‘John Macomber ’14 Discusses Business Plan to Help Recruit Student Athletes’

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May 12th, 2014 by 

On a recent broadcast of “Business Rockstars with Ken Rutkowski”, a popular national radio show, College of the Holy Cross senior, John Macomber and his sister, Annie, were interviewed about their new business plan, Recruiting4Me. Having just competed in “California Dreamin’ Investor & Fast Pitch Competition,” at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and finishing in the semi-finals, the pair sat down to talk about what they call a “LinkedIn for high school athletes” that will help “streamline the recruiting process.” College athletes themselves—John currently on the varsity football team at Holy Cross, and Annie having played varsity soccer and lacrosse at College of William and Mary from 2006-2010—the two recall the difficulty of navigating the recruiting process as high school students. Recruiting4Me helps give student athletes the best chance at finding a school to fit their athletic and academic goals, and gives college coaches access to an aggregate pool of potential prospective recruits.

“And what’s going on right now with other competitors in the recruiting industry is that these coaches  get bombarded by hundreds of emails a day from these recruiting services, and they don’t know whether the athletes coming from these emails are actual viable prospects,” Macomber says in the interview. “A lot of times their emails end up in the trash bin, so what we want to do is we want to bring coaches on to our network and they set up a general criteria of what they want to see in the prospect and so when athletes reach out to them they know whether those athletes are a good fit for their program.”

Watch the interview which begins at minute 16 on YouTube.

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This “Holy Cross in the News” item is by Evangelia Stefanakos ’14.  

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