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Idea to videos on Supposed to 3 10 things I would tell a recruit was supposed to be yesterday last night, but I wasn't feeling well, so I decided to do that video. Today.
I have my white board here on videos I said, I am going to do You got to see that.
So today it's to 10 things I would tell a recruit.
And how much does that make a year.
So those two videos I'm going to do today, I have come up with content for the whole week.
I used to coming up with it, come up with it on Sunday night and then, ah, start Monday through Sunday videos.
But this well supposed be last night. But it's today.
I wasn't feeling well last night.
I took up, tell him on P.
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Advice. A lot of recruits need advice.
You know, I didn't get much advice when I went my recruit visit.
I don't have anybody to give me advice either.
So these are just 10 things.
They're mixed with some things and some questions.
Um, that I think personally that I would have one of somebody the answer for me or tell me as a recruit.
So here's Here we go.
Here's number one.
The decision is yours.
Um, when you go either your football, basketball, softball, baseball track it doesn't matter which sport.
The decision is ultimately up to you.
I would advise you to not listen to outside noise.
I know if you're one of those big time recruits for star five star recruits, that is hard to block out the outside noise.
But my advice to you would be too blackout that us outside noise.
Because this is a decision for you.
This is the program at the university.
You're going to play for not your mom, not your dad, not your grandpa.
Your cousin, Your uncle is to you.
So this decision is yours and yours on Lee.
And once you realize that it that is shores, you own it in, grasp it and say, OK, I need to make the best this season for me.
So that's the number went that? Well, it's not an order, but that's number one.
There is no order about this.
But that's number one.
Oh, my list would be of decision.
The decision is yours.
Number two Cool 34.
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Number two of the culture slash environment mob us.
Except it's the best in me the culture slash environment.
When you step on a college campus university college where you're going juco um d three d one d to wherever you're going, it doesn't matter.
Does this fit? May? Culturally, that's important.
Is the environment something that I could do? If you're from Brooklyn, New York, it's gonna be a hard time for you to adjust to Memphis in the seat.
If you're from Memphis, Tennessee, it's gonna be a hard tough for you to adjust to New York.
A small city big city living is not for everybody.
Small city living is not for everybody.
Big city living is not for everybody.
So does the environment fit me also the culture, the culture of the program.
My advice would be to ask some players Hey, if you're American, you're Latino, you know you're you're white and matter Asian, whatever nationality or racial background you identify with you.
Ask those teammates.
Hey, I think it hardly skip.
Hey, how do you have a CZ vision of Russia this college treat such a such how does use university, this college, whether they do for my race, what can I do for my race? What can I do to fit in in this culture? Does this culture fit me? Do you think the culture fits me? You talked to players to make sure there's a cultural fit because there's nothing worse than you going to a university or college, and it's just not a cultural fit.
You love the program.
You love the coach, you love the university.
But the culture does not fit you.
That is not a good look.
The environment not might not fit you.
If you are a country bumpkin and you're going to the West Coast, I know L A could scare you.
Oh, you can like all these people, all this traffic, I just can't do it.
It takes me 10 minutes to get from my house to my my friend's house, but it's taken me 45 minutes to get from my apartment.
You know, a city just outside of l A.
Because of the traffic, you just never know the type of environment you can adapt.
So you ask players.
Hey, you know what's the environment like? Um, you might ask with the night life is like they're gonna tell you all of that.
I say nightlife because we are kids.
Uh, well, I'm not a kid anymore.
But you're a young adult.
You're you're not.
You're your team.
Still, when you go to college in your teams and you're in your early twenties So you want to know how it works in my life, Like, you know, what's their farm? You're like, um what can I do at this age? What can I do if this age? So that's important as well.
So the culture and the environment is important things to know on your recruit visit next number three.
Ah, home away from home.
A lot of kids, sometimes our shelter your sheltered.
You have a really strict household.
When you go off to college, you have none of it anymore.
You can do what you want to do.
You can have girls and boys in your dorm or apartment wherever you're staying.
You don't have mom saying how you'd be home at this time.
Um, you also don't have Mom saying how you to clean your room.
Your apartment? Uh, you need to clean.
Uh, make sure that, um, you do your laundry you don't have.
You don't have that when you go to college.
So you need to make sure that whatever city our town you pick it is ah, home away from home.
You wanted to feel like home away from home because you're spending almost four years here, or maybe more.
It's going to groom you for the real world.
So this new home away from home is grooming you.
