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Who?
03-05-2014, 09:59 PM
serious.

Played baseball all my life up through High School
Was a pitcher, could throw upper 90's in HS
I was always the best pitcher in every league I played in.
Was recruited by colleges but did not want to play ( u wot m8?).. stupid decision.

I've gained around 40lbs of muscle since HS, and am in a lot better shape, and a lot stronger overall.

Recently I was throwing the ball with a friend before a softball game and one of the guys had a radar. I threw 102mph on the calibrated gun, and that's without proper training for pitching in years, I felt I had a lot left in the tank.

Do you think I'd be a legit prospect based on my arm strength alone? I've always been accurate, but my accuracy would need improvement along with my other pitches since I've been out of the game for 6 years.

edit: 24yrs old btw.
edit: was scouted by Chicagp Cubs and TB Devil Rays in HS, can throw overhand and sidearm.

niknguyen
03-05-2014, 10:01 PM
Das it mane


Mirin avi brah

HumptyBrah
03-05-2014, 10:02 PM
lol, k

MusicalHam
03-05-2014, 10:02 PM
Not all about speed, gotta be accurate too.

YellowOnYellow
03-05-2014, 10:09 PM
You ever watch the rookie?

Who?
03-05-2014, 10:10 PM
Not all about speed, gotta be accurate too.

I've got the accuracy, it'll need a bit of work, but I imagine it wont be too hard to get back, same with the off-speed pitches. Speed can't be taught for the most part at that level, and I have that in the bag.

Who?
03-05-2014, 10:11 PM
You ever watch the rookie?

lol yes.

repped for A&M, that's one of the schools I turned down. Went there tho. Regret not playing. feels bad man.

4567081110
03-05-2014, 10:12 PM
you'll also need to learn to do more than just sling it. fastball+changeup+good trick pitch=success

i'll assume you're not trolling for the sake of argument, but a 100+ fastball is ridiculous, you've gotta have genetics on your side for that.

Shortstop36
03-05-2014, 10:13 PM
i pray to god this is trolling

jassako
03-05-2014, 10:13 PM
would you be fine with potentially being stuck in a farm system for 5+ years?

N23
03-05-2014, 10:15 PM
Why even ask? If its YOUR dream then go out and do it

CamNCheese
03-05-2014, 10:16 PM
Being able to throw a 100mph fastball consistently over the plate is pretty much enough to land a minor league deal on it's own. Go train at a camp for a few months and try out or wait to be approached, I'm being completely srs. Even if you never master another pitch you could land a spot as a relief pitcher in the MLB.

Who?
03-05-2014, 10:16 PM
you'll also need to learn to do more than just sling it. fastball+changeup+good trick pitch=success

i'll assume you're not trolling for the sake of argument, but a 100+ fastball is ridiculous, you've gotta have genetics on your side for that.

I can throw all my pitches at speed both overhand and sidearm. With sliders and curveballs for each, my changeup was never impressive but my coaches always just wanted me to focus on fastballs, and I could switch throwing styles for speed changes. I don't think I'd have trouble learning a proper changeup.


would you be fine with potentially being stuck in a farm system for 5+ years?

sure

YesWayNoWeigh
03-05-2014, 10:20 PM
Only one way to find out

joby11
03-05-2014, 10:36 PM
if you can locate the fastball w/ all the added muscle mass (affects some pitchers, some it doesn't, in my case it hasn't so far) and work in a decent breaking ball there's no reason you shouldn't be able to walk on a sub A (rookie league) MLB affiliate and work your way up. there have been successful MLB players that were walk-ons, I say go for it brah

isp
03-05-2014, 10:49 PM
Yes, you should take it serious and look into it.

If you don't then you'll always wonder "what if" and that would kinda suck.

gottk2x
03-05-2014, 10:52 PM
Vids or it didn't happen

kyleTX
03-05-2014, 10:55 PM
I turned down the PGA tour when i was younger. Havent played in years and shot a 59 last week. Fuk being famous id rather neckbeard n fap

wickedman
03-05-2014, 10:55 PM
Would be interested to see vids to get a better idea of how raw you are, but if you can throw 100+ MPH you would be signed to a minor league deal somewhere.

The problem is - minor leaguers are on major poverty time (think it is like $1000 a month) and then an obscenely small % of them ever hit it big. So obviously the vast majority 99% of them, waste years of their lives and have no marketable skills afterwards.

So if I was capable of such a feat, I would try it out for a year and evaluate how far along I had come in that year and if it was worth continuing.

