Looking for info on trying to walk on a track team vs. being recruited.
My child is a good runner, jumper. Her coaches have suggested that she’s be a good multi-event participant. Her school is small and this year is her first year competing with a serious track coach. (She qualified for states in triple jump her freshman year by watching YouTube videos) She is very motivated to be a student athlete and def has the right mentality. Solid academics. 4.0 unweighted GPA, decent ACT 27 -retaking soon and plenty of EC’s and a 4 year internship during High school.
I don’t see her as being a recruited runner per se…but her coaches have told her that heptathletes are often chosen for potential and then trained more in college so I really don’t know.
Wondering how the process of becoming a walk on works? And if her academics plays a role in recruiting or walk on?
We are in the southeast and she’d consider schools in NC, VA, SC, GA, TN, FL.
Thanks so much for any help! We clearly have no clue what we are doing.