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.
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)