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Football Recruit Discusses How He Got Signed

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.

Joe Somereve Jr. is one high school ath­lete who offered advice. Somereve, a soon to be 2014 grad­u­ate of Archbishop Stepinac High School recently signed with Castleton State College to play football!  Here is what Joe had to say about his recruit­ing experience:

How old were you when you started the recruit­ing process and what were the steps you took to begin the recruit­ing process?
I actually started when I was 15 during my Sophomore year. My Dad and my coaches had lots of film. It was very easy using

How did BeRe­cruited help you make the con­nec­tion with this school and/or coaches?
The coaches at Castleton saw me first through I started a dialogue with them right away. They were impressed with the site.

Who was piv­otal in help­ing you through the recruit­ing process and why?
My dad and my coaches. They were there for me throughout this whole crazy process. If not for them, I wouldn't be where I am now.

What was the most chal­leng­ing part of the recruit­ing process, if any?
Actually, the waiting. You go through that 3 week period where it gets quiet for a while. I suggest having a hobby!

What tips or advice do you have for student-athletes who want to con­tinue their sport in col­lege?
Be driven at all times. Push yourself. Don't go half speed. You really need to be dedicated to the sport and the training that goes with it.

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


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