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Sean_CaseyRules
01-23-2007, 06:09 PM
I just recently did a questionare (sp?) for a college I REALLY would love to go to! Marshall University! I was wondering if anyone has ever been scouted by a college to play a sport? If so ANY help will be awesome! By the way, I wanna play football at the next level, if that helps any!

RANDY IN INDY
01-23-2007, 07:24 PM
Great school. Went there.

Razor Shines
01-23-2007, 07:56 PM
I just recently did a questionare (sp?) for a college I REALLY would love to go to! Marshall University! I was wondering if anyone has ever been scouted by a college to play a sport? If so ANY help will be awesome! By the way, I wanna play football at the next level, if that helps any!

Are you being scouted by Marshall or do you want Marshall to scout you? The best way to get scouted by a school is to get your coach involved. And make something of a highlight reel tape to send to them, but mostly you need to talk to your high school coach.

SunDeck
01-23-2007, 08:13 PM
Ditto on the coach involvement. It can make a world of difference. I ended up NOT playing soccer in college, but several friends of mine did. We were all at about the same level. It's not like they were better than me, and in some cases a couple of them were guys I beat on a regular basis in high school games. At that time, I was one of the only players in Cincinnati who could bend a ball with both feet. Not bragging, but I had some chops.

The difference was the coaches. Mine was a great game coach but he was completely still born, socially. He didn't network for any of us...and we were some of the best players in Ohio. Only one ended up playing in college and he walked on at UNC. Unfortunately, most of the guys were like me- our parents hadn't gone to college and had no experience with it; we just weren't prepared to expect that college was an option or that we could get a scholarship.

The other kids, whom I knew from summer and indoor ball had coaches who wrote letters to colleges, made phone calls and badgered ncaa coaches to take a look at their kids. These guys played for Walnut Hills, Forest Park, Greenhills, Turpin; all of which had strong programs. Several of them ended up getting invitations from those coaches.

Back then there was little money for soccer players. If you got a scholarship to a Div I school it was one of two ways, either you were so good that you got noticed, or your coach made the initial contacts for you.

Good luck getting a scholarship! Don't be afraid to work your coach. Many of them now know that there's value in moving their graduates to college.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-23-2007, 08:18 PM
Are you being scouted by Marshall or do you want Marshall to scout you?

I have gotten a letter from Marshall about football, nothing really significant, but enough to where I think I might have a chance.

HumnHilghtFreel
01-23-2007, 08:25 PM
My best friend is currently at Marshall. He was recruited and red-shirted this year, but next time I see him I'll try to remember to ask him what the process was like.

RANDY IN INDY
01-23-2007, 09:11 PM
Ditto on the coach involvement. It can make a world of difference. I ended up NOT playing soccer in college, but several friends of mine did. We were all at about the same level. It's not like they were better than me, and in some cases a couple of them were guys I beat on a regular basis in high school games. At that time, I was one of the only players in Cincinnati who could bend a ball with both feet. Not bragging, but I had some chops.

The difference was the coaches. Mine was a great game coach but he was completely still born, socially. He didn't network for any of us...and we were some of the best players in Ohio. Only one ended up playing in college and he walked on at UNC. Unfortunately, most of the guys were like me- our parents hadn't gone to college and had no experience with it; we just weren't prepared to expect that college was an option or that we could get a scholarship.

The other kids, whom I knew from summer and indoor ball had coaches who wrote letters to colleges, made phone calls and badgered ncaa coaches to take a look at their kids. These guys played for Walnut Hills, Forest Park, Greenhills, Turpin; all of which had strong programs. Several of them ended up getting invitations from those coaches.

Back then there was little money for soccer players. If you got a scholarship to a Div I school it was one of two ways, either you were so good that you got noticed, or your coach made the initial contacts for you.

Good luck getting a scholarship! Don't be afraid to work your coach. Many of them now know that there's value in moving their graduates to college.

This is entirely true, and huge for an athlete if his coach gets involved in the process. It can be the difference between a kid playing somewhere or not getting a chance.

RANDY IN INDY
01-23-2007, 09:12 PM
I have gotten a letter from Marshall about football, nothing really significant, but enough to where I think I might have a chance.

Was the letter from Mark Snyder or one of his assistants? What position do you play? Helps to know a school's depth at your position(s).

Check out this site. I forgot how to post a link so you'll have to type it in: http://www.herdnation.com/forum/ Actually, it's working.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-23-2007, 09:35 PM
Was the letter from Mark Snyder or one of his assistants? What position do you play? Helps to know a school's depth at your position(s).

Check out this site. I forgot how to post a link so you'll have to type it in: http://www.herdnation.com/forum/ Actually, it's working.

It doesn't have a name on it...It just says "Marshall University Athletics". And I have already visited that site! lol. I love Marshall! I play Offensive Line, and im about 6'4" 295, I was the only Junior on this years varsity line, everyone else was a senior and I also started over a senior.

SunDeck
01-23-2007, 10:02 PM
6'4" 295
:eek:
Man, you could finish me in two bites.

George Foster
01-23-2007, 10:38 PM
I played NAIA tennis for Montreat College in Black Mountian N.C. I wanted to go there and on my visit I met the coach. I told him I wanted to play. He ask me if I brought my racket, I said, "ah...ya." He said, "let's play." He signed me 15 minutes later.

After a successful year I transferred to UK. I thought I could walk-on there. Wow was I wrong. They have one of the top programs in the SEC.

I then became the equipment manager for the UK bat cats....and as they say, the rest is history.....:thumbup:

Drive to Hunington and meet the coaching staff. They are not "gods." I would be impressed if a kid drove to were I coached and said, " I want to play for you and I have no doubt I CAN play for you."

