June 1, 2023
Over the last handful of years, more and more recruiting has been driven by video and analytics. The tools behind this change are incredibly valuable and useful for player development, and college coaches are also now turning to them to help evaluate prospective student-athletes to aid in their recruiting efforts, as well.
Video continues to be the most accessible and widely used of these, so we wanted to dive in on video in this part of the pre-camp preparation.
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While video certainly isn’t new in recruiting, it has now become much more prevalent, given the ease of capturing quality footage with a smartphone, and with easy distribution through tools like YouTube to put your film in coaches’ hands. For years, coaches have used video to get a first look at a large number of student-athletes – and that hasn’t changed. Having video to send to coaches is a great way to introduce yourself, and also to keep them updated on your progress and development as you build a recruiting relationship.
The other role that video plays in recruiting is in putting the eyes of the entire coaching staff on you. For the vast majority of college coaching staffs, recruiting is a collaborative effort, and getting cross-checking and staff buy-in on recruits can be labor and time-intensive. Having good video footage can help make this easier though – which is the purpose of the video that we collect at Honor Roll on every student-athlete.
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