Before any athlete hits a college campus they might hear the term “Eye Test” and many do not understand the term. So if you take a look at the chart below you will see what many coaches have used for years to identify players at each level.
The “Eye Test” refers to how a coach measures a potential athlete when they meet them for the first time. So it is a way to judge an athlete before actually measuring or weighing the potential recruit if offered to visit the schools campus. In addition it is a test to see if the athlete properly filled out a questionnaire or accurately portrayed measurables on websites or video profiles. This also could be considered a test of character. A few pounds or a half inch might night be a big deal. However, stating being 6 foot 3 when the athlete is 5 foot 11 could be an issue.
NOTE: In 2010 the average Male was 5’10” and 196lbs.
So the next time you head to the doctors office make sure they have an electronic scale and have positioned the measuring aparatus correctly. Otherwise do not be alarmed when you are weighed and measured at a campus visit and it varies from the doctors office visit.
The “Eye Test” is just one of many steps in the evaluation and recruiting process. A process that can take up to a year if not more depending on the college or university.
Until next year best wishes to all and we will see you on the field.
A few dates to circle on the calendar:
December 20-22, 2017 Early signing or NLI day
February 7, 2018 1st official day to sign NLI until April