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Football Recruiting and College Selection

Anyone who plays football and who is interested in a professional career can tell you the importance of college football recruiting. This is one of the most important sports-related reasons for carefully choosing the college or university you will attend because players at well known schools that are frequently visited by recruiters have a better chance of being recruited than players at smaller, less famous schools. However, just because you attend a smaller school that does not have as much football notoriety as Notre Dame or the University of Tennessee does not mean that you have no chance. Anyone who makes a name for himself on the playing field can have the chance to be recruited and play professionally.

Aspects of College Football Recruiting

There are many aspects involved with college football recruiting. If you come from a high school team that has watched many players get recruited by strong college football programs, your coach can be a great resource. Ask your coach for advice and suggestions about to get involved with the recruitment process. It is definitely a good idea to maintain a good relationship with your coach because most college programs are extremely concerned about signing athletes who are coachable. Because your coach is the one who has the most firsthand experience with you and your attitudes as an athlete, he can have a very positive or negative impact on the likelihood of your recruitment.

As mentioned earlier, one of the best ways to get recruited is to make a name for yourself on the playing field. Practice hard, play hard, show considerable dedication and enthusiasm, and make yourself an indispensable part of your team, regardless of your position. It is a good idea to make recruitment videos that highlight some of your best game moments and give the recruiters and colleges a sense of who you are. Send these videos out to colleges you are thinking about attending to let them know you are interested in them. If everything works to your favor, you could get a visit from a recruiter and be signing a contract sooner than you think.

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