Posted On: 06/30/20 10:13 AM
Welcome to our site! We hope you are enjoying reading our articles and hope it is helping with college exposure. It took a lot of hard work to get our site up and running and we have enjoyed meeting so many people willing to help us grow. We started off with quite a few players ranked in our initial player ranking in late March. Since then, we have added a ton more. We update the rankings quarterly throughout the year. Every four months we will have both movement and additions/subtractions to the ranking list. Here is a little information on what goes into the process.
I often get asked what goes into the ranking process. Well here is how I am going about it. I stay connected to the volleyball scene as much as I can. We speak to hundreds of club and high school coaches, club directors, and college coaches across the entire state to gather as much information as possible on each athlete. We study tournaments entered and tournament finishes. We study high schools, preseason lists, and awards given to athletes from UIL, TAPPS, and SPC. Usually we would watch as much in-person practices and tournaments as we can. With COVID-19 putting a massive halt on club volleyball tournaments for now, I have been watching hours and hours of game footage and highlight reels as possible. The more you film have online, the better the research and analyzing of skills I can do to make the ranking as accurate as I can. You are more than welcome to tag us on social media or send us emails with updates to your film. It is also a great idea to keep updating it so that you can keep getting more exposure to college coaches. They are watching too.
The other question I get often from parents and players is “Is it 100 accurate?”. The short answer is no. However, we are putting a lot of hours and hard work into trying to get it as accurate as we can. With over 20 years of analyzing players and college recruiting experience and understanding that we must take multiple things into consideration, has allowed me to be content with how we are going about it. While we know that it is not an exact science, we are very confident in the hard work that is going into analyzing each player and the overall ranking process.
We hope you are as excited as we are about our first update since our launch earlier this year. We know that this has been a tough time for everyone with what has been going on in the world. We are right there with you all. We only hope that what we are doing is helping with some form of entertainment for our fellow volleyball enthusiasts and also we hope that we are helping you with collegiate exposure. We will be rolling out our Prep Dig State Ranking Updates each week with a different class and we are starting this week with the 2021 class updates. Next week we will update the 2022 class and then the following week we will roll out the 2023 class. We are working hard on gathering information on the 2024 class and it will be unveiled at our next quarterly ranking update.
Stay tuned for more articles on your favorite athletes. If you have anyone you think we should watch out for, please shoot me an email with some info at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also don’t forget to help these kids get more exposure by sharing our stories with your friends. Help us help them by simply retweeting on Twitter or sharing on Facebook. Thanks for following Texas Family!