Bethlehem Catholic Football
The college recruiting process can be very confusing, complicated and frustrating. It is important for you to educate yourself on the recruiting process, the different levels of schools, NCAA academic requirements and scholarships. The following QA and helpful links will help get you started.
How does my son get noticed by recruiters?
The whole process begins when they are a sophomore. Scouting services will contact me to gather player data such as size, speed, GPA and projected level. These services then sell the information to colleges across the country. Then, each year in May colleges will begin reaching out to me to discuss junior prospects. At this time they may request a highlight film and/or an unofficial transcript. That summer, if a player is a Division I recruit, colleges may invite them to a summer camp or junior prospect day. In some cases, during the senior season recruiters will come see a game to further evaluate players. Scholarships can be offered before a players senior year but cannot be formalized until National Signing Day.
*Please note, be weary of companies that reach out to you and offer thier services for a fee as the services that reach out to me are all free services. They make their money from the colleges.
When should my son make a highlight film?
A player should begin making his highlight film in the spring of his junior year assuming he has sufficent film to do so. We utilize a software program call Hudl which allows players to create their own highlight films with music and personal player data. Our coaches are availble to help players get started.
When will recruiters contact my son?
NCAA regulations place constraints on when and how a recruiter may contact prospects. Please refer to www.ncaa.org for the current years recruiting calendar and glossary of terms explaining the different periods of the recruiting process..
How do we know if our son is academically eligible to play Divison I or II football?
In order to play football at the Division I or II level players must academically be cleared by the NCAA. The NCAA requires a certain number of courses in certain curriculum areas. They also utilize a sliding scale of GPA and SAT scores to determine eligibility. Students should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at the conclusion of their junior year. For up-to-date detailed information please visit http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp.
*Please note: Division III does not follow these clearance requirements.
If you have any further questions or would like to sit down and discuss your son and the recruiting process please contact Coach Henrich to set up an appointment.
Last Modified on March 15, 2012