It’s your senior season and you have not received much recruiting attention. The reasons for this could be multiple. First, you may not have played much so far in your high school career. Perhaps you did play but you did not show much up to this point. Another reason could be that you are interesting to colleges but they just want to see more. Whatever the reason may be, waiting until the end of your senior year to update or correct this perception of you with recruiters is risky business. You can jump start your senior year recruiting by putting together a 3 game highlight video.
By now you have played three games in your senior season. Hopefully you have been active enough to display your talent on film. Don’t wait until your senior year is complete to put together a highlight video. Doing so could mean that you are well into December or possibly even January. Waiting until then to display your work is a recipe for disaster. It is difficult to get recruited in those months if you are a senior. It’s not impossible but it is indeed, very difficult. You can get yourself on the recruiting board at some schools by releasing a three game highlight video.
The rules on the 3 game highlight video are the same. Try not to pack the highlight video with the mundane, routine plays that any ole Tom, Dick and Harry can make. After all, this is an attempt to show a college that you are better than the rest and worthy of playing at the next level. A four yard run that did not involve any feat of athleticism or strength does little to make your case and may lead a recruiter to believe that this is the best you can do. So if that’s all that you have through three games then you may want to forgo the three game highlight and realize that you need to step up your play.
If you have a good 10-12 plays that show you are something special, go ahead and put one together. Start with the best play first and go backwards from there. Your 3 game highlight video is not a feature film with a plot and a build up to a climax. You have to get to the point so if you ran back a punt for 77 yards, that’s play #1 and not play number 19. You have to slap that recruiter in the face right now with your abilities. Keep the film short. College football teams are in season and the coaching staffs do not have a great deal of time to watch recruiting film when their next conference opponent needs their attention. A 1:30 long film is just fine so long as it shows off the best of you. If you have been ballin through these first three games, don’t waste any time, make the video and get it out to colleges today.
If you are in need of recruiting help, again my message is get it now, do not wait for December and January. If you aren’t trying to be the last one in line for the new Jordan’s then use the same mentality when it comes to recruiting. Early bird gets the worm. GridironStuds.com provides recruiting help for high school football players from coast to coast. Contact me today and let us put together a strategy for you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
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Author: Chad Wilson
Chad Wilson is a college football recruiting expert and creator of the GridironStudsApp which allows high school football players to gain exposure to college football coaches and fans. Wilson is a former college football player for the University of Miami (92-94) and Long Beach St. (’90-’91) and played briefly for the Seattle Seahawks (’95). He is also a former youth and high school football coach for over 15 years. Wilson’s older son Quincy plays in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and his younger son plays cornerback for the University of Florida. Email: email@example.com.