The Impact of Our Work...
Cornerstone Sports Consulting has proven its value over time. Please click below for references:
"The Cornerstone educational program has proven tremendously valuable to the University of Arkansas. Our student-athletes and their families, coaches, and our compliance staff all benefit greatly from Cornerstone's involvement in the often misunderstood and unstructured world of agents and preparing for a career in the NFL."
- Jeff Long – Athletic Director, University of Arkansas
"Our players and families trust the educational programming provided in this system."
- Scott Woodward – Athletic Director, University of Washington
“Cornerstone has grown to become an integral part of our student-athletes’ transition process in preparation for the NFL. They provide an organized structure by which our student-athletes and their families can eliminate distractions and focus on what they love doing, playing football.”
- Brad Hutcherson – Director of Football Operations, University of Georgia
"Cornerstone offers so much to our players, the players' families, the football staff and the university. Our players appreciate their guidance and are more confident about how to handle the situations that are ahead of them. They put a plan together for each player and their family. I would encourage other programs to utilize Cornerstone to prepare their players."
- Mark Robinson - Director of Football Operations, University of Arkansas
"Cornerstone Sports has developed into a valuable resource for both our coaches and our student athletes and their families. Their staff provides trustworthy and reliable information to help our players make educated decisions about their future. I would recommend Cornerstone Sports to any university with prospective NFL players."
- Mark Richt – Head Football Coach, University of Georgia
"The Cornerstone system enables us to work together to provide quality educational support to our players and their families and equip them with the necessary tools to make sound decisions that will positively impact their future."
- Steve Sarkisian – Head Football Coach, University of Washington
"We work closely together with Cornerstone. This system provides the education for our student-athletes, and their families, that prepares them with the knowledge to handle the agent recruiting, interview, and selection process."
- Kyle Pifer – Director of Compliance, University of Washington
“Cornerstone is an invaluable tool for our student-athletes and their families. Cornerstone understands our student-athletes' perspective and does a great job relating to them. They also provide fantastic communication with the administration, keeping us involved and informed at all times."
- Jon Fagg – Associate Athletic Director, University of Arkansas
"I very much appreciate what Joe (and his firm) did for me and my family. After my Junior year, when I was considering entering the draft, he presented a very balanced analysis of the situation. He didn't tell me to go or stay... he just gave me the facts. With the agent selection process during my senior year, he provided me with a solid structure that allowed me to fully enjoy my final college season and make a well-informed decision afterwards. I highly recommend Cornerstone to other players and their families."
- Jake Locker – Quarterback, University of Washington, 1st Round Pick, 2008 NFL Draft
"I very much appreciate what Joe Mendes did for me my junior year. He provided me with FACTS, not opinions, to help guide my decision whether or not to declare for the draft as a junior. He shot me straight and didn't push me one way or the other. The Cornerstone program deals with history and facts. I went on to get my degree and become a top 10 pick, and everything worked out well. I'm very appreciative to USC for implementing such a program"
- Keith Rivers, Outside Linebacker, University of Southern California, 9th pick, 2008 Draft