Recruiting is becoming so competitive that colleges would like to evaluate players and put them on their radar as early as they possibly can
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 25, 2011
XOS Digital, Inc., the leading provider of content management solutions and digital media services for collegiate and professional sports organizations, today announced the availability of the XOS Insider Sophomore Report, serving the college football market evaluating recruits as early as their sophomore year of high school. The announcement was made today by Chris McCleary, CEO, XOS Digital.
The first of its kind in the recruiting market, the XOS Insider Sophomore Report will focus on in-depth evaluations of the nations up and coming and most sought after young football recruits.
“Recruiting is becoming so competitive that colleges would like to evaluate players and put them on their radar as early as they possibly can,” said Gary Howard, vice president, XOS Recruiting & Scouting Group. “Our report evaluates sophomore prospects similarly to what an NFL scout would provide for his team.”
XOS Digital is partnering with Northeast Sports Consultants (NESC) to create the XOS Insider Sophomore Report. Even more impressive than the report itself is the group of scouts that has been assembled by NESC to produce these in depth evaluations. The group is made up of former college and professional coaches and is led by long time college coach and NFL scouting veteran Al Luginbill. Al has spent time as head coach at San Diego State, defensive coordinator at Arizona State and head coach in the XFL and spent six seasons in NFL Europe. He also spent six years as the group director providing professional scouting for the Denver Broncos. Al currently works with NESC, the organizers of the Under Armour All America Game.
“The report and grading is derived from evaluating specific football skills at each position,” said Luginbill. “The player's grade is a projection of his ability to play at the BCS level. Our scouts will be evaluating players earlier than ever before to help give college coaches an earlier look at the prospects.”
“XOS Digital has a national footprint that everyone sees as top of the line,” said David Geaslen, CEO, NESC. “Scouting reports continue to demand technology advancements and the XOS platform not only provides video, but it gives insight into each player’s background and skill set.”
Other members of the XOS Insider Sophomore Report team include:
- Mike Deal: Former pro scout for the Denver Broncos. He also held positions at University of Arizona, Texas, Vanderbilt and Illinois.
- Jim Hilles: Former head coach and defensive coordinator at the University of Wisconsin. He also worked with the Denver Broncos, NFL Europe, CFL and University of Kansas. Expertise is evaluating players on the defensive side of the ball.
- Paul Pawlak: Former pro scout for the New England Patriots. Paul has been in college and professional football for more than 40 years.
- Gene Dahlquist: Former pro scout for the Denver Broncos. He also was a head coach in NFL Europe and previously worked at University of Texas, Illinois, Iowa State and Oregon.
- Shane Waldron: Former coach at Notre Dame and the New England Patriots.
“By joining forces with NESC, XOS has assembled a team of veteran recruiting experts to create the first ever sophomore scouting report,” McCleary said. “This report, led by the venerable Al Luginbill, will be able to provide insight and evaluations that take an inside look at high school athletes earlier than ever.”
About XOS Digital, Inc.
Founded in 1999, XOS Digital is the leading provider of digital asset management solutions for collegiate and professional sports organizations. Conference officials, league offices, coaching staffs and athletic departments rely on the XOS portfolio of products and services to manage, analyze, archive, distribute, protect and monetize their digital assets. The XOS Thunder™ Coaching Platform, XOS Xchange™, XOS PlayerOnDemand™, XOS Digital Licensing Portal™, and the XOS Digital Sports Network™ digital media distribution technology provide the most advanced, comprehensive digital asset management solution available in the world. For more information, visit http://www.xosdigital.com.
About Northeast Sports Consultants
Northeast Sports Consultants (NESC) is the preeminent multi-platform media company, developing analytical content around elite athletes. NESC employs scouts who have extensive collegiate and/or professional experience in talent evaluation. Content, focused on ratings and evaluations, is then produced for television, digitally and in print through a variety of NESC's content licensing partners. NESC scouts evaluate athletes at NESC events, external events, and live games, as well as extensive film review. With a primary focus on football and basketball, NESC evaluates professional, collegiate and high school athletes and quantifies their performance and abilities, creating high quality, in-depth content customized for the needs of its clients.
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