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Utah Football Director Of Player Personnel Shares Advice For High School Players Looking For Exposure

Jul 6, 2021, 3:08 PM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Football’s Director of Player Personnel Robert Blechen spends his days watching high school players with the hope of finding the next great Utah football player.

Blechen hails from a family filled with a rich footballing history as his brother Brian donned the Utah red between the years 2010-14 before embarking on a three-year NFL career.

Robert Blechen has taught himself how to study a prospects film by watching the finer details to decipher whether or not he is cut out for the college ranks. As a high school prospect himself, Blechen had the option to play Division 3 football but opted to bypass the opportunity to further pursue his academics. That decision has led him to where he is today.

Every day, Blechen arrives at the Utah Football facility not knowing what prospect may bless his eyes. He sorts through thousands of prospect’s tapes every week and is constantly looking to add depth and talent to the already existing formidable Utah football roster.

His experiences sorting through film have led him to share advice to prospects looking to catch the attention of division 1 scouts.

“Biggest piece of advice would be to cut your film up weekly,” Blechen told KSL Sports. “Do not wait for a coach to go through your game film. Cut it up yourself, make it easy for them, organize the clips the right way, put your best ones up front, show yourself doing different things.”

Blechen also stated that he “hates” when he goes to watch a high school player’s film but cannot find anything, or has to sort through the clips himself. High school players are much better off putting time aside to market themselves in the most functional manner possible to give themselves the best chance at playing at the next level, according to Blechen.

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