N33: Julian Jenkins - NFL Player Turned NCSA Recruiting Director
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Today we are joined by Julian Jenkins on Episode 33 of The Hawkin Podcast


Julian Jenkins is currently the Senior Director of Regional Recruiting at NCSA Next College Student Athlete, a top-tier recruiting service that helps thousands of student-athletes and their families come face-to-face with the difficult challenge of NCAA athletic recruiting every single year. For over 20 years, NCSA has empowered the next generation of student-athletes to take control of their future, maximize their potential, and get recruited. Julian has been with NCSA for the past 13+ years in various positions. Prior to coming to NCSA, Julian was in the NFL as both a Defensive Lineman for the Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as a Player Personnel/Scouting Intern for the San Fransisco 49ers. Jenkins earned his degree and played NCAA Division 1 Football at Stanford University where he was a 4-year player, 2-year starter, and Senior Year Team Captain while also earning a degree in English Literature. In this Episode, Julian spreads light on the current day recruiting process as well as how the NCSA can help along the way...


Time Stamps for Today's Episode:

  • 00:07 Who is Julian Jenkins?
  • 02:24 Julian’s path to NCSA
  • 12:02 Advice on the new processes of NCAA Recruitment
  • 20:17 Recruiting steps outside of sport-specific data
  • 26:36 Athletes don’t need to wait for coaches to contact them
  • 31:48 Controlling your own personal brand
  • 36:44 Is NCAA D1 the only option?
  • 40:45 Navigating the tough conversations
  • 44:55 Julian’s contact information


If you are interested in learning more about Julian Jenkins, he can be found on LinkedIn here, and on Twitter here. To learn more about NCSA go to ncsasports.org or find them on Instagram here.


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