Athletic scholarships are generally offered to the high school student-athlete who excels in sports as well as education. Every year a great number of high school athletes apply for full or partial scholarships. Some of them get success in being recruited in the college sports team and to earn sports scholarships. However, a large portion of them cannot get a chance to be in the college sports team as they wish. Athletic scholarships are really hard to get. Just being the best student-athlete of your high school is not enough to get recruited in the sports team of the college.
Actually every year the college coaches set a realistic budget in order to recruit the best student-athletes for their college athletic team. The number of athletics they would choose is restricted. They cannot choose student-athletes without fulfilling their recruiting standards. The seats are not plenty. As a result, athletic scholarships are becoming much harder day by day. Another important thing is that most of the scholarships offered today, are partial. There are only few colleges that provide full time scholarships.
Most of the athletics commits mistake by taking it less seriously. They get affected by some common misconceptions and make mistakes to choose colleges, or even to choose right sports to apply. One of the important things is that Grades are still important in achieving sports scholarships. Most of the colleges ask a minimum SAT scores while recruiting athletics. It is obvious that a student will high SAT scores will always get privilege than a normal student during the athletic recruiting process.
Always believe on your quality and judge yourself what you can do.