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SEPTEMBER 1
Reality Check

       September 1st is here and that means different things in the recruiting calendar for both seniors and juniors.  For the first time since May, college coaches may initiate telephone calls to ...full story

BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS
Two More Events to GO

  Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour, a series of  recruiting education workshops around the ...full story

SEPTEMBER 1
Reality Check

       September 1st is here and that means different things in the recruiting calendar for both seniors and juniors.  For the first time since May, college coaches may initiate telephone calls to ...full story

BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUP TOUR ANNOUNCED
Recruiting Education Workshops for 2016/2017s

 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour will kickoff again this January with recruiting education workshops around the state of Texas. Events are planned for ...full story

NEXT LEVEL ATHLETE SHOWCASE THIS SUNDAY
Plano West HS is the Site

 

Next Level Athlete will be holding its North DFW Area Video Showcase this Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Plano West HS in Plano. There are two sessions: 
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BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS FINISHED
2013 Tour Completes

With workshops in Austin and Houston this weekend, the 2013 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour concluded for this spring.

Players still wishing to send their videos in for evaluation can do so by emailing their video links to full story

BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS HEADED FOR FINAL WEEKEND
Workshops in Austin and Houston This Weekend

The final two Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups for 2013 will be held this weekend in Austin and Houston. 

The Greater Austin Workshop will be held at Westwood High School on Saturday morning, February 23, with ...full story

BLUE CHIP ROUNDUP HEADS FOR ALAMO CITY
Next Workshop in San Antonio on Sunday

The Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups had stops in Lubbock and Dallas this past weekend with over 200 players participating.  The next workshop is Sunday, February 17 at the Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio.  Registration begins at ...full story

BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND
Lubbock on Saturday, Dallas on Sunday

      The 2013 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour continues this weekend with back to back stops in Lubbock and Dallas.
       Randy Rodgers and his team will be at Texas Tech ...full story

TYLER BLUE CHIP ROUNDUP HELD SATURDAY
East Texas Athletes and Parents in attendance

Fifty five East Texas athletes and their parents were in attendance on Saturday morning at the APEC Center in Tyler for the opening kickoff of the Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour.
"Great turnout, " said Program Director ...full story

TYLER ROUNDUP HAS TIME CHANGE
Workshop Moves to Morning Slot

 The 2013 Blue Chip Roundup workshop tour will kickoff on Saturday, January 26 in Tyler at the APEC performance Center.  Registration time is now at 9:30 AM, rather than 1:30 pm.  Registrants and prospective Registrants please ...full story

JUNIOR RECRUITING UNDERWAY
Get Thoroughly Evaluated

Its playoff time in Texas and while over 500 teams made the playoffs; a bigger number put their equipment away. With the season winding down, many juniors are thinking about recruiting (or at least their parents-read ...full story

OCTOBER –GET THOSE TAPES IN:
Colleges Have to Evaluate You

            If you are a senior and still on the mailing list for some Division I schools, but have no offer yet, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is you don’t have ...full story

FBU CAMP IN ODESSA THIS WEEKEND
Still Time to Register

Randy Rodgers will be evaluating players at the Football University Camp in Odessa this weekend.  Players can register at full story

BEEN TO SUMMER CAMP?
Ask For Feedback

 

            By now most college summer camps are over. Most schools have held at least one single day mini-camp and at least one ...full story
FINAL TWO ROUNDUPS THIS WEEKEND
Over 100 Players Participate in Houston

 

Over 100 of DFW best juniors attended the  2011  Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup at the University of Houston  this past Sunday.  This week the tour winds up with programs ...full story
BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS IN FEBRUARY
Recruiting Education Workshops are Free

Randy Rodgers' Annual Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups, recruiting education workshops for high school juniors and parents, announce their first dates of the 2011 year.  For the third year in a row, Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups will be ...full story

DAVE CAMPBELL'S GAME DAY
Weekly Recruiting Segments

Don't forget to catch the new Dave Campbell's Texas Football Game Day show each Friday night at 6:00 pm on Fox Sports Southwest.  Hosted by Jeff Power, each show features a 10 minute recruiting segment by Randy Rodgers.  Either tune in ...full story

FORD PLAYER OF WEEK SHOW STARTS THIS WEEK
Fox Sports Southwest @ 8:30 am CDT

The 2010 Ford Player of the Week Show debuts this Saturday at 8:30 am on Fox Sports Southwest with Ric Renner and Randy Rodgers.  Each week fans have a chance to nominate players @www.playerofweek.com.  A winner is selected for each ...full story

ATTN: CLASS OF 2012
Recruiting Changes Sept. 1.

