Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Getting Started
Choosing a College Recruiting Service

When I look around the Internet, I quickly find a lot of different recruiting services. Which ones should I consider using?

 

I get asked this question a lot. Parents and players are wondering which types of placement help is best, which ones are going to get them a scholarship, etc.

 

College Search = Job Search

My opinion has always been that the college recruiting process is like a job search. Yes, I happen to have been a college career counselor for over 12 years, but that is not why I say it. Most parents can relate to the job search process, and so they are in good position to help their children with that approach.

Going to an outfit that promises to place you at a good college or get you a scholarship is like going to an employment service that is only looking to get you placed so they can collect their fee. Their obligation is to the end product - not to the best interests of either client.

My approach has focused on the student-client, with appropriate and considered placement as the priority. The best fit for the individual student is what it most important. The student-athlete and his or her family must do the work. Otherwise the choice is not really theirs - it is something they've been thrust into in order to 'make the sale.'

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
BECOME A FAN
 
  Help build our following.
 
  Follow us on Facebook
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
 ATP GEAR - RACQUETS
  Viktor Troicki
 
BABOLAT Aeropro Drive
Was: $199.00  Now: $169.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Sam Querrey
 
BABOLAT Aeropro Drive Plus
Was: $199.00  Now: $169.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Marin Cilic
 
HEAD Graphene Prestige MP
Was: $225.00  Now: $159.95
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Andreas Seppi
 
PRO KENNEX Ki Q Tour
Was: $199.00  Now: $169.00
Feedback
 
 
 

Page updated on Friday, July 10, 2015
Contact our web team with any corrections