With the media hype leading the way, we constantly are informed what prospects are getting offered by what colleges. Of course, not all prospects are getting offers. For those, early game video is crucial. Here are some rules to follow when sending out early season videos.
1. Inform your head coach who has requested video, and to what college programs you are sending video. No self promotion without the head coach’s knowledge.
2. Earliest is not always the best. If the first two games are just okay, do not send them. Allowable to wait until the fourth game. Reason: No matter what a coach says, you may get put “on the back burner.”
3. Be sure the video is clear and easy to watch. DVDs are definitely the best.
4. It is easier for evaluators if you identify your position. You do not have to do this for every play. The first six plays are sufficient. If you cannot do this, no problem.
5. No bells and flashing lights. No music. Because it’s just not important!
6. If you are a WR or DB, you may have to do some editing. Coaches need to see you making plays. For everyone else, complete games are important.
7. On you mailer, try to get your school’s name noticeable. Colleges get so many videos from parents that a school name will catch a recruiter’s eye.
8. Be patient. Do not call college coaches asking if they have reviewed the video.
Good luck with game video. Remember-only send your best two games, even if it means waiting for the fourth game.
PLEASE GO THROUGH YOUR COACH.
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