Melick
Russell
Regional Scouting Director
Mitchell
Is it your dream to play sports at the collegiate level?  Have you worked hard with your team, performed well in the classroom, yet you are overlooked in the recruiting process?  Don't worry...there is still time to build your recruiting exposure and college connections.  The Dream Scouting Network has helped thousands navigate the recruiting process.   Let me tell you a little about myself and how my knowledge and experience will help you every step of your recruiting journey.
I enjoy helping the hesitant and unknown become CONFIDANT and KNOWN!” At 46 years old I have been heavily involved in sports since the age of 9 growing up in Detroit and moving to “Football Town USA”, Rock Hill SC at the age of 12 where I got to enjoy various sports. Team sports have taught me how to get along with different people, enjoy the moments at hand, and appreciate coaches who made it about more than just sports.

In 2008 I decided to get into coaching myself at the local rec in Fort Mill SC where I helped a young unknown team go from being a perennial last place team to 2nd place 2 years straight and I was hooked! In 2010/2011 I tried my hand at coaching girls at Fort Mill Middle school and from there I decided to create my own girls AAU travel team in 2016 in Mitchell SD! The team has enjoyed tremendous success winning several tournaments and finishing high in others while garnering accolades and attention for girls basketball in my area. In 2017 I at the age of 43 I joined the Dakota Bulldogs Amateur Football team for one last HURRAH and I had a great time bonding with and making new friends.

During this time playing football I continued training my girls basketball team because I KNEW I had something special going on with our program and the hard work of the girls has finally paid off as we have not 1 but 2 of our 3 Jr’s being heavily recruited and receiving offers! 2018 was a GREAT year for my Dakota Wolverines girls basketball team as we started out 7-0 winning the Kearney Blowout in NE and the Willie Mac in SD! This was followed up by taking South Dakota’s ONLY Jr NBA team to a 3rd PL finish in the Central Division losing to eventual World Champion from OUR division!

2020 I joined Dream Scouting Network and Recruit Nation because I wanted to help more than just my one team of girls. I will still be sticking to my philosophy of “Quality over Quantity”, so if YOU feel that you are ready to play College sports and be a successful academic as well than let us help get you over any and obstacles you face. Sometimes we all need that something “extra” to be seen, heard and recognized. That is why my motto is “I enjoy helping the hesitant and unknown become CONFIDANT and KNOWN!”
The first step is to complete our player spotlight.  Be sure to list my name as your referral so I can quickly make an evaluation.  Please provide a link to your highlight video to help me develop a plan of action.  After evaluating your recruiting information, I will contact you for a national feature and to discuss your goals and any potential barriers you may face in your recruiting.  Your national feature will be shared to our 80 thousand followers and our network of college coaches.  
I want to help you achieve your dream of making it to the next level.  As a team, we will work to find the best academic and athletic fit, ultimately receiving a great education, while saving your family thousands in college tuition fees.

Our team of recruiting experts, former college athletes and coaches have spent years developing a program to overcome all recruiting barriers.

The Dream Exposure System has 5 steps to help student-athletes navigate the recruiting landscape:

  1. Education of the recruiting process via our Dream Masterclass 1.0 program

  2. Action steps with our Dream Masterclass 2.0 program

  3. Building personal brand with multiple monthly blog/media articles and with social media features to over 80 thousand network followers, coaches and showcase directors

  4. Sharing of college recruiting information to over 870 NCAA and NAIA college programs on a monthly basis

  5. Certified Guidance Counseling by I Dream Educational Services

What You Receive...

  • Unlimited Highlight Features On Our Social Media Outlets 

  • Unlimited Pictures, Stat Updates And Awards Featured On Our Social Media Outlets

  • Monthly One-On-One Recruiting Consultation Sessions With Our Regional Scouting Directors

  • Yearly Personal Evaluation By Regional Scouting Director

  • Enrollment In Dream Masterclass 1.0 With Unlimited Access To Recruiting Tips, Strategies To Engage Recruiters, Self-Evaluation Assessments, And Templates

  • Enrollment In Dream Masterclass 2.0 With Weekly Recruiting Coordination, Action Steps And Guidance

  • Quarterly Reviews Of Transcripts And Test Scores

  • Over 200 Monthly Contacts to NCAA And NAIA Programs (Division I, Division II And Division III Levels)

  • Monthly Personal Recommendations Sent On Your Behalf To Target Colleges

  • Bi-Annual Interviews On Our Media Platforms

  • Bi-Annual Articles On Our Media Platforms

  • Discount On All Dream Scouting Network And Recruit Nation Showcases And Camps

Need More Information?

Schedule your FREE strategy session.

I am available Monday - Saturday to discuss our program in more detail.  We will review your recruiting goals, potential recruiting barriers and develop a plan of action to build exposure and college connections.  I look forward to speaking with you!

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