Once you’ve attained and accepted a realistic evaluation of yourself, you’ve started doing your work early (academically, skill/athleticism development, and communicating with college coaches), and you’ve cast a wide net, you’re ready for the final rule to get yourself recruited:
Be persistent. I can’t say this any better than Calvin Coolidge already has, so I’ll just steal his quote:
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Persistence is, of course, a major “secret” to living a successful and productive life, but to specify it’s applicability to recruiting, it simply means that no matter how many times a college coach tells you “no,” if you are relentless and if you absolutely refuse to give in and allow yourself to get discouraged, you’ll eventually find a college coach who will say “yes.”
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