 

All of you seniors (Class of 2012) have been on the “recruiting clock” for a year. All those recruiting letters that you have been receiving no longer mean very much if personal ...full story
LONE STAR KICKING CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
FLIGHT TIMES ARE REVISED

The 10th annual Lone Star Kicking Challenge will be held as a one day event on Saturday, July 10.  All Flight times have been revised.  All players, except those that are ...full story

LONE STAR KICKING CHALLENGE POSTPONED
All Events on Saturday

Due to 70% rain forecast for Friday due to Tropical Storm Bonnie, the Kickoff and Field Goal Events for the 10th Annual Lone Star Kicking Challenge at Westlake High School in Austin, will be postponed to Saturday ...full story

ALL ACADEMIC TEAM TO BE SELECTED
Honoring the Class of 2011

 

            The RODGERS RECRUITING REPORT announces its plans to select a 2010 Pre-Season All Academic Team to recognize Texas High School ...full story
NEW RECRUITING SHOW AIRS THIS WEEK
Chevy Next Level Athlete Show on FSN

Chevy will serve as the title sponsor for the new Next Level Athlete Television Show that will make its debut on Fox Sports Southwest on Thursday, May 6 @ 3:00 pm.  FSN's Neil Beasley and Randy Rodgers will co host the show which will focus ...full story

NEXT LEVEL ATHLETE TO HOLD SHOWCASE ON MARCH 28
Recruiting Evaluation Event at Lancaster HS

Next Level Athlete will hold their next open Showcase event at Lancaster HS on Sunday, March 28.  The Event will begin at Noon and Players may register online at full story

LAST BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUP IN HOUSTON ON SUNDAY
Event Held at UH Football Complex on Cullen

The last Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup of the month will be held on Sunday in Houston at the University of Houston Football Office Complex on Cullen Ave. 

If you exit I-45 at Cullen, go west til you pass the baseball field and the ...full story

WEST TEXAS AND GREATER HOUSTON ROUNDUPS THIS WEEKEND
Blue Chip Tour moves to Abilene and Houston

Four Recruiting Roundups are in the books with events this past weekend in San Marcos and Dallas.  Over 250 top Texas high school prospects and their parents attended the two recruiting education workshops. 

The Roundup Tour ...full story

BLUE CHIP ROUNDUPS MOVE ON TO THE VALLEY
Tyler Roundup with Near Record Number

The 2010 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour moves on to McAllen this Thursday night after a near record 62 top East Texas Athletes attended Saturday's kickoff event in Tyler.  Prospects have an opportunity to fill out informational ...full story

BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS FINALIZED
San Marcos Confirmed for Central Texas Players

The sixth and final stop on the 2010 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup has been finalized.  Top Juniors and Parents will be invited to attend the Central Texas Roundup on Saturday morning, February 13 at Bobcat ...full story

BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUP IN HOUSTON
Date/Site Finalized

The fifth stop on the 2010 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup is finalized.  Top Juniors and Parents will be invited to attend the Houston area Roundup on Sunday afternoon, February 21.  Registration begins at 1:30 pm.

The Houston ...full story

GAME DAY INVITES
What are they? What do they mean??

