Christian Gibson @christian_wsg

QB

Lake Ridge

Texas

Player Key Physical Stats

2020 Christian Gibson @christian_wsg

Recommended Level of Play: Young Developing Player - Skill set transfers much higher than profile. Physical size matches that of a small College QB - Skill set transfers to D2 - 2 years to develop!

Height: 5”10

Weight: 135

40 Yard Dash: 4.70

5-10-5 Dash: 4.01

Evaluation Summary

*Evaluation Summary – Level of Play recommendation –  Displays very good skill set at the QB position, poise, leadership, vision in the pocket ability to move in the pocket and locate throwing lanes.  Size at 5’10” 135 pounds will change over the next 2 seasons. Evaluation is based more on skill set and video evaluation at QB position.

*Display of athletic ability shows up with good instincts and command of the offense. Command of the offense is unimportant intangible for a QB and college coaches look closely at a QB’s ability to control the huddle! Christian does this from a no huddle offense very well.  

*Athletic ability and QB presence in the pocket present on film. Displays the ability to calmly keep focus and eyes down field knowing where WR’s are located.  

*Physical skills and ability to run a spread offense are visible and will need to be polished and worked on over the next  2 seasons. Distinct ability to be aware of pressure as well as the ability to make correct throw, taking something off the throw or spinning it into tight window. 

*Game plan from Feb – July with explosive core development – development of feet with a priority on quickness and position specific drill work are very important. Pocket set up coming to balance needs polished. 

MFE-index rating – 3.0 of 6.0 – D3 Athlete based on size metrics – D2 – NAIA athlete based on athletic ability and QB skill set.  Developing athlete with high ceiling that will ultimately be determined by a combination of size and skill set as a QB and exposure to college coaches at prospect camps!  

my football evaluation*The MFE-index rating – is an exclusive evaluation using the metrics of individual profile, athletic ability, fundamental display of position mastery and level of play as it transfers to the college game! 100+ years of college coaching and playing experience goes into every evaluation at My Football Evaluation. 

 

QB Player Profile Specifics & Measurable’s:

*Christian’s Physical profile is still developing and will need to hit the metrics of size and skill set combined with proper exposure. Developing a recruiting game plan is essential!

Christian displays very good QB mechanics, poise, intangibles! His size will determine initial level of play. With proper exposure – Rating will rise! Good player.

D2 Scholarship – NAIA Scholarship Quarterback

Physical Measurable’s:                    Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’0″ – 6’2” 40yd: 4.70 – 4.80
  • Weight: 200 lbs. – 215lbs. Bench: 245 lbs. – 265lbs                Squat: 345 lbs. – 385lbs+

Coach Keys: * Quality of Play – Pro-Style and Spread QBs possess developmental need areas, intangibles exist /  *Spin Efficiency – Ability to throw the Deep Out, Comeback, Dig, & Seam Route with very little loft / *Arm Strength – Ability to throw ball through goalpost from 50-yard line / *Proficient ability to throw receivers open and execute the back-shoulder throw / *Dual-Threat QBs can be raw as passers but must display the ability of a one of the best athletes on the field with average size/speed combinations / *Demonstrates High Level QB ability – All-Conference level recommended. College Camp exposure.

Why are you a college football prospect? I believe I can make it to the next level I just haven’t got the right exposure and I make very good grades I average around 1-2 B’s everything else is A’s, just letting y’all know the highschool I put down is no longer the highschool I attend but Lake Ridge is the only film I got at that school, I will b attending Mansfield Highschool this semester thank you for your time! Highlights

Skill Set Breakdown

Physical Traits:

Arm Strength – Velocity developing with increased core strength. Displays the ability to spin with positive transfer and foot placement at set up. Developing arm strength however throws a tight ball, can spin it!

Quick Release – Displays the ability to get the ball out of hands quickly. Mechanics need polishing with slight dip in shoulder at release.

Accuracy and Ball Placement – Displays the ability and trust in offense scheme to throw WR’s open.

Instincts & Vision – Display of very good run instincts and escape ability. Pocket instincts feeling the rush are very good displaying an escape artist style to extend play for offense.

Set Up Quickness – Feet are quick, would like to eliminate the wide base when catching the snap creating an awkward wide base to set up from or relocate to another throwing lane.

Avoid Rush / Run Ability – Athletic ability and instincts are very good, little bit of an escape artist  extending play putting pressure on Defense.

Production in Key Situations – Displays the ability to create a play for the offense extending play with feet or locating WR and throwing the right ball to maximize completion. Impressed with ability to articulate himself both in written form as well as a maturity on the field with a Calm presence running a no huddle offense.

  • The Grip – Video display good to arm the ball into throwing position. Note – would like to see a polishing of the release point and eliminate dip in shoulder. 
  • Lower and upper body passing mechanics – Good, core strength development over the next 2 seasons will help with velocity. Plant foot and transfer to front foot with hips at target need polishing!  
  • Route Specific Ball Locations – Throw the WR open to a spot, and displays the ability to take something off the ball when needed.
  • Pocket Movement – Displays good movement in pocket and relocate ability to open throwing lane window!. Creates with feet and keep eyes down field having knowledge of WR location when pocket breaks down, very good intangible!

