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Volleyball Recruiting Tip: Start Early!


Congratulations to all of the athletes who have already committed or signed their NLI for the class of 2014! BeRecruited was lucky enough to sit down with some of these high school ath­letes who either com­mi­tted or signed their NLI and ask 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.

Mackenzie Cormier is one high school ath­lete who shared her recruiting experience with us. Cormier, a soon to be 2014 grad­u­ate of Brandon High School recently com­mit­ted to Hannibal-LaGrange University to play vol­ley­ball.  Here is what Cormier had to say about her recruit­ing experience:

Why did you ulti­mately choose Hannibal-LaGrange University?
They have been my #1 school now for 2 years. They are a smaller Christian school that will allow for smaller class sizes.

When did you start get­ting inter­est from col­lege coaches? Were they contacting you or were you reach­ing out to them? If so, how?
I really started getting about 7 to 10 emails a week during middle of my junior year. Coaches contacted me and we talked some and then I would decide if it was a fit or not. If it was I would email weekly updates and video clips.

How did BeRe­cruited help you make the con­nec­tion with Hannibal-LaGrange University?
I was able to find schools that were smaller and still had a Christian background that I would not have ever know about before your service.

Who was piv­otal in help­ing you through the recruit­ing process and why?
My mom!  She took all my film and assisted me with answering all emails daily and weekly.

What tips or advice do you have for student-athletes who want to con­tinue their sport in college?
Start early and often with finding schools, taking film and anything else. Also pay for the deluxe package and use all the services BeRecruited has to offer. It is a small cost now but in the long run will pay off.

Thank you Mackenzie for tak­ing the time to share your recruit­ing expe­ri­ence with us. Congratulations again, keep up the good work, and best of luck at Hannibal-LaGrange University!


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