Archive for January, 2018

Angelo Zorn

We would like to congratulate Angelo Zorn on his commitment to Occidental College! Here are Angelo’s recruiting story and interview after his commitment. Good luck as a Tiger!

1. Share your recruiting story and status 

I was recruited by some Division 3 liberal arts schools which I had mutual interest with. I visited these schools the summer after my junior year of high school and chose to apply early to a small school in PA. The school was on the east coast, it was a small liberal arts school, and I was told I would be a contributor on a winning team right away — three things I highly desired in my school, so it seemed like a good fit. Unfortunately, I did not get admitted to the school ED and had to search some more. Application deadlines for the regular decision were approaching so I put together applications to other schools I had been talking to, in hopes of getting in on my own. After gaining acceptance to Occidental College I spoke with the Head Coach Luke Wetmore and he said that from what he’d seen I would have a good shot of making the team for the next spring.  I had sent him my SportsForce video.  Oxy was high on my list of remaining schools and I decided to enroll. I made the team in the fall and look forward to a successful spring.

2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them?

I am going to Occidental College because it is a small liberal arts school with intense academics mixed with a winning baseball program and excellent coaching staff. It offers a good balance of sports with school which will help me grow into the person I want to be.

3. How did SportsForce help in the process?

SportsForce helped set up a webpage with all my information and accomplishments as well as a video which I could send to coaches at schools I was interested in. The skills video that SportsForce put together showcased the right skills of mine which were attractive to coaches. Another great thing that SportForce helped set up for me was a personal recruiting e-mail that I used to communicate with coaches and SportsForce even helped introduce me to college coaches that were effective in gaining interest.

4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?

I would advise future players to reach out to the coaches at schools they are most interested in early in high school and tell them that you have interest in their school and inform them about events that you will be at to show your skills. The most important thing is to work as hard as you can at your game and stay focused on always getting better because that is what coaches are looking for.

5. How excited are you about your future in college?

I’m very excited for my future at Oxy. I want to make my teammates better and contribute to the team’s success. This season is going to be an everyday grind with a lot of baseball and still reaching high academic success. I plan to study Math and Economics and gain some work experience to prepare for my life after baseball as well.

6. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why?

I would recommend SportsForce to other student-athletes because their advisors are helpful and knowledgeable about the new ways that recruiting works. They understand and teach you the best ways to be recruited by the schools that you want to go to most. Take advantage of their expertise as much as you can because SportForce is there for you!

Over the last six years, SportsForce has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.

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