JaxBrah
03-06-2014, 03:52 AM
Lol this is legit. Only on the misc will someone claim that they havnt played baseball in 6 years and all of a sudden can throw harder than Aroldis Chapman

Murph0408
03-06-2014, 04:08 AM
Lol this is legit. Only on the misc will someone claim that they havnt played baseball in 6 years and all of a sudden can throw harder than Aroldis Chapman
yeah OP you can't blame our skepticism here. the idea that you were recruited throughout highschool and threw high 90's in your teenage years yet couldn't be bothered to play pro/college ball is a little hard to believe. i'm in for some proof though

GooBaaa
03-06-2014, 04:19 AM
Strong troll

rootcon
03-06-2014, 04:31 AM
I've got the accuracy, it'll need a bit of work, but I imagine it wont be too hard to get back, same with the off-speed pitches. Speed can't be taught for the most part at that level, and I have that in the bag.

Go for it. Guy in my HS got to triple A and he had no control coming out of high school. Threw a no hitter in the high school playoffs but walked 10 in the same game. They will work with you if you have the talent.

rootcon
03-06-2014, 04:34 AM
The problem is - minor leaguers are on major poverty time (think it is like $1000 a month) and then an obscenely small % of them ever hit it big. So obviously the vast majority 99% of them, waste years of their lives and have no marketable skills afterwards.

You sure about that? The guy I just posted about got drafted by the Red Sox, $250,000 contract right out of high school. Never made it to the majors, but nearly got called up. Now he's using the money he made to put himself through college.

PhysiquePhreak
03-06-2014, 04:52 AM
I can throw all my pitches at speed both overhand and sidearm. With sliders and curveballs for each, my changeup was never impressive but my coaches always just wanted me to focus on fastballs, and I could switch throwing styles for speed changes. I don't think I'd have trouble learning a proper changeup.

sure

I see you've never watched baseball in your life. You do realize that arm angle and slot changes of the smallest amount tip off pitches right? brb throwing sidearm for slower pitch...not obvious.

Jayfence
03-06-2014, 06:14 AM
If you aren't frauding(which I'm 90 percent sure you are), you could be making millions as a relief pitcher, the **** you waiting for?

EMDAB
03-06-2014, 06:23 AM
If you were throwing upper 90s out of high school you would have been drafted in the first round & signed a guaranteed contract of 10's of millions.

Upper 90s out of high school is one in a million. My high school team won back to back national championships, Sean Burnett graduated, drafted first round & signed a MLB contract out of high school for 8 Mil with the Pirates & he threw low 90s, high 80s. Everybody on our team was drafted or played D1/D2 ball.

If you threw high 90s there is no way in hell you wouldn't have signed on with somebody. One of those scouts would have told you you'd be making millions in 6 months just keep playing.

The top pitching prospects here in Florida throw 93 at Perfect Game tournaments and that's top 1% of the top 1%.



EDIT -

The top uncommitted high school prospect in the country throws 93, the rest are 80-88 and 80-88 is top 1%.
http://www.perfectgame.org/Rankings/UncommittedProspects.aspx

drock2190
03-06-2014, 06:26 AM
102 and more in the tank?

lol good one

Gerald151
03-06-2014, 06:34 AM
Let me guess, your changeup is 78 mph and your curve breaks 2 feet.

broboma2012
03-06-2014, 06:37 AM
If you were throwing upper 90s out of high school you would have been drafted in the first round & signed a guaranteed contract of 10's of millions.

Upper 90s out of high school is one in a million. My high school team won back to back national championships, Sean Burnett graduated, drafted first round & signed a MLB contract out of high school for 8 Mil with the Pirates & he threw low 90s, high 80s. Everybody on our team was drafted or played D1/D2 ball.

If you threw high 90s there is no way in hell you wouldn't have signed on with somebody. One of those scouts would have told you you'd be making millions in 6 months just keep playing.

The top pitching prospects here in Florida throw 93 at Perfect Game tournaments and that's top 1% of the top 1%.



EDIT -

The top uncommitted high school prospect in the country throws 93, the rest are 80-88 and 80-88 is top 1%.
http://www.perfectgame.org/Rankings/UncommittedProspects.aspx

is that true. somehow i don't think a 90+ fastball guarantees millions right out of high school.

brb_ballin
03-06-2014, 06:40 AM
102 with no training and plenty left in the tank


ya im sure that happened.

EMDAB
03-06-2014, 06:48 AM
is that true. somehow i don't think a 90+ fastball guarantees millions right out of high school.

