Have you given any consideration to playing at a division 2 football college? If you haven't, you should.
Thousands of high school football players from around the country, perhaps even the world, are competing for scholarships and playing opportunities at the college level. Pursuing scholarship opportunities at the division 2 level can give an opportunity to step out from he crowd and get noticed.
Divsion 1 Is Everyone's Goal
It's no secret that most (99%) of all high school football players want to go on and play division 1 football. Everyone wants to play for Oklahoma, Florida State, Ohio State, Boise State, or any of the other elite level schools. However, not everyone has what it takes to be recruited by these schools or even a D1 school at all. That is why you should give some serious consideration to playing at the division 2 football level.
If you have ever had the chance to see a division 2 game played, I don't have to tell you that it is highly competitive and the athletes are super talented. In fact, many of the players at this level are just as talented and skilled as Division 1 players, but they may not have had the necessary size (height and weight) needed to play at the higher level.
Division 2 Scholarships
One of the best things about playing football at division 2 schools is that you can still get scholarship money to play. Unlike Division 3 football, these schools can still offer you scholarship money to come and play for them. You don't have to play at the Division 1 level to get a scholarship, you can get scholarship help at Division 2 schools also.
Smaller Recruiting Budgets
One of the biggest differences between Division 1 and Division 2 schools is the recruiting budgets. The coaches at the D2 level can't afford to fly around the country recruiting players like the big boys can. Therefore, these coaches rely more on word of mouth recruiting and even players contacting them directly about the opportunity to play for their program.
If you are not currently being recruited by the big schools, yet you know you have what it takes to play college football, you should consider the opportunities you can find in Division 2 football colleges. Develop a list of these schools and start making contact with these coaches as soon as you can, at least by your junior year if possible. If you have what it takes to play at their level of competition, these coaches will be happy to hear from you.
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