Elements of a Great Football Recruiting Highlight Film

Getting recruited means your highlight needs to first tell the story of "who you are, what you are capable of, and how you are going to help a program win."

With the overwhelming number of films coaches get, your video needs to be a standout. What's your highlight video doing to break through and get noticed?

Get Recruited Consulting can help with this critical storyboarding by

  • Showcasing your WOW plays.
  • Demonstrating your athletic skills with the clips that count most.
  • Making it easy for the coaches to identify you on the clips by use of an arrow that points to you from the very start of the play.

Football Recruiting Highlight Film Checklist


  • Change of Direction
  • Movement Skills
  • Explosiveness
  • Top End Speed –(if you claim you are 4.5 it needs to be evident on film)
  • Flexibility
  • Agility

Skill Demonstration

  • Playmaking Ability
  • Ball Catching
  • Throwing Accuracy
  • Arm Strength – Velocity and Distance
  • Tackling Technique
  • Takeoff
  • Blocking and Destruction of Blocks
  • Position Footwork
  • Position Specific Technique

General Football Characteristics

  • Physicality
  • Accuracy of Measureables (Does the way you look on video, reflect your actual height /weight?)
  • Toughness
  • Productivity
  • WOW Plays
  • Effort Plays
  • Competiveness


You should be sure to play every snap of every football game like it's a highlight film. Eventually the college coach will ask for the entire game film and expect to see commitment and consistency in your skills and effort throughout.