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How to Build Your College Recruiting Brand

High school athletes need to focus on building their recruiting brand during the college recruiting process. There are millions of athletes fighting for scholarship dollars, and to get any of that money, athletes need to stand out from the crowd. Athletes need to gain a competitive edge, and this section uncovers some secrets to get more recruiting exposure.

WHY SHOULD AN ATHLETE BLOG?

If an athlete is relying on their talent to do the recruiting for them, then they run the risk of never being discovered. With an abundant amount of media outlets vying for recruiting coverage, college coaches/recruiting coordinators are using the internet to search for athletes. Coaches will search for certain recruiting needs, or they could be searching the internet to learn more about certain recruits. Furthermore, to answer the question as to why an athlete should be blogging on RecruitLook…RecruitLook ranks highest amongst keywords than their competitors.

BLOGGING IS A GREAT WAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES TO GET MORE COLLEGE RECRUITING EXPOSURE.

One important thing to keep in mind when it comes to the college recruiting process is: What do coaches know about you, and how can you get that info in front of them?

A simple answer is to have a personal blog. A blog is a great way to share your experiences during your high school career. Blogging will give college coaches an easier way to find and learn more about you.

Every RecruitLook athlete has their own personal blog on their recruiting profile…for free! College coaches live a very busy lifestyle, and it is difficult for them to keep up with all their possible recruits. RecruitLook helps to bridge that gap with athlete blogs! College coaches can read athlete blogs for quick, real-time information on their potential recruits. The same thing applies to athletes. Athletes can now share their achievements with the coaches recruiting them as well as coaches that are yet to discover them.

SEARCHING BLOGS

RecruitLook blogs are ranking high on Google search with a good amount of those blogs landing on the first page of Google just days after their post date. Let’s take a look at two different examples.

BLOG LOCATIONS

RecruitLook blogs will appear in two locations for the athlete. One is on the RecruitLook homepage, and the other is on their Recruiting Profile. This gives coaches a direct spot to access athlete blogs, and more recruiting exposure for athletes when the blogs are on the RecruitLook homepage.

WHAT ATHLETES SHOULD BLOG ABOUT

Blogs need to focus on topics that will increase your recruiting potential. Don’t blog about what you had to eat that day or about your summer vacation trip. College coaches do not need or want to know that information. You should be blogging about topics that a college coach will be interested in.

BLOGGING FOR MAXIMUM EXPOSURE

It is very important that you blog, and it is just as important that you label your blog properly. In order to rank higher in Google, you’ll need to have your blog titled properly. The blogs mentioned earlier in this post were able to rank highly in a short time because they were titled properly. If the long-snapping blog was titled “I’m a long-snapper” then Google probably wouldn’t have ranked it; however, since it was labeled with what people are searching Google for, it was able to rank first page.

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