Did you know you can actually increase your chances of getting recruited for football?

It’s true.

If you’re like I was, you were taught the only thing you had in your power was to get good grades, train hard, and hope for the best.

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Dorial Green-Beckham was one of this most highly-touted wide receivers coming out of high school in 2012. (ICON Sports)

I’m here to tell you, you can take matters into your own hands, man.

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Even though this site is designed to increase your chances of playing pro football, if you don’t play college football first, your chances are slim of playing pro.

Don’t get me wrong, though, it can happen, but for most people, that’s how it goes down.

Without further a-do, here’s my opinion, on How to Get Recruited for Football.

1. Attend Football Camps Hosted By Collegiate Programs.

There’s no better way of showing college coaches and scouts what you can do than in-person, lettin’ em see you up-close-and-personal.

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These camps also give you a chance to speak to coaches, letting them get a feel for who you are and your personality.

This opportunity also gives you, and potentially even your parents, the opportunity to build relationships with the coaching staff of the college program. 

Relationships are important in all walks of life, and college football is no different, my friend.

 

2. Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.  

Registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center will help you identify schools that you academically qualify for participating with, at the Division I and II level.

If you can, do this before the start of your Junior year in High School.  This will keep you from trying to go to schools that you might now even qualify for.

You also want to update your information with them regularly.  This will make sure the guidance you’re getting from them is stays accurate, otherwise you’re wasting your time.

 

3.  What Level of Football Can you Realistically Play?

The truth is, everybody doesn’t have the talent to play Division 1A football.  If you have Division II talent, and you’re going USC and Notre Dame camps, you could be wasting your time.

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Especially if you’re heading into your Junior or Senior year in high school (more on this in a sec).

It’s also smart to go to some D1A, FCS (D1-AA), DII, and DIII games at schools in your area.  This will let you to observe, firsthand, the level of competition at each level so you can make a more realistic assessment.

Then, make a list of the schools you’re interested in looking further-into.

Check out Part 2 below:

How to Get Recruited for Football – Part 2

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