official visits Archive

How I Nearly Ruined My College Recruiting Chances

Lisa Strasman, president and COO of NCSA Athletic Recruiting, describes how current students can improve their college recruiting chances.

5 Tips To Make Your Official Visit A Success

The old adage is true: You only get one chance to make a first impression. We'll help you make your official visit a success.

Unofficial Visit Questions and Sample Schedule

The Fall is a great time for student athletes to take unofficial visits, seeing a campus in the beginning of the school year and during football season will give athletes a good feel for what the campus

New NCAA Recruiting Rule!!!

Effective January 1st, 2013, men’s basketball players can start taking official visits to Division I programs. This new NCAA recruiting rule means, if you’re a junior not registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center and haven’t been talking

On to Next Year’s Recruiting Class

With last week’s hectic signing day over, you would think that most coaches can now kick back and start making their plans for spring practice.  Think again.  The Michigan State Spartans are just one example of a program

Manti Te’o Wins The Sporting News High School Student Athlete

One of our favorite players to evaluate when compiling the Takkle Top 200 Football Players in America was Manti Te’o.  When you watch him play it is clear how much enthusiasm and passion he brings to the game. 

Time to Shift Your Recruiting Efforts

Many senior athletes across the country still have dreams of playing Division I athletics.  However, this time of year it may be wise for potential college athletes to begin focusing on different division levels   Why?  Because almost

You Never Know Until You Visit!

Almost every recruit dreams of the day they will be playing under the brightest lights possible with the world watching on network TV.  However, not every recruit gets the chance to perform at the highest competitive level. 

Taking the Time to Visit

Yesterday, I wrote twice about athletes committing to schools too early and having to change their decision (here and here).  Today I would like to compare those rushed decisions with this quote from top recruit Jheranie Boyd: 

What Official Visits Really Mean (Part II)

When a college coach offers an official visit, as I told you last week, it means that you are being seriously recruited by that program. Coaches bring prospects to campus for official visits in order to show