We take these ratings very seriously and do our due diligence in analyzing each individual prospect. As many prospects from our first initial rankings release have received D1 FBS offers, a few like Spencer Brasch, were able to obtain 14 after reevaluating his S.T.E.P rating. More info on how to move up or down in our ratings, which will be placed next to each recruits name on our rankings pages, along with more cool add-ons like Twitter links, found below. Best of luck to all of those who aspire to play college football and may you choose your path to greatness wisely, as EVERYTHING you do matter!
Below is the quarterback STEP Rating results, including a breakdown of the position-specific criteria.
The value of a quarterbacks's athleticism in respect to their overall STEP Rating is primarily based off of the respective numerical values of their 40-Yard Dash, shuttle, weight room, vertical and broad jump.
Football IQ - The numerical value of a QB's football IQ is measured by how well they demonstrate their strategic knowledge, attention to detail and their ability to analyze their opponent on film and in interviews; this is likely the most crucial measurement of a college-ready prospect.
Versatility - This numerical score is determined by number of positions and abilities a prospect brings to the field.
Position-Specific Technique/Skills - Each skill/technique has a respective numerical value that can positively or negatively affect a prospects' score for this sub-category based on how well the prospect performs said skill/technique on film.
Motor - A QB's motor is measured by their intensity on the field; this also reflects their team leadership skills
Awareness - The numerical value of a prospect's cognitive awareness is measured by how well they recognize and act upon game activity.
Half of these players are not on the major recruiting networks and graded out as overall better prospects, even without large amounts of offers which is all their computer generated "algorithm" goes by. Our former #1 player overall Daimarqua Foster (pre-S.T.E.P ratings), was offered 5 FBS scholarships within days of the rankings being released of our first Top 100 Class of 2019 recruits. We plan on adding more to this model, as it already in our professional opinions is the best model ever created for analyzing student-athlete college football prospects. Report changes in any of the above categories if your are a STEP rated prospect to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will be finishing up all positions and releasing the Top 250 this coming week and then we will start Class of 2020. The question is, are you ready to S.T.E.P your game up?
Academics will help S.T.E.P-erate JUCO prospects, as we will grade them later in the recruiting process.
The following tables are a visual representation of how prospects' scores are calibrated. All of the information used to determine the value of each prospect's combine results, overall skill, upside, stats, awards, recruiting stock, exposure, intangibles, and academics are collected from our own prospect database (30,000 Plus athletes), as well as a myriad of online sources such as Hudl, Youtube, 247 Sports, Twitter, Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN, Nike
Football, MaxPreps , Vol Recruiting Reports and various scouting reports/articles , college football recruiting blogs, including SEC Country, Tomahawk, Dawgsports, FullCTPress.net and many many more networks, while also using insider knowledge of each teams class of recruits/needs.
𝒇(R) = [Combine (c) + fb skill (b) + Upside (u) + achievements (H) + recruit stock (s) + exposure (e) + intangibles (i) + academics (a)] / 10
A deeper look into THe 28 (Sub) factors graded for your 8 factors that determine "STEP" Rating
All categories below can increase or decrease off of .05 tenths of a measurement or by a "rating" point. Whether it be a award, stat increase, technique improvement, weight room improvement, ANY combine improvement (filmed or at event), mini-camp or 7 on 7 footage to show increase in football skill, sending coaching/teacher references for intangibles, any changes in GPA or test score, along with any new media sources that are featuring you in any capacity.
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