If you’ve received your letter inviting you to participate in the Red Zone, then click here to register and create your profile. IF you haven’t received a letter but feel you have what it takes to be in the Red Zone, then click here.
Every high school football player who wants to take his game to the college level needs a strategy. You can’t get noticed if you’re invisible. A coach can’t offer you a scholarship if he doesn’t know you exist. The more you can “put yourself out there,” the better your chances of landing a scholarship and ending up at a college that fits your needs and desires. A Red Zone profile may not be the only way of getting exposure, but it’s one of the best. Coaches, in their never ending search for talent, know that it’s a terrific resource for finding outstanding prospects. They also know that only those prospects who perform at a high level at one of our Blue-Grey regional or national events are selected for a Red Zone profile.
Once you qualify, remember this: it’s your profile and you own it. What you put into it will be what coaches see. If it’s sloppy. if there are mistakes and omissions, if you submit a poor quality photo or video, there’s a good chance a coach will pass you over. A good photo, a quality video, a concise statement of what makes you an outstanding prospect will tell a coach you’re very serious about your football career. Be honest about your stats. A great 40 time is obviously a good thing, but don’t exaggerate, because you’ll eventually be exposed. It’s just as important to tell a coach about the qualities that make you a good football player. Character counts — a lot.
In March, we will begin sending out letters in the mail informing you that you’re now eligible to sign up for your own Red Zone profile. That’s when things should start getting interesting for you, and there’s no question it will be one of the most exciting times in your life.