What is your "Recruiting DNA," what makes you tick as a student-athlete? What are all the selection factors---athletically, academically, financially, culturally, logistically, geographically, etc.---that will affect the college experience (not to mention your time, budget, and stress levels leading up to that)? Understand these factors, scrutinize them thoroughly, prioritize what is important to you, educate yourself about the process---what works, what doesn't---manage expectations from start to finish, let your gut instincts be a guide and take the blinders off, and realize that you are up against an incredibly brutal process. Do all that, and you can take advantage of the opportunities that are best for you.
Originally Posted by WallyL:
WallyL - Great stuff. You might want to copyright the "Recruiting DNA" brand because that is the best summary (advice) on the recruiting process I've ever read. Sometimes we forget that (in the end), it is all about the recruit.