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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