How to Be Recruited
HOW: Take the time to figure out what you are looking for in a school. Once you have narrowed down your search, go online and find the schools track and field scholarship/ walk-on standards. If your performances are a good fit for the school you are interested in, fill out a questionnaire on the track and field page. Here is the Auburn University Track and Field Questionnaire. If you have not yet met the requirements, check other schools to give yourself the greatest opportunity to compete at the collegiate level.
WHEN:Fill out an online questionnaire during your junior year of track and field. You may also fill out an online questionnaire if you have achieved a top 20 national ranking in your event. National rankings can be found on www.dyestat.com . If you fill out a questionnaire as a freshman or sophomore and your times/marks do not yet meet the school standards you may need to fill out another questionnaire when your performances have improved.
WHAT:The more information the better. Fill out the online questionnaire completely. It may also help to send an email to the event coach with any information that helps you stand out. Coaches are often searching for the best athlete/student combination. Other sports, excellent grades, other activities all play a part in the coaches ultimate decision who to recruit.
IMPORTANT NCAA DATES
September 1st of your junior year -College Coaches can now have written correspondence with you (email, facebook, letters, etc)
July 1st after your junior year - More contact! College Coaches can now call, talk face to face, and visit your home.
Senior Year High School Classes Begin - You can now take an official visit to a school you are interested in (up to 5). Keep in mind first you must present your ACT/SAT test score and an official transcript.