Athletic Recruiting | Sports Life Coaching | Sports Philosophy

Athletic Recruiting

Navigating the complexities of the collegiate recruiting process can be daunting; to ensure you play to your strengths, Jackie’s expertise, insight and collegiate contacts come together to provide you with a set of strategies that streamline the process.

Working with students, parents, coaches and counselors, Jackie will help you achieve your collegiate sports goals while helping manage all aspects of the process. This is not a theoretical exercise—as a former DI college athlete herself, she has a real-world understanding of what it takes to get you where you want to be.

Her approach is comprehensive; Jackie will develop an overall strategy with you, including planning for critical dates and deadlines, developing player profiles, building target school lists, scheduling official/ unofficial visits, and utilizing her extensive experience and valuable contacts in the sports world.

Jackie knows how important this decision is for you and your family; she is dedicated to helping you find the best fit possible where you can continue to grow as an athlete, student and person.

But don’t take our word for it; here’s what other student-athletes and their parents have to say:

Jordan Craft

“As I’m now a graduate preparing for college, I look back at this past senior year and think to myself how did it all work out. It worked out because of Jackie. A lot of kids going through the college recruiting process can get very frustrated at times and I even came very close to giving up, but with the continued guidance and support that Jackie provided from start to finish I am beyond excited for next year and could not be happier. It was so crazy how everything just seemed to all fit into place and I couldn’t have done it without her. Jackie, YOU’RE the rock star!”

“We cannot thank Jackie Hutt enough regarding the effort she put towards Jordan’s college tennis recruiting process. The college time can be a very stressful one and I wouldn’t have wanted it to go any other way. Of course it had its ups and downs but having Jackie’s advice and insight was invaluable. I will never forget the first meeting we had with her. She was on time and had a specific agenda which kept us on track. There are two words that I would use to describe her; they are goal-oriented and passionate. After we met, Jackie gave Jordan specific tasks to complete regarding emailing college coaches, creating a strong tennis resume, and playing USTA tournaments. Jackie was very positive and helpful when Jordan had questions and was always checking, in which helped Jordan stay resilient. The final push was Jordan’s acceptance to Chapman University. This is where I saw the passion Jackie had for finding the right fit for her. She knew Jordan would be successful at Chapman and dug in her heals regarding the application and acceptance process. Lastly, from start to finish it meant the world to Jordan that Jackie was able to come to her tennis matches as well as the actual letter of intent signing. We are all excited for Jordan’s next chapter and cannot thank Jackie enough!” -Stan and Leah Craft

Jordan Craft

Sport: Tennis

Xavier College Preparatory, Class of 2017

Chapman University

Bret Schumacher

“Jackie Hutt was invaluable with Bret’s soccer recruiting process. She constantly communicated with him on where he was with certain coaches and what the best next step should be with them. She kept his confidence up when he was talking to coaches and Bret always felt prepared when responding to coaches over the phone, in writing or face-to-face. With her guidance, support and knowledge, Bret realized one of his goals of playing soccer at a collegiate level at New York University. The recruiting process is overwhelming and stressful and we are so grateful we had Jackie to guide us through it! Go Violets!” – Jim & Teri Schumacher

Bret Schumacher

Sport: Soccer

Brophy College Prep, Class of 2015

New York University

Zach Cihlar

“Jackie helped Zach focus his time and energy on tennis teams where he could compete at the highest level and continue to thrive academically in school. In addition Jackie gave Zach the tools to help with his mental toughness and confidence on the tennis court. We would highly recommend Jackie Hutt to anyone needing assistance with the complex college recruiting process. Jackie is a true leader and problem-solver.” – Mike and Leigh Cihlar, Zach’s parents

Zach Cihlar

Sport: Tennis

Brophy College Prep, Class of 2015

Brandeis University


“Jackie Hutt added a tremendous amount of value to the college process given we had not been down this road with a High School athlete before. She was extremely organized and helped Madison chart a plan of action in her attempt to get in front of theses coaches via emails and tournaments. We felt she took it a step further and came out to watch Madison play getting to know her as a player as well. Jackie was always available by phone or email with very quick responses to our questions. She helped Madison write letters as well as narrow down her choice with her great stats system. Madison is very happy with her choice and will be attending Santa Clara University next fall. I would highly recommend the investment with Jackie who got us visibility we otherwise wouldn’t have received. “ – Lori Clarke, Madison’s mom

Madison Clarke

Sport: Tennis

Xavier College Prep, Class of 2015

Santa Clara University


“As a former college athlete, I knew how intimidating college recruiting can be. I thought it would all work out the way it was meant to be as long as we contacted several coaches. My wife took a different approach and assembled a team. Jackie brought something to our team that we had been missing, an insider’s knowledge of the recruiting process. As parents we were confused and misled by all the recruiting services currently available on-line. Jackie steered us in the right direction to maximize Caden’s exposure to college coaches by using multiple technology platforms without wasting time and resources on unnecessary services. A senior year season-ending injury nearly sidelined Caden’s dream of becoming a collegiate athlete. True to form, Jackie was instrumental in encouraging Caden to use what should have been a set-back as another tool in the college recruiting toolkit to land a football scholarship.” -Rick and Jennifer Bush, Caden’s parents

Caden Williams

Sport: Football

Arcadia High School, Class of 2014

Colorado Mesa University


“I will forever be grateful to Jackie Hutt for everything she did to help me become a mustang at Southern Methodist University (SMU). She is the best sports life coach out there and helped made the recruiting process a lot simpler and less stressful.  I definitely recommend her to anyone that needs help getting their names to stand out to coaches. YOU ROCK Mrs. Hutt :)”

Margaret Brennan

Sport: Track

Xavier College Prep, Class of 2013

Southern Methodist University


“Thank you for being on my recruiting team and helping me find a college that is a great fit for me both on the golf course and in the classroom”.

Daniel Bonnell

Sport: Golf

Shadow Mountain High School, Class of 2013

University of Nebraska- Kearney


Jackie Hutt was a true leader to our team. My husband and I hired Jackie to help guide us through the process of placing our son, a high school athlete into a position of becoming a college athlete. In our eyes and our son he was doing all the right things. He was updating coaches with his continued progress based primarily off the tennis recruiting site. He was working hard academically and athletically, playing well, and striving to reach his goal of playing college tennis, but we needed more. Once Jackie came into play she came up with a game plan, she knew the system and how things worked and how to get the attention of coaches. With her knowledge and expertise she helped guide Hudson to his dream! He will be attending TCU next fall, playing tennis on their team. Thank you Jackie for all your communication, support and guidance (at all hours) with my son” – Bill and Barb Blake, Hudson’s parents

Hudson Blake

Sport: Tennis

Brophy College Prep, Class of 2013

Texas Christian University