How should students physically prepare themselves for athletics at the collegiate level?

Definitely step up your workout programs and get serious about what you’re doing. Contact the coach of the school and find out what their physical expectations are of you. Most coaches will supply the incoming students with a summer workout—a pamphlet, or guidebook, or a workout program that you will need to adhere to. Email your future teammates and find out what it’s all about. Ask questions and get yourself prepared both physically and mentally to go up against kids that are older, stronger and more mature. The student athlete that doesn’t do any of this and goes about their high school workout program may be lost when they get to college.