How can Recruit U.S. help me get a basketball scholarship?
There are plenty of online recruiting services. Just posting a profile online won’t do much for you. What sets Recruit U.S. apart from the other services of this type is we specialize in basketball using scouts with significant basketball industry experience. NetScouts Basketball is the largest basketball scouting service in the world. We are known for our quality scouting at all levels of basketball. We will evaluate you. If we don’t feel that you have the ability to receive a collegiate basketball scholarship we will not accept you into our program. If we do feel you have the ability then we will promote you to schools we feel are appropriate for your ability level. Since we have a well-known International Recruiting Service, we have existing relationships with college coaches. Coaches respect our scouting evaluations and will at least consider our recommendations.
Why do we need Recruit U.S.? Don’t schools do their own recruiting?
If you are a solid Division 1 prospect then you may not need our help. Between scouting high school or prep school games and attending AAU events and practices, coaches at the Division 1 level generally have a good feel for who they would like to offer scholarships. However, Division 2, Division 3, NAIA and Junior College schools have very limited recruiting budgets. They cannot afford to travel across the country scouting potential recruits. That’s where NetScouts Basketball’s Recruit U.S. comes in. Our knowledge, scouting expertise and connections throughout the collegiate coaching profession can get players at those particular ability levels solid looks from college coaches. Otherwise in all probability coaches at these collegiate levels would not know of these potential recruits. And with NetScouts Basketball Recruit U.S.’s basketball expertise they will listen to our opinion.
When does the recruiting process start?
The beginning of freshman year you should have a good understanding of the NCAA rules and core course requirements. The recruiting process is complicated and time consuming, and waiting until the last minute is not a good idea if you’re looking for an athletic scholarship. That’s what Recruit U.S. helps with.
How do coaches evaluate prospects?
Most Division 1 schools evaluate prospects in person, but other schools do not have the budget to travel the country evaluating prospects. So you need to make sure coaches see your highlight video and use the Internet. Highlight videos help college coaches determine talent. But coaches don’t have the time to look at every video they receive, and they certainly can’t spend hours scouring YouTube for clips, but when they TALK to and receive a video from NetScouts Basketball, attention will be paid.
How do I get discovered?
College coaches now use information based on third-party evaluations from trusted resources. Having the skill on the court or field doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be spotted by college programs. College coaches work with experienced talent evaluators and rely on online resources to identify and discover top athletic prospects, to then go and recruit them to their programs.
How will I know where am I qualified to play?
The majority of college athletes don’t compete in Division I, so set your expectations accordingly. Most college athletes are at the Division II, Division III, NAIA or junior college level. Our regional scouts can tell you exactly which level you are currently at and where you’re likely to find the most success.
What is my coach’s role?
Your coach can take care of your development on the court, but while your coach may be able to help you out, getting an athletic scholarship is ultimately your responsibility. Bottom line, athletic ability is what earns you a scholarship, but the recruiting process requires a lot of work, and connections off of the playing field.
What about my grades and being on social media?
The higher your academic achievements are, the more choices you will have. You must be very careful what you put on social media… it will be seen!