Roger Caron supplied RE student-athletes and their parents with a comprehensive and candid review of the college athletic recruiting process during a special college counseling event on Oct. 2. RE's Coordinator of Student-Athlete College Recruitment, Caron urged student-athletes to be tactical and aggressive if they wished to play a sport at the college level, and offered tips to help them find the right school and level of competition.
Caron, a Harvard graduate and former NFL player who coached football for more than two decades at Pomona-Pitzer and Williams colleges, advised student-athletes in attendance at the Lewis Family Auditorium to start working their way into the recruiting pipeline during their sophomore years.
He offered guidance on how to approach each year of high school. The idea that talented athletes will be recruited during the fall of their senior years, he said, represents a "model [that] is long, long gone," he said. "You've got to be involved. You've got to be aggressive about this. You've got to pursue this with vigor if you want to be recruited." Throughout the evening, Caron relayed personal anecdotes and shared wisdom acquired from his years as a college coach. He also directed families to various online resources.
The event represented one of many special events offered by RE's college counseling office. RE partnered with the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart for a session on Financial Aid Nuts and Bolts for Senior Families on Oct. 11.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.