Congratulations ! - You have just made a verbal commitment to a school.
Updated: Jul 26, 2019
First, let's define what a verbal agreement is when it comes to college recruiting.
It means that you have given your word that you will be attending _______________ University/College.
Similar, to getting engaged, there is nothing contractually obligating about giving your word to a school. However, there is no real reason to commit to a school unless that is where you want to go to school.
Once you have told the school you have committed, it is important to follow these steps.
Contact all other programs that have been recruiting you. You may contact these schools by whatever form they have been talking to you. For example - if they have been texting, you may text them. If they called you, you should call to let them know.
Give them 24 hours to get back to you. If they have not responded your message within this time, you may go on to step 3.
Post on social media. (if you have it)
Thank the people that have helped you along the way. Text, call or message coaches/instructors/mentors etc.
Once things have calmed down, go over expectations of dialog with future college coach. Most of them will outline how much communication there will be in the coming months. We also suggest that you build rapport with all the coaches on the staff. This will help your chances of staying if the coach that was recruiting you happens to leave.
Improve your game. Remember, that you have to earn a job once you get to college. The best way to do that is get stronger and improve your skill set.
For more information about the College Athlete Advantage Recruiting Program please call Mike Orchard @ 407-489-7509 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.