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Quick Recruiting Tips: Understanding a College Football Recruiting Staff and it’s Responsibilities

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One of the first recruiting tips you should begin to understand is how a typical college football recruiting staff operates, and how they ten to have a limited amount of time with their year-round responsibilities. It is impossible for them to recruit everyone. In general, there are nine position coaches and a head coach at the D-1A level. There are four graduate assistants and analysts. These numbers usually decrease further down the division chain in terms of full-time personnel.

Each one of the coaches (out of the nine) that can recruit for the university off-campus has a main recruiting area and a secondary recruiting area. They may also have an additional third area where they have previous contacts that will be used. With that being said, you could be in one of those areas or regions and still have been overlooked due to the sheer number of players nationally (1.25 million HS football players in the US). Also, out of area/state travel costs money. The facts are this: there are schools that have a limited recruiting budget and there are schools that don’t. That’s where The Process can help you; to prevent you from being overlooked in an area as well as to prevent you from not being seen outside that area.

The area or regional coach can generally offer a prospect but CANNOT let that prospect commit until that prospect goes through the protocol of that particular football staffs preference.  Usually the position coach, coordinator and head coach must all approve such a move, so it can take some time. This is why you always ask the #1 question when a coach offers you:  Is this a commitable offer? Understanding how the recruiting process works, how the staff operates and how to properly get yourself seen by them is key to getting the scholarships and offers you’re striving for.

Check back for more recruiting tips and strategies from our partners at The Process and be sure to download the FREE Be Recruited for Football E-Book with more information on how to get started!


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Travis Burnett is the lead contributor at 7on7 Zone, along with FlagSpin.com, PLAYRSClub.com and other recreational sports blogs.

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