So what are the secrets of the top college football recruits? Well for one, they are bigger stronger and faster than other athletes. What do you do if you aren’t the biggest, strongest or fastest player at your position? What are some other characteristics that will get your noticed by scouts?
Make sure you are the best conditioned athlete on the field. There may be other players that are better than you, but if you are better conditioning you will still be going strong in the 4th quarter. It’s amazing how often this area is overlooked. Honestly, conditioning just comes down to hard work. If you want to get recruited, you have to out work the other players. Your football workouts have to be on point, and you have to be able to finish ball games. Scouts will notice “high motor” players.
Make sure you are the smartest player on the field. No that doesn’t mean that you have to be a rocket scientist, but you should know your assignment on every play. You should never be caught out of position. What good is a 4.3 40 if you don’t know the playbook. Mental mistakes drive coaches crazy, because they can easily be avoided. Again, this just comes down to hard work. Study your playbook, know where you are supposed to be on every play and make sure that you’re there. It is simple things like this, that may not light up the stat sheet, but again will get you noticed.
Finally, you have to have HEART! If you want to be one of the top college football recruits you have to want it. That doesn’t mean, you say that you want it. You have to actually put in the work. You may never be the fastest, strongest or biggest player, but there is no reason that anyone else should ever be able to out work you. If you want it bad enough, you have to put forth the effort.
Effort is the secret. While you cannot control your genetic makeup, you can control your effort level. Be the best conditioned, be the smartest and have more heart than anyone else. These three things could be the difference in whether or not you are one of the top college football recruits.