Always open with “Dear Coach ___ (last name)” and refer to the school by name. Thank the coach for the information they sent you (if applicable).
Begin by telling the coach your name, grad year, where you are from and what team(s) you play for.
Tell them you are interested in their school and team. Tell the coach WHY you are interested. Use specific details you learned when researching the school. (Example: I have always dreamt of playing for a DI school in the Midwest and I am also impressed with the pre-med program ABC College offers). Tell the coach a little more about yourself including any upcoming competitions (if applicable) you will be participating in.
Include all of your contact information
555 West Row Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Cell Phone: 555-555-5555
Home Phone: 555-555-5556
Dear Coach _____,
Thank you for sending me information on the football program at ABC University. My name is Johnny Smith and I graduate in 2011. I play on the football team at East Chicago High School in Chicago, IL. I am very interested in ABC University and the football program. I have always dreamt of playing for a Big Eleven Conference school in the Midwest and am also extremely impressed with the Engineering Program that ABC offers.
Here is a link to my recruiting profile, where you can view my highlight video, statistics, and academic information. I am a two way player at wide receiver and free safety. Last season as a sophomore I had 40 catches for 600 yards, 54 tackles, and 4 interceptions. I also have a 3.8 GPA through my first two years of high school.
Our first game is a week from this Friday night. It is the game of the week and will be on television and streamed live online watchfootball.com at 7pm. Thanks again for your time, I would greatly appreciate any feedback on my highlight video or other things I should be working on.