Has your coach ever done this?
Published: Wednesday, 29 December 2010 10:26
Oklahoma State and Arizona play tonight in the Alamo Bowl.
Sources tell us that while in San Antonio, Mike Gundy called an impromptu recruiting evaluation session with the entire staff. He wanted to spend a few hours with the entire staff watching high school film.
Oklahoma State's recruiting staff had no advance notice of this; yet they were able to pull it off without a hitch. How? Well, thanks for asking (it's always nice to be able to relay real life stories about our sponsors).
Oklahoma State subscribes to Player Direct. All the recruiting coordinator had to do was fire up the internet (thank you Al Gore), logon to Player Direct and they could watch film on nearly every player in the country.
In fact, if memory serves us right, Oklahoma State and Arizona were two original subscribers to Player Direct.
Impressive that in just two years, Player Direct has grown to become the gold standard for watching game film of high school athletes.
High school coaches call us all the time asking how they can get their players seen by more college programs. It's easy, use DSV (Digital Sports Video). More high schools use DSV for video editing & "tape trade" than all of their competitors combined (probably why DSV is the primary video provider for Rivals, Yahoo Sports, Scout, Fox Sports, hundreds of college programs, FootballScoop, the girls on the View, etc...).
Player Direct clients have direct access to DSV high school video.
One last thing, we'd be remiss if we didn't point out (although it's hard to miss this atop The Scoop page) that Player Direct is currently offering a Small College package that is affordable for every school in America. Give them a call (800.821.9308) and they will give you a demo (and then provide 24/7 support to back it up) and you will see that this is a no brainer. Quite simply the most efficient way to evaluate talent ever created.
We started this article off as a story about Gundy pulling a surprise, "let's watch a few hours of high school game film" and ended with a few notes about one of our favorite sponsors. Didn't see it going that way; but we kind of like it.
Update: The guys at Player Direct just called in and asked that we pass along "good luck" to all of their clients in their bowl games. We asked them which teams were their clients. The list was too long to type here...Thus, good luck to everyone!