College Wrestlers. How are they recruited?

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    College Wrestlers. How are they recruited?

    What do college coaches, scouts, or however wrestlers are recruited, looked at as a "good investment" for the coaches team? Is it ability, work ethic, record, state championships? Just curious, because as a sophmore this year, I'm trying to hopefully turn some heads, and any money towards college is more than I had in the first place. Also, how flexible are coaches if a player/athlete wants to compete in two sports. In my case, baseball and wrestling, if so offered. Just wondering, any information will be much appreciated.
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    All of the Above

    Ability is certainly first and foremost. A state championship certainly suggests ability, but a state champ in one state may not be able to compete with a state champ from another state. A good video will help. Outside of pure ability, I would guess grades and attitude would be next. Reason being, if you have a good wrestler with good grades, he may be "less" likely to have a poor work ethic or a bad attitude. College coaches may very well call HS coaches to ask about the kid, once he has been identified by the college coach.

    Regarding 2 sports, that's strictly a coach's call. Many DI programs discourage it, most DIIs are OK with it, DIII and NAIA schools will encourage it. It's a school by school thing.

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    Thank you very much NSR

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