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Advice from Recently Committed Football Player: David Buck

"I would not be attending college as a football player if it was not for"

While in high school, what other teams and/or sports were you playing? Did you know all along you wanted to play your sport in college?

I ran track and played Football, football was always my main sport and what I wished to play in college.

When did you start getting interest from college coaches? Were they knocking down your door, or were you reaching out to them? If so, how?

I started to get interest from schools within 2 months of putting my information on BeRecruited. I had offers from 4 schools and chose Wayland Baptist based on the smaller class rooms and the opportunity to play early.

How did BeRecruited help you make the connection with your committed college?

I would not have even been on many schools radar if it was not for WBU contacted me in april of 2011 via BeRecruited. If not for this site I would not be playing college football

Who was pivotal in helping you through the recruiting process and why? (Parents, a coach, a hs counselor?)

My Parents.

What role did you club coaches/hs coaches have in helping you get recruited? How active were your parents in the process?

Very minimal, my coach did very little unless asked.

What was the most challenging part of the recruiting process, if any?

Not hearing back from schools for a long period of time was discouraging at times.

To date, what do you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sport career?

I overcame a spinal fracture and played my senior season with a torn labrum in my shoulder but I never missed a single snap.

What tips or advice do you have for student-athletes who want to continue their sport past high school?

DO NOT expect your coaches to get you recruited. This is your responsibility. 

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