Erik Palmquist @erik_ap22

College Position Projection - RB / Returner

Yuba City High School


Player Key Physical Stats

2020 Erik Palmquist @erik_ap22

Recommended Level of Play: Early College Level of Play Projection - FCS / D2 Scholarship athlete - Erik presents an explosive skill set, versatile, demonstrates very good vision and has that "EXTRA GEAR" creating explosive plays. Very mature with 2 years to develop, mature and produce gains in core strength and explosive speed. Exposure important for college coaches to see versatile skill set as RB/Slot/Returner. Erik is a 3rd down problem for a Defense to match skill set in space.

Height: 5'9"

Weight: 168

40 Yard Dash: 4.74

5-10-5 Dash: 4.18

Vertical Jump: 31

Bench: 235

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!  

MFE-Index Evaluation Scale: Evaluation of a High School Football player as it relates to Projected Level of Play, Impact at the College Level, Projected College Starter and Post College Projection.

*(Resources including 247 Sports, Rivals, Star rating criteria combines with the MFE-Index)

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

*3.5 – 4.4 – (Level of Play 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)   

Division 2 – HS Prospects – (3.1 – 3.4)

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

*Erik’s MFE-Index Rating *3.5 = Role player – FCS Backup Player – Late Developer

 *3.4 = D2 Impact Player – Early Starter


2018 Mid-season highlights "Offense"
2018 Mid-season highlights "Defense"

Skill Set Breakdown

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

Erik displays an explosive skill set, versatile player with a very high ceiling! DO nOT let Size Fool you. Erik can PLAY!

FCS – D2 / RB – Athlete

Physical Measurables:                  Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’10” – 5’11” 40yd: 4.5 – 4.55 on Lazer!
  • Weight: 175 lbs. – 190lbs. Bench: 250 – 270 lbs.            Squat: 350 lbs. –365 lbs

Coach Keys: *Physical Impact– Displays very good ability to run with speed and power.  Displays good lower and upper body strength and balance. / *Versatile Efficiency– Displays good ability to work from the backfield and in space.  Good ball skills and ball security skills with good body control, ability to change directions in space and displays good patience allowing play to develop with good instincts to visualize and hit opening. Once in space good speed to create explosive plays / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All Conference player.

*Phase 1 – Physical Profile: (Verified #’s for all athletes to get an accurate evaluation of core strength and explosive speed)

Position Specific Key Stats(Will update as Erik’s numbers as become verified)

*40 – Yard(Measurement of Athlete’s Linear Speed) – 4.74

*Pro Shuttle – 5-10-5(Measurement of Athletes Change of Direction and Level Change of Hips) – 4.18

*Vertical Jump(Measurement of Athletes Explosive Quad Strength) – 31 inches

*Broad Jump

*Bench Press – 235


*Power Clean

*Phase 2 – Competition Phase – (Completed for all athletes to get an accurate evaluation of effort, competitive edge and Level of Play.)

*Athletes Competitive edge: Erik demonstrates a versatile skill set, young-developing with 2 years to play. He is fluid, sudden and has that extra gear. Focus on great core strength, explosive speed to take the next step and open eyes and ears of college coaches. Erik will need to impact coaches for attention, his size will not draw in coaches, his Production will! 

*Football IQ: Erik demonstrates clearly a very high Football IQ.  As a young player, competing at a high level and playing RB, Slot, QB, I-Back, Returner! Erik is a great asset to his team and will contribute at a high level to a college coach. 

*LOP – (Level of Play): We have developed a LOP (Level of Play high rating State-by State as a guide for our MFE Evaluators.) / (resource – MaxPreps, ESPN, SBNation) – according to MaxPreps Xcellent 25 –

Erik is competing at the 2nd Ranked State for HS Football.

 2. California
No. 2 pro | No. 3 college | No. 2 high school: The Golden State has seven DI teams, nine Heismans, eight national titles, one NFL title, one AFL title, eight Super Bowl wins and 15 pro Hall of Famers.

RB Performance Evaluation Skill Set Breakdown

4 – levels of Rating:

1 – Elite Level – Video demonstration of the athlete performing the skill / fundamental at an elite level.

2 – High Level – Video demonstration of athlete performing the skill / fundamental at a high level.

3 – Adequate Level –  Video demonstration of athlete performing the skill / fundamental at a functional level needing work but adequate.

4 – Developmental Level – Video demonstration of athletes performing the skill / fundamental at a developmental level needing work.

Erik Palmquist Performance Evaluation:



Erik displays High Level explosiveness off ball, High Level  quickness, High Level ability to pick and slide, High Level quickness to corner, High Level cutting ability into stride and elusiveness, High Level darting or weaving, High Level ability to accelerate into hole, High Level ability to turn upfield, Elite Level  balance and ability to run under his pads, and High Level speed in pads, Elite Level quickness out of block and quickness after start, and High Level COD & ability to cut.


Erik displays Adequate Level power and strength as inside runner, High Level  ability to break tackles, Adequate Level  ability to get short yardage and extra yardage on his own, High Level  durability to take and deliver hits and punishment, High Level explosive surge into blocks, High Level ability to turn upfield and explode through the hole.


Erik displays High Level ability to pick & slide and hit hole quickly, High Level  patience and vision to read blocks, Elite Level burst through the hole, Elite Level quickness to avoid onto the second level, High Level power to break tackles and short yardage effectiveness getting extra yardage on his own.


Erik displays High Level outside speed to the corner, High Level acceleration around the corner, Elite Level  quick cutting ability back inside, and High Level  ability break away speed to end zone


Erik displays High Level   ball security covering pints of ball and tight and high to core, High Level soft hands, High Level  eye/hand coordination, High Level  concentration, Adequate Level effectiveness inside and outside and as a pass blocker as well as ability to adjust to movement of blitz.

*Physicality, Toughness, Effort

Erik displays Elite Level  competitive edge, Elite Level effort to the echo of the whistle, Elite Level hustle when play is away to get involved in play & visual on film, Elite Level  aggressive-physical- toughness with high energy player, and High Level commitment to skill set development.


Summary of 37 Skill set Criteria of a College RB – Erik scores at High Level or greater 92% of the time!

*Strengths include – Explosive, Sudden, Versatile with high level instincts! Big Plus – 2 years to develop and mature!

*Criteria of developmental focus“Core Strength” for durability – with size, Erik will have to be very durable as it looks as if his coaches will get him a large number of touches per game. “Sudden-Twitchy Play” – Erik demonstrates a high level style creating big plays. He is fast and quick. He will need to be Elite!

*Moving ForwardErik has 2 years to develop! A well thought out game plan that will keep him focused on improving strength, speed & sudden twitchy style. He will need to gain exposure getting in front of college coaches this Summer in June. Following the season a focus needs to be on “National Combine” exposure for verified speed numbers on a Lazer! Targets for speed will need to be in the 4.5 40 yard dash & very low 4.0’s for shuttle.