College Football Signing Day is tomorrow…with that in mind let’s take a look at some of the most explosive recruits. We’ll look at the Top 50 recruits’ long jump and triple jump performances in high school. Those performance numbers can tell us a lot as the explosive ability indicated by these events tends to transfer […]
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The day before 2015 college football Division I-FBS Signing Day seems like an appropriate time to look back at 2014 recruits . Listed below are the 100 fastest recruits from 2014 based on 100 meter times. This data was compiled, authenticated and organized by TrackingFootball.com. A few names at the top of the list stick out…Tyreek Hill, K.D. Cannon and […]
This graphic has generated almost 1,000,000 shares on Facebook and over 18K retweets on Twitter, thanks in part to a blog called High School Sports Stuff. Kudos to that gentleman for bringing attention to this graphic and the interesting topic of multi-sport participation vs specialization in high school sports. But I would like to give credit where credit is […]
13 Track & Field Events that Quantify Football Power & Speed – Part II: Outdoor Track, the 200, 400 and Football Below are portions of an article written by Tony Holler, Head Track & Field Coach at Plainfield North High School. The full article can be viewed on Freelap.com. Coach Holler was gracious enough to allow us to use his article and viewpoints here and […]
13 Track & Field Events that Quantify Football Power & Speed – Part I: Indoor Track, the 100 and 40 yard dash Below are portions of an article written by Tony Holler, Head Track & Field Coach at Plainfield North High School. The full article can be viewed on Freelap.com. Coach Holler was gracious enough to allow us to use his article and viewpoints here […]
Great blog article written by Tony Holler called 10 Reasons to Join the Track Team. This article takes a close look at how track and field can be beneficial to multi-sport high school athletes, particularly football players. Coaches, parents and athletes please take note.
According to ESPN’s QBR rating the top 5 quarterbacks are: Blake Sims Marcus Mariota Deshawn Watson Nick Marshall Taysom Hill What’s interesting about this list is all five of college football’s top rated quarterbacks have high school track and field backgrounds and four have high school basketball experience. Typically the quarterback position is not one defined by athletes […]
Is Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett the next Jadeveon Clowney? Might Garrett actually become a more dominant player and pass rusher? Perhaps…take a look at their side-by-side physical comparison. It appears Clowney might be a little faster, look at that 100 meter and 40 yard dash time…wow…and Garrett a bit more powerful, very solid throwing performances.
Recently we looked at recruiting classes throughout the Big Ten, keep in mind the conference has expanded to 14 teams. So this was not a small amount of research and we totaled 305 recruits across the 14 teams. Specifically we looked at multi-sport participation and track participation by recruits. KEY STATS: * Overall multi-sport participation […]
Recently we crunched 2014 recruiting data on the five “power” teams from both the SEC Conference and Big Ten Conference. What we found was 40 yard dash averages, gathered from ESPN, Rivals and team sites, was nearly identical across the two conferences. So taking 40 times to try to establish a speed differential between SEC and Big Ten […]