Yes true, if you can sling it 90+ mph as a pitcher, you will definitely get drafted. 90+ in high school is so unbelievably rare.

As of 2013 the first 55 picks of the draft are guaranteed a million plus in bonuses ($7,790,400 at 1st pick which trickles down to $1,001,800 for 55th pick. 56th pick, etc it trickles down 950k, 925k, etc). That's not even taking in to account negotiations, if you already signed a letter of intent to play for a college, etc. (Teams will pay more money if they believe you aren't going to sign with them and go to college instead.)



The #1 draft pick in 2013 was drafted three times (twice in the first round) and the report on him is: "6'4, good athlete with big arm, up to 92 at PG National, 91 at WWBA, 89-92 and very impressive at AC, 91 good slider at Jupiter"

Up to 92 as a college player, nevermind being upper 90s as a high schooler like Op. Lulz

http://www.perfectgame.org/Players/PlayerProfile.aspx?ID=150031


Top high school player drafted in 2013 was drafted 4th & he was clocked up to 96 mph. Signed for a bonus of $4,544,000.

http://www.perfectgame.org/Players/PlayerProfile.aspx?ID=281876

socrates07
03-06-2014, 06:55 AM
why not?

EZtpain101
03-06-2014, 06:55 AM
you need to recalibrate the radar gun broheim

h1eRr0
03-06-2014, 06:59 AM
video or it didnt happen cuzz

EMDAB
03-06-2014, 07:00 AM
you need to recalibrate the radar gun broheim

May have been on dat dere kilometers per hour setting. 102 km/h is 63 mph

Forumite
03-06-2014, 07:10 AM
OP you are not going to gain 6 mph after not throwing since high school. Especially if it's upper 90's to 102.

Dan916
03-06-2014, 07:12 AM
Take your cell phone.. and film yourself pitching

if not, fraud.

DA_MOSS
03-06-2014, 07:13 AM
if you were throwing upper 90's in HS, you'd have just about every MLB team scouting you; not just the Cubs and Rays

Dan916
03-06-2014, 07:23 AM
You sure about that? The guy I just posted about got drafted by the Red Sox, $250,000 contract right out of high school. Never made it to the majors, but nearly got called up. Now he's using the money he made to put himself through college.
He was a top 10 rounder if he got a 250k bonus which means he was legit. minor leagues make like $700-$3k per month depending on league, not counting the signing bonus. A late round or someone like OPs will see 15k max.

Even if he was an 8th round pick, the odds of making it to the big show is only 10%

1st round: 70%
2nd: 30%
3rd: 26%


etc

airdog93
03-06-2014, 07:26 AM
lol OP confirmed troll

Reptarr
03-06-2014, 07:30 AM
is that true. somehow i don't think a 90+ fastball guarantees millions right out of high school.

not millions but atleast hundreds of thousands.. if you're left handed and can throw 90+ you're pretty much guaranteed to earn at least a million.

DICE20
03-06-2014, 07:30 AM
I am calling 100% bull chit.

You lose your throwing mechanics and arms strength really fast after stopping.

You lifting and putting on 40 lbs of muscle, and not throwing a ball in 6 years would result in
a freakin torn rotator or labrum. BRB tommy john in your future.

I am not sayin you werent a hard throwing pitcher in hs, but u did not throw it 102 mph after not throwing
a ball for 6 years. Body doesnt work that way, hoss.
Muscle memory is pretty important.

signed, ex collegiate baseball player

samir316
03-06-2014, 07:31 AM
99.99999% chance of the gun e-statting you or you bullchittin. Or both at the same time.

To put this in perspective, this is like someone claiming they can run a 4.35 40 yard dash after 6 yrs no training, while the genetic elite out of a country of 300 000 000 people who've been skipping class for 4 years doing nothing but preparing for this test can't do it 95% of the time.

You're seriously claiming Randy Johnson speeds untrained.

Dan916
03-06-2014, 07:40 AM
not millions but atleast hundreds of thousands.. if you're left handed and can throw 90+ you're pretty much guaranteed to earn at least a million.

lol no. Every NCAA team has half a roster of pitchers throwing around 90

hell im a lefty who could top 90 and I was a mid 20 rounder.

GetBigyo
03-06-2014, 08:17 AM
OP was using a potato as a radar gun.

Fist-Of-Freedom
03-06-2014, 08:38 AM
lol, great troll thread.

well done OP, well done.

Mullis1098
03-06-2014, 09:38 AM
And lemme guess your friend just squatted down and caught that 102 mph zinger like it wasn't nothin huh?

