Get Recruited: It's About More Than Sport and School

posted on: Nov. 15, 2012, 10:48 a.m. | tags: Web Star Recruits NCAA student athlete get recruited

Aside from athletics, you need to ask yourself what else you can offer a college program. It's not just about your academic performance and your athletic prowess.

Coaches try to recruit the best athletes with all-around attributes. When you start looking at programs, the more diverse your high school “portfolio” is, the more likely it is that you will see more offers from college athletic programs. 

Of course coaches and schools want to see good grades and good athletics. That’s what initially attracted them to you. They want to know that you are committed to living a NCAA Division I lifestyle. However, the best colleges and universities also like to see activities outside of school and sport. Are you well-rounded with other interests? Have you engaged in other extracurricular activities, and participated in one or two other clubs at your high school? Do you perform some sort of community service?

Show that you are more than just another student athlete. If you can bring other qualities to the table, you will increase your odds of being an attractive candidate for the majority of schools you apply to, regardless of where your athletic talent lies.