Recruiting Issues

What you should do if you don’t sign an NLI

The National Letter of Intent Signing Day for many sports was Wednesday, February 5th.  I’d like to congratulate those of you who have the opportunity to sign with the school of your choice.  I know all of you (and your parents) have put in a lot of time, money, and effort to have this dream […]

National Letter of Intent Reminders

Congratulations to those prospects who have committed to a school and will have the opportunity to sign a National Letter of Intent with their NCAA Division I or II future school during the upcoming signing period.  Here are some NLI general reminders and points to keep in mind: Signing the National Letter of Intent commits the […]

Notice about NCAA Eligibility Center

Rick Allen, Founder of Informed Athlete talks about the NCAA Eligibility Center’s increase in pricing on September 1st. If you have questions related to eligibility, recruiting or transfer situations, Informed Athlete can help! Call 913-766-1235 or email rick@informedathlete.com

NCAA Rule Changes Effective June 2012

For high school athletes who just finished their sophomore year, here are some important NCAA rule changes effective June 15, 2012: In the sport of NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball, coaches will be permitted to make unlimited calls or send unlimited texts to prospects (or their parents or legal guardians) as early as the June […]

Recruiting 101 – The Importance of Being Seen

Ryan Allen

If you are a high school baseball player (or any athlete) who hopes to receive a college athletic scholarship, the most important thing you can do is get your name out there. Playing in front of coaches gives yourself a better shot to put your name in that coach’s head.

NCAA Recruiting – The Importance of September 1st

September 1 is the first day that high school juniors in all sports other than men’s basketball and men’s ice hockey (their date is June 15) can receive e-mails, letters, and other recruiting material from NCAA Division I and Division II coaches.  Prior to this date, NCAA programs are only permitted to send camp and […]

College Recruiting – The Importance of July 1st

Rick Allen, Co-Founder of Informed Athlete

For high school athletes in many sports who are upcoming seniors, July 1 is an important date.  July 1 is the date when it is permissible for coaches in most NCAA Division I sports to begin to have off-campus face-to-face contact with high school recruits who will be entering their senior year.  July 1 is […]

Junior College Letter of Intent

January 15th is the first day that athletes in selected sports can sign a Letter of Intent Scholarship Agreement with a junior college.  Those sports are baseball, men’s & women’s golf, ice hockey, softball and men’s & women’s tennis. The National Letter of Intent and the NJCAA Letter of Intent/Scholarship agreement are separate documents, so […]

Informed Athlete’s New Book Now Available!

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If you are going through the college athletic recruiting process or will be soon, the information in Rick Allen’s new book could save you THOUSANDS of dollars.  Allen’s new book Both Sides of the Plate – Insider Secrets for Navigating the College Baseball Recruiting Process  is now available for $17.95 + $4.75 shipping.     Decisions made during […]

Commitments & Signings Getting Out of Hand?

Last week, Seantrel Henderson, one of the top football recruits in the country, flew from his home in Minneapolis to New York to announce his college commitment (University of Southern California) live on the CBS College Sports Network’s National Signing Day special. That same day, other elite recruits announced their college choices on ESPNU. Then, […]

Recent Coaches Controversies

If you are a fan of college football, you have probably heard of the recent controversies at the University of Kansas and Texas Tech University, as well as at South Florida. At each of those schools, the head coach was fired for alleged mistreatment of players.  One coach allegedly made inappropriate remarks about players families […]

National Letter of Intent & Athletic Scholarships

November is an exciting time for those high school seniors (or junior college athletes) who have been recruited by an NCAA Division I or II athletic program and have been offered an athletic scholarship to continue participating in their sport in college. These athletes will have an opportunity to sign a National Letter of Intent […]

Campus Visits 101

One of the most important decisions that a college athlete recruit will make is which college scholarship offer to accept.  The best way to learn about a college or university and the baseball program, that you are interested in or that that is recruiting you, is to visit campus.  From the standpoint of NCAA rules, […]

Summer Camps – An opportunity to be seen!

Summer is a very important time in the recruitment of high school athletes by college coaches. Participation on summer teams, in summer individual competition, or in summer camps and clinics are an opportunity to be seen by college coaches as you are participating in your sport. This has become more evident over just the past […]

College Recruiting – Why doesn’t the coach call me back?

“Stressed Athlete” recently sent me this question: “I called and left a message for a college coach asking him to call me back because I have some questions about their program, but he has not returned my phone call. Does this mean they are not interested in me?” Answer: If the coach has already called […]

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