Six ‘The Opening’ finalists earn 5.0 Player Athletic Index score

This week at “The Opening” 166 of the best high school football players have assembled to perform a variety of activities that exhibit their football abilities and athleticism. At Tracking Football we believe there is no better way to assess a football player’s true athleticism than by evaluating the combination of his height, weight, position, track and field data / multiple sport participation. That’s why we developed the Player Athletic Index score and provide NCAA approved recruiting services to FBS schools across the country. The PAI is a completely objective and standardized analytic that allows us to identify, evaluate and compare raw athleticism in a football-centric manner. 101 (61%) football players at the 2016 “The Opening” participated in track and field at some point in high school, and 70 (42%) were on their school’s track team as recently as 2016. Our research consistently proves that a large majority of elite football athletes do not specialize as preps.¬†Below are the only six players to earn a 5.0 / 5.0 PAI score.

  • Less than 2% of our entire 30,000+ Division 1 / NFL player database has earned a 5.0 / 5.0
  • The average PAI for Division 1 FBS football recruits is 2.8 / 5.0
  • The average PAI for 2016 “The Opening” finalists was 3.2 / 5.0

Foster Sarell – OT – Graham-Kapowsin – Washington – 5 Stars

      • 5.0 / 5.0 PAI
      • 6’6″ / 310 lbs
      • Participated in track & field and basketball in high school
      • 55-07 / Shot Put, 155-06 / Discus Throw

 

 

Markquese Bell – WR / DB – Bridgeton – New Jersey – 4 Stars

      • 5.0 / 5.0 PAI
      • 6’3″ / 195 lbs
      • Participated in track & field and basketball in high school
      • 147-00 / Javelin, 7-00 / High Jump, 21-11 / Long Jump, 45-04 / Triple Jump

 

 

Devon Hunter – DB – Indian River – Virginia – 4 Stars

      • 5.0 / 5.0 PAI
      • 6’1″ / 205 lbs
      • Participated in track & field and basketball in high school
      • 10.94 / 100m, 22.18 / 200m

 

 

Austin Deculus – OT – Cy-Fair – Texas – 4 Stars

      • 5.0 / 5.0 PAI
      • 6’6″ / 325 lbs
      • Participated in track & field in high school
      • 52-09 / Shot Put, 183-01 / Discus Throw

 

 

Trevon Grimes – WR – St. Thomas Aquinas – Florida – 5 Stars

      • 5.0 / 5.0 PAI
      • 6’4″ / 195 lbs
      • Participated in track & field in high school
      • 11.07 / 100m, 13.79 / 110HH, 36.84 / 300IH

 

Baron Browning – LB – Kennedale – Texas – 5 Stars

      • 5.0 / 5.0 PAI
      • 6’3 / 230 lbs
      • Participated in track & field in high school
      • 10.97 / 100m

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