This is part four of a series that we have been running discussing recruiting. The most common questions we get via emails deal with recruiting. Instead of answering each one individually we decided to answer the most common questions in on big story.
Today's question: Does playing on a winning team help with recruiting?
This is a question that has lots of ways to answer it. Does playing on a winning team help? The first thing that needs to be said is that it doesn't hurt. Teams that are successful are usually successful because of the talent that their players have. Colleges are interested in talent and when teams are talented colleges will take a look.
The one thing that needs to be mentioned though, is that just because a player is really good on a really good team doesn't mean that he will be a scholarship worthy individual. Just means that he's a good player on a good team. Sometimes players can be a great player on a great team and still not be worthy of a scholarship. Mayfield legend Matt Sandoval comes to mind with that last statement. The Trojan teams with him playing QB were as good as any teams in the
The one thing that always needs to be remembered is that talent is talent and that it doesn't matter what your team's record is. If a kid is a D1 athlete he's a D1 athlete. A kid in
So to answer this question, it really can't hurt that you play on a really good team. However, if a kid is a legit D1 athlete it doesn't matter where a player plays or who that coach is. All that matters is talent and D1 kid's talent shine.
Next week's recruiting question.
Should I use a scouting service to help me get recruited?