Now that the college football season has started, high school prospects (both seniors and juniors) are receiving invitations to attend college football games. These visits are classified as “unofficial” ...full story

LONE STAR KICKING CHALLENGE ON FRIDAY
Near Record Turnout Expected

The 2009 Lone Star Kicking Challenge kicks off Friday morning at Westlake High School in Austin.  Now in its 9th year, the Lone Star Kicking Challenge, is the largest competition event of its kind in Texas, bringing together kicking and ...full story

PRESEASON ALL ACADEMIC TEAM ANNOUNCED
Top Student Athletes in Texas Recognized

 

The Rodgers Recruiting Report , operated by Texas Recruiting Analyst Randy Rodgers, releases its third annual Pre Season All Academic Football Team for the state of Texas. Now in its 11th year of ...full story
NIKE EVENTS CANCELLED IN HOUSTON THIS WEEKEND
Decision Made Before UIL Reinstatement

Prior to the UIL’s reinstatement of interscholastic events previously postponed by the Swine Flu outbreak, Nike was forced to cancel this weekend’s events in Houston. Previously scheduled was a Nike Combine for Saturday ...full story

THE COACHES ARE COMING
Spring Evaluation Period Right Around the Corner

 If you are a high school football player in his junior year and you consider yourself a college prospect, your world is about to start spinning faster. NCAA rules on player evaluation allow college coaches to be on the road evaluating ...full story

