While it took me seven hours to do so, I was able to finish up Coach Krepps recruiting profile and find some quality recruits that had gone unnoticed and hopefully will have a chance to come play at the next level. While most of the schools that I was focusing on for Coach Krepps were not top notch schools, I felt that I was able to find some student-athletes that should have been being recruited by other schools, especially at the Division II and maybe even smaller Division I schools. Many of the schools did not have players listed in Scouting Ohio which caused me to do a lot of research on some of the schools to see what players were All-Conference players or was viewed a key player for the 2016 season. Then I would go through some of the game articles to see if certain players had consistently good games. There was one receiver that consistently had ten receptions or more a game along with over 100 yards a game with a few touchdowns. While the research takes time, I think it is important because not every player has a coach that is willing to work with them to set up recruiting profiles to help get them recruited to the next level. As I finished up Coach Krepps profile today, I will start working on another coach tomorrow or the next day.
Going in to today, I am back focusing on going through the schools that Coach Krepps has no recruiting information on. Again, I have my own little process that I go through when I start to look up information. The first thing I do is I go to ScoutingOhio.com and input the parameters in which I am searching to see if there are any players listed for the school I am looking up. If there is I will then cross reference this list with Front Rush to make sure they are not listed in our recruiting database. Then I will write down all the player’s information on an information sheet. On this sheet, I will list their names, phone numbers, height, weight, positions played, GPA, ACT score and then if they have a ranking. If there is not ranking, I will go to their Hudl page and watch any film that they have and give them a ranking and take some notes that the Coach will need.
However, if a school does not have any players listed in Scouting Ohio, I need to find an All-Conference team from the previous year to see if the school had any juniors at the time make the All-Conference team. This is what is usually the most time-consuming job. I must search newspaper articles to see if anyone listed the All-Conference team and then make up a document to save it to. The easiest is when the conference has a website and keeps this information stored on there. However, if I fail to find it, I will email several Athletic Directors to see if they have a copy that they can send me. Most of the AD’s are very helpful and will forward me a copy or even email someone else to get a copy for me. This is what I will be focusing on for the next couple of days while I work on Coach Krepps recruiting profile.
One thing I want to add from today is something that had happened at lastnights JV football game. Coach Paul shared this with me while I was in his office and thought that it would be cool to share. This video shows what happens when the officials forget to bring coins with them to the coin toss.