If yes, how good? Like unbelievably good, so-so good? How fast would be unbeliavably good?
* this isn't my time, and i'm not in HS, this is for a writing project, has nothing to do w/ me personally
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Is a 4.5 good timing for a 40 yard dash for a HS freshman?
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Assuming he plays an athletic position (not off. line), then anything under 4.9 would be considered "good" If he can run 4.5 as a freshman, thats excellent. Anything under 4.5 as a senior would get you serious attention from major universities (provided that you also have a good field prescence, and skill set).
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lol, okay, allow me to explain.
i am writing something, and a kid in it has to have a certain time for his 40 yard dash and he's a freshman. i want it to sound good, but not unbelievably so, just like "hey thats pretty good" not "no way he had that time/god damn that kid is amazingly fast".
so.. what time should i use?You should always play fair when you have the winning hand.
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Itís really hard to say for high school kids, the 40 has been completely obliterated by idiots with stop watches.
A 4.5 40 for a freshmen in reality is not very possible. Iím sure there a select few kids who will eventually be state champion sprinters who can clock in at that. If you go to any high school in America you will always have kidís claming to run 4.4-4.5s, its not happening. Some Wide receivers in the NFL canít run a 4.5, it just not physically possible for a 13/14 year old to have the same results as grown men who have trained for years to accomplish that.
I speak from experience, I was recruited out of high school for football and I was clocked at a 4.5 from my unreliable coaches stop watch, I knew that wasnít right but w/e. When you go to camps like the Nike or official workouts you get reliable times and I was more around a 4.7.
This whole 40 problem is being played out right now in College. Ted Ginn Jr from Ohio State was clocked with a 4.5 out of high school; of course other kids were "faster" because they had better stop watch times. When he runs thatís what a real 4.4-4.5 looks like, he is so much faster then any college athlete right now it is unfair, in my opinion by the time he graduates he will break the NFL combine 40 test. So just think about that- Is your friend as fast as Ted Ginn Jr??? No way in hell.www.gregplitt.com
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40 times are messed up cuz some people run them w pads, some do a running start w out pads, some do on a track, some on a field
here were some of my times my jr / sr years of hs
-4.7 w pads on a field, no running start
-4.5 without pads, and no running start, on tile
i was fast but it was more my acceleration / quickness that got me there and not my overall speed
also 40 times dont mean much cuz u can be fast but have no athletic presence whatsoever. fortuanately that came to me naturally (through plenty of practice )