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Advice From Committed Lacrosse Player Sean Dever

Congratulations to all of the athletes who have already committed or signed their NLI for the class of 2014! BeRecruited sat down with sev­eral high school ath­letes who either com­mi­tted or signed their NLI and asked them about their recruit­ing expe­ri­ence. We were able to get a sense of what worked well for them, what did not, and what advice they would give to fel­low high school athletes.

Sean Dever is one high school ath­lete who offered advice. Dever, a soon to be 2014 grad­u­ate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School recently com­mit­ted to Young Harris College to play lacrosse.  Here is what Dever had to say about his recruiting experience:

Why did you ulti­mately choose Young Harris College?
Coach Rogers was extremely open about the recruiting process and he was very responsive to my questions and concerns. YHC is an excellent school and I want to attend a high quality college.

When did you start get­ting inter­est from col­lege coaches? Were they contacting you or were you reaching out to them? If so, how?
I started getting interest during my junior year of high school. I participated in recruiting camps and that’s where I was introduced to many schools. Summer teams and recruiting camps are the best way to be noticed live and in person.

How did BeRe­cruited help you make the con­nec­tion with Young Harris College?
BeRecruited gave me the opportunity to get my name, film, and stats to many, many college lacrosse programs. I would constantly update photos, film, and stats and send them to coaches through BeRecruited. I thoroughly enjoyed getting updates that coaches viewed my site.

Who was piv­otal in help­ing you through the recruit­ing process and why?
My family was extremely supportive. My parents paid the fees and traveled with me to lacrosse tournaments and recruiting camps. For the past four years we have spent our summer weekends on the lax fields.

What was the most chal­leng­ing part of the recruit­ing process, if any?
It is a great feeling when a coach says they want you. It is a process to get to that point. Many coaches say nice things but not all of them are sincere. The recruiting process is tough but I have great memories and I’ve met wonderful people.

What tips or advice do you have for student-athletes who want to con­tinue their sport in college?
Perseverance. If you want to play in college – never, never give up.

Thank you Sean for tak­ing the time to share your recruit­ing expe­ri­ence with us. Congratulations on your success so far and best of luck at Young Harris College!

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