MISSION STATEMENT

To partner with student athletes and their families along their journey to college athletics, helping them find the best academic fit while utilizing my connections with college coaches to put the athlete in the best position to be recruited.

To partner with student athletes and their families along their journey to college athletics, helping them find the best academic fit while utilizing my connections with college coaches to put the athlete in the best position to be recruited.

SERVICES

Internet Exposure to Coaches

Each athlete will have a personalized profile page through the Next Top Recruits website. Coaches will have access to information on the site and information can be updated by the athlete at any time.

Video Exposure

Personalized videos will be sent to Coaches who then view them on the athlete’s personal profile page on the Next Top Recruits website.

Regional Activity

Next Top Recruits will work with athlete to determine Regional College Selections.

Unlimited Video Updates

Videos on the website can be updated as often as athlete requires.

College Coach Request

College Coaches will contact Next Top Recruits requesting information on athletes that meet certain criteria. NTR regularly connects with College Coaches across the country to understand specific needs.

Sports Camp Recommendations

Planning and coordinating attendance at appropriate recruiting events. If athlete is attending a Sports Camp, Next Top Recruits will contact the Coach on behalf of the athlete, prior to the camp, providing a video and specific information about the athlete. NTR will follow up with the Coach after the camp to get feedback on the athlete’s performance.

Social Media Promotions

NTR will periodically post athlete’s accomplishments on various social media outlets.

Communications Coaching

Scout will work with student athlete to help them develop presentation and communication skills to engage more effectively with college coaches.

JuCo College Extension

If athlete decides to attend a Junior College to play a sport, NTR will continue to work with the athlete throughout the two years of Junior College to find the next college playing opportunity.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Customized Video Production

Video contact will provide Next Top Recruits athletes with a personalized video at a discounted rate. NTR is not responsible for shooting video footage or editing videos.

ACT/SAT Counselor

Next Top Recruits can connect you with an ACT/SAT Counselor if so requested.

Speed, Strength & Nutrition Coach

Speed, strength, and nutrition services will be discounted for Next Top Recruits athletes.

College Financial Planning

Helping families find better ways to fund college.

Internet Exposure to Coaches

Each athlete will have a personalized profile page through the Next Top Recruits website. Coaches will have access to information on the site and information can be updated by the athlete at any time.

Video Exposure

Personalized videos will be sent to Coaches who then view them on the athlete’s personal profile page on the Next Top Recruits website.

Regional Activity

Next Top Recruits will work with athlete to determine Regional College Selections.

Unlimited Video Updates

Videos on the website can be updated as often as athlete requires.

College Coach Request

College Coaches will contact Next Top Recruits requesting information on athletes that meet certain criteria. NTR regularly connects with College Coaches across the country to understand specific needs.

Sports Camp Recommendations

Planning and coordinating attendance at appropriate recruiting events. If athlete is attending a Sports Camp, Next Top Recruits will contact the Coach on behalf of the athlete, prior to the camp, providing a video and specific information about the athlete. NTR will follow up with the Coach after the camp to get feedback on the athlete’s performance.

Social Media Promotions

NTR will periodically post athlete’s accomplishments on various social media outlets.

Communications Coaching

Scout will work with student athlete to help them develop presentation and communication skills to engage more effectively with college coaches.

JuCo College Extension

If athlete decides to attend a Junior College to play a sport, NTR will continue to work with the athlete throughout the two years of Junior College to find the next college playing opportunity.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Customized Video Production

Video contact will provide Next Top Recruits athletes with a personalized video at a discounted rate. NTR is not responsible for shooting video footage or editing videos.

ACT/SAT Counselor

Next Top Recruits can connect you with an ACT/SAT Counselor if so requested.

Speed, Strength & Nutrition Coach

Speed, strength, and nutrition services will be discounted for Next Top Recruits athletes.

College Financial Planning

Helping families find better ways to fund college.

TEAM BIOS

KEN CARLYLE   President

  • College baseball scout since 2016
  • Former D-III head baseball coach at Greensboro College for 9 years
  • Led Greensboro College to 6 straight 20+ win seasons
  • Atlanta Braves Triple-A team pitcher (1999)
  • Played in Detroit’s farm system for 6 years
  • Drafted 4th Rd by the Detroit Tigers (1992)
  • Drafted 9th Rd by the Cincinnati Reds (1991)
  • College shortstop & pitcher at Ole Miss
  • Set Ole Miss record for career wins (27)
  • A top high-school Baseball and Basketball recruit out of Memphis, TN
  • Named best baseball player to come out of Memphis in the past 25 years by The Commercial Appeal newspaper

