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The Crimson Difference
Unlike other sports-focused consultancies, we approach every athlete’s case in line with their individual needs.
We understand that every athlete is different — depending on their sport(s), their performance level, the interest they may be attracting, the colleges/programs they are aiming for and their academic and professional goals.
Crimson supports student-athletes with every element of their recruitment strategy and, if needed, their Common Application.
At Crimson each of our student-athletes is teamed with a group of experts in recruitment AND application strategy — increasing the athlete’s chances of rising above similarly talented students in the top school recruitment process.
While Crimson works with many elite athletes who are primarily focused on athletics as the driver of their college experience, we also work with many who want to use their athletics to leverage their chances of admission at academically competitive institutions.
If you are a student athlete aiming for a top college, your greatest chance of recruitment lies not just in your sports record, but also in supplementing these talents with a solid academic and overall application profile — in other words, you need a Dual Pathway Strategy.
This is where Crimson’s experts support their student-athletes above and beyond other consultancies, helping athletes to:
Crimson’s student-athletes are guided through every step of the often complex recruitment process, making sure each and every element is completed perfectly and in line with sport-dependent recruitment calendars.
Our recruitment support includes:
Our strategists help student-athletes identify target coaches and execute a comprehensive coach communication strategy, from building a tailored athletic portfolio (inclusive of a professionally crafted bio, athletic history, notable achievements and representative honors) to support on all aspects of coach communication.
Our experienced sport videographers help athletes produce a recruitment video that showcases both their athletic skill and potential to improve in a high-performance system, helping athletes and their families to select and edit supplied in-competition footage alongside filming professional footage.
Our team provides student-athletes with unlimited backend communication support to compliment our more structured video call support (a major contrast to other services). We have an intentional, proactive approach to school targeting based on academic and athletic alignment. We also offer athletic development for student-athletes who have yet to begin the recruiting process.
Our experts also help student-athletes and their families navigate the complex process of scholarship negotiation, guiding them through the communication process and helping them secure the best financial aid package possible. Crimson educates athletes and their families on negotiation etiquette, dealing with multi-coach and program interest, and guiding students through mock interviews to support with final negotiations.
Following is a list of just some of the colleges that have offered admission to our recruits: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, UPenn, Cornell, Brown, MIT, Stanford, Duke, UC Berkeley, NYU, Northwestern, UNC Chapel Hill, Rice, USC, Vanderbilt, UC Davis, UT Austin, Boston University, Boston College, Penn State, UMichigan Ann Arbor, University of Alabama, Tufts, Babson, Arizona State, Utah State, UMass, Claremont McKenna, Emory, University of Oregon, Temple, South Dakota State and many more. These recruits have received offers as student-athletes in the following sports: Cross-country, track & field, swimming, diving, lacrosse, rowing, golf, fencing, field hockey, soccer, water polo, gymnastics, rugby, cycling, sailing, squash, baseball, basketball and more.