• Coach Thompson




Know your audience. The purpose of your HUDL highlights should be to have a college coach evaluate your ability to play for their program.



First Things First.

When a coach clicks on your highlights, they want to know:

Name

Position

Graduation Year

School

This information should be on your opening slide.

The 2nd slide will have:

Head Coaches Name

Contact Info (email and/or phone#).




60-90 seconds

College Coaches are experienced professional evaluators. They will quickly assess if you have the ability to help their team. If they like what they see, the next steps are to evaluate your game tape and to contact your Head Coach.




Put Your Best 1st

You only have 60-90 secs to make an impression, so make sure your best plays are up front.




Trim Those Clips!

When a coach is evaluating a QB, all they need to see is the snap and what you do with the ball in your hands. Eliminate pre-snap shenanigans and post catch 50 yd runs by the WR.


I Play Multiple Positions.

If you play more than one position, 1st segregate your clips. 2nd, create a slide for each position you play. This will let the coach know what they are about to see.



QB Spotlight or No?

Your choice, but consider that every college coach knows how to locate the QB on film, so spotlights are redundant.


Music

Not needed -remember your audience! If you do add music make sure the lyrics are clean and positive.




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  • Barry Thompson

Updated: Feb 5


Look closely at the picture.

Do you see 80,000 NFL passing yards and a Super Bowl Ring?


No?

Don't worry.

You are not alone.


Good thing Drew Brees always believed in himself!


He started out as a nationally ranked 12 & Under Tennis player and didn't play football until 9th grade. Check out Before he was famous


OVERLOOKED!


Undefeated(28-0-1, 5,000 passing yds & 50 TDs) High School State Champion in Texas = Zero in state offers


Leads Purdue to its 1st Rose Bowl appearance in 33 years = Drafted in the 2nd round -"he is too short for the NFL"

The 10 QBs Drafted before Drew


CAREER OVER?

After being injured, released by the San Diego Chargers.

Drew turns a setback into a "setup" by playing for something bigger than himself.


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Greatest undrafted player ever? I'll let y'all debate that. But Kurt Warner's journey has enough twist and turns to make a Roller Coaster woozy. A lot of significant moments but living in the basement of his wife's parents, working the night shift at a grocery store and running out of money and gas with his family in the truck were huge turning points.

This video is a good overview of his career

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Micheal Jordon played JV as a Sophmore

  • Scottie Pippen started college as a manager

  • Denis Rodman didn't play High School Basketball

  • Steve Kerr had no offers until AFTER his senior year

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