Recruiting School: The Waiting Game Is Not For Everybody

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Whoever said good things come to those who wait definitely was not a high school football player hunting for a college football scholarship.  Many a college football recruit has done damage to themselves by waiting too long to make a very important decision.  For some,  waiting is best,  for the majority,  not so much.

I’ve told the story on my Instagram account (@GridironStuds) about the time I took a recruiting visit out of high school to California Berkeley.  It was the biggest of my handful of offers and I was not a rated recruit.  In 1990,  it was a whole lot harder to get ranked and recognized as a high school football player and with only one good season of playing under my belt,  no chance.  With that in mind,  I had no business making a school like Cal in the Pac-10 wait for my commitment.  However,  I lacked guidance in the process and pretty much flew by the seat of my pants in the World of recruiting.

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Your Half An Effort Will Not Get You A Full Scholarship

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

I will see it from time to time and be amazed by it.  Across this country,  student athletes are suiting up to play football and with it arm themselves with some entitlements.  Allow me to pat you down and take some of those offensive weapons off of you as they will likely harm someone,  mainly yourself.

The entitlements come in many forms.  I can count on many hands and many feet the amount of times I have received a DM or email from a high school football player who tells me they want to go D-1.  Ok,  well that’s fine,  you should aim high but what have you done to earn a D1 scholarship?  If your effort on the practice field and in the classroom is not to the utmost of your abilities then I am not sure what you think is supposed to happen here.  Despite what some athletes may think,  just because you play high school football does not mean you are entitled to a scholarship.

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Am I A Division I Football Player?

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

About a decade ago there was a popular TV show called Everybody Loves Raymond. It was a comedic sitcom that kind of betrayed the title because every episode, the lead character Raymond seemed to be in some conflict with somebody who wasn’t really loving him at the time.  Similarly,  every high school football player loves Division I football but is Division I football in conflict with you?  In this article we’ll determine if that is the case.

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3 Things You Can Do Right Now If You Don’t Have Any Offers

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

I get this question all the time.  “Coach what can I do to get my name out there?” It is a good question and it is an important question.  Exposure is what a recruit needs to land offers.  Assuming you have the talent to play college football,  there are some definite things you can do to open the door for you to get attention from college football programs.  In this article,  I will discuss what those things are.

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Recruiting School: The School I Signed With Was Not Where I Wanted to Go

By Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Signing Day was last Wednesday.  It was a joyous occasion for 100’s of high school football players as they ended their recruiting process by putting pen to paper bonding themselves to universities all across the country. Not everyone who signed last week was happy. Some student athletes signed on the dotted line to schools that they really didn’t want to go to but felt like they had to.  This article today is for them.

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Three Things You Need To Get From College Football Recruiting Camps

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

It’s that time of year.  Some call it the offseason,  a bunch of others call it camp season.  Recruiting camps as some call them will be plentiful and consistent over the next few months.  Some will make very bold promises about their ability to bring you recruiting exposure. Other camps will be expected to perform that task whether it is true or not.  Who knows who coined these camps by the phrase “recruiting camp” but whether or not they will get you recruited depends on your approach and what you expect going into them.

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