Kyle Autrey, Recruiting Specialist
My name is Kyle Autrey. I'm a recruiting specialist with NCSA. Since starting in January of 2010, I've had the absolute privilege to help close to 3,000 athletes take that first step of reaching their dream of being a college student-athlete.
I'm a 2009 graduate of the Olivet Nazarene University, graduating with a degree in marketing with a concentration in communications. I'm also a graduate of Portage High School in Indiana, where I was a three-sport athlete: football, basketball and one year of track and field. My senior year, I was voted preseason All-Conference and helped my team to a conference championship. In basketball, I was co-team captain and we finished second for the conference title.
After high school, I was fortunate to be awarded an athletic scholarship to continue my football career. In college, I was a two-year starter and senior year was listed on the Marty and Matt's Pro Scouting Report as one of the top offensive tackles from small schools. In 2005, my sophomore year we were Victory Bowl Champions (NAIA).
My recruiting process was very unique. I started very late and was actually discovered in the background of my teammates’ videos. Had it not been for that teammate, my athletic career would have come to an end after high school.
One of the favorite things I like about NCSA is I get the opportunity to teach future student-athletes how to do this process the right way. A few years back, I worked with a family that lives in my current hometown; they are sisters two years apart. Both of them were afforded the opportunity to play their sport in college and combined had over $200,000 in scholarship money.
When I'm not working with athletes at NCSA, I enjoy spending time with my wife Taylor and son Kylor. I'm also still very active in playing golf, softball and basketball, and I'm active in our local church as a music leader.
To me, the recruiting process is not about getting into the biggest, most well-known school; it's about finding the perfect opportunity for that student-athlete and getting a college diploma when it's all said and done. To quote the great Lou Holtz, "It's not a four-year decision. It's a 40-year decision."