Hearing from current and former athletes about recruiting and college athletics during COVID-19 is especially important. Here is an interview with Jashon Cornell.
Joe Giles-Harris is a football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL). Harris played college football for Duke. During Joe’s time with the Blue Devils, he racked up 313 total career tackles along with nine and a half sacks, one forced fumble, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery. Joe talked to LRT Sports about why he
• 2019 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten • 2019 Third Team Phil Steele All-Big Ten • 2019 Team Captain Keandre Jones, an Olney, Maryland native, stands at 6 feet and 3 inches tall and weighs in at 220 pounds. The linebacker played for Ohio State and delivered 29 tackles and one sack. At
Adversity is something that many of us deal with in life, whether it is on or off of the field, or in everyday life. In a time like this, we’re all dealing with adversity when it comes to the Coronavirus pandemic. People are reacting to it in different ways, as it affects us all differently.
Jeffrey Sims, Missouri Southern State University’s head football coach, has been nothing short of exceptional throughout his coaching career. Over the course of his head coach tenure in Junior College, he had a record of 77-32 with three national championship appearances. On top of his relentless dominance as a coach, he also holds his team
Cornell’s Schoellkopf Field opened its doors in 1915 to the Cornell Big Red football, sprint football and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The stadium capacity holds up to 25,597 cheering fans. If you find yourself at Cornell and want to venture to the Robison Hall of Fame Room, Cornell’s Hall of Fame for athletics, it’s
Mike Rutenberg, a football coach in the National Football League (NFL), has been an assistant linebackers coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2018. Before diving headfirst into a coaching career, Rutenberg left Chevy Chase, Maryland, for Cornell University. There he played linebacker and offensive tackle on the Sprint Football team for four years. Out of
When doing research in the recruiting process for my daughter I came across the LRT Sports website. I was immediately intrigued as this was another dimension of the recruiting process that many people don't even consider. My daughter and I could "short list" schools based on the education she was looking for, as well as the opportunity to play her sport. LRT Sports not only gave us pertinent information into the recruiting process with different interviews of coaches and players, it also gave us insight into current and/or former players' opinions on the coach of that school in her sport. We could use this information to re-prioritize my daughters list of schools based on this feedback. I have many friends that are, or will be, going through this process shortly and I highly recommend using LRT Sports as part of anyone's recruiting process.
The college process presents a myriad of challenges. Factor in athletics and it becomes even more daunting. Now, add the fact that you have zero experience with sports. What is a the mother of a college bound student-athlete to do? LRT Sports has truly lived up to its promise. It has kept "the college recruiting process honest and easy by providing first hand information about coaches, schools and the recruiting process." Their interviews with current students, coaches, and professional athletes have provided realistic guidance. I am much more informed because of LRT Sports! The coach ratings are the most helpful. LRT Sports interviews allow us to hear from students as to how the adults are impacting not only their athletic experience but also how they are helping to shape their adult self.
The C.A.L.C. was thrilled to have Keirsten Sires come and speak to us on multiple topics relevant to high school athletics today, including recruiting. Keirsten reached all of our students and left them with great strategies that will not only help on the fields, courts, and mats, but also in the game of recruiting. She was a true professional and delivered a wonderful message.
Now that the recruiting process and the related stress is over, I wanted to thank you for your guidance. You did so much more than we had expected. Once you started the process by matching the best academic schools first, not the best sport programs, I knew you were the one. The way you laid out a timeline of contacting coaches, visits, and camps completely took any guesswork out of the plan for us. All of the student athletes that you put us in touch with gave us a look from the inside, and made us more comfortable knowing what was coming. Finally, using your website as a resource for knowing what to expect from different coaches based on former recruit reviews gave my son confidence before our meetings. There is no way we could have figured this out on our own, you really put us in a great position when decision time came.
I think hearing from other athletes is very beneficial. To be able to learn from people’s mistakes, and to be able to have access to those voices is really helpful; especially voices that have been there and done that. It’s very important for people to have access to information that could benefit them, and in this case there are many voices that can help the next wave of athletes.
If you have something that’s going to spell [the recruiting process] out for you… it’s so valuable. I think what everyone at LRT Sports is doing to spread the word and help advocate and educate athletes on the recruitment process is incredible.
Without question would have used LRT Sports. It would have probably been one of the most valuable tools that I could have had. If you want to know what these coaches are really like then I think this is the best tool out there. I’m really glad you are allowing recruits to have a resource like this moving forward.