4 Reasons to Discuss the Recruiting Process With Current College Players
When I was looking at different schools and getting recruited, talking with older players who were playing in college and had gone through the recruiting process was extremely helpful.
Here are four reasons why you should discuss the process with players who have gone through it:
1. They will share their tactics
These players will make you think about things you hadn’t considered before. They might ask you if you sent a follow up email to that coach. They’ll help you understand how to approach the various ways of communicating with coaches.
They can tell you what worked for them and what didn’t. They can tell you how they went about narrowing down their list of schools. This way you can get a better understanding of different things that schools offer and what you actually want.
2. They can relate to your goals
It’s always good to talk with other people who have the same goals as you. These older players are where you want to be. They can help you get there too.
They can also help you to realize maybe you don’t want to play at the highest level, but you still want good competition, so maybe you should be looking for a Division II or III.
Speaking with those who are currently playing at the next level can help you fully realize where you want to be.
3. They are very informative
They can help you find out about different exposure camps that are available. They most likely looked at a bunch of different schools when they were getting recruited and they can fill you in on what they liked or didn’t like about many of them.
Ask them how they navigated certain situations.
4. They know how and when to support you
Different points of the process are more difficult than others and nobody knows that better than the players who have already been through it. They can be your guides and you can bounce all of your questions and concerns off of them. They are aware of the pressure you might feel like you’re under and they will be there for you.
These older players know the basics of the process and what it takes. They have learned lessons that they can share with you such as what worked for them and what didn’t. These players want you to learn from the mistakes they made while being recruited so you don’t have to make the same ones.