COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD RECRUITING by Willy Wood
I have been asked by numerous parents when they should expect to starts receiving verbal scholarship offers from college track & field and cross country coaches. Usually, their concern arises from the fact the majority of sports start this process far earlier. According to NCAA Research sports such as Basketball and Lacrosse start making offers to prospects during their freshman year of high school. This is simply not that case with track and field and cross country. Only approximately 10% of track and field/cross country athletes received verbal scholarship offers before the start of their senior year. So, if your son or daughter has not yet started their senior year it is not alarming they have not received offers.