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Barry's Recruiting Tips - Highlight Reel (Items 1 - 5)

Barry's Recruiting Tips - Highlight Reel (Items 1 - 5)

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Barry's Recruiting Tips - Highlight Reel (Items 1 - 5)

Courtesy: Barry Every / National Underclassmen Combine         Release: August 22, 2012
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Barry's Recruiting Tips
Part One:20 Facts About The Football Highlight Tape
Volume 1: Items 1 - 5
We hope to answer commonly asked questions regarding how to make a highlight video for college recruiters. This includes tips on what to actually put on the video and how to dispense the highlight. Let's face it the goal of a successful highlight tape is to allow as many college coaches and recruiting services as possible to view the student-athlete. Though the National Underclassmen can never guarantee that your son is a definite DI prospect we can guide you with simple tips that will increase the likelihood that your video will be viewed.

1. The highlight tape should be at least four minutes in length but no longer than eight minutes. College coaches want to see more than a handful of plays before they get excited, but they don't have all day to watch a mini-documentary.
2. Always include an opening slate that contains your full name, size, jersey number, positions(s), along with the name of your school and head coach. Be careful not to include too much personal information if your goal is to upload your video on the internet.
3. If the athlete plays both sides of the ball it is advised to split the highlight into two parts. Show the offensive clips first than the defensive clips or the defensive clips than the offensive clips. But do not go back and forth through the entire highlight.
4. If the athlete lines up on different spots on the field on the same side of the ball it is advised to have some sort of arrow or marker to designate where he is on the video. A good example would be an offensive lineman that plays both left and right tackle. This allows the viewer to find the player before the snap of the ball.
5. Avoid showing the same play over and over regardless of how good you may think it was. Coaches and recruiting analyst have the ability to go back and watch any play. Also never use slow motion this is not only annoying it sends out a red flag about the athletes speed.

Volume 1: Items 1 - 5 || Volume 2: Items 6 - 10 || Volume 3: Items 11 - 15 || Volume 4: Items 16 - 20
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