MCrow
03-06-2014, 10:25 AM
If you can approach 100, you can probably get on with an independant team or even find a scout to evaluate you and you will get a shot in the minors.

Who?
03-06-2014, 11:35 AM
Lol this is legit. Only on the misc will someone claim that they havnt played baseball in 6 years and all of a sudden can throw harder than Aroldis Chapman


yeah OP you can't blame our skepticism here. the idea that you were recruited throughout highschool and threw high 90's in your teenage years yet couldn't be bothered to play pro/college ball is a little hard to believe. i'm in for some proof though

Not trolling, I have no reason to. I turned down my options coming out of HS because I was naive, I wanted to go to college and party (I was FA in HS for the most part), I was not very confident bc I was small (tall and skinny). I did not feel like an athlete, especially a NCAA level athlete.


If you were throwing upper 90s out of high school you would have been drafted in the first round & signed a guaranteed contract of 10's of millions.

Upper 90s out of high school is one in a million. My high school team won back to back national championships, Sean Burnett graduated, drafted first round & signed a MLB contract out of high school for 8 Mil with the Pirates & he threw low 90s, high 80s. Everybody on our team was drafted or played D1/D2 ball.

If you threw high 90s there is no way in hell you wouldn't have signed on with somebody. One of those scouts would have told you you'd be making millions in 6 months just keep playing.

The top pitching prospects here in Florida throw 93 at Perfect Game tournaments and that's top 1% of the top 1%.



EDIT -

The top uncommitted high school prospect in the country throws 93, the rest are 80-88 and 80-88 is top 1%.
http://www.perfectgame.org/Rankings/UncommittedProspects.aspx

I was scouted in HS. By the Cubs and Devil rays. Also was offered to play for two Div 1 Ncaa teams and 3 local colleges.


I am calling 100% bull chit.

You lose your throwing mechanics and arms strength really fast after stopping.

You lifting and putting on 40 lbs of muscle, and not throwing a ball in 6 years would result in
a freakin torn rotator or labrum. BRB tommy john in your future.

I am not sayin you werent a hard throwing pitcher in hs, but u did not throw it 102 mph after not throwing
a ball for 6 years. Body doesnt work that way, hoss.
Muscle memory is pretty important.

signed, ex collegiate baseball player

I did play after HS, as an outfeilder in an adult league ( I was one of the few with the armstrength to throw from that distance), I pitched a little bit, but only needed fastballs ( It was boring bc i could strike them all out no effort), and I played softball (almost irrelevant).

Overall since HS I have greatly improved my athleticism, I have eaten well, taken care of my body in general, have added about 40lbs of lean mass, and greatly improved my strength.

I'll try to get a vid sooner or later. Have to find a radar gun tho.

LeonardShelby
03-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Das it mane


Mirin avi brah

Seriously. Looking juicy, op. (Yes homo)

PostMoves
03-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Hahahahahahhahaha

Herr13
03-06-2014, 11:58 AM
40 lbs of muscle since highschool

currently 6'2 180 lbs

threw upper 90s in highschool

riveting tale, chap

Woogiefied
03-06-2014, 12:18 PM
http://i.imgur.com/xOMumTO.jpg

Gerald151
03-06-2014, 12:18 PM
is that true. somehow i don't think a 90+ fastball guarantees millions right out of high school.

It doesn't lol

My buddy threw low 90's in high school and didn't get scouted.

Righty/Lefty makes a huge difference. Lefties who throw in the 90's get a lot more attention.

lsiberian
03-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Same thread all over again OP. It's been 5 years since the last time you asked this you'll never know until you try.

mngardne
03-06-2014, 12:26 PM
if your story is true why would you even need to ask anyone let alone sports misc. go phucking work on your pitching and try out you goober

RippedKuntBrah
03-06-2014, 12:26 PM
If u threw 102 without throwing in 6 yrs, youd be the best ever.. Not possible

sdballer5588
03-06-2014, 12:28 PM
Lol @ both parts of this

Lol @ low 90s guaranteeing anything. I know THREE DIFFERENT DUDES who threw 88+. One of them did like utility work for a d2 school, one went full ride d1 (he's a sophomore I believe now), the other also did nothing, didn't even go to college.

So uh, wtf @ low 90s guaranteeing drafts lol


Equally hilarious is OP thinking he threw 102.

YeahImaBeasT
03-06-2014, 12:30 PM
Don't listen to miscphags.


