Time is running out for recruits

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This is the first week of October, the end of the regular season is only three weeks away and the state playoff is just around the corner.

So what should seniors and juniors who are good enough to play at the next level--or think they are good enough--be doing at this moment in time? Has the recruiting process passed them by? Are they even aware of how the recruiting process works?

Here is some information that might provide an education for you and your parents?

If you are a senior who wants to play football in college but has no scholarship offers, what should you do?

The clock is ticking and time is running out. The key is to immediately put together a highlight tape of your best players of the 2010 season followed by your best game, then request your high school coach to author a strong letter of recommendation to send to a college at whichever level you are capable of playing at.

Then ask that college coach to call your high school coach after reviewing your film to inform him if you are recruitable or not, if you are capable of playing at that level or not.

You must do the legwork. Have your high school coach mail the letters out. If your parents do it, the chances are you won't get a reply at all. But if your high school coach does it, the college coach will respond because he realizes he has to come back to your school each year to recruit players.

Remember, this is a matter of urgency. As a senior, time is almost over. Mail out tapes before the season is over.

Meanwhile, if you are a junior who wants to play in college but has little or no interest from recruiters, what should you do?

You need as much exposure to the colleges as possible, not to the shoe companies. It is good to attend the college one-day camps in June. Some camps do a good job of training kids as freshmen and sophomores. But you should go to recruiting camps as a junior where the colleges will see you or hear about you.

Be in good physical condition and be prepared to do your best or suffer the consequences. Remember, these combines are meat markets. Colleges are only interested in the best players, not hurting anyone's feelings.

Go to the right combine, the one-day camps, the college prospect camps. Don't go to a moneymaker camp where you will only spin your wheels. Get recognition from the right people, not me or other analysts or Internet sites. Utilize your time wisely. Be in shape so you won't run a 4.7 and hurt your chances.

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! I LEARN ALOT FROM THIS COLUME.THIS SHOULD COME OUT MORE OFTEN. IN MY OPINION THE SYSTEM FAILS THE KIDS THAT ARE TALENTED. BECAUSE MOST HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOL LEVEL OR EVEN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL SUBURBAN LEVEL. DO NOT HAVE A CLUE HOW TO MARKET THEIR KIDS TO DIVISION 1 OR DIVISON 2 OR 3 SCHOOLS. THEY DONT EVEN HAVE THE EQUIPMENT, TO EVEN MAKE AN HIGH LITE TAPE FOR THEIR KIDS THAT CAN PLAY AT THE NEXT LEVEL. THROUGH THIS FAILED SYSTEM ALOT OF KIDS GET PASS UP. OK LETS SAYS THE PARENTS ARE ON THEY'RE A GAME!AT TIMES HIGH SCHOOL COACHES, HAVE PARENTS WHEELS SPINNING.WITH THE SAME COMMENTS WHEN BEING APPRACHED!" OH DONT WORRY WE TOOK CARE OF IT ALREADY" WHEN THEY KNOW THEY HAVENT LIFT A FINGER TO MAKE A HIGHLIGHT TAPE OR EVEN MAKES CALLS TO D1 SCHOOLS TO INVITE THEM TO A GAME. PLEASE E MAIL ME MORE INFORMATION,ABOUT THE NAMES & THE LOCAL LOCATION OF ONE-DAY CAMPS!WHERE KIDS CAN GET NOTICE IF TEIR FACE WITH THIS SITUATION.THANK YOU!

Daniel Davie from Beatrice high school in Beatrice, Nebraska scored touchdown number 7 friday night, the Nebraska recruit, played the shutdown corner position,and running back and receiver, and kick-returner, they call him the Beatrice Bullet, his team is now 4 and 2!

One thing this space never fails to do is to show how little the writers know about being on a TEAM. Three weeks left in the season??? How about concentrating on schoolwork, family and your football team?? Most schools have to win one or two more to clinch a playoff spot, or perhaps they are already out of the playoffs and are playing their last 3 games with their teamates. Football is the ultimate TEAM game, something you will never know because you never played it, there will be plenty of time to work on your selfish "highlight" tapes after you are done playing with your friends and school-mates. I am sure you will send me your normal rant about how little I know about recruiting, save your words. There are more important things than being noticed, like being part of a TEAM. How sad you will never figure that out.

Daniel Davie scored 3 touchdowns tonight against the number 2 team in the state, Crete, Nebraska at Crete, the
Nebraska recruit now has 10 touchdowns on the season, and this marks the 2nd time this season that Davie has scored 3 touchdowns in a game, the Senior from Beatrice High School in Beatrice, Nebraska, scored two by rushes and one for 55 yards on a pass reception, Davie is making a push to be selected to the Army game in San Antonio, Texas!

Daniel Davie looked like a young Michael Vick last night, he played the wildcat quarterback position to a tee, the first team quarterback broke his thumb last week, Davie also played runningback, receiver, kick returner and safety and defensive back, oh by the way his team won 43-14, Daniel scored his 11th and 12th touchdowns of the season, and he will be at the Nebraska/Texas game today!
Congrats to Daniel as this was Beatrice High School's homecoming game against Seward High School!
Daniel Davie one of the fastest high school football players in the country!
Daniel will defend his 100 and 200 meter state championships in the spring! Daniel is the fastest football player in the state of Nebraska!

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