Get past all the emotions that come along with the experience and get to the important stuff. Recognize what it is that you want, put a game plan together and take those steps to making a quality choice.
The student-athlete should control everything that happens. From figuring out what kind of a degree they want to what type of a program they want to play for, they should control it all.
By taking a business-like approach, the student-athletes and their parents will be in control of the outcome and that's how it should be.
College recruiting is a business and I would really tell parents and athletes, alike, to treat it as such.
The more talented a young man is, the earlier the recruiting process usually begins.
The college recruiting process shouldn't be about how many schools have interest in you or how many offers you get, it should be about you finding the right school.
It is hard for an athlete to standout through an email, especially when his email gets mixed in with the emails coming from recruits that think they can play somewhere they really can't. That makes filtering through recruit emails an almost impossible task.
The good thing about competing at the NCAA Division I Level is that identifying recruits is usually a pretty easy thing for us to do. Most of the time, the type of kids we recruit are identified early in their high school careers by many college programs.
Selecting the right college to attend is an investment into a young man or woman's future, it's not just about basketball.
Social media has a way of revealing someone and can be very telling.
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