RECRUITING CENTER

Posted By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, October 16th, 2011 With 2 Comments

How can I get recruited to college and get a scholarship?  This question is asked in households and locker rooms across America every minute of every day.

(PLEASE READ THIS POST AND SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR LINKS TO MORE RECRUITING HELP)

Well NWPR is here to help you.  And realize that almost all of our writers and analysts asked these questions for themselves at one point and or have dealt with this personally with their own kids too.  So we are here for you and want you to know that we are here to help.

First off let us raise the Red Flag of Caution:  STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE THAT WANT YOU TO PAY SUBSTANTIAL MONEY TO GET YOU OR YOUR CHILD RECRUITED! This is a Growing Problem and associations with these people and services can cost you a scholarship!

  • Many of these people are breaking NCAA and state an local rules and you will never know when they are or are not doing it.
  • Ask for a complete list of their clients and for a published list of their fees and a clear schedule of services.  Many will not give that too you as they will make $$ where they can and pray on those willing to pay more.  If they do not openly print their fees and charges STAY AWAY.
  • Ask of they have been approved by your local High School association for school board to do what they are doing.  Do they have insurance?  Do they have a bond in case you need to file a claim?
  • Do they have a criminal background check available or any certification?   Many of these sort of people seem to have a bad intent and or are trying to leverage the fears and insecurity of athletes and their families.  In the past there have been cases of these sort of people having Drug and alcohol problems and a myriad of other fraud and business related issues.  These are the last sort of people you want to deal with.
  • Some may invite your athlete to a special meeting or event that while exciting and special in appearance may be a direct violation of NCAA/NAIA rules.  This is a business to them and it is one full of people who work in the Shadows.
More over in our humble Opinion there is no place for “Street Agents” and pay to play marketing types who want to shop you or your child around like a piece of meat up for the taking to the highest bidder.
Having said all of that you have been warned!  Ok?  
Now this is not to say that there are not great tools out there.  Some services are legitimate and have stood the test of time and the scrutiny of many clients that have come before.  
But no tool or service should be charging more then a nominal fee to help you.  $10- $100 dollars might be something good to spend and maybe a bit more in some cases.  But hold all of them up to scrutiny as outlined above.
Here are some pages and resources to click on that will be of help to you!
  • There is a lot more coming to this set of pages here at Northwest Prep Report but our Editor Dirk Knudsen will help you anytime to sort through the issues and questions you have once you read through these posts.
  • You may reach Dirk between 5 and 10 PM at 503-799-8383 at his Cell in Oregon and the call is FREE!

 

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  1. Mark Madison says:

    Dirk,
    Nice article on Cole Madison.  There are a couple of things that probably should be updated.  Cole is actually 6'6 and 260lbs.  The height and weight you have him listed at are from his Sophmore year.  Also, his sister plays at University of Alaska Anchorage.

    • Dirk Knudsen says:

      Thanks Mark. I think I got the height and weight off our DB and when I called him he confirmed. He looks more like 6’6″ 260! Full beast mode for sure and really quick for a big man. Let’s keep this going. Over 5,000 people read that article and we are sending the list to every coach in the Nation at over 1300 universities in the AM Free of Charge to help these guys out!

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