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11 Myths About Playing Sports in College

By Janis Meredith, CoachUp Nation, 12/05/17, 12:00PM CST


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There is a lot of hype, misinformation and unrealistic expectations when it comes to playing sports in college. I did my homework and found the top college recruiting myths that need to be busted. Parents and athletes, take note:

Myth No. 1: High school coaches will get you recruited. Your athlete is the only one responsible for his recruitment. Coaches can help, certainly, and provide guidance, but it is the athlete’s job to market him/herself.

Myth No. 2: Grades won’t matter if you are a really good athlete. Of course, top athletes will be pursued more vigorously, but most colleges want athletes who are also good students. Low grades can indeed keep you out of some schools. I’ve known many athletes who had to settle for junior colleges because of their grades.