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If you did not play football in high school, can you play in college?

Protagonist111Protagonist111 Posts: 311- Junior Member
edited January 2011 in Athletic Recruits
If so, what are the requirements?

My high school did not have football, it was a magnet school. All of the public high schools in the area I lived in were infested with drugs and gang violence so my parents would not let me go there. I am Asian and I would love to play college football, at least one snap.

Are there any colleges that would let me try out or walk on?
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Replies to: If you did not play football in high school, can you play in college?

  • fauvefauve Posts: 3,233Registered User Senior Member
    Highly unlikely. You might want to find a school with a very active intramural football team, or club team.
  • EMM1EMM1 Posts: 2,554Registered User Senior Member
    At DIII schools (and many DI programs) you can certainly try to walk on. But I wouldn't get my hopes up. I suspect that you would find the competition to be much stronger than you are used to.
  • Protagonist111Protagonist111 Posts: 311- Junior Member
    everyone told me that you do not get cut from d3 football teams

    also I heard that D3 schools are full of people who did not play football in high school
  • fauvefauve Posts: 3,233Registered User Senior Member
    Then you should contact the coaches of those D3 schools to see if it is true.
  • Protagonist111Protagonist111 Posts: 311- Junior Member
    kay

    hope all goes for the best
  • BatlloBatllo Posts: 3,047- Senior Member
    If you've never played football, highly doubtful you'd last one practice unless you played at varsity or club level sports like soccer, rugby, maybe track.
  • Protagonist111Protagonist111 Posts: 311- Junior Member
    I played soccer and tennis before, lasted a lot of practices and I went to a football camp and lasted football practice there
  • BatlloBatllo Posts: 3,047- Senior Member
    If you plan to play football, you may have to start living on campus earlier than the regular fall students for practices and training. Contact the football coach once you decide on your school next spring. Good Luck.
  • Protagonist111Protagonist111 Posts: 311- Junior Member
    thanks, also can playing football like effect my grades or anything?

    If I play football will I not be able to do good in college?
  • csdadcsdad Posts: 1,924Registered User Senior Member
    They would let you "walk-on" but only let you start when school starts. They are not going to pay for one more guys room & board before the regualr students arrive. Becasue you'll be starting late you'll be way behind that first year, but it is a "foot in the door".
  • keylymekeylyme Posts: 2,825Registered User Senior Member
    Asked my hubby who played himself. He was all-state in hs, an excellent athlete. He says you could walk-on at DIII, but that doesn't mean you'd ever get to play. Kids from our local public who are considered excellent football players in high school only make it onto DIII's (I don't think we've ever had higher than a DII) and half the time they never see playing time.
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Posts: 18,180Super Moderator Senior Member
    Cool, totally off-the-wall factoid: Drew Brees went to my high school in Austin, Texas! Much later than I was there, of course. It was also the high school that the director of "Friday Night Lights" followed for an entire season when he was preparing to make the film. I didn't know that when I went to see the movie. The whole way through, I was thinking, "Wow, this is so realistic!" Then I saw the credits at the end and knew why it was so right-on. Even at a high school like that, there haven't been too many DI players.
  • Protagonist111Protagonist111 Posts: 311- Junior Member
    But I have the speed and they told me at the football camps that I have a good arm.

    Hmmmmmm

    Oh well, lets get college admissions over with first.
  • 3togo3togo Posts: 5,232Registered User Senior Member
    edited October 2009
    But I have the speed and they told me at the football camps that I have a good arm.

    Hmmmmmm

    Oh well, lets get college admissions over with first.

    One thing I love about DIII sports is the chance for a lot more students to walk-on teams then typically happens at DI and DII schools. But I would like to share some demographics. There are roughly 30,000 high schools in the US and roughly 3000 colleges ... so only 1 out of 10 HS quarterbacks will be playing in college even includng DIII ... college sports is a big jump from HS and going into a sport cold will be a pretty big challenge ... I absolutely say go for it and DIII is the way to go but please be mindful of the 30,000 HS worth of kids who already play the sport.
  • Protagonist111Protagonist111 Posts: 311- Junior Member
    At the football camp though I actually performed on the same level as the QB who played for a local high school, the team is not all that great and he was an average QB but I kind of had the same arm strength and anticipation that he did.

    I have experience under center if middle school counts.
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