AthleticScholarships.com Division I Football Recruiting Guidelines Reveal Ideal Stats for High Level Recruits

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AthleticScholarships.com uses data provided by hundreds of recruited student athletes, college coaches and college rosters to create Division I football recruiting guidelines for high school students hoping to play at the collegiate level. The guidelines reveal what's considered all around ideal stats for high level Division 1 football recruits.

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Evaluating prospective student athletes is not an exact science, Some players will exceed requirements in certain areas, while in others will fall short.

AthleticScholarships.com, a leading provider of college athletic scholarship statistics and recruitment information, has just released in-depth Division I football recruiting guidelines for specific positions, on both the offensive and defensive teams. The guidelines are an overview of what coaches and football organizations find to be the ideal statistics for high level, 5 star recruits. Players that meet one or two requirements will likely still garner interest among Division I football coaches and recruiters.

It's important for players to understand that, "evaluating prospective student athletes is not an exact science," said Rick McDole, Director of Recruiting Operations at NCSA Athletic Recruiting Network. "Some players will exceed requirements in certain areas, while in others will fall short." The guidelines provided are a measuring stick that can help student athletes better prepare themselves for the recruitment process and increase their odds of securing a spot on a Division I football team.

The football recruiting guidelines were created using data provided by a number of sources, including college football coaches from around the country, hundreds of student athletes who have participated in Division 1 football and college rosters. The purpose of analyzing the data was to reveal the ideal stats for football players that are chosen to compete at the Division I collegiate level.

Division I Football Recruitment Stats for High Level Players

Quarter Back

  •     Height - 6'3"
  •     Weight - 200
  •     40 Yard Dash - 4.6
  •     Bench - 260
  •     Squat - 425

Wide Receiver

  •     Height - 6'2"
  •     Weight - 185
  •     40 Yard Dash - 4.5
  •     Bench - 235
  •     Squat - 315

Running Back

  •     Height - 6'0"
  •     Weight - 210
  •     40 Yard Dash - 4.5
  •     Bench - 315
  •     Squat - 415

Tight End

  •     Height - 6'4"
  •     Weight - 240
  •     40 Yard Dash - 4.7
  •     Bench - 300
  •     Squat - 440

Offensive Line

  •     Height - 6'4"
  •     Weight - 280
  •     40 Yard Dash -5.1
  •     Bench - 320
  •     Squat - 450

Linebacker

  •     Height - 6'1"
  •     Weight - 220
  •     40 Yard Dash - 4.6
  •     Bench - 315
  •     Squat - 445

Defensive Line

  •     Height - 6'4"
  •     Weight - 250
  •     40 Yard Dash -4.8
  •     Bench - 315
  •     Squat - 450

Defensive Back

  •     Height - 6'0"
  •     Weight - 185
  •     40 Yard Dash - 4.5
  •     Bench - 260
  •     Squat - 385

Defensive Back (Safety)

  •     Height - 6'2"
  •     Weight - 200
  •     40 Yard Dash - 4.6
  •     Bench - 270
  •     Squat - 405

Preferred Grades for Division I College Football Recruits

  •     3.0 GPA
  •     ACT score of 24 or higher
  •     SAT score of 1000 or higher

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AthleticScholarships.com is a leading provider of college athletic scholarship statistics and recruitment information. The organization helps student athletes identify opportunities and make connections with recruiters across the country by gathering stats on a wide variety of men's and women's sports and delivering the information in an easily searchable format that allows users to search by sport, state, division and school.

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