To be in an adult is grooming you to be responsible.
So you need to make sure that he feels like a home away from home or try to make it, uh, like a home away from home as much as possible.
And she sent me off to college.
She tried to make sure that I had pieces of home Whitney so it could feel like a home away from home.
That's important number four.
How do I fit in with the program now? How do I fit into this program? Um, that could be a lot of things.
A lot of these a lot of these things are going to kind of run together, but I'm not gonna go too much in depth about one thing, because some of them are run together.
So how do I fit in with the program now? This could be academically.
It can be financially.
It could also be partially, mentally spiritually.
Um, of course, physically.
So physically had off.
Uh, where am I going to fit in with this team? Is this team a team that I can't, uh, put together and say, OK, these are my brothers and my sisters.
Is this team constantly fight what's going on? Like you need to pool a player to the side, which most of times, the players are walking with the around campus and showing you around campus and say Have had How do you think I was treating this program? And you want that most honest answer you can get.
Guys, I would say that when I went to Saint Gregory's, I didn't know anybody there But I was doing some of workouts with the girls, and I got another girl's.
I said, Okay, this is This is cool.
The second college I went to, I had no clue. Hockey.
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The second college I went to, I had no clue.
I didn't meet them until we started doing training preseason training.
So I had no clue the first college I went to, I knew everybody on the team by senior year in high school.
Actually, I knew everybody on the team my senior year because I will go up there and work out with them and play pickup and things like that so you could get hit with.
If you haven't met the players yet.
You don't know what's going on.
You can go into a really sticky situation.
So how do I fit with the program? Will be number four for me.
This is very important.
Academics knowing your major? Um no.
What? You want a major And what interests you? What do you want to do? Um what credit? If you're a transfer, this is really important.
If you are transferred what credits will transfer where credits won't transfer Because it all depends on where you've come from.
If you come from a juco.
So it the one that's easy transition.
So if you graduated with your associates from JUCO and you go to a D one, you've handled your prerequisites probably for your major.
So that's an easy transition.
You got two years left.
Have you come from in a I Division one? Those classes, they don't have the same classes.
The same prerequisite seemed to make sure what? Your economic advisors and you sit down and you say, Hey, what transfer was hasn't.
How long is it going to take me to graduate of? Does this major match my major in my old school and things like that? Academics is very, very important.
You need to know what the economic standards are for the team.
You know what the incidental a rule is, But for the team, for the coach and for the school.
If you're coming from Trinity Ah, good juco in Texas and you're going on an impression of Carolina and their academic standards are very, very high.
You want to make sure that you can do the work academically because you don't want to fall back and you want to be eligible to play.
And also, that should, uh, if you graduated after two years that you guys have the same major.
Or if you want to switch majors and at a minor and things like that.
So academics and very, very important That's number five.
Number six runs into number three.
Number three was home away from home.
Um, number six is adulthood.
Now you're 18 17 18 1920 21 tweets, maybe 23.
Um, you're going to school? Don't could hits you.
Hit You hit me, huh? It hits you because you're by yourself.
You don't have people what you do to some extent of your athlete.
You have people telling you what to do. You have a schedule.
But mom and that Grandma.
Grandpa! Auntie, Uncle.
Whoever raise you is not telling you what to do, How to do it anymore.
So you're now an adult.
You might have built you might have rent.
You might have a home bill.
You might have car insurance and things like that.
So don't Hood hits you so would you step on campus adulthood like, Hey, welcome.
Even though you're taken care of financially home, for the most part you are.
But you have to figure things out on your own as well.
I remember Shabazz Napier point guard for Ah, Yukon.
He was talking about how it was hard for sometimes for them to eat because they weren't making the money.
Of course, to athletes don't make money, and I don't.
That's part of the whole adulthood is having to figure out priorities trying to figure out okay in my going by these new Jordans.
Or am I gonna pay this water bill? Am I gonna have groceries this week because I defined about T shirt to go to the club? Or am I gonna pay the electric bill? Don't would hit you.
Rather, you realize it or not? As a college athlete, it still affects you because you still have to eat.
You might have bills.
Spin your refund checks wisely.
I say that all the time.
Don't go buy rounds for your new car when you need to pay rent.
Um, makes you have cautions on your car gas.
All those things when you have extra expenses that you didn't have before when you were 18.
You were living at home with you when you were before you graduate from college.
But I say you were living at home and Mom and Dad are on uncle or Grandma and Grandpa were taking care of you.
