I heard that the National Letter of Intent is binding, is that true?
Are National Letters of Intent only for seniors in high school? Or does it apply to juniors or earlier grades?
Do I have to sign a National Letter of Intent?
What happens if I don’t sign a Letter of Intent?
What’s the difference between a National Letter of Intent and a verbal commitment?
Do you recommend that I sign a National Letter of Intent?
What if I don’t receive a letter early on in the Signing Period?
- After the early window, make note of all players that committed to the school you are interested in and how many spots remain.
- Maintain a competitive schedule through the spring to keep developing your playing resume.
- Continue to take official and unofficial visits as often as possible. This is a good way to show coaches how much you want to play for their team.
- Keep coaches updated with tournament results, upcoming tournament schedules, grades and standardized test scores. Let coaches know how hard you are working and how important it is to get a spot on their team.
- Ask your coach about their current recruiting situation and where you stand in that equation. It’s much better to get direct answers, even if some coaches say no. You are better off focusing your time and energy on the schools you have a chance with.
Remember: The first three sentences of any note or message you send to a coach are the most important. Be bold and direct to stand out and keep them reading.
It’s important to understand the recruiting calendars for the coaches at your target programs. There will be great opportunities to contact programs at certain points throughout the year and more difficult times to engage at other times.