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An athlete’s stats might get a college coach’s attention.

Their highlight film might get the coach interested.

However, many times it’s the athlete’s character that can earn that coveted scholarship offer.

One of the biggest red flags to college coaches is a history of run-ins with the law. MIPs, DWIs, theft – they all register on a recruiter’s radar.

College programs want athletes who can run fast, jump high and hit hard, but they also want athletes with good character.

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