FNF Coaches Podcast – Jacksonville State University Coach J.R. Sandlin

Jacksonville State University (Ala.) recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach J.R. Sandlin became a social media star through a series of Twitter posts in which he provided instructions to recruits with the hashtag #Recruiting101. Sandlin knows something about what college coaches are looking for. He worked as a recruiter at Alabama under Nick Saban for two national championship seasons in 2011 and 2012. He also recruited for Tennessee, Notre Dame and Central Florida.

Topics include:

How recruiting has changed during the prolonged NCAA dead period (2:30)

What he wants to see on a highlight or cut-up (5:30)

How to make a workout video verifiable (8:00)

How he invests a player’s character (12:00)

What questions a player should ask after receiving an offer (20:00)

The importance of playing multiple sports (32:00)

What he learned from his experience coaching under Nick Saban (42:00)