Are You Good Enough For A College Sports Scholarship? Interview With Tim Ryerson and Wendy Lynne

Are You Good Enough For A College Sports Scholarship? Interview With Tim Ryerson and Wendy Lynne

August 16, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Tim Ryerson – Are you good enough for a
college sports scholarship? You have to know to some degree. Like we were
just talking about, if you are good enough to be a blue chip top tier, top 100 player
in the country, it doesn’t matter where you are playing. It doesn’t matter if you
are in a 1A school in the mountains. They are going to find you. If you are a basketball
player and you are 7 foot 5, they are going to find you. You can’t hide anymore. But
if you are not one of those top tier blue chip athletes, coaches aren’t likely to
find you. I coached college basketball for eight years and I was reading local town newspapers
to find prospects. The reality is there are about fifteen times
more high schools than there are colleges. The accolades, the awards, the stats, the
all conferences, things like that, every kid that wants to play in college has those. A
lot of people don’t understand that when you are a college coach, there are a thousand
bubbles all over the place. They are not going to come find you just because you were all
conference or just because you scored ten points last night. There are too many kids
for them. They can’t keep track of everybody out there.
That is one of the biggest mistakes that people make is that they think that, “Well I am
good enough. People are just going to start coming to my games.” What I usually tell
people is that look a year ahead of you and the class that just graduated from your high
school. What coaches were in the stands at those games? Who came to watch? Most of the
time, nobody did. Where are those guys going to school? Expect about the same thing when
it comes to your turn unless you do something to make the coaches aware of you.