The LRT Sports team has teamed up with vIQtory to share Daniel John Orlovsky’s college football recruiting story. Dan is a former American football quarterback who played thirteen seasons in the NFL and is currently a football analyst for ESPN. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
When I started my recruiting process, I knew it was going to be an uphill battle. Standing at only 5 foot tall, on a good day, I knew that my lacrosse skills had to make up for the lack of height. Most people will tell you that size does matter in the game of lacrosse.
The NCAA is always changing, for better or for worse or whether we like it or not. In the case of the two rule changes that were made by the NCAA Division I Council on June 13th, I think most might agree with the changes. Keep in mind there can always be modifications, but for
The University of Colorado Boulder athletic facilities happen to be in one of the most beautiful areas in the United States. If you are looking to play a sport in a gorgeous location along with state of the art facilities, then this University is a must see. You will take an inside look at their
Track & field is one of the oldest sports that we have; it’s been around since ancient times. The sport was established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. Track & field also include road running, cross country running, and race walking. Most track & field events are individual sports. And they only have
The Michigan Daily has called her the “The unsung hero of Michigan women’s basketball.” That would be pressure for most women’s basketball players but that title seems to fuel this incredible athlete. It’s hard to keep up with this young lady’s statistics but just to name a few: Academic All-Big Ten Graduated second all-time in
Typically, student-athletes are recruited to score touchdowns, hit home runs, or sprint on a track; but what makes my experience unique is that I was recruited to fight with swords. My name is Firoz George, and I am a Saber Fencer for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I am going to
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.