With the early
signing period having passed for NCAA letters of intent, I’d like to
congratulate those of you who had the chance to sign with the school of your
I know all of you
(and your parents) have put in a lot of time, money and effort to have this
Now, with that
being said, this article is for those of you who, like me, were not able to sign
with a school in November and are still looking for that right opportunity.
I remember the
feeling that I had when the early signing period of my senior year had passed
and I had not received many calls or offers from schools that I had hoped to
hear from. I found it extremely frustrating to see kids I was convinced I was
better than signing with Division 1 schools, while I was left wondering and
I know it’s hard
not to, but I can tell you that continuing to wonder why they got calls and you
didn’t will not help your frustration. For whatever reason, they got called and
you did not. It’s happened and now nothing will be able to change that.
But, what you can
do is focus on YOU and to put YOURSELF in the best position possible after high
Reach out to
schools to gauge their interest in you as a player. If they won’t knock down
your door, then you go knock down theirs. Don’t be afraid of a little
rejection, most schools will do it in a very respectful (and even helpful)
For those of you
finding yourself in a position still looking for a place to play, I want to wish
you the best of luck.
Keep pushing and
finding ways to make it happen. Don’t let one little bump in the road derail
your entire path.