SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Getting discovered and being offered a Division 1 athletic scholarship seems to be getting harder and harder every year. Now there's an app for that. High school athletes can now take matters into their own hands.
"We are the first NCAA certified social network on the planet where athletes can now download their SAT's, their GPA's, and their transcripts where colleges can literally recruit them in minutes," said Scott Carper, Co-Founder of Scholly Me.
The app is known as "Scholly Me". It launched just 6 months ago and it was created by a couple of Santa Barbara guys.The app has tons of features to offer high school students. With one click of a button college recruits can take a look at athletes grades and highlights from all over the country. It's something that former San Marcos high Ben Kirkwood wish he had when he was in school.
"Every transcript you put on the profile a college coach can look at it and tell you you're lacking a certain class to get into a certain University," said Ben Kirkwood, Manager of Events from Scholly Me. "Then you can say ok I'll take another math class in order to get accepted.
Coaches up and down the coast have recognized that recruiting has changed dramatically in the past decade.
"All the services that are available for kids today is an incredible benefit," said Oxnard Football Head Coach Jon Mack. "Anytime theres a corporation that is willing to help boys move on to a four year level I'm in complete support of it. The Scholly Me group in particular is great because they don't charge the boys and I'm really in support of that."
"This is an application that our athletes can use hopefully for a number of years to help them get recruited," said Rio Mesa Head Football Coach Jim Bittner. "It's a great platform for student athletes to get their name out and a safe place on social media."