Guys, to be a division one football player takes a lot, okay? There's not many of them, right? Almost all, like 80 percent, of the opportunities to play college football are not at the D1 level. There's about 120, right, D1 schools. Over 800 total.
So understand, that you first of all, have to know, can you play at that level? Do I have the measurables? Am I fast enough, quick enough, explosive enough? You know, those camp combine numbers that you get? That's important to college coaches. Can you run? Are you tall enough to play the position? You know, it's hard for a D1 coach to take a 5'10" quarterback or a 5'11" quarterback. It's been done, but it's rare, okay? You have to be a rare athlete to do that.
Understand what it takes to be a division one player and then pursue the opportunity. Get your information online, get a great video together, and get it to the college coaches, not this program, not to the office, not the football office. To the coach that recruits your area, right? Division one coaches recruits by area. Or, if it's out of the area, by their position, or there's going to be a recruiting coordinator, right? Or a recruiting assistant. Know who you're sending that information to once you know that you can play.
Get on their radar and start early, guys. Start in eight grade, ninth grade. Get your information to that D1 college coach so they can track you. You know, as a D1 coach, we wanted to be first to send you a questionnaire, we wanted to be first to offer you, to send you a hand written note, to give you a phone call. D1 coaches are working hard to be the first at everything for you or with you in the recruiting process.
Get your information in early, be one of those guys that they're rushing to be first to call, write, and offer.