Some guy's have started taking themselves early.
Men and women have been take care of themselves.
But when you hit adulthood, you hit the colleges adulthood because you have a lot of freedoms.
That's number six.
Where am I on the depth chart? Okay, How many other point guards are you recruiting? How many other point guards are leaving? You know, vice versa.
How many receivers? All of that now college basketball has What, a lot of 15 on a squad.
Um, college football has like what? Eight and 90 players on the squad.
You have a practice squad for college football practice squad for college basketball? I know that for sure.
I'm not sure about softball and baseball and things like that.
Um, but where I am out of depth chart.
Well, I even see the floor of my 1st 2 years that could change program the program.
If you change coaches, then you might have been number two on the depth chart.
Which Euro coach like? Okay, I'm number two.
I'm getting some playing time, But when the new coach comes in, he might bring in three or four transfers.
And you're number three.
I'll talk about that in the video.
You guys should go check that out.
Being know where you are on the depth chart is very, very important.
You can play your way into a star in road.
Yes, but you need to know, Hey, if you bring it in a five star receiver and I'm a three star, I'm gonna have to outwork this bubble boy to loan.
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I'm not gonna have to work if I want to see the field now.
Granted that five star my go to the NFL in two or three years.
But do I want to wait 23 years to play now? You don't? Um no.
You on the depth chart is very, very important.
In my opinion, I knew I was I knew I stood my first year in my third year.
In my second year, I had no clue.
I had no clue where I stood, where she would play me on the floor on basketball.
I'm talking about guys.
When she would play me on the floor, I didn't know my first year, a new far year.
I knew second year had no clue.
Um, I had no clue at all.
So that's very important or where you are on the depth chart.
Nor how many point guards or receivers of quarterbacks, your recruiting Bergen and no one who's leaving know who's coming in and things like that very important.
Number eight special programs for who I am as a person, safest is.
You're really big on if you're if you're student athlete.
But you're really big on environmental science.
You like environmental science.
You won't know what programs around your university of college.
Hey, can I? Can I do this for environmental science? Can I help make the world better? Can I go pick up trash on this day? Can I volunteer and do this if you go with your hands? Habitat for humanity usually help.
You could help build houses with house.
Excuse me would have attacked Committee.
Hey, is there somewhere I can go build houses when I'm not, You know, work on the Habitat for Humanity.
House is when I'm not doing this volunteer work and things like that.
Special programs who you are as a person.
People like to give back a lot of people like the volunteer.
So if you find out Hey, this university of this college had special programs for what I want to do outside of sports, because through half weeks are more than athletes.
I know LeBron says the lot.
It's his kind of his slogan.
More than actually, you are more than an athlete.
You are more than just a person catching a ball, dribble in a bob, um, run on the field, um, hitting a hitting, a puck, swimming, all of that.
You're more important than that.
So you need to find out if there are special programs that you can do to be involved in the community or be involved in a university to help build their resume because not everybody goes to the league.
You could help build their resume internships and things like that, things that you want to do personally outside of sports I think that's very important as well.
Number nine, Who can I talk to about my personal issues? This has become big.
Mental health is so crucial in college.
People do not realize that a lot of college kids are depressed.
They have anxiety.
Um, they have paranoia.
It's a lot of things that college kids did will deal with because you got to think.
Okay, I gotta be in this class at this time.
I got to be a practice at this time.
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I have to be a class this time.
I got study hall this time. Have to be this.
Have to do that. I have to do this.
Have to do that. Your mind is constantly racing.
I have bills to pay.
I gotta be gotta be out of work at least $2025 this week.
But no, I have three midterms this week.
How am I gonna fit the study time in for those three minute times Were working five hours a day in my classes.
So spread out that I have two study in between classes.
What am I gonna eat? And I'm gonna be able to eat today.
I don't want to call my mom and ask for money.
I was actual money two weeks ago.
You just never know what people are going through personal.
So is there somebody on campus that I can talk to about my personal issues? Um, because I could just talk to and flush these things out because college key X are becoming young adults.
So there's so much that they're holding an and so much that they're not used to.
You're not used to being by yourself.
You're not used to paying rent.
You're not used to saying Okay, when am I gonna eat? Some people don't even know how to cook when I go to cause like, Oh, I better just throw in a pack of ramen noodles in the microwave for five minutes.
I got some hot styles.
I gotta get it right.
Cool. I have Roman does and get ready for dinner.
