Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Updated: May 23, 2:21 PM ET
Who is Scouts, Inc.?
College coaches and scouts attend high school games and workouts, watch players on film and write reports on what they observe. That is how college programs determine which players to watch, meet with and whom to offer scholarships. The recruiting process is how great programs are built, and Scouts, Inc. is the next best thing to the existing college scouting departments.
Scouts, Inc. breaks down film of every NFL game, numerous college games and
Scouts, Inc. Grades
Check out how Scouts, Inc. evaluates recruits and look at how three top 2005 recruits were graded Overview
individual footage of college prospects, and our experts attend NFL training camps and both NFL and college games in person. Now Scouts, Inc. will take its expertise and apply it to college football recruiting. It will do everything its college counterparts do, but instead of internalizing this information, it will provide it exclusively for ESPN Insider. Scouts, Inc. is dedicated to serving the hard-core high school and college football fan with thoughtful, in-depth analysis.
Scouts, Inc. will be the authority in recruiting. Unlike other recruiting services, Scouts. Inc. employs football scouts and coaches with many years of professional experience and expertise. It will evaluate talent in games on the football field rather than relying solely on combine numbers. The student athletes will be evaluated in person and on video and not by word of mouth. Every top recruit will be compared to players across the entire United States rather than only players within his region. This will allow Scouts, Inc. to judge college recruits and recruiting classes more thoroughly.
ESPN Insider uses Scouts, Inc. information to provide the most in-depth football coverage available on the Internet, while ESPN Productions uses the information to prepare for all the football shows you see on ESPN, including NFL PrimeTime, Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, NFL Live and Sunday Night Football.
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Scouts, Inc. Recruiting Personnel Tom Luginbill has been working for Scouts Inc. for the last three years as a pro personnel evaluator for the NFL, NFL Europe, the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. Now as national director of recruiting, he will provide in-depth recruiting analysis for the top collegiate football prospects.
Luginbill coached in NFL Europe, the XFL and the AFL. He served as a head coach twice, with the Tennessee Valley Vipers of arenafootball2 (2000) and the Detroit Fury (2004). Luginbill's teams appeared in two championship games and won one (Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL). Luginbill also has been directly responsible or involved in player personnel for the last seven years.
He gained extensive experience in scouting and player personnel while coaching, and he helped build three expansion football franchises from the ground up.
Prior to joining the professional coaching ranks, Luginbill was a four-year starter at quarterback for three college programs: Palomar College (1992-93), Georgia Tech (1994) and Eastern Kentucky (1995).
Luginbill will oversee a recruiting evaluation team with more than 122 combined years of coaching experience. The team boasts former successful head coaches at the professional and collegiate level and the experience of former professional directors of player personnel.
Also on the team is recruiting coordinator Craig Haubert, who has more than a decade of coaching experience. Haubert was an assistant at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and also served as the FB/LB coach and director of football operations for the Detroit Fury of the Arena Football League.
Henry Gola also is a Scouts, Inc. recruiting coordinator after serving two years as a writer and segment producer for ESPN's NFL Live. He has covered college and professional football for the last seven years and graduated from Washington and Lee University with a degree in broadcast journalism.