The recruitment process is a complex process that is primarily directed by the student-athlete. A student-athlete getting recruited by colleges, rarely just happens. The more information you have on the recruiting process and the more guidance you receive increases the chance you will be able to fulfill your dream of competing at the next level. Our team at Attitude of Gratitude have gone through this process with thousands of student-athletes with resources available to aide you in YOUR process.
The recruiting process has evolved overtime to start increasingly earlier in high school. The top programs in the United States recruiting efforts have changed the landscape, requiring programs to increasingly recruit at an earlier age. The top programs (Pac-12, ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12) tend to focus on top recruits that play for elite varsity, and club programs with additional accolades. Athletes will hit their stride at different times in their careers which it makes it more important to get their recruiting process started as soon as possible, we advise before the start of your junior year of high school.
It is important to understand the various levels student-athletes can compete in: