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College Recruitment can be OVERWHELMING. 

With Athletic Edge Consulting, it doesn't have to be.

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"After reflecting on my extensive career in college athletics, I have combined my interests and years of diverse experience working with student-athletes, coaches, parents, and recruiters at all levels to pursue my passion of assisting high school students in identifying colleges and universities where their athletic ability and skill will thrive all while pursuing a college degree." - Dave Griffore, Founder & CEO

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With Athletic Edge Consulting, you will

Gain clarity and confidence with college options

You don't have to be lost & overwhelmed!

Connect directly with college coaches via email, phone, and campus visits

With us, this is personal.

Understand ALL of your college options & different divisions

It's crucial to make informed decisions!

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Our Mission

To consistently deliver high-quality education, evaluation, and empowerment for high school student-athletes and their families on the college recruiting process through establishing the right foundation to set them on the right path for a successful college recruiting journey.

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Dave Griffore

Founder & CEO of Athletic Edge Consulting, LLC

My name is Dave Griffore and I am the Founder of Athletic Edge Consulting where my mission is to empower, educate, and support high school athletes as they explore the college recruitment process.

As a veteran of college athletics with over 22 years of experience, I understand first hand how overwhelming this time can be for athletes and their families.

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Dave's career in College Athletics

  • ​National College Athletic Association (NCAA DI) swimmer from the University of New Mexico where I was a Western Athletic Conference Champion & 7-time school record holder.

  • Coach of college swimming for 16 years.

  • Assistant and then Associate Head Swim Coach at Eastern Michigan University (NCAA, Division I)

  • Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving post at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (NCAA Division I)

  • Assistant Coach for Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving at Penn State University (NCAA DI)

  • Head Swim Coach at Emory & Henry College and was then promoted to Associate Athletic Director at Emory & Henry College (NCAA Division III) ​

  • Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation at Johnson & Wales University, North Miami (NAIA)

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There are so many questions and unknowns when you’re a high school athlete dreaming of taking your talent to the college level - where do you even start? 

You’ve come to the right place because you do not have to navigate this journey alone. 

With my personalized guidance, support, and connections, you will confidently identify the school and athletic program that best fits your needs and dreams. 

Are you ready to take charge of your next chapter as an athlete?

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Athletic Edge Consulting, LLC offers an assortment of educational and empowering services to ensure you understand your options and make the best choice for college.

Explore our services below!

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Team Edge VIP Program

Your all-inclusive personal guide to the individual own journey to find the right college options based on your individual academic, athletic, and social fit.


  • Monthly Zoom Family Personal Meetings

  • Monthly Team Meeting/Guest Speaker (1st Sunday of each month)

  • Recruiting 101 overview/foundation setting (5 Step Process)

  • Will work with family on each step of the 5-step process to the end

  • Check in via phone and/or e-mail once foundation is set and when
    needed during the 5 steps

  • Contact college coaches on your behalf during steps 3-5 for best fit

  • Personal recruiting coach from start to finish, but limited spots available
    each year to join Team Edge.

[Open only to Juniors/Raising Seniors]

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Recruiting 101: The 5-Step Process

1 Hour Zoom call to discuss the process in laying the right foundation through understanding how to evaluate current athletic and academic needs.

  • 1-1.5 Hour Family Zoom Meeting to go over College Recruiting

  • Review 5 Step Process for a successful college recruiting Search

  • Includes a Student-Athlete Personal Assessment

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College Recruiting Team Talk

Virtual or in-person Team Talk to discuss the process of laying the right foundation through understanding how to evaluate current athletic and academic needs.

  • Hour and Half College Recruiting Team Talk (No limit to Participants)

  • Review the College Recruiting 101 the 5-Step Process for a successful
    college recruiting search

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As a high school athlete, I was CLUELESS on the college swimming recruiting process.  I had no idea where to begin or if I even had a place on a team as a newer athlete to the sport. 

Dave was able to help guide me on what types of schools to consider that would be a good fit for my personality and current success level.  I was able to reach out to coaches and begin communication as a recruit that I never would have been able to do without Dave's help. 

My school decision was not at all what I would have guessed it would be when I began the process but it was the perfect fit for me.  Without Dave's help, I would have not ended up at the right school for me and becoming an NCAA All-American athlete.

Erica Beine
President & CEO, Beine Wellness Building


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