- Tom Luginbill, RecruitingNation
The athlete position is one we decided needed a place in our evaluation process primarily for ranking purposes so that guys were not unfairly ranked due to not necessarily being at the right position.
As we have stated many times over, the versatility of prospects who can make an impact at two or more positions gives them great value. Those prospects often deserve a higher grade than a player who just plays in one spot.
The athlete category is filled mostly with high school quarterbacks with the skills to play a variety of positions in college, writes Scouts Inc.'s Tom Luginbill.