Are you being overlooked by college recruiters?

Walk-onAthletes.com's goal is to open the lines of communication to help overlooked high school athletes play football beyond high school and earn a scholarship.

There are many high school recruiting sites out there, but no other site caters to the majority of high school athletes, which are the athletes NOT receiving athletic scholarships. I understand how important it is for you to fully understand the process before you begin on this course, and I am here to help.

You have stumbled upon one of the few web sites that encourage you to pursue your dreams and earn that college scholarship.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Resources from Erik Sherman Article

The Walk-On Route

Some college coaches allow student athletes without a scholarship to try out for their teams as a walk-on. Thomas Howard, who played football at the University of Texas at El Paso, was one such athlete. And after a year of proving himself, he was offered a scholarship. But Howard says the chance of pulling that off is small, even if a coach, looking to fill a roster, makes promises of a future secure spot.

Howard, now a linebacker with the Oakland Raiders, recently started a foundation to provide scholarships to promising walk-ons. For more information, visit thowardfoundation.org

Here are four helpful Web sites for athletes interested in the do-it-yourself scholarship process:

Recruit-Me offers a kit with information on such topics as how to approach colleges, using video, and choosing an athletic camp. $127, recruit-me.com

College Scouts Recruit Me provides access to informational resources, coach and recruiter profiles, college listings, and a newsletter. $25 a year, csrecruitme.com

beRecruited offers free membership that allows unlimited video uploads, automatic coach notifications, a personal profile, and articles on recruiting. Deluxe membership adds college and coach trackers, a letter-of-interest generator, and some featured exposure on the site. $39.99, berecruited.com

is a social networking site where students can network online with peers, create profiles, and upload statistics, photos, and videos. Registration is free. takkle.com

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