Season Over--2008's "On the Clock"

Recruiting for the Class of 2007 grinds to a slow crawl over the holidays because of the NCAA mandated “dead period”, but for the Class of 2008 things are just beginning to heat up. As college coaches fill their scholarship slots for this year, they will begin to evaluate the rising juniors and the key component in the evaluation process is having good video to view.
Now that your season is over, you will quickly be “on the clock” for recruiting purposes. If you haven’t already you should sit down with your head coach or position coach for a post-season assessment. Ask your coach what he thinks you do best. Ask what he thinks you need to work on in preparation for next season. Then get to work!
Over the holidays, you can begin to put together a video that college coaches can watch. That video can be either VHS or DVD. DVD’s are a lot easier to ship and store and most college coaches carry laptops that they can watch DVD’s while traveling. But some coaches are “old school” and prefer VHS tapes. Highlight tapes are great, but few kids are good enough to be recruited off their highlight tapes. Most college coaches would prefer at least one entire game tape in addition to your highlight tape. Two complete games are even better. Remember that consistency in performance is important. A 20-play highlight tape over the course of a 10 game season, means you only made two highlight caliber plays per game. Not enough for some college to invest $50-$100K on a scholarship for you.
Texas is usually heavily recruited every year, but with the American Football Coaches convention coming to San Antonio in early January, college coaches from all over the country will have a reason to come to the Lone Star State and Texas high school players will be the beneficiary.