Before the student-athlete and parents make the final decision on a college, the student-athlete should make sure they have asked themselves the following questions:
- Why am I selecting this school? Does this school offer me everything I am looking for in an institution of higher learning?
- Have I thoroughly researched several colleges and know what my options are?
- What are my goals for college and do I know what I want to accomplish?
- Do the courses the college offers match my goals?
- Are the goals of the athletic program in line with my goals?
- Does this college and athletic opportunity clearly stand out above all others?
- Did the coaches seem concerned about my academic future?
- Was the team a cohesive unit that seemed to genuinely care about each other?
- Would I be happy at this college? Would I be happy playing for this coach and the coaching staff?
- Would I attend this college if they were not recruiting me for an athletic scholarship?
Just because you are recruited, it does not mean that you will play! On average, fewer than 5 percent of all college athletic teams had freshman starters in their lineups, no matter what sport they played.