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Westlakeguy10
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what do recruiters value more

Is it the camp an combine performances or in game footage? I ask this because somebody like jacory Washington is not putting up stats at all but is still climbing up the board and getting more scholarship offers. One of scouts insiders had him as Louisiana's number 4 prospect for 2012 behind Leonard, robinson, someone else can't remember but I know from seeing him live that that is crazy. They must see alot of potential from his frame and combine stuff.


VermilionTiger
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re: what do recruiters value more
Camps

High school production for offensive talent isn't valued much if you're not a RB or QB or on the offensive line


higgsBoson
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Camps High school production for offensive talent isn't valued much if you're not a RB or QB or on the offensive line


LSU doesn't offer many players who don't participate at camp for them.


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MTB
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Camps and Spring Evaluation visits.....coaches like to see a kid in person. They look at his physical features and how he pays against other talented players. Stats mean very little because of the numerous factors that may inflate or shrivel "stats."
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JJ27
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All about how you look in shorts and a tee shirt. I'd have no problem with coaches using camps so heavily if the participants were in full pads.
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Goldrush25
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The recruit could be playing in a high school athletic class full of doughboys. That would make a marginal talent look amazing. Makes sense to get the guy into camp to see how he does against other top high school prospects to see how he really measures up.


MTB
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...also, you could be a stud WR with little to no catches because your teams QB cant throw it 10yards, or a stud TE with zero receptions but because you are the biggest kid on the team you coach puts you at T, or a stud DL who hasn't recorded many tackles or sacks because every team double and triple teams you....etc

Stats and game film are extremely misleading.


TupeloTiger
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When DiNardo was recruiting my son, they wanted him at a summer camp before both Jr. AND Sr. years. He and the line coach used to call about 7:00 on Tuesday night during the season Sr.year. They talked about his previous game, grades, possibility of a grayshirt or redshirt to bulk up. We offered a tape,but they didn't want one until after 3 games had been played,just relied on the summer camps. They chose another center that year[Ben] and Philip went to a Ms.school over my objection. But is was a Scholarship.


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JJ27
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Or you could look like a stud WR in shorts and a puss when the safety gets to hit you. Or a stud QB until a DL gets to rush you.
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smeche1223
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grades


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oauron
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Exactly. It's also funny how much slower certain guys are in pads.


BatonrougeCajun
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re: what do recruiters value more
In person evaluation is very important but the film is very valued as well. The coaches that Ive talked all say the same thing; They want to see the kid take over the game. If he doesnt stand out in the first few minutes of film they may not be as excited


TigerAlum93
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I think a kid's game film is at the top, that is his football "resume". Some kids run great forty times on a track, then you add pads, lights, and 21 other bodies, and things change. Football speed is more important than track speed. I think camp performances help confirm some things, in particular how do you fare when the guy across the ball is as good or better than you, which is not always the case in high school games when you are a stud like Willis, Robinson, Jones, etc.


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