LAUREN SBIHLI   Gymnastics Scout

  • Gymnast for 16 years (Former Level 10)
  • Former Division I at the US Air Force Academy
  • Gymnastics coach at Tumblebees (Greensboro, NC) for 9 years
  • USA Gymnastics judge for 3 years (Levels 1-5 Compulsory, Level 7-9 Optional Rated Judge certifications)
  • Member of National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member

DAN BOZARTH   Volleyball Scout

  • Current Head Coach at Caldwell Academy (7 seasons)

  • 171-36 Record

  • 3-time Conference Coach of the Year

  • 5  – Consecutive Conference Championships

  • 1 – NCISAA Final Four Appearance

  • 3 – NCISAA State Runner-up Finishes

  • 1 – NCISAA State Championship

  • 28 – All-Conference Athletes

  • 8 – All-State Players

  • 4 – Conference Players of the Year

  • 5 – College Volleyball Signings

SCOTT CASTEVENS   Volleyball Scout/Owner Beach South

  • USAV Beach Impact Certified

  • USAV Impact Certified

  • 15+ years playing beach

  • 6 years coaching Piedmont Volleyball club

  • Wesleyan Academy Head Coach

RANDY DILLINGHAM   Football / Track & Field Scout

  • Coached High School Sports for 17 years. Football, Basketball and Track and Field.
  • Played Semi-Pro football for Catawba County Hornets.
  • Former NCAA Baseball Umpire.
  • Assist in running College Football Camps. Expertise; DB’s and Olb’s and RB’s.
  • Evaluator at varies High School combine Showcases.

CRAIG O’DER   Men’s & Women’s Soccer Scout

  • Involved in youth soccer for 30 years as a coach, official, and administrator
  • Served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Piedmont Youth Soccer League in Martinsville, Va
  • Served on an ad hoc committee in the development of the Smith River Sports Complex in Martinsville, Va
  • Holds United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Coaching licenses “E” & “F”
  • Licensed by the USSF, the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), and the Virginia High School League as a licensed referee/official
  • In 2002, coached the Piedmont Mystics to the gold medal podium in the Virginia Commonwealth Games 18U Women’s Division

ALBERTO JOEL BURGOS   Florida Baseball Scout

  • Born in Puerto Rico
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • 4 Year Baseball Scholar Athlete
  • Awarded first ever Chico Carrasquel Baseball Scholarship through the White Sox organization while at Morton College
  • First team all conference at Morton College
  • All Star at Webber International University
  • Worked for professional baseball players 2010-2016
  • Co Owned a baseball academy in Orlando, FL 2017-2019
  • Owner of Texi Power Sports 2019-Present
  • Baseball Instructor/Coach

ALFREDO BONNE   Florida Baseball Scout

  • Manager Malabar Cranes Travel Team
  • International Baseball Recruiting Coordinator, Hermanos Reinteria Organization – Colombia Baseball

NEW LEVEL PERFORMANCE   Partner

  • Partnered with Next Top Recruits to offer speed and agility training
  • Help take athlete’s game to a New Level mentally and physically
  • #makingaverageextinct

OUR PROCESS

SCOUT

Our scouts thoroughly evaluate the athlete’s skill and talent level. A detailed report is put together to help determine if the athlete could potentially play at the collegiate level and receive athletic scholarships.

CONSULTATION

The scouting report is shared with the athlete and together we assess which kinds of college programs are the best fit for the athlete’s level of play and their academic GPA and goals.

CONNECT

We showcase your information directly to numerous college coaches of programs that fit your criteria. Our team provides assistance as the athlete is being contacted and possibly receiving offers from college coaches.

COMMITMENTS

When we say we’re “Your Connection to College Coaches”, we mean it!
Here is a glimpse of athletes Next Top Recruits is proud to have
connected with their college destinations:

