Aidan Dark @aidandarkside

SS / OLB

Niceville HS

Florida

Player Key Physical Stats

2020 Aidan Dark @aidandarkside

Recommended Level of Play: *Aidan's MFE-Index Level of Play Rating  (41 out of 50 pts) – 4.4 = FCS Impact Player – Early Starter - Aidan demonstrates the athletic ability and physicality of a very good Safety. He is aggressive and instinctive in the box, finishes well with an edgy play. He is comfortable in space demonstrating the ability to win on the edge, set the edge and match up vs Slot in space. Work on man to man and middle of field zone drops important this off season and Aidan will attract the attention of college coaches at a high level.

Height: 6’1

Weight: 190

40 Yard Dash: 4.7

5-10-5 Dash: 4.47

Bench: 225

Squat: 360

Evaluation Summary

 

 

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Division 1AA – FCS HS Prospects – (3.5 – 4.4)

*3.5 – 4.4 – (LOP Rating – 4.4 = FCS Impact Player – Early Starter / LOP Rating 4.0 = FCS Late Starter – Solid Contributor / LOP Rating – 3.5 = Role player – FCS Backup Player – Late Developer)   

*Aidan’s MFE-Index Level of Play Rating  (41 out of 50 pts) – 4.4 = FCS Impact Player – Early Starter

Why are you a college student-athlete prospect? I am very motivated to play football at the next level. My love for the sport is deep. A college education is very important to me. GPA 2.8

Skill Set Breakdown

Safety Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach:

FBS Safety

Physical Measurables:                           Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’2” 40yd: 4.5 or better on Beam!
  • Weight: 190 lbs. – 210lbs. Bench: 285 lbs. – 300lbs    Squat: 385 lbs. – 405lbs+

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Must be an elite athlete, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency– Displays the ability to play multiple zone coverages with high Football IQ as well as lock down man coverage from multiple points of departure by WR. *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to fly to the alley or force the edge in run support and is fearless when attached to the box. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS DB – Safety

Physical Measurables:                       Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’1” 40yd: 4.5.5 – 4.6
  • Weight: 180 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 270 lbs. – 280bs                  Squat: 365 lbs. – 385lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Not quite the FBS level elite athlete, but coaches believe they can coach and skills are present, physical, aggressive, twitchy & fearless full of confidence and a fierce competitor *Versatile Efficiency– Displays the ability to play multiple zone coverages with high Football IQ as well as lock down man coverage from multiple points of departure by WR. *Ability in Space– Displays the ability to fly to the alley or force the edge in run support and is fearless when attached to the box. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player with National camp exposure.

Safety Evaluation Criteria:

4 – Levels of Play Rating: Scale rating (1 – 9)

1 – Elite Level – (8-9: FCS Athlete / Elite FCS Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at an elite level. Physical Profile at or above the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at or above preferred numbers or range metric determine level of play scale.

2 – High Level – (6-7: FBS Athlete / High Level D2 Athlete / Elite D3 Athlete only lacking profile size) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a high level. Physical Profile at the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

3 – Adequate Level – (4-5: D2 Athlete / High Level NAIA Athlete / D3 Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a fundamental and functional level needing work but adequate. Physical Profile at or near the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility at or near preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

4 – Developmental Level – (1 – 3: D3 Athlete / Low Level NAIA Athlete) Video demonstration of the athlete performing the position specific skill criteria and technique at a developmental level needing work. Physical Profile below the preferred size metric determining level of play scale. Speed, knee bend, quickness and hip flexibility below preferred numbers or range metric determining level of play scale.

Safety:

*Size / Explosive Strength / Functional Speed

Aidan presents a High level physical profile, High level display of linear speed and High level natural instincts, High level display of change of direction skills, and High level COBP—burst coming out of his pedal.

*KEY & DIAGNOSE

Aidan displays High level route recognition, High level ball reactions, High level discipline/awareness in zone coverage, High level ability to read/recognize combo routes, and High level ability to locate ball on misdirections.

 

 

 

 

 

*Football IQ and ability to read Key:

Aidan displays High level instincts and read ability, High level football vision, High level ability to see flow and surface movement, and High level point of attack speed.

*RUN SUPPORT

Aidan displays Elite to High level perimeter force run support, Elite to High level ability to run the alley for force, Elite to High level ability to defend the interior run in assigned gap/cutback/bounce, High level ability to play off blockers, High level toughness/effectiveness as a hitter & tackler, and High level speed/pursuit ability. 

 

 

 

 

 

*BALL SKILLS

Aidan displays High level ability to track the ball in flight, High level timing of jumps,High level ability to play the ball at high point.

*Range

Aidan displays High level ability to cover area with ball in air, High level to CLOSE— closing on man after he makes his final move—both short and deep, High to Adequate level BACK PEDAL— smoothness, quickness, explosion, balance, staying low, and High level PLAYING SPEED— ability to cover man to man, distance covered after ball is in air, pursuit ability in run support.

 

 

 

 

 

*MAN TO MAN COVER ABILITY

Aidan displays High to Adequate level back pedal, High level feet hip & body turn, High level ability to accelerate short & deep, High level ability to run with receivers, High to Adequate level matching of hands when in press, in phase, or trail, High to Adequate level jam and control at LOS.

*ZONE COVER ABILITY

Aidan displays High level adjustments to zone, High level  discipline & awareness in zone, High level  range, closing quickness, cover principles within zone, and High level  to play with cushion and close. 

 

 

 

 

 

*Versatility

Aidan displays High level  ability to win vs Slot or RB in the screen game, High to Adequate level ability to win vs Slot or RB in the slot as receiver, High to Adequate level  to match and travel with a Slot or RB when motion occurs, and Elite level  physical ability to insert into pressure packages with Blitz on 3rd down.   

 

Evaluation Summary

Physicality – Aidan demonstrates a physical, downhill style of play. He tracks the ball well and demonstrates the ability to fit windows and gaps effectively. 

Pursuit –Aidan is a high energy effort guy competing to the echo of the whistle! 

Tackling – Aidan demonstrates a fundamental, safe, seeing what he hits, protecting the S-Curve in is back tackling technique. He is a sure tackler demonstrating the ability to get the RB/WR to the ground. 

Vision/Reaction – Aidan displays High level instincts and reacts very well to mis-direction demonstrating the ability to dissect the play. 

Hip Flexibility – Aidan displays very good knee bend and hip flexibility, essential to play and be successful in space at the college level. 

 

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