NCSA (not a plug, just the purveyor) just released a report spotlighting key trends in recruiting. Among the ones I found interesting are:
- over 45% of student-athletes do not return for their sophomore season
- graduation rates for athletes is 88%, compared with 68% for non-student-athletes.
- Pennsylvania has the most college student-athletes in the country with approximately 31,400.
- 35% of coaches say character is the most important quality a recruit can have.
- on a scale of 1-10, coaches believe parental involvement in the recruiting process is an 8.
- coaches say negative parental involvement in the recruiting process has increased.