CONNECTING STUDENT ATHLETES WITH COLLEGE COACHES
The following is an exert from a ESPN article with USF's Skip Holtz regarding how early coaches are recruiting...they're working on the 2014 class. You can not afford to wait!
Even so, it seems recruiting is beginning earlier and earlier with high
school prospects these days. So do you expect even better results in the near
SH: You build relationships with the
high school coaches, so when you go into the high schools, you know the coaches
and know their teams. We've got a 2012 list and we've already started recruiting with mailings and young men are taking unofficial visits and getting to know the
coaches. I've seen where a number of players [in the Class of 2012] have already
committed. So when you look at it, you've got your 2012 list which is very
active, your 2013 names are on the board and your 2014 names are on the board.
You start to develop that list much earlier now.
So from a short-term
standpoint, it's going to get easier every year because you know more about each
one of these players you're recruiting, and as they know more about us and get
to know more about our program. I have a saying that was sent to me long ago:
"Recruiting is like shaving. If you don't do it every day, you're going to look
like a bum."