It’s easy to think of NCAA DIV I athletics as the only option to pursue for college sports. For most, it’s the epitome of “making it and playing at a higher level” and whether it’s a passing thought, daydream, or genuine interest, what athlete hasn’t thought at least once about playing for Maryland, Notre Dame, Wake Forest or the like? Those programs are good for a reason – they have the luxury of being able to recruit the very best student –athletes both in the U.S. and from around the world. If you were to look at the numbers, it’s estimated that less than 2% of top high school recruits looking to play at the college level, are actively recruited by these programs and others just like them. There are greater opportunities for recruitment at the NCAA DIV I second and third tier levels no doubt, but here’s the deal; student – athletes have many excellent options to consider when thinking about combining an academic and athletic college experience. The scope of these options goes will beyond the most well known college programs, and often can turn out to be a much better fit overall especially when it comes to time management, class schedule, and training schedule. So how does one cull out the best college choices for themselves academically and athletically? They look at all opportunities, while turning a blind eye to affiliation designation.
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