After experiencing the high-pressure sales tactics and expensive price tags in the college recruiting service industry with his son and daughter, Fred Bastie started Playced in 2014. Playced is a college recruiting service founded with the intent to level the playing field for all high school student-athletes. By leveraging his long-standing relationships with college coaches and professional athletes, Fred developed a web-based matching engine that is designed to take high school athletes and match them with the right college programs. It completely takes the guesswork out of recruiting and makes the college recruiting process simple.
The Playced proprietary scoring system grades recruits' athletic and academic data and combines it with individual college preferences, such as geographic location, tuition, budget and degree of study to find the ideal colleges for every athlete. The algorithms for each sport have proven to be “spot on” accurate and have saved thousands of recruits the headache of pursuing the wrong schools.
Once an athlete's profile is complete, the database does the work and can determine how good a match any college program in the country is for any Playced athlete. This dramatically reduces the cost in helping our athletes and we pass the savings on to our customers. Additionally, our Matching Engine can provide continuous feedback for high school athletes as they progress throughout the recruiting process.
As former college athletes, our staff members are highly qualified to answer questions about the recruiting process, give feedback to athletes, and provide unique insight into the constantly growing industry of college athletics.