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– Chris Locke, Vice President, Head of School IMG Academy

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– Nolan Harrison, Senior Director of Former Player Services

According to the NCAA, only 7% of high school football players will go on to compete at the college level. And of those college-bound football recruits, only 3% will earn a spot on a Division 1 football roster. To get recruited for college football and earn an athletic scholarship, high school athletes need to start the recruiting process early and utilize every tool they can to get on the radar of college coaches.

To kick off the college football recruiting process, high school athletes should research which division levels they qualify for athletically. After creating a target list of football colleges, high school athletes should start reaching out to coaches and send them a football recruiting video. Be sure to include verified stats, high school transcripts and your reasons for interest in the football program. High school recruits should follow up with coaches and send them updated highlight videos and new combine stats. As you follow up, arrange times for campus visits.

While top football recruits will begin to generate interest from college football coaches as early as middle school, most top Division 1 football programs will start recruiting athletes during their sophomore or junior years of high school. In many cases, these college football programs will wrap up their roster for a recruiting class by the end of junior year of high school. At the D2, D3 and NAIA levels, coaches will typically wait until end of junior year or the start of senior year to get into the recruiting process. These programs will often focus their recruiting attention on high school athletes who narrowly missed out on D1 football programs.

The football highlight video is a great way for high school athletes to get their foot in the door with a college coach. Recruits should capture their best skills and athletic abilities over the course of a 2-3 minute video clip. If a college football coach is interested in recruiting a high school athlete after viewing their highlight video, they will arrange a time to watch the athlete play in person or request full game footage.

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