How early is too early to start the recruiting process?
This is a question asked by student-athletes and parents across the country as things begin to take shape within their certain sport or passion and questions surrounding a future in athletics and academics begin swirling.
The specific answer, as is the case for so many questions, is that unfortunately there is no one specific answer.
What will be right for your family’s recruiting can vary based on the student-athlete, their sport, and their skill level. For example, in early 2015 we covered the news that two sixth-grader football profiles were included in Rivals.com’s football recruiting database — news that caused many pundits and commentators to remark that college recruiting is getting out of control.