Why Recruit Through Academics?
This is the most asked question and it is an easy answer. Universities want kids that will not fall out in June.
They want stronger academics because the athlete’s see the field sooner and get it faster.
They want kids that help them hit their APR bonus money
When a coach AD or recruiting officer see that a student athlete is doing the right thing in class they offer sooner. Schools feel that a student athlete doing the right thing in his Sophomore & Junior year they most likely do it in their senior year as well.
When they see a student athlete getting solid grades they feel better and hope it will translate to the more advance higher learning.
Last if an incoming student athlete can help the coach reach his APR (a GPA bonus) than all the better. To make this a real goal the NCAA has imposed Bowl or March Madness bans for schools that don’t feel this is important.
So recruiting through Academics has its place and is becoming the forefront of college recruiting.