Football Recruiting Information
Are you good enough to play football at the college level? Well here’s a newsflash. You need to be proactive and reach out to the college football coaches. You have to make it happen, only the top players can wait for the recruiters to contact them. Check out the football recruiting tips on our site and start your recruiting today.
Being offered a football scholarship at a NCAA division one school is the ultimate dream of most high school athletes but there are many more football scholarship opportunities out there; NCAA division two and three, NAIA and NJCAA.
The NCAA allows each division 1A college football program 85 scholarships and each division 1AA college 63 athletic scholarships. In division 2 there are 36 Scholarships.
To retain division I status, a football team must have 76.5 football scholarship players and can carry 85 active scholarship players. In division I-AA, schools have 63 scholarships, usually divided among 85 players.
Unlike most other college sports football, at the NCAA level, is a head count sport so the scholarships are full-ride.
There are 117 division 1A,124 division 1AA and 150 division 2 colleges that offer football scholarships.
That’s a total of 23,157 football scholarships available just in the NCAA.
Don’t just concentrate on the top division 1 colleges, many of these bigger schools usually have a large number of potential athletes that they are actively recruiting. Unless you are at the top of your game, an elite player, then the odds are that you wont get a football scholarship offer.
You have to contact the college football coaches, you have to market yourself.
There is nothing wrong with smaller division 1, division 2 or NAIA colleges. At the end of the day its your education that’s important.