James Carson, Jr. @james_carson_12

Wide Receiver / Safety

Brighton High School

Brighton, Tennessee

Player Key Physical Stats

2019 James Carson, Jr. @james_carson_12

Recommended Level of Play: FBS-D1 Mid Major - FCS-D1AA- Great frame - Versatile player - Physical! James is catching fire with coaches! Need to get a look as he is headed to Rivals & much more!

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 195

40 Yard Dash: 4.8

5-10-5 Dash: 4.5

Evaluation Summary

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. 

*Evaluation Summary – Level of Play recommendation –  Great length and frame at 6’3”, long player with versatile skill set, QB background. Displays the awareness to locate open areas in the defense using frame to position between defender and QB. Displays good hands and body control and adequate speed to create after the catch.  Additional year of explosive development will increase core strength and physical play. Desire to play at high level, speed and explosive play need improvement. Ceiling is high, commitment to the process of strength, explosive speed and technical route running with the ability to separate from DB is an off-season game plan and a MUST!  

*MFE-index rating – 4.5 out of 6D1-mid-major scholarship player / D1AA scholarship player / D1AA non-scholarship (Pioneer League – Patriot League) with high academic index. 

Note – great off-season needed to develop core strength increase speed, agility and foot speed can open doors to higher levels. Exposure and promoting to correct camps allowing college coach to see in person skill set, length, feet and technique

Position Specific Profile Evaluation relating to level of play through the lens of a College Coach.

FBS WR

Physical Measurables:                            Key Stats:

  • Height: 6’2″ – 6’5” 40yd: 4.5 or better on Beam!
  • Weight: 190 lbs. – 210lbs. Bench: 235 lbs. – 250lbs     Squat: 315 lbs. – 335lbs+

Coach Keys: * Physical Impact – Must be an elite athlete, presenting a constant threat to the Defense 100% of the time /  *Versatile Efficiency – Displays the ability to come off the L.O.S. with an instant release, low pad level and zero to little wasted movement / *Ability in Space – Displays an initial burst stemming the DB with great level change of hips, speed changes, hand control and escape strikes vs. DB as well great ball skills and hand strength with a willingness to block / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

FCS WR

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 – Must be an elite athlete, presenting a constant threat to the Defense 100% of the time /  *Versatile Efficiency – Displays the ability to come off the L.O.S. with an instant release, low pad level and zero to little wasted movement / *Ability in Space – Displays an initial burst stemming the DB with great level change of hips, speed changes, hand control and escape strikes vs. DB as well great ball skills and hand strength with a willingness to block / *Demonstrates High Level Ability – Multi-year starter, All State & National recognition from recruiting media and Premier National Camp & Combine presence helpful

April 2018 Speed Training
April 2018 Speed Training Day 2
Next Level Training April 2018
Spring 2018 Training Highlights
Spring 2018 Video

Skill Set Breakdown

* Initial Quicks & Linear Speed Displays a solid frame with good length and room to continue filling out frame with explosive core training. Displays good quickness and athleticism with nice acceleration for a big player. Good sprint mechanics, smooth runner. good top end speed, sprint mechanics are good with ability to accelerate. College coach will want a vertical burst as a #1 WR with a big vertical to out play CB. 

* Burst and Acceleration Functional display of strength & speed is good – Displays a good first step off the ball and a good linear burst to get moving. Stem of the route will be effective against quicker and faster CB. Movements are fluid displaying good lateral agility and change of direction. Level change of hips when COD needs to be a priority. Fast feet in small spaces displayed with no exhibit of false steps. 

* Hands & Body Control & Adjustments to Ball Displays a smooth strong play with strong hands extending away from body outside of his frame to make catch. Competitor who tracks the ball well and adjusts to the challenge of a contested ball in traffic. Very good catch radius and will flash hands and snatch the ball! 

*Release Coverage Recognition Deep threat from #1 WR position is essential. ability to stem route, leverage stack defenders and create separation, setting up the top of his stem with a stick, change of speed and break will create the separation needed with big catch radius and frame. Displays awareness of coverage and ability to locate and hunt soft spots in zone identifying throwing windows for QB to hit. 

*Run after Catch Plays quick from catch to tuck with an aggressive pushing the ball up the field. Displays good lateral movement and a slippery style through traffic. Effective in making 1st man miss and can cover ground with long stride when getting loose. 

* Physical – Aggressive Play & Block Desire Displays willingness to participate and engage in the run game as a perimeter blocker. Has the ability to strike with hands playing with a good base and active feet fighting to sustain and shield defender through the echo of the whistle. 

* Versatility Displays good size and physical ability with nice potential and another year to develop into a productive, big play, go to WR. Additional growth and maturity in technical part of playing WR is essential to play at higher levels. 

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.

Athlete Personal Statement:

I am a college football prospect because I enjoy playing and competing at the highest level. I continue to work on improving my abilities not only for my personal growth, but also to support my Team in the best possible way. My academics is extremely important to me as well. Just as I continue to work to improve on the field, I also strive to be the best inside the classroom.

GPA – 3.9