Some Friday Feels
Thoughts on recruiting, college and life from the week that was (or wasn't)
You’re busy, I’m busy, we’re all busy.
No one has time to scroll through slugs of text.
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If you’re not smart enough, coaches won’t recruit you.
Get really great grades.
Admissions departments still give you admissions points based on test scores they would have wanted anyway.
Take the tests.
If it is paying for coaching or paying for tutoring opt for tutoring.
Again, grades mean more. (Sensing a trend?)
You will lose sanity thinking there is a perfect college out there just for you.
Get over it. Run away from that.
The further you get from the myth of the perfect college the easier looking for one becomes.
College is about the person you become not the place you go.
You are not a failure if you don’t go to your dream school.
Even if you did, all dream schools have warts up close.
College coaches are cynical evaluators of talent, HS coaches are optimists (but they’re not paid to win like college coaches are)
80% of recruiting happens between January and March of your senior year when you are at your most exhausted. Hang in there.
College is expensive, really expensive. If anyone if giving you money to play a kid’s game for free college seriously consider it.
Parents are caught between a rock and a hard place: they want this to be their kid’s decision but also know they don’t know what they don’t know.
Looking like an adult doesn’t quite make you one.
(Although all adults are really just children in grownup bodies anyway)
It is possible to do everything right and still come up short of your dream school.