BRENDAN SHEA

William & Peace, Baseball

ETHAN BLANCHARD

Navy, Baseball

TYLER STRICKLAND

UNCW, Baseball

BLAKE SINCLAIR

Belmont Abbey, Baseball

CHANDLER HUNTER

Francis Marion, Baseball

ARIELLE EURE

Ferrum College, Softball

DARDEN EURE

Ferrum College, Baseball

CHANCE HOWARD

UNCC, Baseball

TYLER CONKLIN

Bluefield College, Baseball

SAM BARDEN

Rhodes College, Baseball

JACOB SWITZER

Greensboro College, Baseball

DAVIS UNDERWOOD

Greensboro College, Football

NICK CALDWELL

Loyola of New Orleans, Baseball

ELI FUTRELL

Methodist, Baseball

LOGAN EVERETTE

Campbell, Baseball

XANDER HAMILTON

Va Tech, Baseball

GARRETT BROWDER

Davidson College, Baseball

JAMAR ELLIS

Greensboro College, Baseball

CAMERON WELLS

Wake Tech, Baseball

ZACH COVERDILL

Middle Georgia State University, Baseball

MATT BAILEY

Limestone, Baseball

ADAM CHNUPA

Elon, Baseball

NOAH LEA

NC A&T, Baseball

RONALD EVANS

UNCW, Baseball

XAVIER BUSSEY

South Carolina, Baseball

VITO PETERNO

UNCC, Baseball

COLTON SMITH

Ferrum, Baseball

DALTON COLEMAN

Averett, Baseball

RYAN MILLER

Cincinnati Christian University, Baseball

AUSTIN FORD

Averett, Baseball

CALEB MCCOY

NCCU, Baseball

REID JOHNSTON

NCST, Baseball

TYLER HELBERT

Salisbury, Baseball

LOGAN WILLARD

Wake Tech, Baseball

NICK O’DER

Randolph Macon, Baseball

WILLIAM GLAZEBROOK

Pembroke University, Baseball

CHASE WALLEN

Methodist University, Baseball

BRENDAN CUTHRELL

Guilford College, Baseball

CALEB FLUNO

Lenoir-Rhyne University, Baseball

CHRIS JENSEN

Winston-Salem State University, Baseball

LANE WHITE

Chowan University, Baseball

ELIJAH KNIGHT

Guilford College, Baseball

CAMERON MULLINS

Emory & Henry College, Baseball

CALEB PRITCHARD

UVA-Wise, Baseball

HALLE HUNT

UNCW, Beach/Indoor Volleyball (Beach South)

LYNDSEY NORRITO

UNCW, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

CHRISTEL MOLNAR

UNC, Club Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

ASHLEY STUTTS

Jacksonville State University, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

ADDIE WAGNER

Cape Fear Community College, Volleyball (Beach South)

ELENA TURNBULL

UNCW, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

CASSIE THOMPSON

UNCW, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

BETHANY SALAPEK

Jacksonville State University, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

KAITLIN GRUBE

Anderson University, Volleyball (Beach South)

MACY ELDENBERGER

Catawba College, Volleyball (Beach South)

DAKOTA TRUHE

Emory & Henry College, Volleyball (Beach South)

LIZZIE THOMPSON

University of Alabama Birmingham, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

SARAH SHANTON

Hawaii Pacific University, Indoor/Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

CAMPBELL SMITH

University of Alabama Birmingham, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

DREW JAMES

Carson-Newman University, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

HANNAH HULSMAN

Berry College, Volleyball (Beach South)

KAITLYN HOLBROOK

Coastal Carolina University, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

MADISON ALLRED

Coastal Carolina University, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

MADIE LICHTY

Florida Gulf Coast University, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

TORI HESTER

Troy University, Volleyball (Beach South)

REILLY ALLRED

LSU, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

BRINKLEY SMITH

University of Alabama Birmingham, Beach Volleyball (Beach South)

