Rivals.com Five Star Academies 2008

For more than nine years now, Rivals.com has hosted a program that gives junior football recruits, their parents and coaches an opportunity to learn more about the recruiting journey they're about to embark on.

Five-Star Academy Upcoming Schedule
Date City Location
April 20 Memphis University of Memphis (contact)

That event the Rivals.com Five-Star Academy is coming to a location near you as dates and locations are currently being set up nationwide.

With Rivals.com's coverage of football recruiting for the past nine years, it's become clear that parents, coaches and recruits often go into the recruiting process uneducated. Many people are merely focused on how tall and how fast a player is, but they don't care about the recruits themselves.

At Rivals.com, we have a different goal.

Sure, we care about how talented a prospect is and rank players accordingly on our web sites, but we also feel that it's important to assist the recruits when it comes to understanding the recruiting process.

That's why Rivals.com has organized Five-Star Academy events across the country.

The FREE program allows recruits to get important questions about the recruiting process answered. They will also learn what it takes to get physically and mentally prepared to make the jump to the next level.

The following are some of the key topics that will be discussed:

What do certain types of letters mean from schools?

How do you handle telephone calls from schools?

What are the rules for calls?

What's an official visit?

What's an unofficial visit?

How important summer camps are.

Being successful in the classroom.

Making the right decision.

What is a commitment?

The headline speakers are Joe Hornback and Sean Adams. Hornback's book, The Next Level: A Prep's Guide to College Recruiting, is a "must read for every high school coach, parent and players themselves if they want to understand the recruiting process."

Adams is a former NCAA All-American that speaks around the country to athletes and parents about understanding and stimulating athletic potential.

Rivals.com also features the prospects that attend the Five-Star Academy on our Web sites, which are viewed on a daily basis by countless college coaches, recruiting coordinators and by more than 7 million people on signing day last year. Rivals.com is also associated with both the NIKE Training Camps and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and we're always on the lookout for top prospects to attend both events.

In the end, the Rivals.com Five-Star Academy is an important even no top junior prospect should miss.

The events are invitation only, but if you're a legitimate Division I recruit and you would like to receive an invitation, please e-mail Rivals.com at [email protected].

Invitations to the events are going out in the mail shortly.

Rivals.com is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
Site-specific editorial/photos Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved. This website is an officially and independently operated source of news and information not affiliated with any school or team.
About | Advertise with Us | Contact | Privacy Policy | About our Ads | Terms of Service | Copyright/IP policy | Yahoo! Sports - NBC Sports Network

Statistical information 2007 STATS LLC All Rights Reserved.