Get Recruited to Play College Football
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If your dream is to play college football, you’ve taken a great first step. Getting recruited to play college football is not easy, however, it is certainly achievable if you know how to navigate the college recruiting process. We teach you how to successfully do just that and realize your dream of playing collegiate football. There are more college football scholarships than any other sport. There are also more total roster spots for football than any other sport.
NCAA Division I football has two subdivisions: FBS - Football Bowl Subdivision (also known as DI) and FCS - Football Championship Subdivision (also known as DI-AA). NCAA I - FBS is a headcount sport and there is an annual team limit of 85 players who can be receiving athletic scholarships. NCAA I - FCS and NCAA II football are equivalency sports which means awards can be split into partial scholarships in any proportion up to the limit (63 for NCAA I - FCS).
Academics are Critical
There are 129 FBS teams that generally have 25 scholarships each year to offer to HS seniors. If you do the math, that is 3,225 TOTAL Division I football scholarships in the nation. If you are not one of the best 3,225 football players in the nation, you will set your sights on DI-AA, DII, DIII, NAIA, and JUCO colleges and universities. As you can see, there are more players on every roster than the total number of scholarships available which means not everyone on the roster is receiving a full football scholarship. In fact, very few, if any, receive a full football scholarship so there will be a balance left over for the family to cover for college. Academics can be a big factor here. The higher your GPA and SAT and/or ACT, the more “academic” money you can receive from each college which decreases the amount you will owe out of pocket.
Headcount Sports vs. Equivalency Sports
Headcount Sports - These sports have a set number of scholarships to offer and they are all full offers. This means if you receive an offer from one of these sports, it will be a full sports scholarship.
- Men’s Headcount Sports: Football I-A (85 Total Scholarships), Basketball (13 Total Scholarships)
- Women’s Headcount Sports: Basketball (15), Gymnastics (12), Tennis (8), Volleyball (12)
Equivalency Sports - These sports have a set number of scholarships, however, each one can be divided and offered as partial scholarships. For example, if a team has a total number of 12 scholarships, they can offer 24 athletes a ½ scholarship, 36 athletes a ⅓ scholarship, etc.
College Football by the Numbers
- NCAA I (FBS) - 129 Teams - 85 Scholarships - 118 Avg Players - Headcount Sport
- NCAA I (FCS) - 125 Teams - 63 Scholarships - 104 Avg Players - Equivalency Sport
- NCAA II - 170 Teams - 36 Scholarships - 111 Avg Players - Equivalency Sport
- NCAA III - 248 Teams - 0 Scholarships - 104 Avg Players - Equivalency Sport
- NAIA - 85 Teams - 24 Scholarships - 107 Avg Players - Equivalency Sport
- NJCAA - 68 Teams - 24 Scholarships - 76 Avg Players - Equivalency Sport
Total College Football Programs ~ 896
Total College Football Players ~ 92,642
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