I recently received a note from Jasper Abbate, the father of Glenbard North defensive end Nick Abbate. He wants to know how his son, a 6-2, 220-pound senior who has been named to the Sun-Times' 25-member All-Chicago Area team, can get more colleges interested in him.
It is an all-too-common dilemma. Many parents and coaches wonder why players aren't getting much if any attention from college recruiters. They think their sons or players have Division I potential and can't understand why nobody else agrees with them. They wonder what they can do to attract some attention.
My immediate response: move real quick. You should have been moving a year ago. It is too late for me to help seniors. Most colleges are recruiting juniors, not seniors.