We’re back bringing you more interviews with recently committed BeRecruited athletes!! This week, we sat down with basketball player Colin Daniels.
Name: Colin Daniels
College: University of Wisconsin - Manitowoc
Q: While in high school, did you play any other sports? Did you know all along you wanted to play basketball in college?
A: In high school I was also playing football, but it has been my dream to play college basketball since I was in fourth grade.
Q: Why did you ultimately choose your college? How many other schools were you looking at? Were you reaching out to them?
A: I chose my college because it wasn’t too far from home, it was extremely affordable, and I know I’ll get a lot of playing time early on.
I was looking at over ten other colleges. I started getting my first interest at the end of my sophomore year. Coaches were knocking down my door hard, but I also reached out to them by visiting their campus, watching their basketball games, etc.
Q: Who was pivotal in helping you through the recruiting process and why?
A: I made my own personal effort starting freshman year. I really wanted to get my name out heavy, and do some personal marketing. I was pivotal in my own recruiting process, which goes to show you can get yourself recruited if you simply reach out.
Q: What role did you club/high school coaches have in helping you get recruited?
Q: What was the most challenging part of the recruiting process, if any?
A: Deciding which college was definitely the hardest near the end. At the beginning though, it takes a lot of effort and commitment to get looks.
Q: To date, what do you consider to be the biggest accomplishment in your sports career?
A: Probably All Conference awards, and 2nd team for the state of Wisconsin showcase.
Q: What tips or advice do you have for student-athletes who want to continue their sport past high school?
A: Definitely keep your studies up; that is the main thing. I know it sounds cliché, but it’s the truth…especially near the end. Secondly, make efforts by yourself and really pursue the college programs you’re interested in. Third, WORK and IMPROVE. Find ways to stay motivated.
Q: How did BeRecruited help you make the connection with your committed college?
A: BeRecruited initiated the conversation with them, and exchanged contact information. We stayed in touch through BeRecruited for quite some time.