LAST TWO BLUE CHIP ROUNDUPS THIS WEEKEND
McAllen on Saturday, Tyler on Sunday
The 2009 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour, sponsored by College Coaches Network, winds up this weekend with the last two workshops in McAllen and Tyler. Over 400 Texas high school players have participated in the first four Roundups in Abilene, ...full story
BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUP HEADS FOR HOUSTON
Workshop Sunday afternoon at Rice University
The 2009 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour, sponsored by College Coaches Network, heads to Houston this weekend for a workshop at Rice University. Over 300 Texas high school players have participated in the first three Roundups in Abilene, San ...full story
BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS HEAD FOR SAN MARCOS AND DALLAS
Register Online
Over 40 of the top juniors in West Texas attended the kickoff of the 2009 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups in Abilene on Sunday. Event Director Randy Rodgers noted that it was approximately a 15% increase in attendance. “I am appreciative of the ...full story
2009 BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS
Register Online
Randy Rodgers Recruiting announced the dates and sites for its very popular Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups for 2009. Now under the title sponsorship of College Coaches Network (see related story), these recruiting education programs for high ...full story
RECRUITING HEATS UP
Contact Period Begins for College Coaches
College football recruiting heats up again. Now that the Thanksgiving Holiday has passed, college coaches can now resume on the road recruiting, since the NCAA “contact” period has begun. “Contact period” means that college coaches can now meet ...full story
FOOTBALL PRACTICE STARTS IN A MONTH
Time to Accelerate Your Training
With both the 2008 Lone Star Kicking Challenge and the State 7 on 7 Championships both in the record books, the Texas High School Football community will next turn its attention to the Texas High School Coaching School in San Antonio July 27-20. ...full story
2008 ALL ACADEMIC TEAM ANNOUNCED
Class of 2009'sTop
The Rodgers Recruiting Report , operated by Texas Recruiting Analyst Randy Rodgers, releases its second annual Pre Season All Academic Football Team for the state of Texas. Now in its 10th year of providing recruiting information to college and ...full story
CHRIS BONIOL JOINS LONE STAR KICKING CHALLENGE TEAM
Kicking Instructor to Co-Sponsor 2008 Event
The Lone Star Kicking Challenge is pleased to announce that Chris Boniol has joined the Lone Star Kicking Challenge team for 2008. Boniol, who spent six season in the NFL with the Cowboys, Eagles, and Bears, owns and operates Chris Boniol Kicking ...full story
ATTENDING SUMMER CAMPS
The Third Evaluation Window
June is here and so are college summer camps. If you can afford it, you should be going somewhere. If you are a 2009 grad and have multiple scholarship offers, you should be using your camp experience to get to know the campus and the coaches, ...full story
ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM TO BE SELECTED
Recognition for Outstanding Student-Athletes
The RODGERS RECRUITING REPORT announces its plans to select a 2008 Pre-Season All Academic Team to recognize Texas High School football players who are also excellent students. To be considered, a player needs to be in his junior year (Class of ...full story
MAY CHECKLIST FOR PROSPECTS
How Many Items Have You Completed?
May is here and all the lead up to the college coaches getting back in the full swing of recruiting is complete. Since April 15, it has been permissible for college recruiters to be back on the road visiting high schools and evaluating players. ...full story
SPRING PHONE CALLS
Coaches Can Call Prospects
Spring Recruiting is here. More things are happening and prospects should be aware of them. Division I staffs are allowed to select four weeks out of a total of six to complete their spring evaluations. That period ends May 31. Each school ...full story
THE COACHES ARE COMING…THE COACHES ARE COMING:
Spring Evaluation Period Starts April 15
If you are a high school football player in his junior year and you consider yourself a college prospect, your world is about to start spinning faster. NCAA rules on player evaluation enable college coaches to be on the road evaluating prospects ...full story
BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS
2008 Tour Completed
The 2008 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup Tour is in the books. Over 500 junior football players and their parents attended one of the six workshops around the state. Roundups were held in Abilene, San Marcos, Dallas, Houston, Tyler, and McAllen. ...full story
2008 LONE STAR KICKING CHALLENGE –JULY 11 & 12
Kickers/snappers/punters--Get Signed up Today
The eighth annual Lone Star Kicking Challenge, the premier competition event for Texas high school kickers will return to San Marcos this summer Competition will be held on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Bobcat Stadium on the ...full story
BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS HEAD FOR THE VALLEY
First Ever Rio Grande Valley Workshop
The 2008 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour announces its first annual workshop in the Rio Grande Valley. Coach Randy Rodgers and his staff will be in McAllen for a 1:30 pm workshop on Sunday, March 30. The Roundup will be held in the McAllen High ...full story
BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS HEAD FOR TYLER
East Texas Stop This Sunday
