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How to keep a prospect committed

Originally Published: December 17, 2008
By Bill Conley | Scouts Inc.

One of the most rewarding moments for a recruiter is when he receives that coveted verbal commitment from a player. Oftentimes it happens after months of telephone calls, letters and other means of contact. The excitement, however, is short-lived; verbals are not binding, and the competition rarely lets up even if the athlete commits to another school.

Recruiting goes from an offensive to a defensive mode once a recruit opts for that specific college or university. The recruiter must ...

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