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“We’re committed to staying ahead of the curve in the way we train and prepare student-athletes to compete at every phase, including the college recruiting game. NCSA is another tool we can use to give them a competitive edge.”

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

“NCSA knows there is life after collegiate sports, and athletes have to be prepared for that. Their focus is on putting education first by finding the best college fit for the student-athlete. Coaches might come and go, but education lasts a lifetime. Leverage the sport you love to help you achieve your long-term goals. NCSA will help you do that.”

– Nolan Harrison, Senior Director of Former Player Services

Want to learn how to get recruited for college football? You need to start the recruiting process early and cast a wide net to get discovered by college football coaches and put yourself in line to earn an athletic scholarship. Early into your high school football career, you should initiate the recruiting process early and use every tool in your toolbox to catch the eye of college coaches and make their list of top recruits.

Want to learn how to start the recruiting process for college football? High school players should evaluate their athletic ability to figure out which division level is their best fit. After pulling together a target list of football colleges based on your current and future athletic potential as a football player, you should start emailing, calling, texting and sending Twitter DMs to college coaches. Every coach communicates with recruits in a different fashion. You should also coaches a football recruiting video. In addition to a montage of your top plays, this video should feature verified stats, GPA and a few reasons why you are interested in representing this program on the gridiron. High school football recruits should follow up with coaches and provide updated highlight plays and combine stats.

While top football recruits tend to receive interest from college football coaches as early as middle school, the lion’s share of top Division 1 football programs kick off their recruiting process during athletes’ sophomore or junior year of high school. These college football programs often complete their roster for a recruiting class by the end of junior year of high school. At the D2, D3 and NAIA levels, coaches often wait to recruit until the end of junior year or the start of senior year to begin the recruiting process. These programs often focus their recruiting attention on high school athletes who were overlooked by D1 football programs.

The football highlight video is an effective way for high school athletes to get noticed by a college coach. Recruits should capture their best skills and plays over the course of a 2-3 minute video clip.


Click here to get the basics from our College Football Recruiting Guide.