Originally Posted by Old Wildcat
What age or grade should the process be started?
A college coach can't "officially" communicate with a high school athlete (except basketball) until the summer of Jr. year (D1 and D2). You can call, email, write letters, and send videos to them though. D3 and NAIA can send your kid recruiting material, and call, anytime. You can start the process anytime but I would make sure your child's athletic ability is on par with the institution you are sending it to. Meaning, have someone else look at your son's ability before you send his freshman highlight video to Nick Saban.