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Coaches, players talk about preparation for signing day

The Prattville High School Athletic Department set up a website making it easy for college recruiters to see players' highlights. The Prattville High School Athletic Department set up a website making it easy for college recruiters to see players' highlights.

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - "All they have to do is click on his name," says Prattville High School Head Football Coach Jamey DuBose.

You might call it a new era in the world of college recruiting.

"They can go in and watch making plays.  That was in the state championship game," says DuBose as he sits over his computer screen.

He credits the Internet with helping 14 of his players land college scholarships.

"We're able to call college coaches or they're able to come in and look at it at any point in time," he adds.

It all happens through a website the athletic department set up to "get the student athlete out there."

But what's on the screen only scratches the surface when it comes to securing a scholarship.

"This process starts as early as freshman or sophomore year. Going to camps, going to clinics," adds DuBose.

Josue Aldana is a product of early preparation. The Lanett High School senior signed as a kicker with Alabama State University.

"I did my job, I went into camps, did what I had to do, worked hard and I got a scholarship," says Aldana.

It's the story for tons of other college-bound players putting in the hours hoping they pay off in the end.

And while DuBose knows having a long list of Prattville signees is nice, it's really about one thing.

"Watching a kid be victorious and win is what we all want.  But at the same time, knowing you've been able to get a kid into college that may or may not have had the money to go there, that's more rewarding for me."

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