How is Covid-19 going to affect college recruiting?
In Playing College Sports
Sep 12, 2020
To Bernadette's point, because of the management of financial resources at certain institutions, you're seeing the elimination of men's track and field collegiate programs at a staggering rate. Non-revenue sports depending on football and basketball to fund them, are in danger of being cut. Amount of athletic scholarships will be affected. Testing facilities for standardized testing have become scarce across the U.S., making it difficult for students to test and retest. I hope long-term that admissions offices will put less emphasis on applicant's standardized test scores (SAT/ACT). Maybe eliminate the tests altogether; putting a larger emphasis on the quality of the essays and other parts of the application. You may even see a speeding up of the recruiting process. Prospective student-athletes are ready to make their decisions by the early signing period (November 1). Student-athletes and families should be proactive in the college search. Email coaches with: Name, address, and cell phone # Parent name and cell phone # Coach name and cell phone # Links to milesplit or athletic.net profiles Unofficial transcripts and test scores Quality video, if you have it. Search for/ask for virtual tours Have family discussion about what is important TO YOU Ask MANY questions! Make Pros and Cons list Actively show your interest to coaches by communicating all of the above with them.