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Social Media in College Sports Recruiting
College coaches are using social media outlets to evaluate potential high school recruits. Student-athletes need to be aware of the proper ways to handle their social media accounts.
“We coach our athletes on how to be more effective on social media,” states RecruitLook.com Director of College Recruiting Mike Enright. “Networking with college scouts and building a good rapport has gone beyond email and phone calls. Every athlete in our program is taught how to get noticed by college scouts through social media.”
Social media sites like facebook and twitter are great for athletes that have struggled to get recruiting exposure; however, these very same social sites could potentially do more harm than good. Some coaches are using a recruit’s facebook and twitter to get a better insight into their character.
“The misuse of social media literally costs people money. Choose not to recruit a young lady based on her online ‘persona’.”
RecruitLook assists high school athletes step-by-step through the college recruiting process, serving as an athlete’s personal recruiting coach to ensure all aspects of his/her recruiting is handled properly. One area that RecruitLook helps in is educating athletes and parents about social media in college recruiting. With the help of the industry leader in social media monitoring, Varsity Monitor, RecruitLook can now provide their student-athletes with the most comprehensive training, monitoring, and reporting for social media activities to ensure athletes aren’t jeopardizing their recruiting potential.
Varsity Monitor works with leading collegiate athletic departments and professional organizations nationwide to monitor social media activities for athletes and coaches. Now Varsity Monitor is offering their services to high school student-athletes and their parents. Varsity Monitor ensures that social media posts do not negatively impact recruiting or existing scholarship offers by flagging inappropriate twitter and facebook post, a four year background check on past social media activity, customized recommendations on any edits, and ongoing social media education.
“We are thrilled to partner with the team at RecruitLook,”