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.

Ready to learn the ins and outs of the recruiting process?

Check out our College Recruiting Guide for Athletes.