10 Things Recruiters Need from Your Hudl Profile

For your best shot at the next lev­el, build the ulti­mate recruit­ing profile.

10 Things Recruiters Need from Your Hudl Profile

For your best shot at the next lev­el, build the ulti­mate recruit­ing profile.

Sure, hav­ing skills is the first step to mak­ing it to the next lev­el. But the sec­ond step? Getting noticed. A Hudl pro­file can help with that. And the more com­plete your Hudl pro­file, the more seri­ous you look about play­ing at the next lev­el. Your goal should be to make it as easy as pos­si­ble for recruiters to get the infor­ma­tion they need, when they need it. 

A com­plete Hudl recruit­ing pro­file gives any kid cred­i­bil­i­ty. Having a com­plete pro­file is going to put you in front of more coach­es’ eyes. Kendall Knotz, University of Oregon

Lucky for you, we’re here to cov­er every step of the process.

1. Your basic information (height, weight, position and graduation year)

Start with the basics. But make sure they’re up-to-date. Nothing is worse than col­leges think­ing you’re still at your weight from fresh­man year after all your blood, sweat and tears in the weight room.

2. Your profile and cover photos

Get cre­ative and show off your game with these pic­tures. But make sure you keep it professional.

3. Your grades and test scores

This might not be as flashy as your best ten plays from last sea­son, but it’s real­ly impor­tant to get you recruit­ed. Who would you rather impress, your friends or a col­lege recruiter? Adding your GPA and test scores lets a recruiter know you’re seri­ous about play­ing in col­lege and gives them your eli­gi­bil­i­ty sta­tus. If they’re not sure you can get into their school, why would they invest more time in you?

The whole rea­son you have a pro­file is to be seen by col­lege coach­es. Update your GPA, your test scores, con­tact info and stats. Make that infor­ma­tion easy for col­lege coach­es to access, and get recruited. Joe Rautenstrauch, John Carroll University

4. An updated transcript

Consider this the most impor­tant doc­u­ment of your high school career (besides your diplo­ma). Request a copy of your tran­script from the coun­sel­ing office at your school and add it to your Hudl pro­file. This will elim­i­nate addi­tion­al work on the part of your recruiter, mak­ing their job eas­i­er and mak­ing you look even bet­ter. Of course, it helps if you have good grades. So study hard and show them you can per­form on and off the field. 

5. A creative bio

Add a brief bio so you can tell the world (and col­leges) a lit­tle about your­self. This is a per­fect chance to show your per­son­al­i­ty and high­light what you can offer the team. Make it inter­est­ing and eye-catch­ing. But remem­ber to keep it clean — you nev­er know who’s looking. 

6. The highlights

Find your best moments from the sea­son and save them as the fea­tured high­light on your account. Don’t for­get to include a vari­ety of skills and put your best plays in the first 30 sec­onds. You want to catch a recruiter’s eye right away so they can’t help but con­tin­ue watching.

Always put your best stuff first. Don’t save your best stuff for last. Put it up front. You may only get 30 sec­onds or a minute of somebody’s time and if that doesn’t impress them right away, they’re not going to turn your film back on. Ryan Gunderson, San Jose State University

7. The numbers that show your athleticism

Add as much ath­let­ic infor­ma­tion as you can for recruiters. With this info on your pro­file, they can eas­i­ly see where you stand. Ask your coach to record your 40-yard dash, ver­ti­cal and to help you keep track of your lifts. Plus, take advan­tage of Hudl Combine to get your vital stats ver­i­fied — an added lev­el of valid­i­ty nev­er hurts. 

8. Your social network

Link your pro­file with Twitter to eas­i­ly share your big moments. This is also a good time to scroll through your past posts and make sure you haven’t said any­thing you wouldn’t want your grand­ma to see.

You can tell a lot about a prospect’s atti­tude and demeanor as well as how he treats oth­er human beings. A lot of kids lose schol­ar­ship offers because of what they post. Andy Lutz, Georgia Tech

9. Contact info for you and your parents

Make sure all of your con­tact infor­ma­tion — every­thing from address, email, phone num­ber and par­ent infor­ma­tion — is cor­rect on your pro­file. Don’t risk a col­lege recruiter get­ting the wrong num­ber or hav­ing their email bounce. 

10. Your awards and achievements 

Finally, add awards you’ve received or big accom­plish­ments from your high school career. This can be any­thing from team awards, things you’ve done in the com­mu­ni­ty or all-state accom­plish­ments. They’ll high­light the dif­fer­ence you’ve made for both your team and community. 

A com­plete Hudl pro­file can help you stand above the crowd. Build it with these essen­tials, then share it with your fans and recruiters. Start your recruit­ing jour­ney today.