Top 4 Ways to Get Recruited by College Football Coaches

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

If you are a high school football player chances are you want to continue playing football at the college football level. In the college football recruiting game there are some things that are consistent and the following four things are just that. Here are the top 4 Ways to Get Recruited by College Coaches.


It’s no secret, height wins in the recruiting game. 6’2″ cornerbacks are getting offers like they are going out of style. If you are 6’6″ playing defensive end and or tight end, college coaches have their eyes are on you. There’s noting like a 6’7″ left tackle and everyone is looking for a 6’4″ quarterback. So you are asking, why is he telling me this? I have no control over my height. While height is largely genetic, there is evidence to support the notion that sleep and rest could contribute to an increase in your height. If you’re young, get your rest. It could really pay off!


Speed kills. You’ve heard it before. Some of the greatest players to play this game had the crucial element of speed. Whether it’s the running back that can turn a simple handoff into a 75 yard run or a wide receiver that can catch a 5 yard slant and go the distance, speed is very attractive to the college football coach. Join the track team or do some speed specific training. Athlete’s Acceleration can help. They have outstanding, simple methods for speed development. Click here to visit them. College coaches always want to know how fast you are.


You can’t judge a book by it’s cover… Don’t tell that to college football coaches out on the recruiting trail. Undoubtedly a well developed frame with ripped muscles and lean mass will always garner attention. Of course you will have to be able to play the game with a reasonable amount of efficiency but we are already assuming you are a good player. A good player that looks like he has been in the weight room will more often get looks before a great player that looks like he has never touched a weight. Learn to love the weight room.


In life you can always get ahead by knowing what you are good at but also equally important, by knowing what you are not so good at. Either improve on those weaknesses or stick to what you are good at. Often times it is difficult to determine this yourself. Many struggle with this task. However, some of the best will seek the opinion of others. At GridironStuds, we offer a great service that has helped 100’s of student athletes called a FULL EVALUATION. We know what colleges look at and can tell you what they are seeing in you. It’s an awesome tool that every college prospect should use and it’s affordable. Email me if you are interested in this important service –

In my six years in the recruiting business, I have observed these FOUR factors consistently leading to an athlete being recruited more than the average. .

Good luck and as always, if any of you need help with recruiting feel free to reach out and touch me using any of the contact info below. We offer a couple of services that can definitely aid you in getting recruited by college football programs.


Chad Wilson is a recruiting expert and owner of a website devoted to promoting the talents of youth and high school football players. ¬†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 high school football coach and father of three kids, two of which are college student athletes and another well on his way. Email:

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