The Key to Explosion and Power

For many athletic skills, strength and power originate by simultaneously extending the hips, knees and ankles—referred to as triple extension. The more explosively you can execute triple extension, the faster you’ll run and the higher you’ll jump.

Consider the vertical jump. You start in a squatting position with your hips, knees and ankles flexed. As you initiate the jump, your hips and knees begin to extend to drive you into the air. As those two joints approach full extension, the ankles also extend to give you an added boost. Without each individual part of the sequence, you could not reach your full vertical jump potential.

 

When hitting the weight room, a key objective should be to continuously develop this ability by performing exercises that work all three lower body joints in unison.

According to Chuck Williams, sports performance and nutrition expert, the advantages of triple extension are not limited to jumping skills. He says, “Whether you’re doing a vert or coming out of the 40, it’s a triple extension. You pop your ankles, knees and hips.”

The primary method to develop triple extension is to load the movement and extend rapidly. Relevant exercises include Olympic Lifts, because each lift requires you to forcefully triple extend to propel the weight load into the specified position. Plyometrics further enhance your triple extension in positions similar to what you experience during competition.

Improve your ability to generate powerful strength and speed on the field. Perform these triple extension exercises, which engage your hips, knees and ankles.

Explosive Med Ball Press

  • Assume athletic stance holding med ball at chest
  • Lower into semi-squat
  • Explosively extend hips, knees and ankles while driving arms up and forward to throw med ball as far and high as possible
  • Retrieve med ball and immediately repeat
  • Repeat for specified reps

Sets/Reps: 3×10-12
Benefits: The full-body movement improves your ability to transfer power from a lower body triple extension to your upper body. This improves tackling, throwing and jumping skills.

 

 

Explosive Step-Up

  • Assume athletic stance in front of knee-high box
  • Step onto box with left foot
  • Explosively extend left hip, knee and ankle, drive body up as high as possible while driving right knee up
  • Land softly with both feet on box; step down
  • Repeat for specified reps
  • Perform set with opposite leg

Sets/Reps: 3×6-8 each leg
Benefits: Enhances your ability to apply force into the ground in single-leg fashion, similar to how the legs are used during sprinting or competition.

Hang Snatch

  • Assume athletic stance holding bar with wide grip at mid-thigh
  • Keeping chest up and core tight, explode upward by fully extending hips, knees and ankles while forcefully shrugging with straight arms
  • Pull bar up close to chest
  • Drop under bar and catch it overhead in athletic stance
  • Return to start position; repeat for specified reps

Sets/Reps: 4×3-5
Benefits: Your lower body generates the force necessary to propel the weight overhead, strengthening all three joints. The lighter weight and greater range of motion of the Snatch make it the most explosive of all the Olympic Lifts.

Top 5 Attributes College Coaches Look For In a Quarterback

Leadership

To be a college quarterback, first and foremost you must be a leader. This is the number one quality every college coach looks for in a QB. Arguably, the QB is most important player on the field, able to influence the game more than any other position. Other than the center, the QB is the only player who touches the ball on every snap.

Coaches want to find a guy they can trust and have full confidence in. They want a winner, so if a QB is not leading his high school team to victory, how will he know how to do it in college? Rarely is a quarterback with a poor high school record sought after by college coaches. It just doesn’t happen.

Intelligence

 

Decision-making is a critically important aspect of being a QB. That said, doing well in the classroom and doing well on the field are not necessarily synonymous. Lots of academically strong athletes lack “football smarts,” and vice-versa. So take care of both!

 

You know how to handle your studies, but how do you get smart on the turf? This is something a coach sees both through film study and face-to-face interaction. QBs are forced to do a lot of quick thinking. Questions college coaches ask when evaluating a QB prospect include: does he make correct reads? Does he avoid turnovers? Can he audible when necessary, or make other adjustments? Will he be able to understand and be successful in our offense? When the answer is always yes, the prospect stands a good chance of being recruited.

Strength & Accuracy

Yes, I know these are two attributes, but they’re evaluated together. It doesn’t matter how strong a QB’s arm is if he can’t throw to the right spot. There’s something to be said for a guy who can throw both a 25-yard post-corner and a five-yard slant, because each throw requires a different trajectory, velocity and touch. Many quarterbacks can throw a 50-yard vertical route, but the special ones can make pristine throws all over the field.

Size

Obviously every college coach dreams of a 6’5″ QB, but it’s often unrealistic, especially when you look away from the BCS schools. However, the taller a QB is, the better vision he will have over tall offensive linemen, making it easier to find blitzes coming, identify open receivers and avoid passes being knocked down.

Mobility

Mobility is often evaluated in conjunction with size, so if you’re a QB on the shorter side, it’s even more important to be athletic. It’s just not as easy for a short QB to see over an offensive line. By mobility, I don’t mean you have to be Michael Vick. Obviously, how mobile the quarterback needs to be depends on the offense his team runs. But all QBs need to be mobile enough to step up in the pocket and extend a possession by making a play. He may choose to leave the pocket sooner, or a play might be called to get him outside of the tackle box with sprint-out action to clear his vision.

My Football Evaluation