The 2008 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup heads for East Texas this weekend (Sunday, March 2) for a tour stop in Tyler. Junior players (Class of 2009) and their parents are encouraged to attend the recruiting education workshop at the APEC ...full story
BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUP COMES TO WEST TEXAS
Abilene Event to Kickoff 2008 Tour
The 2008 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour has added a West Texas stop for this year. The annual statewide program of recruiting education workshops for high school junior football players and their parents will kickoff with a program in Abilene ...full story
LONE STAR KICKING CHALLENGE FLIGHT TIMES FOR SATURDAY
Punters and Snappers start at 9 am on Saturday
PUNTERS FLIGHT 1 9:00 Alejandro, Nicholas Fredricksburg Alexander, Matt Dallas Episcopal Camara, Eduardo Cedar Hill Castillo, Sergio La Joya Coffman, Mason Midland Cotton, Reading Humble Atoscita Frawley, Vince Midlothian Henricks, ...full story
LONE STAR KICKING CHALLENGE FLIGHT TIMES ANNOUNCED
Kickoff and Field Goal on Friday, July 6
8:45 KICKOFF FLIGHT 1 8:45 Barrerra, Nicholas Louise DeRosa, George SA O'Connor Esparza, Daniel Leander Greene, Aaron Vista Ridge Hardey, Kevin Dallas Shelton McCormack, Will Fredericksburg Moore, Chris SA Madison Reynolds, ...full story
DAVE CAMPBELL'S PREVIEW SHOW ON FSN
Magazine Cover Unveiled Saturday Night
Fox Sports Net unveils the 2007 Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine Cover this Saturday night, June 9 at 7:30 pm CDT. Join Host Rick Renner, DCTF Managing Editor Jake Shaw, and Recruiting Analyst Randy Rodgers as they talk about the 2007 ...full story
LONE STAR KICKING CHALLENGE UPDATES
Correction on Earlier Story
The 2007 Lone Star Kicking Challenge will be held Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 in San Marcos on the campus of Texas State University. An earlier story had an incorrect date. Kickoff competition will be held on Friday morning, July 6 ...full story
LONE STAR KICKING CHALLENGE ACCEPTING ENTRIES
Two day event in San Marcos, July 6 & 7
The seventh annual Lone Star Kicking Challenge, the premier competition event for Texas high school kickers will return to San Marcos this summer in its new two-day format. Competition will be held on Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8, 2006 ...full story
TIME TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMPS
Put Some Thought into Your Decision
The Spring evaluation period is rapidly drawing to a close, signaling the end of the second window in the Division I evaluation process. College coaches have been on the road since April 15 and most of them will be headed home before Memorial Day. ...full story
HAVING A BACKUP PLAN
Take Care of Your Own Business First
Last week we outlined four possible scenarios regarding the potential recruiting track of every high school junior who wants to play college football. This week we are going to take a hard look at one specific scenario—the one that doesn’t include ...full story
BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS WINDUP
Record Attendance at All Four Locations
Almost 600 athletes attended the recently completed four Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups around the state. The four workshops in Dallas, Houston, San Marcos, and Tyler drew record attendance for the fourth year in a row. Players wishing to mail in ...full story
RECRUITING EVALUATION PROCESS
Heading into Window #2
After student-athletes are identified as potential prospects, the universities must start the process of evaluating which players best fit their programs. Schools recruit to meet their needs and expectations and the most important thing a prospect ...full story
Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup in Tyler on Sunday
Not too late to Register
Over 200 athletes participated in the Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup at the University of Houston on Sunday. Over 500 players have participated in the three Roundups to date. The 2007 Tour resumes this Sunday (March 5) in Tyler at the APEC Center. ...full story
BLUE CHIP RECRUITING ROUNDUPS KICKOFF
Houston and Tyler Programs Remain on Tour
Over 330 athletes and their parents participated in last weekend’s Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups in San Marcos and Dallas. Players were weighed, measured, and had their pictures taken by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine. This weekend the ...full story
JUNIOR DAYS
What are They, Should I go?
With the ink just now dry on the National Letters of Intent for 2007, college coaches have rapidly turned their attention to the class of 2008. Throughout the country the more aggressive Division I staffs are now beginning to hold their first ...full story
DEAD PERIOD BEGINS
No Contact Until After the New Year
The NCAA mandated “dead period” has begun, slowing the Division I football recruiting process down considerably. College coaches are no longer permitted to leave their campuses to recruit and prospects are no longer allowed to make campus ...full story
2007 Lone Star Kicking Challenge
Mark Your Calendar for July 6 & 7
The 2007 Lone Star Kicking Challenge will return to San Marcos and the campus of Texas State on July 6th & 7th. The premier kicking competition event of its kind in Texas will again offer competition for high school kickers, punters and snappers ...full story
JUNIOR RECRUITING UNDERWAY
Things to Do When Your Season is Over
Its playoff time in Texas and while over 500 teams made the playoffs; a bigger number put their equipment away. With the season winding down, many juniors are thinking about recruiting (or at least their parents-read “over-eager” dads). Signing ...full story
GETTING RECRUITING MAIL, BUT NOT PHONE CALLS
