What to include in your recruiting profile
Finding locations that you are interested in living in during and after college is the most important part of the college search. Many factors can determine whether a location will work for you to be successful and happy, finding a career is easiest if your college is nearby the location of your prospective jobs.
Major / Minor areas of study
There are many ways to prepare yourself for a career that your interested in, discover possible career paths by talking to admissions or advisors in the department. Find interests outside academics at the college as well; clubs, internship opportunities, etc.
Team Success & Coaches
Look at the past 2 seasons of the sports program, if the coach is new look up their success by reading their their bio. Talk with players on the team about their experience at the college and team culture. Keep in mind that recruiting is a sales process and research needs to be done outside of admissions and conversations with coaching staff. If you plan on playing or coaching competitively after college, ask about possible connections or history of players being successful from the program.
Put yourself out there
Send a personalized email to the coaches your interested in playing for, include why you are interested in attending their college and why you would make a good fit for the team. College coaches are interested in recruiting athletes who are competitive and add to the team culture.
What to include
How to standout to a college coach