Class of 2014 Football: Start Getting Recruited Now
High School football players in the class of 2014: Now is the time to start reaching out to college coaches.
Most college coaches have completed their recruiting from the class of 2013. Letters of Intent are being signed, and it's time to target athletes from the class of 2014. As a potential college athlete, it is important to understand and know the college football recruiting calendar, and when initial contact is permissible.
NCAA Division I college coaches are allowed to make one phone call to the student athlete during the junior year of high school between April 15th and May 31st. Division II allows unlimited contact immediately following the athlete’s junior year. Finally, Division III allows off campus contact following the completion of the athlete’s junior year. Not only should you be aware of your own NCAA eligibility, but you should also have an idea of when college coaches are looking -- and when they can contact you.
If you plan on playing at the next level, you must know when you can be contacted, and when the physical recruiting process starts. Even though college coaches may not be able to call you right now, they are still looking. And you want to be at the top of the list once they start making those phone calls. The earlier you are contacted, the better your recruiting process will be.
Realize that your recruiting process started when you entered high school. Every class you've taken, and every grade you receive count toward you NCAA eligibility. You can't start too early. If you want to be noticed, you need to start now. Create a recruiting video. Arrange for a respected third party athletic evaluation. Get out there so that coaches know who you are -- and know to call.