Anyone here knowledgeable about athletic scholarships?

I'm 19 and european (graduated last year) and even though I've never played american football its literally my life goal to play college ball at some point in my life. From what I can tell anyway, you just need to be strong and fast to be a running back or a wide receiver for example, so all my school life I just trained super hard to be just that. Obviously I'll have to apply next year when I'll be 20 since I already missed the college starting year, but I just thought I would ask people here since tons of americans post and someone might know more about this process.

These are my stats:
6'2 210lbs
40 yard dash - 4.5 sec
standing vertical - 39 inch
broad jump - around 10'3
20 yard shuttle - 4.05 sec
Bench 225lbs - 25 reps if I bounce it like they do but my clean reps are closer to like 16

Honestly I just think this is a really good level, almost NFL tier, I also am contact sport strong in general as I wrestle and have basketball experience, I played as center and I'm only 6'2. So what's the chance of some college actually accepting me? And how would I even apply, would I just post my stats and hope they are interested? Seems kind of stupid.

Also, my grades in school sucked if that affects it much.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Assuming those are genuine stats you might be able to make it on a lower level team but it's a longshot as you have no tape and never played football before. Your best bet would probably be enrolling in a school and being a walkon and then if you impress in workouts you could get a scholarship, or going for a wrestling scholarship and walking on the football team, but then you would be obligated to do wrestling as well. Im not sure alot of programs would allow this but some might but this is risky and you will have to pay thousands of dollars for a semester or two and then maybe not even get a scholarship. Your also getting too old.

    If I was you I would mass spam college coach emails/social media/ whoever and maybe MAYBE someone will give you a shot.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If those are real numbers you could absolutely get a look somewhere. You're a bit tall for rb though.

      Most schools have an online form recruits can fill out. I'd do that for as many schools as possible and see if you hear back

      yeah they're real, roughly, since I used spray paint and an old unused soccer field close to me for the measurements and some friend so there might've been some margin for error. Should I record these and post them on youtube so there's video proof for my stats? I don't have any socials or anything I'm kind of autistic

      Why do you wanna play if you've never played?
      You have no chance.
      If you had some extreme gimmick like that Scandinavian who did loads of kicking trick-shots with an American Football, and got hired to literally be a kicker, or that British Olympian Discus thrower who got offered a place on a handegg team because he was so freakishly big and athletic, or that Ex Rugby-union Australian player who got offered a place.

      You gotta have something, you don't just walk into it. If you've got no athletic background by now, at 19, you won't get anywhere.

      NGL anyone getting recruited for football has your numbers or better already on top of 10 years of game experience. Unless you can learn really quick somehow on your own youre probably fucked maybe walk on and try out for a D3 school and youll probably get in but not a scholarship

      well I just thought my numbers are really good cause I compared them to NFL players who are the elite anyway, and I thought there were just a lot of people playing college football so the requirement is not as high as something like NFL for example. Also wouldn't wrestling count as athletic background? Though it might have more carryover to linemen. Maybe I should just dirty bulk to 300lbs or something

      Get a sports manager to distribute tape of you to colleges. You'd have to start low. Problem is if you don't play it then they have to mold you into the game.

      Yeah I'm just hoping to get into a really shitty team and just learn to play atleast, then we'll see where it goes. Not sure how sports managers work

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry, I didn't read it all, just apply and see what happens.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly if your stats are accurate, you’re such a freak you could probably get on a team somewhere. Especially with your story they can sell it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do you wanna play if you've never played?
      You have no chance.
      If you had some extreme gimmick like that Scandinavian who did loads of kicking trick-shots with an American Football, and got hired to literally be a kicker, or that British Olympian Discus thrower who got offered a place on a handegg team because he was so freakishly big and athletic, or that Ex Rugby-union Australian player who got offered a place.

      You gotta have something, you don't just walk into it. If you've got no athletic background by now, at 19, you won't get anywhere.

      NGL anyone getting recruited for football has your numbers or better already on top of 10 years of game experience. Unless you can learn really quick somehow on your own youre probably fucked maybe walk on and try out for a D3 school and youll probably get in but not a scholarship

      d1 and d2 positions are super competitive and there is almost no way you would be able to join a team with no experience.
      Reach out to a bunch of community colleges in Kansas and Mississippi. Email them your stats and ambitions. You will have to pay to go to school (it is super cheap). Work your ass off for 2-3 years. If you do super well then you could get picked by a division 2 school for your last two years of eligibility.

      You guys are delusional. A 6'2 guy with a 4.5 40 and 39 inch vertical would 100% have some coaches somewhere interested. Yeah probably not the SEC but coaches at smaller schools are always looking for good athletes

      t. played DII

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He needs to be able to get into one of those colleges. They are not going to stick their neck out on a kid who has not played before.

        Community college route is the way to go. Some of the best athletes in the world play community college football.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If those are real numbers you could absolutely get a look somewhere. You're a bit tall for rb though.

