The Right Fit

April 12, 2018

Two former football players for the University of Kentucky have established Matchlete, a free online assessment services to match high school student-athletes to the colleges that are the best fit for them.

According to A Sea of Blue, Jeremy Jones, who founded the website along with his long-time friend and former teammate, Matt Roark, said they had surveyed former NCAA athletes, and 44 percent of respondents said they had not selected the right college for their needs.

“Student-athletes often commit to colleges based on what college coaches promise them,” Jones said. “Matchlete.com provides a service to student-athletes to select a school that fits them all the way around--academically, athletically, and for their future career goals. It streamlines the recruiting process putting all the information a student-athlete needs in one place to make the right decision.”

Student-athletes create a profile on Matchlete, and then fill out a survey regarding academics and athletics. Once they have finished, an algorithm will match the student-athletes to the colleges that best fit them.

“Then the power is in the student-athlete’s hands,” Jones said. “We suggest the athletes share that list with their respective high school coaches to help prepare for the collegiate future that best fits the individual.”

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