If it's what you desire go for it, you don't want to be 55 and look back and say "what if". If you really do have a 100+ MPH FB after being out this long and have no ailing injuries then put yourself out there.

I know kids in the minors who wish they had that FB. 24 is still young man.


Talk to your old coach, if you have eligibility left contact an NCAA scout, don't come here expecting people to support you.

RippedKuntBrah
03-06-2014, 12:33 PM
Don't listen to miscphags.


If it's what you desire go for it, you don't want to be 55 and look back and say "what if". If you really do have a 100+ MPH FB after being out this long and have no ailing injuries then put yourself out there.

I know kids in the minors who wish they had that FB. 24 is still young man.

U obviously no nothing about baseball, i think everyone wishes they can throw 102.. We were not saying it wasnt hard enough

OregonBBinc
03-06-2014, 12:36 PM
Played in an adult league... Only pitched a little. Lol. Brb played outfield cause I was the only one who could make the deep throw. .. yet when you did pitch you struck everyone out. .hmm... pretty sure in baseball you'd prioritize not letting guys get hits over a guy who could throw it after them hitting it.

Not to Mention you were one of the best pitchers in your league, and throwing major heat, and got division 1 offers, yet didn't get drafted even in the late rounds.

Then you went to a school who offered you an opportunity to play for them, I'm assuming you would have got scholarships to go to school for free, yet no mention of that.

Then you also turned down the opportunity cause you didn't feel like an athlete even though you claimed to always be one of the best. Also you felt like you wanted to party and be social as If playing on a college sports team would do anything but help your social status I immensely.

I think I've outlined pretty much everything you've said that is conflicting and retarded sounding. Where's the neg train?

Onita
03-06-2014, 12:36 PM
Same thread all over again OP. It's been 5 years since the last time you asked this you'll never know until you try.

lmao

nvrstopworking
03-06-2014, 12:39 PM
1/10 troll. Contemplating negs.

Professional athletes can't take 6 years off and "get better".... much less regular folks. Why the fuk would you think that YOU would be the exception?

F.A.M.E.
03-06-2014, 12:39 PM
In for vid 0f OP pitchin'.

lsiberian
03-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Lol @ both parts of this

Lol @ low 90s guaranteeing anything. I know THREE DIFFERENT DUDES who threw 88+. One of them did like utility work for a d2 school, one went full ride d1 (he's a sophomore I believe now), the other also did nothing, didn't even go to college.

So uh, wtf @ low 90s guaranteeing drafts lol


Equally hilarious is OP thinking he threw 102.

Yeah this thread if funny I know plenty of great baseball players only a handful made the majors. Injuries, girlfriends, and laziness kept many from going to the Majors. It's one thing to throw 90 in a cage. It's a lot harder to throw 20 of them in 100 games or 100 of them in 30 games. Getting injured pitching fastballs is very easy to do. If you are in Texas you could always start with team like the Fort Worth Cats and just see if it's something you really want to do.

Shreder54
03-06-2014, 12:41 PM
Sorry man I don't believe you throw 100+, if true then why wouldn't you attempt to go pro?

amm165
03-06-2014, 12:42 PM
My nuts can throw 90+

Not srs, but about as srs as this thread

MCrow
03-06-2014, 12:46 PM
The bottom line is of you could get anywhere near 100 you'd have gotten the attention a scout somewhere down the road.

My uncle used to rent an apparment to a guy that could throw 96, he never made it to the majors and only pitched a couple years in the minors but he had scouts all over him after pitching at a fantasy camp. Turns out he could peak at 98 but control was chit and couldn't throw a respectable curve, slider or change so could never advance past rookie league.

All I know is this guy had a cannon and when I was a teen I'd play catch with him in the parking lot and he destroyed my glove a couple times.

Circaflex
03-06-2014, 01:30 PM
if you could honestly throw 100+ you wouldnt be here asking the misc forums

BrahMoney
03-06-2014, 02:09 PM
Of all the athletes in the world, I'd most want to be a baseball player.

If you aren't trolling, go for it.

Cig Diesel
03-06-2014, 02:13 PM
Lol @ both parts of this

Lol @ low 90s guaranteeing anything. I know THREE DIFFERENT DUDES who threw 88+. One of them did like utility work for a d2 school, one went full ride d1 (he's a sophomore I believe now), the other also did nothing, didn't even go to college.

So uh, wtf @ low 90s guaranteeing drafts lol


Equally hilarious is OP thinking he threw 102.

