Blayze Hirlinger @Blayze_6


Perry High School


Player Key Physical Stats

2019 Blayze Hirlinger @Blayze_6

Recommended Level of Play: Projection - MFE-Index Star Rating = 3.4 = D2 Impact Player - Early Starter - FCS with Exposure to College Coaches at camps to see skill set in person.

Height: 5' 11"

Weight: 185

40 Yard Dash: 4.7

5-10-5 Dash: 4.47

Vertical Jump: 29'1"

Bench: 275

Squat: 365

Power Clean: 235

Broad Jump: 8'2"

Evaluation Summary

my football evaluationThe MFE-index rating – is an exclusive evaluation using the metrics of individual profile, athletic ability, fundamental display of position mastery and level of play!  

Division 2 – HS Prospects – (3.1 – 3.4)

*3.1 – 3.4 – (Star Rating – 3.4 = D2 Impact Player – Early Starter / Star Rating 3.1 = D2 Late Starter – Solid Contributor / Star Rating – Below 3.1 = Role player – D2  Backup Player – Late Developer)   

Blayze’s MFE-Index Star Rating = 3.4 = D2 Impact Player – Early Starter 
I am a college student-athlete prospect for two reasons. The production/outcomes strongly indicate that I have the ability, talent, and athleticism to succeed in the classroom and on the playing field, being able to . balance the demands of both. With a GPA of 3.70, an ACT score of 26 Started at Middle Linebacker on the Varsity for three years now (30 games), Day 1 as a 14 year old Freshman. I have 349 career total tackles, 49 of which have been tackles for a loss.

Skill Set Breakdown

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

Blayze is a very good football player – Natural instincts at LB – Size and Speed will determine level of play – Exposure at camps to see skill set important to raise rating.

D2 – High NAIA – MLB

Physical Measurables:                                Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’11” – 6’1” 40yd: 4.65 on Beam!
  • Weight: 200 lbs. – 225lbs. Bench: 300 – 315 lbs.            Squat: 425 lbs. – 435lbs

Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Displays the skill set of a FBS LB just not as consistent and profile is not total package either size or weight or speed differ by small amounts.  Displays very good ability to take over a game physically.  Very good disrupter all over the field.  Physically is very good factor knocking blockers and ball-carriers on the ground and backwards. Very good instincts with a very good nose for the ball. Strong and explosive to play at LOS, athletic as a skill player to play in space.  / *Versatile Efficiency – Displays very good loose hips and very good knee bend playing under pads exploding on contact. / *Effort & Motor – Very good match up with RB, TE, Slot and can run with all. Very good understanding of pursuit angles with very good closing speed in space, level changing hips on target and accelerating feet. / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player.

MFE-Index 2-Star Rating - Phase 1 - Physical Profile

Position Specific Key Stats – LB:

*40 – Yard – (Measurement of Athlete’s Linear Speed) – 4.7

*Pro Shuttle – 5-10-5 – (Measurement of Athletes Change of Direction and Level Change of Hips) – 4.47

*Vertical Jump – (Measurement of Athletes Explosive Quad Strength) – 29’1″

*Broad Jump – (Measurement of Athletes Explosive Hip Strength) – 8’2″

*Bench Press – 275

*Squat – 365

*Power Clean – (N/A)

MFE-Index 2-Star Rating - Phase 2 - Competition Phase

*Athletes Competitive edge: Blayze demonstrates the ability to compete to the echo of the whistle. Video demonstration of Blayze finishing plays and fitting windows in the box. Good physical player competing to the echo of the whistle. 

*Football IQ: Blayze demonstrates the ability to identify a variety of PG’s(Personal Groupings), and clearly has the Football Intelligence to communicate to Defensive front and make the adjustments needed to be effective at the College level. 

*LOP – (Level of Play): Perry High School competes at a very high Level the State of Oklahoma where Football is almost a religion.  



*Height & Arm LengthStrong – athletic player demonstrating the ability to make plays in the box as well as outside the C-Gap in the Alley!

*Ability to Move in SpaceVery good ability to direct play and see window meeting the RB in the hole – Physical player!

*Efficient Feet and Ability to Change Direction – Burst / Acceleration / Pop on videoBlayze is active will 340+ tackles in 3 years. He demonstrates the ability to match skill set of RB and be efficient in space. 

*Playmaking abilityBlayze demonstrates natural Instincts – vision is very good as is his ability to see play development and disrupt the Offense.  

*Character and Leadership Qualities3 Year Starter heading into his Senior year. Will be the leader of his team Defensively, “A Coach on the Field!” Strong Family support, demonstrates the ability to be successful in the classroom with very good grades and test scores. 



Top 5 Attributes College Coaches Look for In a LB.

*Size / Explosive Strength / Functional Speed:

Physical frame, strong at the point of attack. Displays good linear speed and natural instincts at this stage. Displays above average change of direction skills, is able to keep his hips down with knee bend allowing him to change direction smoothly. Runs well in the open field and has the ability to generate good closing speed to fill open space.

*Football IQ and ability to read Key:

Displays good instincts and is quick to read. Like his football vision to see backfield flow and line surface movement allowing him get to the point of attack with speed. 

*Defending Inside Run Schemes:

Exhibits natural instincts between the tackles and has a nose for the ball. Plays strong to take on blockers with nice maneuverability through tight quarters and is physical tackler in the box.

*Defending Outside Run Schemes:

Displays good anticipation and will get a jump on the ball carrier. Can open his hips and run and takes quality angles working downhill to the ball carrier. Good track & scrape technique of ball carrier and ability to redirect.

*Defending the Shallow Hole – Hook – Curl:

Demonstrates the ability to flip hips for depth and does a nice job anticipating  QB throws. Displays flashes of fluid hips to turn and run to landmark and will work to get his hands up to disrupt passing lanes up the seam.

*Physicality & Aggressive Play:

Solid wrap tackler that drives feet through the ball carrier and bring his hips to finish. Shows very effective block protection skills, like the way he attacks larger offensive lineman with an efficient transition to a low hitting position and quick hands to get off blocks.

*Every Down Player at Next Level:

Like his blitz potential with his instincts and has valuable skill set in box on 3rd down. Work needed to be on field vs. 10-PG at next level in coverage of TE and deeper zone drops and man coverage vs RB. Will continue to improve as he develops and gains further experience in coverage, man skill set and explosive development.