Most high school players dream of receiving a scholarship to play college football. Unfortunately, most will not.

But there are some things you can do to improve your chances of getting one, and today I am sharing some tips with you that can do just that.

Let's dive right in.

1. Attend football camps. There is no better way to show university buses and scouts what you can do than in person.

There are national and regional camps out there that can give you a good exposure. Some of the top notch camps have lots of coaches from big hourly programs who watch (and sometimes coach) the exercises that high school players complete.

These camps also give you a chance to talk to coaches so they get a feel for who you are and your personality.

The camps also give you and maybe even your parents a chance to establish and build relationships with coaches from the college programs.

If you have a good idea of ​​where you would like to play, you should also go to the camps held by these schools. You can meet even "more" coaches at your "dream school" by going to the school camp.

Conditions are important in all walks of life and college football is no different.

Also try to get to camps that are supported by recruitment services like and These camps place rankings that university buses place great emphasis on.

Underarmour hosts combine harvesters who are also respected by collegiate trainers.
Your chances of landing a scholarship increase enormously if you can get a decent ranking on one of these recruiting service player rankings.

2. Join the NCAA Qualification Center. - Registration with the NCAA Qualification Center helps you identify schools that you academically qualify to be a part of.

If you can, do this before the start of your junior year of high school. This helps prevent you from trying to go to schools that you may not even qualify for, which helps you spend your time more wisely throughout this process.

Once you have registered, you must update your information regularly with them. This will ensure that the guidance you receive from them remains accurate, otherwise you are wasting your time.

3. Find out your passion early on if you can. This may not help you get a scholarship, but it can help you ensure that the school you choose enables you to make a successful transition after football.

I encourage you to make an effort to find out your passion while going to high school. This will help you narrow down the schools you want to try to get into because you can focus on the schools that have good programs related to your passion.

I understand that your love and focus is football, but even if you make it a pro, you will be done playing in your early 30s if you are lucky enough to have a pro career that lasts that long. .

There is a lot of life left to live in that age. Think long term and make a smart move by focusing on schools that help you with your life after football.

If you are not sure how to do it, Googling "how to find your passion" is a good place to start. Go through the various exercises you will find online. Do not expect the answer to come to you immediately. It can take weeks, months or even years, so start this as early as your freshman or second year of high school (or even earlier) if you can.

4. Find out the level of football you can play realistically. Unfortunately, not everyone has the talent to play Division 1A football.

If you have Division II talent and speed, and you are going to USC and Notre Dame camps, you may be wasting your time; especially if you are heading into your senior year of high school.

To get a better idea of ​​where you are talented, try participating in some FBS (D1A), FCS (D1-AA), DII and DIII games at schools in your area. This allows you to observe the level of competition at each level first, so that you can make a more realistic assessment.

Then make a list of the schools you are interested in taking a closer look at.

5. Examine the programs / schools you are interested in. Try to start steps before your junior year in high school if you can. That way, you will be able to go through this process without feeling rushed.k

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Once you have registered, you must update your information regularly with them. This will ensure that the guidance you receive from them remains accurate, otherwise you are wasting your time.