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Recruiting Book

Recruiting Book

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www.football-recruiting-tips.com © 1992 4th Edition 2005
GoalsNetworking ContactsCollegesCoachesPlayersWWW SitesBooksArticlesNotes
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INSTRUCTIONS: SECTION I
Jason and Bill Wilkie have developed this workbook and dividedit into 6 sections. We encourage you to complete one section eachweek for the next few weeks. We encourage you to complete asbest you can each section during the current week because wewill build on that work. This week you should:
Ask a parent, family friend, assistant coach, men-tor, etc., to work with you for 1 hour over five weeksRead all eleven pages first.Go back to each page. In the right hand marginwrite down questions or notes on what you haveread on each page.
We know a high school football coach in the Midwest who overthe last twenty years has told every freshman football player thatif they want to play college football and will follow his trainingprogram for the next four years, he guarantees that they will playcollege football someplace. It may not be in the Big Ten. It maybe at a smaller private liberal arts, NAIA college or a communitycollege. In twenty years he has never failed to deliver on hispromise. With accurate information and high motivation plushelp from coaches and mentors, you too can increase the chancesof playing college football.Also keep in mind that many talented high school football playershave not played college football but have gone on to be a wellknown sports writer, broadcaster, high school or college coach,athletic director, etc.
"You need info and a plan earlyenough to make a difference." Jason Wilkie
 
Recruiter's Job
This is serious business for acollege football recruiter. If he isunable to successfully recruit thebest high school football playersin his region, his job may be in jeopardy. He will conduct severalhundred interviews a year. Howmany interviews have you con-ducted to practice for interviewswith recruiters where a great dealis at stake? What is really at stakefor me except playing collegefootball? This is a $60,000 to$125,000 decision for you & yourfamily. Take it seriously!Are you nervous about askingyour coach, "What does it take toplay college athletics?" We thinkthat is a valid question for all highschool football players. Each onedeserves an answer. We also wantall younger high school footballplayers to have this information.
 
 © 1992 4th Edition 2005www.football-recruiting-tips.com
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SECTION I COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Every high school freshman football player dreams at one timeor another of playing college football. Most of you will not makeit. Some of you won’t make it because you didn’t have the rightinformation early enough in your high school experience.Many of you would try if only someone who knew the ropeswould take the time to outline what is required. If as a freshmanyou were to try, we are convinced your chances will be improved.You will have purpose and direction for a time. As a senior youwill have kept your options open for college even if football isnot a possibility.This manual was written by Jason Wilkie and his father when Ja-son was a high school freshman. There have been many changesfrom the first edition. In addition, today there are also many WorldWide Web (WWW) sites for you to explore.Like you his parents were concerned about Jason’s future. He hada difficult time getting specific information from college recruit-ers. In Jason’s case, persistence paid off.We would like to share what he learned. It could start you downthe road as a successful high school football player. Our advisemay not lead to college football, but it will make you a better highschool football player.The competition is fierce. But there are more than 505+ collegesin America playing football. 105 colleges are in the NCAA Divi-sion I but many are in Division III and NAIA. Do not be afraidto dream.
“...but no one told me about that!”  high school football star 
 
 
www.football-recruiting-tips.com © 1992 4th Edition 2005
GoalsNetworking ContactsCollegesCoachesPlayersWWW SitesBooksArticlesNotes
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WHAT ABOUT RECRUITING? TOP 10,000
“To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible.” 
The target is to become one of the top 10,000 high school prospects.If you are in the top 10,000, you will meet many colleges criteriain the following six categories. The top 10,000 will probably playcollege football somewhere.After interviewing coaches and recruiters from Division I, II and IIIcolleges, the six keys to positioning yourself as one of the 10,000highly recruited high school prospects for college football are:
• ATTITUDE• INTELLIGENCEATHLETIC ABILITY• SPEED• SIZE• STRENGTH
The charts that follow include data for primarily the 105 collegesin the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) DivisionI. The data is not representative of all football programs. It doesnot include statistics for the NCAA Division III institutions. Nordoes the data take into consideration the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) football programs. NAIA collegestend to be smaller and can offer full athletic scholarshipsThe charts reflect criteria for seniors in high school, not fresh-men. You will grow a lot, get faster and be smarter in two or threeyears. Challenge yourself!

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