I RECEIVE MANY LETTERS OF THANKS AND APPRECIATION FOR THE EXPERIENCE PLAYERS AND FAMILIES HAVE HAD WITH FOOTBALL EVALUATIONS BUT THIS ONE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SPECIAL TO ME. THE YOUNG MAN IN QUESTION HERE WAS A TWO TIME ALL-STATE LINEMAN WHO WAS RECEIVING NO SERIOUS RECRUITMENT INQUIRIES. HE ENDED UP RECEIVING A FOOTBALL AID AWARD FROM COLGATE AND WAS A TWO TIME ALL PATRIOT LEAGUE SELECTION AND GARNISHED SOME INTEREST FROM SEVERAL NFL TEAMS. HOWEVER HE DECIDED TO PURSUE HIS INTEREST IN LAW AND IS NOW A PRACTICING LAWYER.
To whom it may concern,
I was introduced to John Westenhaver, the owner of Football Evaluations by another Big Red football parent. This parent hired John to complete a football evaluation of his son and knew that my son had hopes and dreams to play college football. As a divorced mother of two teens and a high school teacher, I had no idea how to go about helping my son realize his dreams. Luckily, John agreed to meet with us, review the services he could provide for my son and help us to understand more about the football recruiting process. I found John to be quite professional, very knowledgeable about football recruiting and very caring about the goals my son had established for himself. His presentation helped me to understand the uphill battle of landing a football scholarship.
John is honest. He did not promise anything, but rather, explained to us the value of having a professional evaluation so that the college coaches could easily review it and learn the reality of my son’s athletic and football strengths and areas that needed improvement. John wrote a very honest, professional and comprehensive evaluation. This tool has proved to be quite helpful in my son’s recruiting journey. Numerous Division I and II college football coaches were given my son’s game films and the report. Several college coaches knew John and shared positive comments on the concise, well-written report that truly summarized my son’s athletic qualities. Many of them remember Coach Westenhaver as a talented and successful college football coach and were pleased to review his report of my son.
I have learned so very much about the football recruiting process over the past two years. I have also learned that you can’t trust every organization or website that claims they want to help your child make it to the next level. There is tremendous greed in sports promotion. I was contacted by organizations who simply wanted my hard-earned money and could not provide quality service we needed at a crucial time in my son’s life. Luckily, Football Evaluations was different, John Westenhaver took a special interest in my son, created a tool that explained in coaching (scouting) terms what my son could bring to their organization, made phone calls on my son’s behalf, and became a family friend in the process. Our family is blessed to have his friendship and my son’s college career is now a reality. I can’t express my gratitude enough for all that John did to help my son make it to the next level. My son earned a $20,000 scholarship to study at Colgate and play football. John’s report was used by their staff to determine his worth to the Colgate Raider organization.
John and his company, Football Evaluations has my highest recommendation. His efforts were a special part of my son’s success. It was the best investment I made in my son’s recruiting journey to play college football.