Tristan Hjermstad @hjermstad85

College Position Projection - LB

Bourne HS


Player Key Physical Stats

2019 Tristan Hjermstad @hjermstad85

Recommended Level of Play: Early Level of Play Projection - FCS - D2 Scholarship Athlete - Good Length - Athletic and relentless to the ball - Instincts are very good - Demonstrates the ability to be effective in space as well as in the box. Core strength and explosive speed development important as well as hip flexibility and knee bend.

Height: 6' 3"

Weight: 215

40 Yard Dash: 4.8

5-10-5 Dash: 4.4

Vertical Jump: 31"

Bench: 335

Squat: 440

Power Clean: 275

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!  

Level of Play 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 include 247 Sports, Rivals, level of play rating criteria combined with the MFE-Index +  *100+ years of College coaching and recruiting experience. 

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

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

Division 2 – HS Prospects – (3.1 – 3.4)

*3.1 – 3.4 – (LOP 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)   

*Tristan’s MFE-Index Level of Play Rating 3.5 = Role player – FCS Backup Player – Late Developer) / 3.4 = D2 Impact Player – Early Starter


Why are you a college student-athlete prospect? One of my goals and aspirations has always been to play college football and compete against the best players out there in order to challenge myself and push myself to the limits. I have played football (pop warner, high school) for 12 years and positions ranging from Center to tight end and everything between. I have always played with the attitude of attack, high intensity, and never stop, I’m always at full speed until the play is done and the whistle is blown no matter the circumstances or score. I’m always eager to learn and in fact I have played many positions on the field in order to help the team. I am a dedicated hard worker in the gym, classroom, and on the field. I believe one of my best traits for playing football is that I always put the team first and I will do whatever it takes to benefit the team no matter the cost. I understand that football is actually a year round sport, as I train year round to always improve myself physically. I train at 100 percent every time I’m at the gym or on the field working drills. I believe with these work habits will translate well to the college football arena. I also understand that football only lasts a short period, and that it why one of my main goals is to attain my college degree and set myself up for a successful and a fulfilling life. I look forward to meeting new people learning new things and making friends for life.

Skill Set Breakdown

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


Physical Measurables:                                Key Stats:

  • Height: 5’11” – 6’3” 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.

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

Position Specific Key Stats – (We will update Tristan’s numbers as they are verified numbers!)

40-yard dash: A measure of off-the-mark quickness and transition to top speed.

Vertical jump: Your vertical jump height and body weight are factored together to assess your peak power.

5-10-5 shuttle (also known as the 20-yard shuttle run): a drill demanding split second changes of posture, direction, and speed.

Kneeling powerball toss: a test designed to measure the ability to develop and deliver coordinated power.

A player’s results in those four exercises, when normalized by weight, gives a number that measures the player’s power, agility, speed, explosiveness, and overall athleticism.

*40 – Yard(Measurement of Athlete’s Linear Speed) – 4.8 

*Pro Shuttle – 5-10-5(Measurement of Athletes Change of Direction and Level Change of Hips) – 4.4

*L-Drill(Measurement run to evaluate the agility, quickness and fluidity of movement) –  

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

*Broad Jump(Measurement of Athletes Explosive Hip Strength) – 

*Bench Press – 335

*Squat – 440

*Power Clean – 275

*Powerball – 45′

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

*Athletes Competitive edge: Tristan presents a very high work mentality. He is relentless to the ball, competes to the echo of the whistle and demonstrates very good closing speed.  

*Football IQ: Tristan playing at MLB and through his Football experience having played multiple positions from the OL to LB and most positions in between during his 12 years of experience it is safe to say he understands the game, reacts very well to situations within the play and presents a mature leadership style. 

*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) 

MaxPreps Xcellent 25 – Tristan is competing at the #27 Ranked State: 

27. Massachusetts
No. 16 pro | No. 36 college | No. 36 high school: The Bay State has one DI team, one Heisman, three Super Bowl wins and five pro Hall of Famers.

LB Performance Evaluation Skill Set Breakdown

Position Specific Evaluation Criteria:

4 – levels of Rating:

1 – Elite Level – Video demonstration of the athlete performing the skill 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.

Individual Position Specific 6-Point Evaluation: (we will use the 4 levels of skill rating for each of the position specific skill sets.)


*Size / Explosive Strength / Functional Speed

Tristan presents a High Level physical profile, presents High Level strength at the point of attack, High Level display linear speed and High Level natural instincts, Adequate Level display of change of direction skills, Adequate Level hip flexibility, Adequate Level knee bend allowing change direction smoothly. Tristan runs very well and brings a High Level closing speed to a Defense.

*Football IQ and ability to read Key:

Tristan 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. 

*Lateral Pursuit

Tristan presents High Level athletic skill set to match up and fit windows at C-Gap, High Level athletic skill set to match up and fit windows at D-Gap, Adequate Level ability to bring his hips to finish, High Level block protection skills, Adequate Level transition to a low hitting position, and High Level quick hands to get off blocks.


Tristan displays Adequate Level level change of hips” and acceleration of feet closing on the target, High Level aggressive-physical athlete seeing what he hits maintaining the S-Curve in low back protecting crown of head, and High Level ability to secure and grab hold of RB bringing hips to finish.

*Defending Inside Run Schemes:

Tristan exhibits High Level instincts between the tackles, High Level taking on blockers, High Level maneuverability through tight quarters, and High Level as a physical tackler in the box.

*Defending Outside Run Schemes:

Tristan displays High Level anticipation on the ball carrier, Adequate Level ability to open hips and run, High Level  angles working downhill to the ball carrier, High Level track & scrape technique of ball carrier, and a Adequate Level ability to redirect and fit the ball carrier.

*Coverage – Defending the Shallow Hole – Hook – Curl:

Tristan demonstrates Adequate Level ability to flip hips for depth, High Level anticipating QB throws, Adequate Level display of fluid hips to turn and run to landmark, and High Level work to get his hands up to disrupt passing lanes up the seam.

*3rd Down Player at Next Level:

Tristan demonstrates High Level blitz potential, High Level instincts, High Level 3rd down capability in the box, Adequate Level 3rd down capability in space, Adequate Level man to man skill.


*Strengths include – Tristan brings impressive energy to a Defense. He is relentless to the ball. He is physical, aggressive and edgy all very good attributes for a college LB. 

*Criteria of developmental focus – Focus needs to be on hip flexibility and knee bend. A College coach will want to see Tristan in space vs. 10 & 11-PG teams where he has to match up vs. a RB in space or a TE in the seam. Tristan definitely has the linear speed to be effective as an every down LB. Change of direction, level change of hips, man to man skills vs a RB are critical for Tristan to convince a college LB coach he can be effective on 3rd down. There will be college coaches that see him as a DE or OLB in a 3/4 with his linear speed and length. 

*Moving Forward – Commitment to polishing his ability to play in space vs. a RB or Slot TE. Exposure at camps matching up vs good competition that will challenge Tristan in front of college coaches is important. Focus on flexibility and knee bend. High ceiling and bright future. Good player!