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Where should I post my football recruiting video highlights online?

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Where should I post my football recruiting video highlights online?For those that have already gone to the steps of finishing their highlight video and putting it on the computer, let me tell you that you are already ahead of the ball game.  While there are a lot of highlights online, getting the highlight video and putting it online either takes some computer intelligence or some money.  Regardless, it is good for a recruit to be at this step.

So lets say hypothetically that my video was just finished and I have been sent the copies and the highlight via email.  The question is what do I do with them now?  This is a great time to take advantage of the video and help spread it throughout the Internet.  Here are a few places that may be worth sending it to.

Youtube
Yes, it seems that most high school athletes upload their video to Youtube.  And the reason is because it is an easy system to upload video.  Once you create a user account, you can send the video quickly and have it up in no time.  While the link may be excessively long, you can now include that link to your highlight footage when sending emails to coaches, friends, or even family across the country.

Takkle
This site tries to be a social site just for high school athletes.  If you already have a profile or think it might help you to get the video posted here, you might as well do it.  If you do have a profile and are sending out links to college coaches, you do need to think about what pictures you have posted on your profile.  Just keep that in mind before sending out links to coaches or family for that matter.

Scout/Rivals
These sites may actually make you send that full DVD copy but you can contact them about if you can send them your highlight via email.  It does make things much easier if you already have a profile listed on the site (See previous articles: How to get a Rivals.com Profile | How to get a Scout.com Profile).  At the very least, the person from Rivals or Scout may take a look at the video themselves and tell you to send the full game copy.

Your own personal website
As I have mentioned in the Five Steps to a Scholarship, it is worth putting together a personal recruiting websites if you have the resources available.  Not everyone does but if you do, the first place that those highlights should be posted is on this site.  It is great because you can tell coaches just to go to johndoe.com (Obviously replace that with your name) and it makes the process much easier.  Instead of sending the long web address for Youtube, just telling them your website can help them find the footage and learn more about you rather quickly.

Are there any others free resources that I am missing?

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7 Comments so far
  1. Randy Bivin September 12, 2008

    I am looking for some inexpensive video editing software. I can use any, but I cannot find one that you can use arrows for pointing or a way to do that. Any help is appreciated.

  2. admin September 12, 2008
  3. ken September 12, 2008

    Windows Movie Maker is free and you can use the text inserter to make big circles to highlight the player. I color the “o” yellow which contrasts with the rest of the footage. It works great and is free! Good luck.

  4. Willie Thompson October 9, 2008

    I have stumbled upon a great website highlightstube.com and it gives student-athletes a chance to upload their videos as well as post recruiting information. This site is very informational great articles. Do the administrators of this site have some contact info? If so is there a way to do so? Thanks for your time.

  5. admin October 9, 2008

    Willie,
    Thanks for the nice words. I assume you run that site you mentioned.

    If you are looking for a way to contact me, you can reach me at admin@highlight-videos.com

  6. Ansar January 16, 2011

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  7. michael forman January 14, 2012