Like there's just so much you have to think about personally.
Um, and this because it could become overwhelming.
College is very overwhelming for a lot of people.
so if you have a counselor, you can talk to a lot of kids need mental breaks.
Um, I needed mental breaks as well.
College athletes, especially because they have so much going on.
Is there somebody I can talk to about my personal issues? Whatever brothers want something going on at home or something going on on your campus, you need somebody to talk to number teen.
It's the last one.
What if I can't handle the pressure? What if you're from Memphis, Tennessee, and you go to New York? You're like, Oh, this is too much.
You go from a small city, so a big city and you figure is too much.
The pressures are too much I can't handle.
Um, I want to say the workouts cause most kids I mean, most kids are apparent are prepared for the workout.
I can't handle the schedule.
I can't handle it academically.
I can't handle being away from home.
I can't handle, um, the culture, the environment.
It's so many things that play into what you can and can't handle.
That pressure mounts.
You could be a five star recruit.
You could be a recruit.
You could be a walk on and does not matter.
You have pressure.
There is a lot of pressure on kids to exceed expectations in college.
People are saying, OK, you're going to college.
Oh, you won't graduate in that tied into the personal issues as well.
People set the bar for these kids so high, and when they're not able to reach it, they become low.
It's just kind of like, man I was supposed to be.
I was supposed to be.
I was supposed to be Ennis that caused them a leaf of the draft too early declare for the draft.
I'm talking for bond basketball here.
It causes them to drop out.
It causes them to, um, become addicted to things that they don't have become addicted to, whether the drugs or alcohol.
I've heard stories about fit.
They start running with the wrong crowd.
They moved back home like a man I dropped out of college.
You the five star recruit? What are you doing back at home? What do you a lot of guys and say What are you doing back in the hood? He was a rock star recruit.
Go take your butt to college.
Um, no, I mean, I mean, I can't go back that another the values you can't like.
There's so much pressure on the case to be great.
Can you handle that pressure? LeBron James is a great example.
I like to use when it comes to comes to pressure.
He's been under five since he was 15 years old.
He's had of the pressure beautifully, beautifully.
Hey, married his college sweetheart, have three beautiful kids.
He's like a big kid.
You know, I love how LeBron handled their pressure, being the chosen one being the king.
I mean, if Social Media was big back in early 2000 you could you imagine the pressure that LeBron James will have to deal with It would be 20 times worse than when he dealt with in the early two thousands, when ESPN was somewhat following him around.
They follow Nick Young around two is where I remember watching a do***entary back then, but you could just imagine the pressure than LeBron James would have felt if their social media was alive and kicking back there.
Okay, you what If I can't handle the pressure, what do you do? That's that's something you would go talk to someone about your personal issues.
So 90 and conduct our conjunction with one another.
So if you can't have a pressure, you go talk to somebody.
Hey, Coach, I'm feeling homesick.
I don't know what to do, but above above a block.
You talk to him about what you're going through, and hopefully they can help you.
If your coach does not help you, that is not the program for you.
Your coach always make you feel like number three home away from home.
If your coach is gonna come save nearly room and say, I'm gonna take care of your son and take care of your daughter.
And then you go to him and say I have a personal issue and he can't help you with that personal issue or he cannot direct you to someone who can help you.
The Net program is not for you.
So if you cannot handle the pressure is best electric coach know you, Coach.
My say, Hey, go talk to whoever.
Or you might just need to see your mom or your little brother, your little sister or aunts, Uncles, grandmas, grandpas.
You might just need to see somebody because you're homesick.
Um, that pressure could come from being homesick, so you just never know.
Okay, guys, those are my 10 things.
I had some questions in there.
I heard some just regular comments.
Someone go down this list again.
The decision is yours is number one.
The cultures last environments number two.
Number three is a home away from home before it's How do I fit in with the program number five with academics.
Number six is adulthood.
Number seven is the depth chart.
Number eight is special programs for who I, who I am as a person.
Number nine is who cannot talk to about personal issues and number Tina's.
What if I can't handle the pressure? Alright, guys, I'll be back on her lead on tonight with another video would be about the NC Double A and how much money they make.
I'm going to try to break it down here by year.
I'm not being I'm not being able to find everything, so I'll just tell you like special effects.
Like the college world Siris I probably try to find I have the college football playoff course.
March Madness makes a lot of money.
Um and then I'll go year by year.
How much money? It's doubling made from 2012 through 2019.
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