I want to play D1(who doesn't) but I wasted my high school years and never joined JV ball. I'm a senior in high school now but i do have some ability and have played before(never at CB). I still have some of the speed because I played little league baseball and football freshman year. I want a work out that's going to help out an aspiring CB. I know that there are going to be guys who have the advantage of playing through high school but I have 2 years before I apply to college. (I'm taking a year off. Even if it takes playing D3 ball and working up to the U or where ever. Any help and tips are appreciated.
Thread: DIVISION 1 football
01-03-2013, 11:56 AM #1
DIVISION 1 football
01-03-2013, 12:04 PM #2
When you say that you are going to take a year off after high school, does that mean a year off from college or just a year off from sports? what schools are you going to apply to?
You basically have two options. Enroll at a university after high school and try to walkon to the program, or go to a CC and play football.
also, you need to get a bit bigger to even play cc or d3. Your height is just fine, but you need to be up to around 165-170.
01-03-2013, 12:08 PM #3
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01-03-2013, 12:32 PM #6
If for some very rare reason, you absolutely dominate this upcoming season, you may get a shot at a walkon. But, you said you are going to take a year off, so that is out the door.
There are plenty of very good players in d-1 college and even in the nfl who have taken many different paths. Like, only playing one year of high school, not playing high school at all, not playing college at all, etc. But that is because they possess a very unique and rare trait that nfl teams are looking for.
Are you thinking about applying to the university of miami as a student? what is your gpa? If you really want to try to play at miami, your only shot is to walkon at the program. But, you are about 30-40 lbs of muscle away from even getting a shot at trying out. And that is just under the assumption you get accepted into the school and enroll as a full time student.
so, what are you goals? why do you want to play college ball? if it is a passion of yours and you just love playing, then go to a community college and play football there. That will be your best bet at even getting a shot at stepping onto a field. Now, if you want to play at miami or nowhere else, then well apply to the school, enroll and get in contact with the coaches and see how they handle walkon trouts. You could also tryout for the team after player a couple years at a cc. But again, you would have to get accepted into the school and enroll full time as a student.
But regardless of all of that and whichever route you take, you need to get some muscle onto that frame. You don't need to be jacked for anything but you still need to be up to around 160-170.
01-03-2013, 12:44 PM #7
I blew high school I get that but If i play for a junior college or w/e will that take away my eligibility to play at a big school?
Do i have to be enrolled at a school to try out or can I try out at several schools and then choose to enroll to my best option?
01-03-2013, 12:52 PM #8
Your only realistic path to a D1A is to go to a Junior College / Community College, like already stated. The general plan for a JC athlete is play 2 years, get an AA degree to clear the NCAA clearinghouse(If you werent already NCAA clearing house eligible). This will allow you to play 2 in 3 years(leaving you a redshirt year). If you have any questions about JC football, send me a message.★ cVc ★ 11B ★ OEF ★
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01-03-2013, 12:54 PM #9
Yes, if you play jc ball, you will lose eligibility. What a lot of people don't know is that your eligibility clock starts ticking the second you enroll as a full time college student (12+ units) regardless if you play a sport or not. You have 5 years to play 4. One year of redshirt and 4 years of being active to play. But that starts diminishing the second you enroll as a full time college student regardless if you play a sport or not. Do you understand what a junior college/community college is? why are you taking a year off? A lot of current d-1/d-2/d-3 student athletes take their jc route first.
Play d3 and hope for what?
And no, you can't go around to different colleges and tryout and then pick the one you made it at. You have to be an enrolled student to try out. That's why you need to do your research on where you want to go and which school is the best fit for you. Not just for sports, but most importantly education.
01-03-2013, 01:02 PM #10
JC is a very good route; let's you develop your game, grow into your body and make a name for yourself. There are TONS of talent in JC's, be it guys who never got attention in high school or bounce backs from D1 schools. Let alone the guys who go to D2/D3/NAIA.★ cVc ★ 11B ★ OEF ★
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01-03-2013, 01:22 PM #11
I graduate highscool at 17 and I graduate trade school this summer. I don't really want to start college at 17.
"A lot of current d-1/d-2/d-3 student athletes take their jc route first." Wouldn't this make me eligible?
Play D3 and hope to play D1
01-03-2013, 02:15 PM #12
If you want to play d1, play jc ball first, not d3. People don't play d3 to eventually get to d1. You will lose eligibility doing that. When you transfer from a University to another university, you have to sit out a year, and you don't get that year back. Just so you don't get confused, you don't have to sit out when you transfer from a jc/cc to a 4 year.
oh and trust me, you want to enroll in college at 17. There is no point in taking the year off just because you are a year younger than most people. You will regret that decision.
01-03-2013, 02:23 PM #13
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01-03-2013, 06:48 PM #15
Reality check. Two years of hanging out in your parents basement isnt going to make you Division I material. You're practically an adult by now, so here is a hard truth: sometimes to get what you want in life, you have to bust your ass for years and when you get that ONE chance, you have to make it. You dont get to walk on to Alabama, or Wall Street, or Google without work and effort. You blew it with football - but maybe there is something out there is meant for you, if you are willing to work and take it.
01-03-2013, 07:22 PM #16People say all of this crap about genetics this, genetics that. I will never let genetics tell me what I can and cannot do..
01-03-2013, 08:37 PM #17
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If that is your goal then you need to take a realistic look at where your speed, strength, and skill level is at and what needs to improve. In my opinion, everything always needs improvement but if you are trying out for CB really work on speed and foot-work. Unfortunately you haven't been in pads and knocking people around for a while. I only played football through my sophomore year in high school and decided my freshmen year in college I wanted to play ball again. I busted my butt just to go play at an NAIA school. I was outside everyday, rain, snow, whatever doing foot-work and speed drills and strength training 5/7 days of the week and making proper nutrition decisions. It is going to take HARD WORK man. No one can motivate you more than yourself and there shouldn't be anything anyone says that will de-motivate you if you want it bad enough.
I do have a question though...why the U? There are plenty of GREAT DII, DIII, and NAIA schools where you will be able to enjoy the game, enjoy being part of a team, and enjoy PLAYING. Sure, you may not be aired on ESPN or have 40,000 people in your stadium but if you love football, it shouldn't matter so much where you play as long as you are playing. Analyze your skills and set up an honest, realistic plan of where you want to go and how you will get there. Good luck man, best wishes.Follow my journey to the 2016 Spartan Beast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoih36zyNmXAbIQ_MaBsHw
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01-03-2013, 09:50 PM #18
Nothing wrong with chasing dreams and aiming high. That's why I gave him some insight on the longshot avenues he can take before the door closes. But, there is definitely more out there than just sports. Education is really important. Focus on school and major in something you are passionate about, but is also challenging and sought after. Like, biology(pre-med), engineering, math/calculus, etc.
If you love football, play intramural sports. Or better yet, whichever university you go to, join the team and a student manager or staff member. You will get to experience a lot of things that the players get to experience.
Most importantly, enjoy your senior year of high school. Play all out and enjoy your time since it is a very good probability that it is your last.
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