Most athletes think that getting recruited to play on a college or university sports team is as simple as playing well and hoping that a college scout will come out and see them play.
The truth is, however, the college recruiting process rarely ever works like that – even for the best athletes in the nation.
Most college scouts are given very little money to spend on scouting out new players for their school. This means that if you live in a small state or town, the chances of a scout spending his limited budget to come out and see you play is very, very slight.
Instead, most scouts spent their recruiting budgets on trips to cities where there are thousands and thousands of potential athletes to choose from. It doesn’t mean that the players in these larger cities are any better than you, it’s just that there are more players to choose from, so the odds of a college scout finding a player he or she wants for his or her school is that much larger. It’s just smart business!
What this means for you, however, is that if you want to play college sports, YOU have to first scout out the colleges and universities that YOU WANT TO PLAY FOR… and YOU have to do the necessary work to get recruited to that particular school.
Players with a game-plan get recruited to the colleges of their choice. Players with no game-plan run the risk of not playing college sports at all.
It’s this simple: If you don’t have a game-plan for the college recruiting process and you don’t reach out to the colleges that you want to play for, you will not be playing college sports.