“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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2015 B1G Football Recruiting Breakdown – 84% Multiple Sports Participation

TrackingFootball has been a national leader in researching the high school multiple sports background of football players at all levels.  We recently focused our attention on the 2015 recruiting classes of B1G football programs. Overall 84% of all B1G recruits had multiple sports backgrounds in high school.  In addition there were more three sport athletes […]

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The Republic (Columbus, IN) features TrackingFootball.com

Our hometown newspaper did a feature on TrackingFootball and the Player Athletic Index scoring system. East grads develop metric for gauging players’ ability Article brief: “In an era of specialization, multisport athletes have become fewer and fewer over the past couple of decades. But thanks to the work of a pair of Columbus East graduates, […]

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Top 22 Heisman Winner Player Athletic Index Scores

Here is a list highlighting 22 of our top Player Athletic Index scores on Heisman Trophy winners from the past 60+ years. The information below reflects the player’s height, weight, position, and best track and field output from high school based on our research. The PAI is our proprietary player athletic scoring system.  It is a […]

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2015 NFL Draft’s Best by High School Shot Put

Listed below are the top high school shot put performances by players drafted by the NFL this year.  The criteria to be listed required a player to have verified high school track data in the shot put.  We did not include any collegiate performances because not enough players threw shot put in college for a good comparison.  We also provided each […]

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40 Fastest players drafted by the NFL in 2015

Listed below are the Top 40 fastest players drafted by the NFL this year.  The criteria to be listed required a player to have verified high school track data in the 100 meter dash.  We did not include any collegiate times because not enough players ran track in college for a good comparison.  There are several very […]

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