RAMAR THOMAS

Winston-Salem State University, Football

BRIAN SMART

Mars Hill College, Baseball

STEVEN DALLAS

Guilford College, Baseball

GARET WEIGMAN

Guilford College, Baseball

AARON MAY

Methodist University, Baseball

WALKER HARRIS

Jacksonville State University, Football

RUBEN THRASHER

Guilford College, Football

CHRISTIAN PHABY

Barton College, Football

ZACH WILKINS

Barton College, Baseball

TROY MCGIRT

Wake Forest University, Baseball

DEAN CARVER

Messiah College, Baseball

EUGENE WILKINS

St. Andrews University, Baseball

JARED TORRENCE

Barton College, Football

WILLIAM GLAZEBROOK

UNC Pembroke, Baseball

ZACH ZOLTOSKI

University of Mount Olive, Baseball

ELI RIDDLE

Patrick Henry CC, Baseball

TYLER HELBERT

East Texas Baptist University, Baseball

BRANDON WILKES

North Carolina Wesleyan, Soccer

VINCE LARSEN

Appalachian State University, Baseball

JACK RATLIFF

Barton College, Baseball

JAKE DUNION

Pitt CC, Baseball

TYLER D’AMICO

Hofstra University, Baseball

MADI MORRIS

Wake Tech, Volleyball

JALEN HOLLINS

Jacksonville University, Baseball

JACK HOWELL

UNC-Wilmington, Baseball

LOGAN GRIFFITH

NC A&T, Baseball

ANTHONY AZAR

Mars Hill University, Baseball

JOHN HUDSON

Fayetteville Tech, Baseball

GAVYN BYRD

NCCU, Baseball

JACKSON MITCHELL

Catawba College, Baseball

HARRISON CLIFTON

University of Richmond, Baseball

JACK WILCOX

Butler University, Golf

JOE SWANEKAMP

Queens University, Baseball

TREVOR MOORE

Roanoke College, Baseball

BRAYDEN WOODS

Wittenberg University, Baseball

Tyler Lloyd

Barton College, Baseball

ASHLEY ZALESKY

Wake Tech, Volleyball

JACOB MABE

Mount Olive, Baseball

JACOB BORDEN

North Carolina Wesleyan, Baseball

CARSON SHETLEY

Guilford Tech CC, Baseball

JAKE WAGONER

Mars Hill University, Baseball

NICK BOLES

Guilford College, Baseball

JAKE BARLOW

Appalachian State University, Wrestling

RAMSEY PETTY

UNC-Pembroke, Baseball

CJ THOUSAND

West Virginia Tech University, Baseball

McKINNON MARTINELLI

Greensboro College, Baseball

CALEB CARDEN

Barton College, Baseball

TYLER ANDERSON

Western Carolina University, Football

WYATT BAGWELL

Gardner Webb University, Baseball

PAYDEN CREWS

Brevard College, Baseball

STEWART EVANS

UNC-Wilmington, Baseball

RILEY PHELPS

North Carolina Wesleyan, Baseball

ELI WILLEN

Lenoir-Rhyne, Baseball

CARTER BLUM

Guilford College, Baseball

ELI HOPKINS

Coker College, Baseball

COLIN SCOGGINS

North Carolina Wesleyan, Baseball

LUCAS GRANATA

Brevard College, Baseball

KYLE RAMSEY

Ferrum College, Baseball

JOSH TURNER

Pfeiffer University, Baseball

JOEL WISE

West Virginia Wesleyan, Baseball

DAWSON WIGGINS

Ferrum College, Baseball

HAYDEN JENNINGS

Brevard College, Baseball

DOMINIC WILLIAMS

Gardner-Webb University, Baseball

CAMDEN KING

St Andrews University, Baseball

MAX KASPROWICZ

Ferrum College, Baseball

NATALIA HINER

Converse College, Acro & Tumbling

CAMERON WILEY

Virginia Wesleyan, Baseball

We highly recommend Ken Carlyle and Next Top Recruits. Ken has the connections to college coaches at all levels as well as he is fair and straight forward in telling you exactly the right fit for your child. Ken has always been available and works hard to place your child in the right situation and will not stop until he does. If you try to navigate recruiting without his help, you will regret it.

- Wanda Lea (parent of collegiate athlete)

When you call me I answer quick because I know you have a good player I need to see

Keith Shumate, Norfolk State University

I can’t recommend Ken Carlyle and Next Top Recruits enough. What you are paying for is the relationships that he has built for the last 25 years in baseball, communication and guidance navigating the confusing recruiting landscape. This is the most important choice that your child will make to this point in their life. Why leave that up to chance?

Rhett Blanchard (parent of collegiate athlete)

Thank you Ken Carlyle for the mountain of work you have done to get Brian to Mars Hill. Especially given the circumstances of Brian being from Australia, any Aussie ball player looking for an A1 recruiter needs go no further than you.

Robert Smart (parent of collegiate athlete)

Thank you for all of your hard work! I would highly recommend you to anyone that wants to play sports at the next level.  You surpassed all of our expectations.  Garet has found his new home, playing the game that he loves at the most perfect college with the most awesome coaches.  It’s his dream come true and ours as well.

Collegiate Athlete Parent

We will be forever grateful for introducing us to Coach Ray Hederick in Greensboro when Nick was a Junior. We appreciate all the connections and opportunities that you created from colleges in Massachusetts to Georgia to California.

Parent of college athlete

Ken, thanks so much for all your help throughout the recruiting process! It’s unbelievable how complex it can be! Your knowledge, contacts, and advice were invaluable to us! We’re extremely grateful for all you did!

Parent of College Athlete

Thank you for everything you’ve done. We absolutely could not have done it without you. We had no idea where to go or how to get there. You are a big reason he’s going to continue living his dream.

Dawn Lloyd

As his parents we wanted to thank you for everything. We definitely made the right decision the day we contacted you. He would have never ended up at the Mount Olive camp without you being a part of his journey. His dream of playing in college is coming true and we wanted to say thank you and that we appreciate you.

Collegiate athlete parent

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(336) 549-4827 (call or text)

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Ken.Carlyle@NextTopRecruits.com