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John H
College of The Dessert
Football

"Suffering a season ending injury as a sophomore his chances of recruitment looked grim. He reached out to CollegePrep and very quickly connected with hundreds of interested coaches. After several college visits he was signed."

Background:
Talented football player. Season ending torn ACL injury as sophomore.

Story before CollegePrep:
No college sports prospects.

Story after CollegePrep:
John heard from 30 college coaches and visited several schools.  College Of The Dessert offered him a great opportunity to play football, continue his athletic development and earn a degree.

Lessons Learned:
There is a place for everyone to play in college, if you have the ability and academics.  It's simply a matter of communicating with as many college coaches as possible to find the perfect fit.

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Jared M
Huntingdon College
Basketball

"The college recruiting process is somewhat overwhelming…we started sending out emails and college coaches actually starting responding to me…I’m good enough to play."

Background:
Talented basketball player, didn’t start proactively attacking his recruiting until his senior year.

Story before CollegePrep:
Played AAU basketball and thought that was enough to get recruited.

Story after CollegePrep:
Plugged into our plan and heard from over 20 college coaches and visited 6 colleges. Ended up with 4 college.

Lessons Learned:
While very happy with his college decision, the process would have been much easier, and less stressful, if they would have started attacking this during his junior or sophomore years. Their advice, START EARLY!

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Michelle T
Appalachian State
Women’s Basketball

"They offered her a full ride, and she had a great career. Interestingly, she had never heard of Appalachian State before this, even though they were a D-1 college."

Background:
Great basketball player. Won County Player of the Year as sophomore. Tore her ACL in the summer before her junior year and her recruiting activity came to a halt.

Story before CollegePrep:
Only one D3 college was showing interest.

Story after CollegePrep:
Michelle began hearing from many colleges immediately. Appalachian State came to watch her play; they loved her and invited her on an official visit (paid for by the school). They offered her a full ride, and she had a great career. Interestingly, she had never heard of Appalachian State before this, even though they were a D-1 college.

Lessons Learned:
There are a lot of colleges in the U.S. You don’t know who all of them are. There is a place for everyone to play in college, if you have the ability and academics. Sustaining a major injury does not automatically eliminate you from playing college ball.

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Ben H
Undecided
Football

"The challenge of trying to get Ben recruited was daunting. We were lucky to stumble across CollegePrep."

Background:
Excellent football player that has excelled at every level he has played.

Story before CollegePrep:
His dream was to play college football, however, didn’t know how to start the process of getting noticed by college coaches.

Story after CollegePrep:
Contacts from college coaches happened immediately and he went from no contacts to many contacts.

Lessons Learned:
Great timing on finding CollegePrep and when he began attacking his college recruiting. This has led to immediate dividends and will continue to do so while he decides where his college home will be.

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Gaby B
Purdue
Softball

"The ONLY time a college coach told us he would make her an offer just from her video alone because of how fast she was."

Background:
Outstanding speed. Switch-hitter and triple threat at the plate. She could hit, slap, or bunt on command and, with her speed, she kept the defense on their heels.

Story before CollegePrep:
Gaby played competitive travel ball and attended all the national tournaments, but she had no communication with college coaches. She didn’t know how to work the college recruiting process.

Story after CollegePrep:
30+ D1 college coaches were following and contacting her immediately. We experienced a first with this young lady. The ONLY time a college coach told us he would make her an offer just from her video alone because of how fast she was.

Lessons Learned:
You have to attack your recruiting no matter how good you are. You can’t just do what is perceived as the “right” things (attending tournaments, etc); you have to have a plan and relentlessly attack that plan.

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Bailey H
Southeastern
Women’s Basketball

"(2) D1 full ride offers, (2) D2 full ride offers, and a full ride to an NAIA program."

Background:
Averaged more than 20ppg. Solid height (6’0”), outstanding shooter, especially from beyond the arc. Played competitive ball with great levels of success.

Story before CollegePrep:
No college coach contact. Close knit family that was committed to her success, but had no idea how to help her.