RANDY IN INDY
01-24-2007, 02:40 AM
It doesn't have a name on it...It just says "Marshall University Athletics". And I have already visited that site! lol. I love Marshall! I play Offensive Line, and im about 6'4" 295, I was the only Junior on this years varsity line, everyone else was a senior and I also started over a senior.

They can use offensive linemen. Good luck! Do you have a good 40 time?

Patpacillosjock
01-24-2007, 04:46 AM
marshall is a terrible school. i was born and raised in huntington so I would know. I went to Miami University by the way. Marshall is low rent education. strive for more my friend. my buddy played football and track there and he graduated with the skills that got him a wonderful job as a used car salesman.

I know personally so many shady athletic department dealings that go on at marshall. prop 48 kids that make more money than your parents.

ohio state, miami university, i mean hell even toledo or akron are better schools than marshall.

i know i'll get a negative rep points but im giving you the opinion of someone who grew up there and know athletes/athletic department personnel very very well. Lee Moon the A.D. was a close family friend and as a friend, we STILL all knew how shady that "school" (schools are suppose to give you an education) really is.

RANDY IN INDY
01-24-2007, 07:12 AM
You know, that may be the most uneducated thing that I have read in a long time. I went to Marshall. My wife went to Marshall. Many successful people in both our families attended the school, as well as countless numbers of folks all over the country.

If your buddy graduated with the skills that got him a wonderful job as a used car salesman, it probably says more about your friend than it does about Marshall University. You have to go to class, do the work, and most of all, want to be there. You have to want an education. Just because you show up doesn't mean you are going to be educated. I grew up in the Huntington area and know many people involved in the athletic department, as well as many involved in the academic departments. My opinion is diametrically opposed to yours.

There is no doubt that shady dealings go on at most every major University that fields athletic teams. You sound like you have an axe to grind and no one is going to be able to change that.

Just a terrible post.

RFS62
01-24-2007, 07:28 AM
You know, that may be the most uneducated thing that I have read in a long time. I went to Marshall. My wife went to Marshall. Many successful people in both our families attended the school, as well as countless numbers of folks all over the country.


Just a terrible post.



No kidding. I've got many friends and several family members who went to Marshall. They all loved it, and all are thriving and prospering in their chosen fields.

Frankly, if that post of yours is any indication of your own education level, you might want to take a few more courses in English.

That way when you say something truly offensive and ignorant, you'll at least use proper grammer and punctuation.

SunDeck
01-24-2007, 08:11 AM
The University of Cincinnati is a terrible university. I was born and raised in Cincinnati so I would know.

Xavier University is a terrible school. I was born and raised in Cincinnati so I would know.

Proctor and Gamble is a terrible company. I was born and raised in Cincinnati so I would know.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-24-2007, 09:26 AM
They can use offensive linemen. Good luck! Do you have a good 40 time?

No, my 40 time was 5.9...I am going to a speed camp at Dublin in the next comming week or two.

Heath
01-24-2007, 09:45 AM
No, my 40 time was 5.9...I am going to a speed camp at Dublin in the next comming week or two.

Yeah, that 40 time's gonna have to come down some. But your technique and foot skills are what's going to take you places.

Randy's on the mark. Talk to your coach. Keep the weight training on schedule.

RANDY IN INDY
01-24-2007, 09:49 AM
Heath is right. The 40 time has to come down. Marshall is playing in CUSA now and I could be wrong, but it seems to be a much faster league than the MAC was. Regardless, work on that 40 time, and good luck!

Red Leader
01-24-2007, 10:08 AM
As many others have said, your coach's involvement is crucial. With no coach's involvement you can imagine what the college coach is thinking:

"This guy wants to play at the next level but can't even get his high school coach to call and support him? Must not be that great of a player."

Now obviously there are exceptions, but I guarantee that's what most college coach's think. They have a lot of players that want those scholarships. Why would they take a chance on a kid that has no support from his high school coach vs one whose high school coach calls weekly or monthly to praise your play, your integrity, and your desire to play at the next level for their school?

My high school baseball coach was instrumental in me being offered a scholarship. Without him, the best I could have done would have likely been a small grant from a DIV III Ohio school.

Heath
01-24-2007, 10:14 AM
Oh, yeah, how's the GPA and ACT scores? Also, ask your guidence counselor about the NCAA Clearing House for academics.

Colleges have funny ways of making you go to class before you play football.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-24-2007, 10:18 AM
Yeah, that 40 time's gonna have to come down some. But your technique and foot skills are what's going to take you places.

Randy's on the mark. Talk to your coach. Keep the weight training on schedule.

I would like to think that my footwork is good, I gave up 0 sacks on the year, and we were one of the best running offenses in my area this year.

dabvu2498
01-24-2007, 10:46 AM
One other thought. If your absolute dream is to play D1, don't forget about the JUCO route. Lots of Ohio kids forget that this is a possibility because no Ohio JUCOs play football. There are some in the Midwest (Michigan and Iowa in particular) that play good football and send kids to D1.

It's not a bad route to take. You get a couple years to work on your skills, grade, body and you keep that D1 dream alive.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-24-2007, 10:51 AM
Oh, yeah, how's the GPA and ACT scores? Also, ask your guidence counselor about the NCAA Clearing House for academics.

Colleges have funny ways of making you go to class before you play football.

GPA is a 2.76 and im going to take my ACT in April

BoydsOfSummer
01-24-2007, 02:28 PM
You know, at your size, you could wear Angus Young as a book bag whilst doing some tribute rocking. :rockband:

Sean_CaseyRules
01-24-2007, 07:02 PM
You know, at your size, you could wear Angus Young as a book bag whilst doing some tribute rocking. :rockband:

HAHAHA That's great man! God's given me this size and I wanna do something good with it! That's why I want to play football at the next level! :beerme: