How Gridiron University Helps Athletes Get Recruited

GridIron University Scouting Service is a scouting provider that will change the world of college football recruiting through the use of its professional scouts and video technology. GIU has taken the high school player data base and expanded player information on athletes nation wide. GIU scouts will create and deliver the most detailed evaluation possible including scouring the country year around to watch players live and collect their tapes. A GIU scout will create an evaluation based on their opinions while giving that players respective high school coach the opportunity to express their feelings on a players potential as well. Our service places high school athletes at all levels of collegiate football.

We want to insure our clients that we are using all means available to deliver an evaluation that can ultimately land a high school and junior college football player in the college program that best benefits him. Our comprehensive scouting program is tailored precisely for your football program needs. Our services not only provide you with in-depth information on the student athletes, our video component and web site allow you to access player information and highlight film from any computer. GIU will become an extension of your own coaching staff, a group of scouts that will recruit year around saving you precious time and money. Our goal is to dissect your immediate and long term recruiting needs and build a personalized service around your program. Below are some valuable tips surrounding the recruiting process.

When does the football recruiting process start?

1. The recruiting process started yesterday! Competition for football scholarships is very intense. Coaches identify talented athletes very early in their high school careers—in fact, 84% of Division I prospects are identified by the end of sophomore year. This means the advantage goes to student athletes who are active, informed and have a plan.

How do I get discovered?

2. College coaches scout based on verified information from neutral, independent sources like GIURS. Play your game well and you’ll be discovered—right? Wrong. College football coaches identify prospects using online tools and databases well before they show up to scout a game in person. Occasionally someone else will catch their eye, but they are primarily there for the prospects they have already identified.

How do coaches evaluate prospects?

3. The Internet is your best recruiting tool. College coaches don’t have time to attend every high school football game. The majority of them identify top prospects by watching highlight videos that they request or receive from a trusted third party. This is what will convince a coach to come out and watch you in person.

 Where am I qualified to play? 

4. Less than 1% of student athletes get a full ride to a D-1 school. Roughly 80% of football scholarships are offered by schools that do not compete in NCAA Division I football, so set your expectations accordingly.

What is my coach’s role?

5. Don’t leave your future solely in the hands of your high school coach. Getting recruited is a full-time job, and your football coach has a whole team of players who will be asking for their help. One coach does not have the time, resources, or relationships to get a scholarship for each of his players.

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