Division I Box Is Hard To Fit Into

What’s the No. 1 downfall of college prospects? Thinking they are NCAA Division I talent. National Scouting Report scouts watch athletes perform every day. We are looking for youngsters who have the ability to play at some college level and the grades and character to proudly represent the school that recruits them. To verify that … Read more

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NSR Prospects Bring Vitality To Teams

National Scouting Report’s Vitality Prospects can be picked out instantly from any team. What are they?  Thought you’d never ask. First, let’s start with this truth: NSR has a huge advantage over other scouting organizations, especially the ones that set up call centers, buy rosters and tell their “scouts” to call as many kids as … Read more

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College Prospects Must Seize Opportunities

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized; they die when ignored.” Believe it or not, that sage advice was from a fortune cookie I recently opened. Not bad, I thought, and spot on in recruiting. Our job at National Scouting Report is to create opportunities that never would be available to prospects without our longstanding connections and … Read more

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New Jersey Lacrosse Goalie Commits To Brown

Imagine realizing your dream of playing college athletics and committing as a junior. Very cool. In addition, the school you commit to is a member of the Ivy League. Extremely cool. Meet Caitlin Barrett, a 2017 National Scouting Report lacrosse prospect from East Windsor, N.J. She attends the prestigious Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J. Caitlin … Read more

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How To Be Scouted At Summer Tournaments

Want to be scouted for college coaches this summer? You have three choices: Show up at a tournament or showcase and hope to be discovered. Email all of the coaches whom you hope will scout that tournament or showcase. Contact a local National Scouting Report representative. Option 1 likely won’t do you much good. If … Read more

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North Carolina Baseball Prospect Stands Tall Athletically, Academically

National Scouting Report baseball prospect  Tyler Conklin stands 6-foot-6 with a 4.1 GPA. Think that catches the eyes of college coaches? You bet. However, Tyler’s best attribute is his desire to achieve the best on the diamond and in the classroom. “I have been studying baseball ever since I can remember and coaches say my baseball … Read more

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NSR Softball Prospect Named New Mexico Player of Year

It is easy to see why Santana Parra was selected New Mexico’s 2016 Gatorade Softball Player of the Year. A 2016 National Scouting Report prospect, Parra put up numbers any player in any state would be proud to post. She also led her freshman-laden Centennial High School team to a state championship. Parra, a 5-foot-7 pitcher, posted … Read more

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Homage To A High School Football Coach

One of my best friends from my college days recently passed away. He was a high school football coach. Craig Gill was my first college center. I was his quarterback.  As freshmen at Elon (N.C.) College (now University), we had the world by the tail and bonded instantly. We were not only teammates, but both eventually … Read more

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There’s No Room For Jealousy On A Genuine Team

You’ve been there. You’ve seen it. You couldn’t believe your eyes. Remember that group of athletes who looked great on paper, but couldn’t play as a team? Despite all the talent, they couldn’t live up to potential. The coach couldn’t make it happen. Neither could lip service from everyone else. I’ve played a team that … Read more

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Iowa Softball Standout Won’t Let Athletics Define Her

Review Ashley Furst’s resume and you will see the quintessential National Scouting Report prospect. The 2019 softball prospect from Boone, Iowa, does not allow athletics to define her. Yes, she is a really good corner infielder, but Ashley is first and foremost a student. “I currently have a 3.88 GPA and am working on bringing that … Read more

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