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        Beyond The Ball — offers

        How many scholarships do schools offer in a year?

        How many scholarships do schools offer in a year?

        Each coaching staff varies on how many scholarships they offer– some head coaches are conservative with their offers while others aren’t and offer several players for every scholarship slot available. In most cases, coaches offer more scholarships than they have available. The NCAA limits programs on the amount of scholarship athletes they are allowed to have on their roster, and those limits vary by sport. For example, NCAA Division I FBS football programs can have 85 scholarship players on their roster, and depending on how many players have graduated, quit or transferred, their scholarships numbers available for the next class will vary from year to year.

        For example, a coach may have one scholarship for a tight end but offers out to three similarly-talented players. Some coaching staffs will be up front with these recruits and tell them that whoever accepts first gets it, while other coaches may not be transparent about how many players have actually been offered the same scholarship.

        LINK: Key NCAA Recruiting Definitions

        The goal of each recruiting cycle is to sign the best player possible to each scholarship available. Many staffs don’t rush the process, they’d rather get it RIGHT than simply make it QUICK.

        Coaches break down each signing class and decide which positions on their current roster lack depth. Which positions are graduating players? Have players transferred? They may need to sign three WRs—who are their top 3, top 5, top 10 targets? They evaluate their needs as a team and then make allotments of how many players at each position they are going to sign.

        Once they evaluate their needs and scholarships available at each position—they are going to likely rank the players that they are recruiting — by position — and make scholarship offers in that order. They may be waiting on a player a little more talented to possibly commit or are still in the process of evaluating potential players at each position.

        I’ve worked with players who earned offers days or weeks before Signing Day. I’ve worked with coaches who don’t use all of their available scholarships until they are 100% confident in a player they offer. Coaches don’t just offer every spot unless they are SOLD on a specific player and they think they can help their team.

        In certain situations, a coach doesn’t want to offer a player they are sure will commit until they are 100% sold on that player and confident they will be admitted into school and be eligible through the NCAA Eligibility Center—so many players have had to wait months in order to have a decision from a coaching staff.

        Remember—you just need to find that one coaching staff who believes in you and you must be patient with the process, while not missing out on great opportunities out there at every level!

        LINK: Are Most Scholarships “Full Rides?”

        Original Article from: 1001RecruitTips.com

        Scholarship Offers: 20 Signs a College Coach is Interested in Offering You

        Scholarship Offers: 20 Signs a College Coach is Interested in Offering You

        Before the Scholarship Offer, 20 Signs that a College Coach is Interested in You

        Below are 20 signs that a college coach is interested in recruiting you. Depending on their interest level, their actions will vary. Remember, depending on your age, there are limits on to how coaches can recruit you and what type of contact they can have with you.


        1-5 signs: Low-Mid level of interest
        5-10 signs: Mid-High level of interest
        10 or more signs: Coaches are highly interested in you and considering you for a scholarship

        1- Sent you a questionnaire

        2- Send you mail and/or emails. Handwritten letters and cards show a higher level of interest.

        3- Call you. The more they call you (as allowed), the more interested they are.

        4- Call your family and coaches to get to know them, and to get to know more about you.

        5- Invite you to camp 

        >>> LINK: 7 Steps to a Scholarship

        6- Follow or friend request you on social media

        7- Request film from your coaches

        8- Invite you to campus for a game, Junior Day, tour, unofficial visit

        LINK: 10 Must-Ask Questions for Campus Visits – Official & Unofficial

        9- Encourage you to register for the NCAA Eligibility Center and to register for the ACT/SAT tests

        10- Come to your school, games, practice or tournaments. The more often that they show up, the more interest they have. Best case scenario: the head coach shows up at your games! Great sign if multiple coaches from that school come to your school or games, they are cross-checking their evaluations and discussing you as a staff.

        LINK: 9 Ways Recruits Get Discovered and Offered Scholarships

        11- Request your high school transcript

        12- Ask you questions and gauge your interest in their program

        13- Send you info on the specific major that you are interested in

        14- Are asking around about you… Your coaches, rival coaches, teachers, principal, guidance counselors, etc. They are trying to get the full picture about you as a player, student and person from all angles.

        15- Talk about setting up an official visit down the road. If they begin checking dates with you for a possible official visit, they are interested!

        16- Mention making an in-home visit with you and your family down the road. If they bring up a future in-home visit, they’re interested!

        LINK: What to Expect Year-By-Year – Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

        17- Tell you to watch their games and get a feel for their style of play. As they get to know you, they want you to get to know them, their philosophy and style as a team and coaching staff.

        18- Ask you personal questions. When coaches are interested in your athletic ability and considering offering you, they will want to get to know you on a personal level and will ask you about hobbies, likes/dislikes, favorites, girlfriends/boyfriends, etc. They will want to get to know more about you as a person!

        19- Ask you which schools have visited you and/or offered you. They will want to know who they are competing against. They will want to know more about your selection factors and how they compare with those other schools. Do they have a good shot with you?

        20- If you are in town and make an unofficial visit, they will take time to take you on a campus and facility tour. If they want to show you what they have to offer about a program, they are interested! 

        Original Article by: 1001RecruitTips.com