Assuming we are talking about strong scores - I have to disagree. While they don't factor into NCAA clearinghouse eligibility, I think it's absolutely something to mention.. The advice we were given and what we saw through our experience was that, especially outside of revenue sports, the first thing a coach is looking for is can you make it as a college student athlete? Especially early on in the recruiting process when you are fighting for attention in a pile of contacts, the more academic accomplishments, the better. There are lots of talented athletes out there, and most (all?) coaches will go with the kid with the strongest chance of "making it" academically, other things being fairly equal. Strong AP scores are just another way of showing your level of readiness to take on the challenges of being a student athlete, imho.