October is Critical to the Recruiting Process
If you are a senior, still getting recruiting mail, but not yet receiving an offer, the month of October is critical for evaluation purposes. Division I schools have made scholarship offers based on the evaluation of your junior tapes, spring ...full story
GAME DAY INVITATIONS
What are they...What do they mean?
Now that the college football season has started, high school prospects (both seniors and juniors) are receiving invitations to attend college football games. These visits are classified as “unofficial” visits. “Official Visits” are those ...full story
RED SHIRT, GREEN SHIRT, GRAY SHIRT
What do the Different Colors Mean?
I get a lot of questions regarding the meaning of different colored “shirts”, as in red shirt, green shirt, and gray shirt. These terms apply to recruiting and player development strategy and have become a common part of the vernacular as ...full story
FOCUS ON FOOTBALL
Performance, Not Potential, Counts Now
The 2006 football season is here with everybody in Texas starting practice by the 14th. It is a time when recruiting does and should take a back seat to practice. While many players have already made verbal commitments and a like number have ...full story
LONE STAR KICKING CHALLENGE ADDS SPONSOR
Centex Sports Video Joins the team
The Lone Star Kicking Challenge is please to announce that Centex Sports Video has joined the 2006 sponsorship team. Centex Sports Video is a Cedar Park-based company, specializing in creating high octane highlight tapes for high school teams and ...full story
Special Teams Clinic
Lone Star Kicking Challenge adds Coaching Clinic
The Lone Star Kicking Challenge announces its first-annual high school coaches Special Teams Clinic, featuring Jeff Rodgers, Assistant Special Teams Coach for the San Francisco 49ers. The clinic will be held at the Texas State University Football ...full story
LEVERAGING SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS
Don't Get Caught Holding Your Breath
LEVERAGING SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS: The previous story on this site talked about getting feedback from schools following summer camp attendance. I get asked questions from parents all the time about scholarship offers, verbal commitments, whether ...full story
Lone Star Kicking Challenge adds Sponsors
Chris Boniol and Rocky Willingham join the team
The Lone Star Kicking Challenge is pleased to welcome nationally known kicking instructors Chris Boniol and Rocky Willingham as co-sponsors of the 2006 Lone Star Kicking Challenge to be held on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos, T ...full story
HOW DID YOU DO AT SUMMER CAMP
Make Sure You Ask For Feedback
By now the first round of college summer camps is over. Most schools have held at least one single day mini-camp and at least one multi-day camp. Most prospects have attended at least one or two camps. If you are a senior to be (Class of 2007) ...full story
MAY CHECKLIST
Are You Doing All You Can
May is here and all the lead up to the college coaches getting back in the full swing of recruiting is complete. Since April 15, it has been permissible for college recruiters to be back on the road visiting high schools and evaluating players. ...full story
Handling May Phone Calls
What they Really Mean
HANDLING THE MAY TELEPHONE CALLS: With the first of May finally arrived, the recruiting process for Division I football takes a slightly different turn. More things are happening and prospects should be aware of them. The Spring Evaluation ...full story
Choosing a Summer Camp
How to Make a Good Decision
PLANNING FOR SUMMER CAMPS: All junior players who are receiving recruiting mail at this time of year are being deluged by camp brochures from respective college football programs. Of course, all want you to hurry up and send in your ...full story
EVALUATION WINDOWS
The Spring period is here
There are four evaluation windows in the college football recruiting calendar. The first window is junior game tape. Those players who have already been offered scholarships and perhaps made verbal commitments were evaluated on the basis of ...full story
COMBINES
SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
As the Spring Evaluation period nears, the world of “combines” also expands. The original combine, as in NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, has been expanded to the high school ranks. Nearly every organization that bills itself as a recruiting ...full story
ACADEMICS COME FIRST
Make Sure You Take Care of Business
If you want to be a college athlete, then you must first be a college student. There is no other way. To be a college scholarship athlete, you must initially be eligible to play and long before that, college football staffs will make a ...full story
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT RECRUITING
Understanding the Recruiting Process
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS AND FAMILIES HAVE ABOUT THE RECRUITING PROCESS?? RRR: I think that the biggest misconception comes at the very start of the process when a high school player starts receiving recruiting ...full story
Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups Completed
Record-breaking attendance
The 2006 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup tour concluded this past weekend with workshops in Central Texas (Texas State University-San Marcos) and East Texas (Stephen F. Austin University—Nacogdoches). Record breaking attendance continued to be the ...full story
Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups ReachHalfWay Point
Dallas and Houston have record-breaking attendance
