim to recruiting and/or media hype about you. Many players have peaked early because they believed what others wrote or said.
One sign you’re really being recruited are letters from the head coach, hand written and contain references that apply to you alone.
Sometimes one simple playing tip can “turn on the light” and improve your play significantly.
Even NBA All-Stars aren’t finished learning.
Recruiting Letters: Many are computer generated; others are personal. But even the so-called “personal” notes can be canned and duplicated to many other recruits-even over the years.
“Name” coaches and programs. Don’t go to a big name program for the effect of announcing it.
No one- especially you- will be impressed if it’s the wrong fit.
Q. “How do I get recruited?”
A. Play well as many times as you can and have in-person or videotape documentations as many times as you can.
Some programs will give you a time limit to decide on their offer.
Your reaction will probably depend on who has the “hammer”.
Some programs won’t honor your verbal commit to another school and will still recruit you anyway. Ask yourself how you view that-before it happens.
Don’t act like you’re the first or last person to be recruited. It’s
a privilege, not a right. Everyone eventually plays a last game.