Ok, I'm going to keep this as short as possible so you dont have to read too much. Heres my situation.
I'm going to a community college right now *no football team*. In one or two semesters I'll be transfering to a four year college. 90% chance it's going to be a D1 school. Theres a couple other schools I've been looking at but they're farther away from home and some are private *more expensive, money I'd have a very hard time paying*. When I do transfer I'm going to try to walk on and play football. Heres the deal, I haven't played since my freshman year. Long story short, ended up going to a school that was going to have football, things didn't work out and they never got a football team while I was there. I played soccer, basketball and ran track. I'm very athletic but haven't played in a very long time.
Squat: 465x3 (never maxed)
Running times I have absolutely no clue. Haven't been timed running in God knows how long. If I had to estimate my 40 I'd say about a 4.9. Easily the biggest thing I'm working on now.
What I'm asking advice on is how I should approach talking to the coaches, etc. I know I could just show up when they have open tryouts which I looked up, but I figured getting in contact with coaches now would probably help me. I looked up all of the athletic department directories. If I email, what are the chances I'd actually get a response? I have no clue what I should actually put in an email. Or should I just call their office? Any advice on talking to them would be appreciated.
Also, I know walking on with as little experience as I have is a complete long shot but worst case scenario if I don't make it is I'll be in the best shape possible, so I'm not going to worry about that.