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High School Sports Recruiting In The Internet Age

By Thaddeus Collins

The job of recruiting for the college athletics scout has a new tool, with the popularity of the Internet they can use this tool to make better choices for their colleges. By being able to pre-view many more prospects from across the nation without leaving their office, thus saving them time and expenses. Once they have viewed the prospects they are interested in, all they have to do is schedule a trip out to view the prospect in action.

But, with all this technology available to college coaches and recruiters, a large number of prospects go unnoticed because they do not have a profile online. Having an online profile on a site that coaches and recruiters visit is a key to gaining exposure for the athlete's talents. The Internet provides a 24 hour accessible location for information to be displayed; by visiting sites that contain online profiles of student athletes, college sports recruiters have potential new prospects within their reach at all times.

The Internet provides high school student athletes the opportunity to have their sports and academic profile displayed with on a level playing field, this means that no-matter were the school is, or how much publicity it gets all profiles are displayed the same. This is very important for smaller schools that may not get as much recognition, and it also means that more colleges will be able to view potential prospects.

Online sports profiling for high school student athletes is the future of recruiting, but finding a site that caters to the needs of the student athlete is also essential. There are many sites that provide this service for a free or paid services, but the best sites are the ones that steadily market their services, thus gaining recognition from coaches and students as a premier sports profile site.

One such site is the Online Scouting Network, they specialize in providing sports profiles for their student clients, and providing easy access to the profiles contained on their site for coaches. Along with the services they offer they believe in educating the general public to the usefulness of these types of sites when planning on financing a student athletes collegiate ambitions. The site is located at, and it provides useful links to information on getting a college scholarship.

The age of the Internet as a resource for information has taken a step forward, by not only providing information, but also as a source for high school athletes to compete on a level field.
And, for college coaches and recruiters they now have an abundant source of information regarding potential prospects for their athletic departments.
About the Author
Thaddeus Collins is the owner of Online Scouting Network, and its mission is to provide high school student athletes an opportunity to attend college on an athletic or sports scholarship by providing exposure to their talents. Visit to get more information.

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