We sent out a survey to college coaches in all sports at all levels regarding some of the more important topics in college recruiting. We had nearly 600 coaches respond! You can see the overall results below. You can also see detailed responses by clicking on the "view detailed responses" link.
Here is a list of the questions that we asked:
Sport that you coach
Level that you coach at
Total years of college coaching experience
Can a parent's attitude/actions influence a college coach's decision to recruit and/or offer a scholarship to a player?
If a prospective student-athlete chooses not to play for their High School program due to lack of competition, poor coaching, etc, does it affect your opinion of the prospect?
Approximately what percentage of unsolicited recruiting profiles and/or skills videos do you actually review?
On a scale of 1 to 10, how important are "combine" statistics: 40 yd dash, agility shuttle run, bat speed, overhand throw, etc, in determining which players you recruit?
What is the single most effective action a student-athlete can take to initiate the recruiting process with your school?
In general, do you recruit for a specific position or the best athlete available?
What is the single most important piece of advice you can give a player starting the recruitment process?
How many years in advance to you begin to solidify your recruiting class?
What are some things a prospective student-athlete can do while competing to grab your attention?
You receive multiple requests to watch a specific player for the first time at an event. What makes you decide to watch a player for the first time?
What is the one item that every prospective student-athlete should know before they begin the recruiting process?
What is more important when considering a potential prospect – academic achievement or athletic ability?
How important is the travel/club team that the prospect plays for?
2 things most college freshman are unprepared for once they get to college.
Do you use recruiting services to help find potential prospects?
Do you prefer athletes who participate in more than 1 sport?
Do you prefer to deal with travel/club coaches who are parents, volunteers, or paid professionals?