No such thing as full ride to a D1 for baseball only anymore. Maybe he got some academic money as well..but dat dere 11 full scholarships to field the whole team. But yeah lol at that 90's bit...I threw 90-92 in high school as a right hander. 94 or so from the outfield...only poverty d2s would give me attention. There is so much more to it than pure arm strength. Right vs. Left handed, height, build (are you filled out yet) all play into it, not to mention can you actually pitch. I was more so a "thrower"

jacklambert58
03-06-2014, 02:21 PM
what kind of question is this? You are aware that even mediocre starters get $50 mil deals and crappy bullpen vets get $1 mil/yr and the minimum mlb salary is $500k.

If only I had a dollar for every guy who told me they could break 80mph, but was really throwing 72.

I don't know you so will not claim b.s., but if you're legit, you will get at least a tryout with every team if you're even breaking mid-90's.

OregonBBinc
03-06-2014, 02:25 PM
No such thing as full ride to a D1 for baseball only anymore. Maybe he got some academic money as well..but dat dere 11 full scholarships to field the whole team. But yeah lol at that 90's bit...I threw 90-92 in high school as a right hander. 94 or so from the outfield...only poverty d2s would give me attention. There is so much more to it than pure arm strength. Right vs. Left handed, height, build (are you filled out yet) all play into it, not to mention can you actually pitch. I was more so a "thrower"

He claimed himself to be one of the best pitchers in the league and throwing mid 90s in hs, you are delusional if you think you wouldn't get a schit ton of attention. He claimed to get offers from d1 schools so it's not like he fell between the cracks. Nothing op said adds up. You sound like your full of it too, never in my life have I seen so many people claiming to throw in the low 90s lol. 5 star thread.

336
03-06-2014, 02:30 PM
OP, I bet you can't even post a video of you pitching at 90mph you phaggot.

Cig Diesel
03-06-2014, 03:26 PM
He claimed himself to be one of the best pitchers in the league and throwing mid 90s in hs, you are delusional if you think you wouldn't get a schit ton of attention. He claimed to get offers from d1 schools so it's not like he fell between the cracks. Nothing op said adds up. You sound like your full of it too, never in my life have I seen so many people claiming to throw in the low 90s lol. 5 star thread.

pm your # and addy. We can play catch, sucka. Im being realistic chit head

EMDAB
04-04-2014, 01:58 PM
In honor of baseball starting this week, can we get an update on this epic baseball thread OP?

Where's the vidyo's???

Shiden11
04-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Guys I don't want to hijack the thread or anything but there are some good responses and I was hoping I could get some advice too.

Played football all my life up through High School
Was a wide receiver, could run a 4.30 40 in HS
I was always the best receiver in every league I played in.
Was recruited by colleges but did not want to play ( u wot m8?).. stupid decision.

I've gained around 40lbs of muscle since HS, and am in a lot better shape, and a lot stronger overall.

Recently I was running the 40 with a friend before a flag football game and one of the guys had a stopwatch. I ran 4.21 on the calibrated stopwatch, and that's without proper training for receiving in years, I felt I had a lot left in the tank.

Do you think I'd be a legit prospect based on my speed alone? I've always had good hands, but my hands would need improvement along with my other skills since I've been out of the game for 6 years.

edit: 24yrs old btw.
edit: was scouted by Chicagp Bears and TB Bucs in HS, can catch overhand and sidearm.

HumptyBrah
04-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Guys I don't want to hijack the thread or anything but there are some good responses and I was hoping I could get some advice too.

Played football all my life up through High School
Was a wide receiver, could run a 4.30 40 in HS
I was always the best receiver in every league I played in.
Was recruited by colleges but did not want to play ( u wot m8?).. stupid decision.

I've gained around 40lbs of muscle since HS, and am in a lot better shape, and a lot stronger overall.

Recently I was running the 40 with a friend before a flag football game and one of the guys had a stopwatch. I ran 4.21 on the calibrated stopwatch, and that's without proper training for receiving in years, I felt I had a lot left in the tank.

Do you think I'd be a legit prospect based on my speed alone? I've always had good hands, but my hands would need improvement along with my other skills since I've been out of the game for 6 years.

edit: 24yrs old btw.
edit: was scouted by Chicagp Bears and TB Bucs in HS, can catch overhand and sidearm.
Lold so hard at this whole post, thanks bro

melanimal_old
04-04-2014, 04:21 PM
who drafted you? "cause even if you didnt want to play" you still wouldve gotten drafted. Which is why this thread is bull****

Davdukes4
04-04-2014, 04:38 PM
If you can throw 100 with any sort of accuracy there must be a farm system that would gladly take you in.