    Most schools have an online form recruits can fill out. I'd do that for as many schools as possible and see if you hear back

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get a sports manager to distribute tape of you to colleges. You'd have to start low. Problem is if you don't play it then they have to mold you into the game.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you wanna play if you've never played?
    You have no chance.
    If you had some extreme gimmick like that Scandinavian who did loads of kicking trick-shots with an American Football, and got hired to literally be a kicker, or that British Olympian Discus thrower who got offered a place on a handegg team because he was so freakishly big and athletic, or that Ex Rugby-union Australian player who got offered a place.

    You gotta have something, you don't just walk into it. If you've got no athletic background by now, at 19, you won't get anywhere.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    shanasty bodkins mogs you

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    NGL anyone getting recruited for football has your numbers or better already on top of 10 years of game experience. Unless you can learn really quick somehow on your own youre probably fucked maybe walk on and try out for a D3 school and youll probably get in but not a scholarship

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ichigo learned swordsmanship in 2 weeks and defeated people with 100+ years of experience over him. I don't see why OP can't do the same.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No idea but I hope it works out for you anon

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    d1 and d2 positions are super competitive and there is almost no way you would be able to join a team with no experience.
    Reach out to a bunch of community colleges in Kansas and Mississippi. Email them your stats and ambitions. You will have to pay to go to school (it is super cheap). Work your ass off for 2-3 years. If you do super well then you could get picked by a division 2 school for your last two years of eligibility.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Also, my grades in school sucked if that affects it much.
    >I'm 19 and european
    >strong and fast
    >basketball experience
    What kind of European?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      greek

      Sorry, I didn't read it all, just apply and see what happens.

      can I apply even right now?

      also just do clarify when I say college football I don't mean D1/D2 specifically, literally any uni that has a team and will pay maybe a part of my studies atleast/isn't too costly. I don't know how this system works at all
      Would also prefer if it wasn't in an area I wouldn't last in, like detroit or something

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >can I apply even right now?
        You will have to take some sort of US assessment test or some community colleges have their own test.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you the world's tallest Greek?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not that tall here honestly, might be cause I am from north greece. The centers in basketball were always 6'7-6'8 somehow and I also wanted to be taller growing up to play as power forward or something since my dad is 6'5. Now I'm glad I didn't end up too tall lmao

          this is me

          [...]
          you would have to go for a walk on tryout, theyre usually in the spring, and you compete during the 2-a-days and see what the coaches think, you could try some camps and get coaching from football trainers

          >can I apply even right now?
          You will have to take some sort of US assessment test or some community colleges have their own test.

          My first idea was to just go to some random unis in america, walk right in and talk to the coaches, show off and beg them to take me. I might even still try this for fun. I'll research more about the tryouts

          >Would also prefer if it wasn't in an area I wouldn't last in, like detroit or something
          Pretty much all football teams are 80% black. Even if you aren't in Detroit, it will feel like Detroit.

          if I'm not IST level racist autist will black people like me? I can listen to like rap music as a cover

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >My first idea was to just go to some random unis in america, walk right in and talk to the coaches

            That would be a horrible thing to do, make films of you working out and doing things

            bench, 40, 3 cone drill, vert, broad, and body composition. Than learn how to run routes, break down the routes, finding the ball in coverage. Just going to unis would waste your time when you can send film to their program and recruiters, try sending them to JUCO schools and lower ranking colleges. You will not get into top programs its far too late for that

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Just googled it, and you guys are quite tall, I thought you were all dwarves for some reason.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Would also prefer if it wasn't in an area I wouldn't last in, like detroit or something
        Pretty much all football teams are 80% black. Even if you aren't in Detroit, it will feel like Detroit.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >playing moronball
    NGMI

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I never claimed to be an alpha

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you did in that meme, chud

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >you
            >strawman that's not really me
            I don't drink, I find smaller asses more attractive, and I don't play football, although I am a fan. I look much more like a chad than a chud, even if I live more like a chud lol.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >I look much more like a chad than a chud, even if I live more like a chud lol.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I played college football here In canada and got multiple scholarships both in the states and here and was top 20 players in Canada.

    >even though I've never played american football

    you wont make it, it will be very hard. You might try out at a juco or some other school and try to transfer but youre 19 and never played competing with guys with your stats that have been playing since 6

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this is me

      greek
      [...]
      can I apply even right now?

      also just do clarify when I say college football I don't mean D1/D2 specifically, literally any uni that has a team and will pay maybe a part of my studies atleast/isn't too costly. I don't know how this system works at all
      Would also prefer if it wasn't in an area I wouldn't last in, like detroit or something

      you would have to go for a walk on tryout, theyre usually in the spring, and you compete during the 2-a-days and see what the coaches think, you could try some camps and get coaching from football trainers

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how the fuck did you managed to grind up to these stats at 19
    did you dedicate your life to that goal or what
    kinda shame you were born in europe if that's all true

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >i want to compete at a high level in a sport ive never played before
    sorry bud but its not gonna happen. theres more to the sport than just physicality.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that would be true for any other popular sport but in football you can really cruise on your athleticism (at least in certain positions)

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