Jerry’s Bio: FIU alumnus, Talent Scout & Journalist for Generation Nexxt, Founder/Chief Executive for Rising Stars and Academic Mentor
2017 – marks approximately a decade worth of experience as an academic mentor finding student-athletes college placement (throughout the southeast region) as well as networking with a number of junior college football coaches and recruiting analyst.
Well gimmick may be a strong word even the wrong word but it’s an emotional word. It’s a word that likely got you to land your eyes on this blog post. Mission accomplished because if you are a prospect or the parent of one, I need you to read this. One of the best ways to succeed in life is to have great self awareness. This also happens to be the most important factor you need to possess as a college football prospect.
The number of concussion-related incidents in professional and youth football alike in the past decade has prompted ample concern. The media spotlight has been prominent as well. The discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the concussion-related ailment that many football players suffer from without notable symptoms, was chronicled in the relatively recent film “Concussion,” starring Will Smith.
Maybe you saw it coming or maybe you didn’t but when you saw an up tick in offers to 10th, 9th and 8th graders in college football recruiting, you had to know there would be some consequences. What affect has the early offers to the youngsters had on recruiting? The answers to that question are numerous but for the sake of this article we will focus on it’s affect on the word really only known in the world of college athletics and that is decommits.
The Internet is a very wide place with a ton of users, interests and data. Now more than ever, companies are out to give users a way to take compact all the data, space and information into a confined area using genres or alike interests.
The GridironStuds App was created with this goal in mind. Take time out to watch the video below explaining the basics of the GridironStuds App created by Chad Wilson owner of CEW Communications Inc.
We live in a world of rankings, ratings and lists. Nowhere is that more evident than in the World of college football recruiting. The entire industry is dominated by a star ranking system that coaches scorn, players desire and fans hold dear. Recently I asked my social media audience an interesting question.
The responses to this question ranged from the methodical to the comical to the downright sarcastic. I’ve spent a lot of time in my life playing, coaching and scouting defensive backs. Without a doubt the following three things, when combined, have overwhelming resulted in a defensive back being crowned a 5-star by the recruiting websites.