Coronavirus Sports: COVID-19 Impacts and Solutions for College Recruiting

Managing your college recruiting process during coronavirus

As the entire sports community has been forced to make difficult decisions in response to the coronavirus pandemic, student-athletes and coaches alike have been left wondering exactly what these changes mean for the future of college athletic recruiting.

Over the last few weeks, the NCAA has made numerous announcements that impact current college athletes and recruits, and NCSA is tracking all of this news closely in the sections below and breaking things down for recruits to help them make informed decisions during this challenging time. 

It’s now more important than ever for student-athletes to maximize their online presence and to be proactive in starting recruiting conversations with coaches. Keep reading to find out the latest information, as well as the steps you can take right now to keep your recruiting journey on track, even without in-person recruiting, camps and tournaments. 

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NLR resources on coronavirus and recruiting

It’s a confusing and challenging time to be a student-athlete and parents/guardians alike, especially for those who have dreams of competing  at the college level. Official recruiting visits, tournaments and college camps remain on a long list of cancellations and postponements.

The good news is, much of the college recruiting process happens digitally. On NLR's recruiting network:

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Today, an online recruiting presence is more important than ever, as college coaches are stuck recruiting from behind a computer. At NLR, we’re committed to helping student-athletes leverage their online presence to connect with college coaches and find their best college match with our digital recruiting tools.

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The latest recruiting updates

Over the last few weeks, numerous announcements have been made by individual colleges, the NCAA, NLI and over organizations that impact current college athletes and recruits.