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The overwhelming majority of high school student-athletes seeking a college roster spot do not get one.
There is no more important attribute that you can bring to the recruiting process than a proactive mindset. While academic ability and physical talent are important prerequisites, they are not enough!
Players and families must be honest with themselves...
...with respect to their academic profile, their athletic attributes, and how those will translate into opportunities through the recruiting process. Seeking an objective assessment at the outset of the recruiting process is crucial!
There is more than one ideal college experience for everyone.
While getting into college has never been tougher, the good news is that students can maximize their chances at a positive outcome by casting a wide net and targeting a well balanced group of schools.
Stats don't matter!
One of the biggest misconceptions about the recruiting process is that high school success, failure, or playing time, will have a strong impact on a player's "recruitability." While high school accomplishments are not irrelevant, students-athletes don't need impressive statistics to get recruited.
A "recruitable" student-athlete is NOT made during the season.
The seeds of a successful recruiting process are sown in the off-season, months in advance of when college coaches might see you perform. Once you have an objective athletic assessment, student-athletes must use the off-season to bolster their strengths and attack their weaknesses.
College Bound players from The Dick Howser Showccase at Roger Dean Stadium