Over 300 junior prospects attended the first round of Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups in Dallas and Houston this past weekend. A huge walkup crowd contributed to a record-breaking attendance in Dallas, despite a conflict with the February ACT test ...full story
Blue Chip Roundups Start This Weekend
Recruiting Education for the Class of 2007
The 2006 Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups for high school juniors (Class of 2007) and their parents kickoff this weekend with programs in both Dallas and Houston. Over 250 prospects and their parents attended these locations last year and early ...full story
SPRINT TO THE FINISH
Football Recruiting Nears End
With February 1 (National Signing Day) looming, college football coaches and high school senior players are in the final “Sprint to the Finish” of this year’s recruiting season. What can fans and players expect? 1. More than a few changes: ...full story
CATCH COACH RODGERS ON TV
Fox Sports Net-SW--Inside SW Recruiting
Now you can catch Coach Rodgers on television. Texas recruiting analyst Randy Rodgers appears weekly on FSN-SW’s Inside SW Recruiting on Tuesdays throughout January with a big show on Signing Day, February 1. Along with FSN-SW Host Dana Larson, ...full story
Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups Coming in February
Recruiting Education Workshops for Juniors
The very popular Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups are set for February. These statewide recruiting education programs for Texas juniors (Class of 2007) and their parents are now in their fourth year. Last year over 400 Texas high school juniors ...full story
Dead Period Over the Holidays
Recruiting Process Changes
DEAD PERIOD OVER HOLIDAYS: The NCAA mandated “dead period” has begun, slowing the Division I football recruiting process down considerably. College coaches are no longer permitted to leave their campuses to recruit and prospects are no ...full story
JUNIORS GET READY
JUNIORS SHOULD BE DOING SELF-EVALUATION:
As the 2005 football season ends, juniors (Class of 2007) are rapidly moving closer to being on the recruiting clock. While the seniors (Class of 2006) are trying to reach decisions on where they will play their college football, you juniors are ...full story
ATTENTION SENIORS--CLASS OF 2006
by Randy Rodgers
ATTENTION: CLASS OF 2006 SENIORS: As we near the end of the 2005 season, all seniors (Class of 2006), that have ambitions to play college football should be making sure their favorite college football programs have had an ample opportunity to ...full story
Handling the May Telephone Calls
By Randy Rodgers : 9th In A Series
With the first of May right around the corner, the recruiting process for Division I football takes a slightly different turn. More things are happening and prospects should be aware of them. The Spring Evaluation period, which began April 15, ...full story
Combines
By Randy Rodgers : 8th In A Series
As the Spring Evaluation period nears, the world of “combines” also expands. The original combine, as in NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, has been expanded to the high school ranks. Nearly every organization that bills itself as a recruiting ...full story
The Evaluation Process
By Randy Rodgers : 7th In A Series
After student-athletes are identified as potential prospects, the universities must start the process of evaluating which players best fit their programs. Schools recruit to meet their needs and expectations and the most important thing a prospect ...full story
Getting on the List ...
By Randy Rodgers : 6th In A Series
The recruiting process all begins when the student-athlete is identified as a prospect. Officially a student-athlete is considered a prospect on the first day of class his freshman year in high school. That is when all the NCAA rules that govern ...full story
Four Phases in the Recruiting Process
By Randy Rodgers : 5th In A Series
The entire 16-month recruiting process (from the start of a player’s junior year to Signing Day as a senior) can be broken down into four distinct phases, some of which overlap. They are the * “Prospecting” phase, * ...full story
Recruiting - Academics Come First
By Randy Rodgers : 4th In A Series
If you want to be a college athlete, then you must first be a college student. There is no other way. To be a college scholarship athlete, you must initially be eligible to play and long before that, college football staffs will make a ...full story
Recruiting Process
By Randy Rodgers : 3rd In A Series
Last week, we explored the non-athletic path to college; this week we’ll take a look at three other options where a prospect has an opportunity to play college football. Option I: Division I scholarship This is obviously the dream of most ...full story
Take Care of Business
By Randy Rodgers : 2nd In A Series
Last week we outlined four possible scenarios regarding the potential recruiting track of every high school junior who wants to play college football. This week we are going to take a hard look at one specific scenario — the one that doesn’t ...full story
The Recruiting Process Starts For Juniors
By Randy Rodgers : 1st In A Series
With National Signing Day in the rear view mirror, major college football programs now turn their attention full time to high school junior prospects. While the juniors have been on the radar since last September 1, college coaches can now focus on ...full story
Lone Star Kicking Challenge Attracts
By Randy Rodgers
Klein Collins’ Garrett Lefevre, who committed to the University of Houston on July 8, turned in a strong overall performance to win the Overall Best Kicker award at the 2004 Lone Star Kicking Challenge in College Station on July 9. Lefevre was one ...full story



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