Mach1academy   Recruiting 101

RECRUITING DONT'S


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1. Take care of your business in the classroom – No excuses!

Playing college football is hard, and I can guarantee college coaches do not want to hear your excuses for why your grades suffered during the fall semester. After all, the academics are only going to get harder at the next level. You want to be sure you are letting coaches know that you can handle that challenge. Develop the mindset that you are going to raise your game in spite of how busy your life has become during football season. Your full schedule of practice, weight room, and academics should leave little time to mess around. I’m not saying you can’t go out and have fun with your friends, but just make sure you’re taking care of your responsibilities.

2. Maintain your social media presence in a positive way.

Updating your social media accounts is a great way to keep coaches informed of how you’re doing and what’s going on in your life. You may not think coaches are watching because you haven’t heard from them in a while, but when they do think of you, your social media accounts are the first place they will go to get an insight on your recent activities. To avoid any issues with your social media accounts, I suggest picking three aspects of your life you care about most and only post about these three things.  For example, let’s say the three aspects are family, friends and football. Those are the only things you would post about. By sticking to the “Three aspects of your life” policy, you will avoid any pointless commentary or reckless twitter fights that could unnecessarily tarnish your reputation.

3. Be an impact player.

Less than seven percent of high school players go on to play football in college. Coaches are looking for individuals who can help make their team better and help them win more games. Having a great productive football season, while displaying your athletic and football ability on film is the absolute best way to positively impact your recruitment.

4.  Enjoy the season/experience.

Although this is a blog about keeping up your recruiting, it is paramount to enjoy your season. I know it is cliché, but you only get one high school career. I believe that you should be taking in and cherishing all of these moments playing with your high school friends. Remove the focus on the outcome (getting a scholarship or playing opportunity) and instead, focus on enjoying the process of playing football. Recruiting will all come in due time, but those that respect and enjoy each step of the process will end up having much more pleasant recruiting experiences than those who
focus solely on the outcome.

1. Out of sequence highlight videos.

2. Assume college coaches don't know who you are.

3. Assume you know all the steps to the football recruiting process.

4. Not getting in front of enough college coaches during the process.

5. Not going to college one-day camps.

6. Not going to Junior Days/ Spring Games.

7. Not training properly for camps and combines.

8. Not being realistic with your college level potential.



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