Story after CollegePrep:
Many college contacts, we organized a college road trip with campus visits, college coach meetings, and participation in college camps and scrimmages. (2) D1 full ride offers, (2) D2 full ride offers, and a full ride to an NAIA program.

Lessons Learned:
Athletes will select colleges that are the best fit for them. Our goal is provide choices to athletes and families. An NAIA program won out over an Ivy-type program for this young lady, however, it was a tremendous fit for her.

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PJ B
Central Connecticut State
Football (I-AA)

"Within 30 days, he had a full-ride scholarship to D1-AA Central Connecticut State University."

Background:
Awesome middle linebacker. #1 in the state of Florida his senior year with 182 total tackles, averaging 13 per game. He had an astounding 20 tackles in the State Championship Game. 1st Team All-County and All-State honors.

Story before CollegePrep:
PJ had no communication with college coaches. He and his dad had discussions about PJ going to college, focusing strictly on academics, and playing sports in a fraternity.

Story after CollegePrep:
PJ plugged into our program in April of his senior year, 2 months before his graduation. Within 30 days, he had a full-ride scholarship to D1-AA Central Connecticut State University.

Lessons Learned:
Attack your college recruiting. No matter what your level of success is in high school, there is no guarantee you will hear from college coaches. It’s never too late; however, your chances of success are much better when you take action EARLY.

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Jacob B
Greensboro College
Baseball

"He had his choice of picking the college that fit him best."

Background:
Very good catcher and can play the corners as well. Stands 6’3”, 210. Played high school at a small private school and did not play travel ball. Catcher is a coveted position college coaches look for.

Story before CollegePrep:
Jacob had no communication with college coaches and had no recruiting plan.

Story after CollegePrep:
Jacob came to us as a senior and began hearing from colleges immediately. Thrilled at this change in his situation, he had his choice of picking the college that fit him best.

Lessons Learned:
Get started early, have a plan, and maximize your exposure.

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Preston K
Montreat
Men’s Golf

"He ended up committing to a college 20 minutes from his house, with a full ride, and won Freshman of the Year honors."

Background:
Very good golfer and strong aspirations of playing college golf.

Story before CollegePrep:
Preston had no communication with college coaches and had no recruiting plan.

Story after CollegePrep:
Preston went from zero college coaches contacting him to having over 20 schools reaching out. He ended up committing to a college 20 minutes from his house with a full ride and won Freshman of the Year honors.

Lessons Learned:
A college 20 minutes away had never heard of him and visa versa. Knowledge about the college recruiting process is priceless and pays dividends when you know what to do.

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Stefanie M
Cincinnati
Women’s Golf

"She visited 10+ colleges and ended up having several Division I offers to choose from. Her college education costs $134k. She didn’t pay a penny."

Background:
Very good golfer, 6’0”, and a great student in the IB program.

Story before CollegePrep:
Stefanie had no communication with college coaches, and her parents were unaware of how to help her. She was playing in tournaments, but that was it.

Story after CollegePrep:
20+ college coaches contacted her immediately after plugging in to our program. She visited 10+ colleges and ended up having several Division-I offers to choose from. Her college education costs $134k. She didn’t pay a penny.

Lessons Learned:
Just because you are a player doesn’t mean offers will fall into your lap. You have to own your recruiting process. It is great to have choices at the end of the process so YOU can pick your school and not have your school pick you.

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Lauren M
San Diego State
Women’s Rowing

"Ended up having 20+ colleges contacting her and she had a choice to make."

Background:
Very good rower in Florida, 6’0”, and a great student in the IB program.

Story before CollegePrep:
Lauren had no communication with any college coaches and had no recruiting plan. In addition, her parents were unaware of how to help her. She spent a lot of time on the water in Florida, but no one was there to watch her.

Story after CollegePrep:
Division-I rowing for females is like football for males. There are 20 total scholarships offered for D-I women’s rowing. As a result, Lauren ended up having 20+ colleges contacting her, and she had a choice to make.

Lessons Learned:
Get started early and make your choice.

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