MAC 2017 Football Recruiting – According to Tracking Football

Tracking Football has researched and athletically rated the MAC recruiting classes of 2017. Northern Illinois led the way this year with 7 recruits possessing PAI scores above 3.0. FBS programs recruiting large numbers of players with PAI scores above 3.0 have historically done well in the win/loss column. Below are two charts indicating the conference’s breakdown […]

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Big Ten 2017 Football Recruiting – According to Tracking Football

Tracking Football has researched and athletically rated the Big Ten recruiting classes of 2017. The University of Michigan led the way this year with 15 recruits possessing PAI scores above 3.0. FBS programs recruiting large numbers of players with PAI scores above 3.0 have historically done well in the win/loss column. Below are two charts indicating […]

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SEC 2017 Football Recruiting – According to Tracking Football

Tracking Football has researched and athletically rated the SEC recruiting classes of 2017. The University of Georgia led the way this year with 14 recruits possessing PAI scores above 3.0. FBS programs recruiting large numbers of players with PAI scores above 3.0 have historically done well in the win/loss column. Below are two charts indicating the […]

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All National College Football Award Winners Played Multiple Sports in High School

100% of 2016 college football award winners played another sport in high school. Nine award winners were track and field athletes, eight played basketball, one played soccer, one wrestled, and one played Australian Rules football. In addition seven award winners played three different sports in high school. Here is Tracking Football’s multi-sport breakdown of each […]

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All 5 Heisman finalists were multi-sport athletes in high school

While many people assume that we are in an “age of sport specialization,” Tracking Football’s research shows that over 80% of current Division 1 football scholarship recruits played another sport in high school. The Heisman Trophy Finalists are no exception and not one of them “specialized” during high school. Actually three of the finalists were three […]

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Michigan recruit, Chris Evans, track durability = football versatility

The Indiana state track and field championships being held this weekend in Bloomington, Indiana, will provide 4-star Michigan football recruit Chris Evans, one last opportunity to showcase his considerable athleticism. Evans has been a valuable member of Ben Davis High School’s football and track programs for several years. Frequently, Evans participates in three or four […]

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Tracking Football NFL Draft Study and high school sports

As this year’s NFL Draft inches closer we take a look back at last year’s NFL Draft study and an article which used our numbers.  The article, written by Jon Styf and Mike DeFabo, examined summer sports schedules of current high school athletes and whether those schedules promote specialization and discourage multi-sport participation. See the article […]

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TrackingFootball Hosts #TXHSFBChat: Multi-Sport Participation

TrackingFootball hosted Texas High School Football Chat: Multi-Sport Participation Tracking Football – Multisport Participation Athletes need competition year round. The best way to accomplish this is by participating in DIFFERENT sports for the school during each season. Kids benefit athletically, socially, and mentally … TXHSFBCHAT.COM  

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“High School QBs should play multiple sports”

ESPN released an interesting article and video indicating college coaches’ preference for “multi-sport” players at the quarterback position.  Some college coaches going so far to say specialization is a “hindrance” to young quarterback development.  http://espn.go.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/13509324/recruits-college-coaches-see-days-qb-specialization-ending   This is a stark contrast from prevailing media attitudes about specialization, particularly regarding the high school quarterback position.  The explosion […]

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Player Athletic Index and B1G Football Recruiting II

TrackingFootball has researched the  B1G Conference’s recruiting for the past two years and applied our proprietary Player Athletic Index (PAI) scores to each recruit.  We applied PAI scores which measure a player’s overall athleticism based on height, weight, position, track & field data and multi-sport information.     By comparing like data points we can arrive at objective scores […]

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