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College Basketball Recruiting

The practice of college recruiting involves many sports including college football, a  popular sport in the USA. College basketball, for instance, has gained quite a following nationwide ever since it began in the early 20th century. Students who can play the game and eager to pursue their education with the help athletic scholarships try out during basketball recruiting. In northeastern Institutions in the United States such as Syracuse University began to organize men’s basketball teams during the late 1890s. Since the end of World War II American university basketball competitions have seen a continued growth, which has gone virtually unhindered all these years. The annual 64-team basketball tournament, known as March Madness, is a major media and cultural event in the United States. However, far from being limited to the local scene, basketball has a global appeal, reflected by the number of foreign players making it to the NBA.  Since 1 990 efforts have been made by NBA franchises to seek out talented foreign players.  This is done through the player selection draft, occurring every year, as well as through the process of free agency, where the services of a player as yet not under contract or other obligation to another team are obtained. Students who want to succeed in basketball recruiting need to know more than the basics in football.  They need to explore the various college campuses that are participating in college recruiting, and students need to...

College Football Recruiting Process – Play Football Recruiters...

“You don’t have to wait until your senior season to start the college football recruiting process and get in contact with coaches. It will definitely help a college football player to be more vocal. If you have any questions or concerns about anything you should ask a coach. A lot of times there are players that have questions about “how to do this” or “how can I do that’ and I think that coaches – at least most of them – are very willing, and want to help in any way they can with the college football recruiting process. And a lot of times they can’t help you unless you ask. And most of the time they will be more than willing to help you. Whether it’s with college or with football, or any other sport, or just working out, or how you can better yourself in the sport that you’re playing, just have the courage to ask. I know for me, growing up, it was difficult to talk to the coaches. It wasn’t the coaches fault, it’s just myself and my personality – I was afraid to ask too many questions. But it’s definitely better to ask a lot of questions than to ask no questions and trying to figure out everything on your own. It’s a totally different world out there, and you need other people to help you through the college football recruiting process. Not everyone...

College Football Recruiters – Recruiting Process, Play Football...

“I want to talk to you a little bit about what to expect on an official or unofficial visit with college football recruiters or coaches. More specifically – I know it sounds silly, but – what to wear. You want to be able to make a good first impression on the coach – you don’t want to look sloppy or look bad. So what I recommend is wearing a nice shirt (maybe a polo shirt) and khaki pants – something comfortable, but also something you’ll look nice in. Because you want to be confident when you’re talking to college football recruiters or coaches, and if you look confident you’ll feel confident and then you’ll come off as confident. First impressions is a big part of making connections with people, especially if you’re talking to someone like a coach who you want to make a good impression on. So, I know if sounds silly, but dressing nice on a visit where you’re talking to a coach is definitely very important. It’s a little bit flexible, depending on where you go. For instance – I went to Hawaii, and because of the culture and the climate I wore khaki shorts and a polo shirt with slippers, which was perfectly acceptable, but I still looked presentable. That’s one thing you want to keep in mind when you’re talking to college football recruiters or coaches and making your visits to different colleges.” -Joshua...

College Football Lines 2010 – Clemson College Football Predictions 2010...

College Football Lines 2010 The Clemson Tigers won the Atlantic Division last season with a 9-5 record overall and a 6-2 mark in ACC play. Dabo Swinney has this team headed in the right direction, but it will be tough for him to get the Tigers back to the top of the Atlantic considering many key players are gone, including the electrifying C.J. Spiller at running back. He was the heart and soul of this offense and a huge factor on special teams. Check out my team preview of the offense and defense Clemson has to offer below, as well as my predictions on the Tigers in terms of the ACC. Offense: QB Kyle Parker has decided to return to the football team this season and put off pursuing his professional baseball career for the time being. He threw 20 touchdown passes last year for Clemson and is a huge part of the offense. He’ll be playing behind an experience offensive line that returns the top six players on the depth chart from last season. This group has combined for 88 starts in their careers. To take some of the pressure off of Parker, somebody must emerge in the backfield. Clemson put up 170.4 rushing yards per game last year and that will be hard to match with Spiller gone. Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper figure to combine to fill Spiller’s shoes in the backfield. Even more pressing is...

Football Recruiting Videos – College Football Recruiting Process...

“I want to talk to you today about football recruiting videos (highlight videos). Coaches use football recruiting highlight videos as one of their main tools for recognizing players and evaluating them. There are some misconceptions about highlight videos – a lot of people think that you have to have fancy music or cool effects. Really, your highlight video should have – first of all – it should have all of your best plays in the beginning, because most coaches will only look at your highlight video for about 15 or 30 seconds and make a decision about you after that. It sounds unfair, but you want to make sure that you put your best plays in the beginning so that the coaches get to see what your potential is. Also, one thing that helps is editing your videos. If you just have raw footage, a lot of times it’s hard for coaches to follow you – they won’t know where you are on a play. You want to make it as easy as possible for the coach to see you, recognize you, and notice your good plays. Therefore, editing is very helpful – just show them where you are before the play by freeze-framing for a second and highlighting where you are, and then letting the play run. A good football recruiting highlights videos can definitely help you get noticed by college coaches.” -Joshua Rice (former football player for...