There is one single thing that you can do to ensure you are giving yourself the best chance to play at the next level: BE PROACTIVE. Many high school athletes do not understand that the most important thing they can do is reach out to recruiters themselves. If you are serious about competing at the next level, you must be willing to do what it takes to get there both on and off the field. Here is the secret no one will tell you about the recruiting process.
Reach out in volume. Make a long list of school that interest you and contact them ALL. This gives you the best chance at nailing an offer that fits you as a student and an athlete. Do not get caught up in only receiving an offer from a hand full of schools. Everyone has their dream schools, but we all need to keep our options open. This is why you should have at least ten plan B's. At the end of the day, it only takes one solid offer, so reach out in volume to increase your chances.
How do you dominate the recruiting process? First, you need to make sure you working hard and improving your skills in your sport, but that goes without saying. Next, you need to have a video that you can send recruiters; especially to the recruiters who do not have the opportunity to come watch you play due to proximity. Sending video is becoming a standard practice in the recruiting process, so you need to ensure that you have a high quality presentation of your skills and abilities. The advantage of having a video is that you can send it out to a plethora of schools at once.
Lastly, you need to understand how to communicate with recruiters. The best advice we can give you is to be professional and be yourself. Do not try to be overly impressive to recruiters because they will see right through you. Treat them like you would your high school coach. Here at Full Scope Media, we are dedicated to giving you the tools and resources so you can maximize you chances to play at the next level.