With regard to grades, yes, 3.0+ and better, but SAT/ACT scores are just and sometimes even more important. Soccer isn't a money sport, so having that HS kid from the inner city that graduated with a 2.1 and can't really read that well, but is the next NBA draft pick doesn't happen in soccer. The coaches don't have much pull with admissions so every kid recruited needs to be able to actually get accepted from the pool of applicants. Just having a 4.0 won't get you into Stanford or Berkeley or UCLA, your SAT/ACT score, extracurricular activities, etc., are just as important and sometimes more important. My advice for every parent of a HS kid fixing to go to college, regardless of sport, is focus, focus, focus on your SAT/ACT as much as your grades. I screwed up with my daughters and was very lax on the SAT/ACT. My daughter that graduated with a 4.4 (had 6 AP courses that transferred) couldn't get accepted to a single UC school. She got into every State school, but her SAT score was around 1320, and she need at least 1700+.