Uploading recruiting video to your SportsRecruits profile is one of the most effective ways to grasp a college coach’s attention. College coaches are searching for athletes who are consistency developing their potential, and one of the best ways to evaluate this is through the videos that they upload demonstrating that.
The Importance of Video In Recruiting
College coaches are constantly getting crushed with emails from student-athletes who want to play for your program.
When you, as a college coach, open an email from a student-athlete, you want to determine if he/she meets the academic and athletic requirements for your program and college. You need to check those first two boxes before you can dig in and get to know the student-athlete further. Video has become the most common way for a college coach to get his/her first evaluation of a student-athlete.
Video is paramount when it comes to attacking the college recruiting process. College coaches are twice as likely to respond to your message if you have video on your SportsRecruits profile.
With video on your SportsRecruits profile, a college coach can evaluate you from the comfort of his/her own office, the couch, a hotel while they are on the road recruiting, etc. Live recruiting events are great, but college coaches cannot be everywhere. They do not have the budgets or the staff to be at every event.
Based on feedback from college coaches, we recommend student-athletes have an up-to-date highlight reel and at least one full/unedited game or match on their SportsRecruits profile. The highlight reel gives the college coach a quick look at the best skills a student-athlete possesses and the full game/match allows the coach to pick up on other important aspects of the student-athlete's game without any fancy editing.
Remember, it is a long process for college coaches. Give them the resources they need to easily move you from each stage of their process.
Extra Resources Regarding Video
As a high school student-athlete, I am sure you can imagine the amount of competition that you have around the country for your recruiting class. Sometimes the top talent will go unnoticed because they haven’t been posting any footage to their SportsRecruits profiles for college coaches to see. SportsRecruits allows you to upload unlimited amounts of video onto your profile for college coaches to see!
Below are some great resources that you can use to help you get those videos up onto your profile:
SportsRecruits is a college recruiting website that will allow you to build a flawless athletic and academic resume and host unlimited amounts of video content for college coaches to see throughout your recruiting process. With your SportsRecruits profile you will be notified in real time whenever a college coach is watching your highlight video, going to your SportsRecruits profile, or opening your transcript. This provides student-athletes with more transparency during the recruiting process.
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