The second National Signing Day has now come and gone. For what could be a multitude of reasons you didn’t sign with a college, but you still want to play college football. So, what can you do now? Here are a couple of thoughts to get you going.
- Did you not sign because of an academic issue? If so junior college is the route. However Junior College is one of the toughest levels to get a scholarship to. Most jucos have open tryout dates where you can go workout in front of the coaches. You should contact jucos you are interested in and ask for those dates.
- If your academics are in order there are many D2 and NAIA schools that will have some scholarship money left over. Many of them also have workout dates as well where you can tryout. Be very proactive of getting your film and transcripts in those school’s hands.
- If you are strong academically Division 3 is also a solid level of football to continue your career. If you love playing the game the relationships you build by playing at this level can be life changing.
- If you can academically gain acceptance to a school you can ask the coaches there for a walk on opportunity.
- Some of you will look at it and think because you didn’t sign or go D1 that it is a letdown. The relationships and comradery you build while playing college football is one of a kind. You will meet lifetime friends, find out who you really are, and make connections with future employers that will begin your life professionally.
Visit with your high school coach so he can help you make some of the contacts you need to make to continue pursuing your goal. Keep Working