There are many 2016 student-athletes who have not yet committed to a college or university. For those seniors in high school who have not yet committed, you might be thinking about whether it is passed the point of no return, can I still be recruited if I am a senior?. The answer is NO, it is not past the point of return, you can still be recruited if you’re in your senior year!
While there are a number of high school athletes who have either given a verbal commitment or signed a Letter of Intent, there are still a number of universities not finished their recruiting for their 2016 class. It is also imperative to remember that spots do open up at the last-minute due to athletes transferring from one school to another, hence, extra spots do become available. Here are two tips to consider as you make the last push in your recruiting journey.
Call Coaches. Now is not the time to be passive, this is the time to be proactive, do not wait any longer! Reach out to college coaches via telephone and tell them you are interested in being apart of their program. Keep reaching out both by telephone and email until they tell you that they are finished recruiting and their roster is complete.
Walk-on. In the event that your top colleges have given all their scholarships out and have completed their rosters, ask about walk-on opportunities. There are a number of scholarship athletes who started out as walk-ons so don’t give up. If you work hard your first year and impress the coaches, there is a chance they can upgrade you from walk-on to scholarship athlete in year two and beyond. Also please keep in mind that there are different forms of financial aid you can apply for you, just have to do the research. Prove yourself the first year and receive that athletic scholarship for your nest three.
If your dream is to play college sports, do not give up on the process, be proactive! Good luck!
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