This article is for those of you who didn’t sign an NLI and who 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 that I was convinced I was better than – signing with Division I schools – while I was left wondering and waiting. For whatever reason they got called and you did not – it’s happened and now nothing will be able to change that. 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.
Instead, focus on YOU and put YOURSELF in the best position possible to continue participating in your sport after high school graduation:
- Reach out to schools to gauge their interest in you as an athlete and as a student.
- 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) manner.
For those of you finding yourself still looking for a place to play, I want to wish you the best of luck.
Don’t let one little bump in the road derail your entire path - Keep pushing and finding ways to make it happen!
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