Major college programs all have the same basic college recruiting hierarchy:
Head Coach and his or her assistants along with a recruiting coordinator (some NCAA
schools have such a position) will indentify student-athletes as young as 13 yrs of age.
Each staff will comply lists with the information they wish to formulate and track these
student –athletes thru high school. Once they made a decision that this student-athlete
is a solid fit with their NCAA program they will offer the student-athlete some type of
athletic and or academic aid to attend their college of higher learning.
College coaches are trained talent evaluators who travel a section of the country
watching athletes and determining whether your set of skills and talents
represent what their college program desires are). Once the college coach determines
you are a prospect, he needs to gather information, evaluate, and report on your
potential ability to become a college player. But how does a college coach find you in
the first place? In most instances a college coach will observe you playing during your
high school or junior college play. But this is not always the case. In the modern era
college coaches will spend many days watching different leagues, evaluating players as
well as attending national showcases. Coaches are typically very good at cultivating
their own area. If you are playing in a game, there is a very good chance there is another
pair of eyes watching your performance.
This may be an official, an opposing coach, a sports writer, other college coaches, a
former player or current college student athlete. College coaches and recruiting
coordinators may easily spend over one-hundred nights a year in hotels and driving over
50,000 miles a year or tack on 100,000 miles in the air. College programs need to have....
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by John Kazanas, professional MLB scout, 25 years