15 College Coach “Turn Offs” to Avoid
May 19th, 2010 - by Adam Diorio

College coaches are evaluating prospects during every single interaction.  Whether the coach is watching film, talking to an athlete on campus or watching them deal with a loss after a high school game, each observation is a chance to make assumptions about the prospect.  It is important for every recruit to understand what sort of things might leave a negative impression with a college coach.

After surveying and interviewing former and current college coaches, we came up with a list of the most common “turn offs” that ALL recruits should be aware of!

In no particular order:

Do any of those sound familiar?  If so, you are not alone.  Many athletes and families make mistakes throughout the recruiting process.  The list above certainly is not all encompassing and there are many other pitfalls a recruit can succumb to.  In most cases, the mistake might not immediately result in a prospect’s name being crossed off the list, but it certainly will not help…and given the importance of this process, why risk it?

Think about it like this.  A college coach is looking at two prospects.  Both have almost identical academics and athletics.  One prospect comes to a recruiting trip and parties too much and misses curfew while the other gets to bed on time and has a productive visit.  Which prospect do you think will be higher on that coach’s recruiting list?

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