"Rivals also intensified its evaluations of Hill after startup site Athlete Vault distributed a highlight tape supplied by Trojans Jimmy Fletcher. In spring 2009, Athlete Vault operator Jason Pughe discovered Hill while breaking down film from the Trojans' 2008 game with Myrtle Beach. Astonished by Hill's playmaking, Pughe phoned Fletcher for additional footage and volunteered to put Hill's video on his upstart website. Within minutes of posting the video, Iowa State, Boston College and Florida contacted Pughe, who has 50 Division I subscribers. Recruiters also bombarded Fletcher with calls. Within two weeks of the initial posting, Hill's number of Division I offers rose from two to 17. He eventually received more than 40, with Fletcher receiving calls from as far as Oregon. "I never thought a web site would make that big of a difference,'' Fletcher said."
Athlete Vault is a website designed for North and South Carolina football prospects, HS coaches, parents, fans, and college coaches. Athlete Vault is a free site that sends highlights out to the colleges. We do this by emailing highlights out to our college contacts and providing the appropriate contact info for them to follow up about your kids. It’s a free service that sends out to the colleges your already created highlights or if you do not have highlights made you can send us your game film and we will create your highlights for free. With it being free, it almost seems too good to be true, doesn’t it? It's unnecessary to spend large amounts of money on a highlight film when Athlete Vault can do yours for free. The highlights Athlete Vault creates are obviously considered high quality in the eyes of college coaches as there are a number of kids on this site that are receiving offers off of the created videos. In fact, a large number of D-1, D-1AA, and D-2 college coaches told high school coaches this past spring evaluation period that they saw videos on their kids at AthleteVault.com. If you don't believe it, check out the testimonials section (http://www.athletevault.com/index.php?id=77) and you will read from a number of HS coaches across in the Carolinas that can explain how this site has helped them!
Athlete Vault has been around for seven years and last year alone we were able to send out to the colleges over 1,500 highlights from the Carolinas. We email the video links to the colleges and provide the prospect’s height/weight/year/position and give them the appropriate contact info (HS Coach/Parent/Prospect contact info) to follow up. We also provide links for you to send out if a college calls that will not only save you money from sending out countless DVD's/postage but we also can send you a DVD of the highlights for you to distribute during the spring eval period. You might be asking what the difference is between Athlete Vault and other recruiting services that are out there? Well, 1) We are and always will be in it for the kids! 2) We are a free service, 3) Through XOS Digital, we are an NCAA approved recruiting service and the videos/prospect data are sent out to our over 150 subscribed colleges and thousands of coaches (ranging from D-1, D-1AA, D2, D3, NAIA, and JUCO if needed) and many of them have close relationships with Athlete Vault, and 4) We know what the colleges are looking for in a highlight film. The average college coach will not watch your complete highlight film at first, they turn the music down, and they watch possibly 10-15 plays because of the large quantity of films they have to review. Now if they like what they see, they will follow up and check on the transcripts, request game film, etc. Later they might review the whole highlight film as a staff but that first initial look is a big step. What does that mean? It means that you better make sure that a college coach is seeing your best footage right away and you are not wasting his time with non-game action footage. Don’t believe me? Check out the testimonials section on the front page to see how Athlete Vault's highlights have helped other HS coaches and also below for a perfect example of what Athlete Vault does:
Here are some sample highlight videos we have created so far from game tapes:
Jadeveon Clowney Video (Consensus #1 Prospect in the nation for 2011)
To have your film sent out to over 150 colleges and thousands of coaches, you can email your games/highlights to: email@example.com
You can also mail existing highlight tapes already made (VHS or DVD format) or your game tapes (VHS or DVD format), a roster, and your contact info (so we can call or email you to let you know we received your tapes in the mail) to:
3467 Claremont Street
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
We hope you enjoy the site and help spread the word about us. We are passionate about what we do and we are always available to answer any questions. For any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 407-448-7987. What are you waiting for?! Enter the Vault and Unlock Potential!