This is the first week in April. What are college recruiters doing? What should high school juniors be doing? And how important is the upcoming May evaluation period? And what don't high school coaches, prospects and their parents know about the recruiting process that they need to know?
Recruiting isn't as intense as it was a month ago. College coaches are focusing on spring practice. Many of them take one day off each week to watch and evaluate film. As far as the recruiting process, they are trying to persuade high school coaches to have their top prospects call them so they can arrange for as many unofficial visits as possible and offer invitations to one-day camps in June.
Some colleges already have offered 200 scholarships, some 100. They know who they really want. If they have circled a big-time prospect on their priority list of juniors, they have invited him to make an unofficial visit of the campus.