Here’s an email preview of Jack Betcha’s story as to how he got the NY Jets to sign USA Eagle Hayden Smith to an NFL contract to play tight end. Listen in tonight at 8 ET on www.fcac.org/radio-fairfax.
From Jack Betcha:
I was sitting in my office one day when I received a call from friend and USA captain Todd Clever, who lives in san diego in the off season. He told me he wanted to stop the office and introduce me to some one. That some one was Hayden Smith who was in town training with Todd before he had to return to London.
When I first set eyes on Hayden, he instantly reminded me of another client in size and stature named Will Yeatman who was playing Tight End for the Dolphins.
Todd told me Hayden is interested in exploring a chance to make a jump to the NFL and wanted my opinion. Im glad he did because I was thinking his body type was perfect for a tight end, which was my former college position.
The first question I asked Hayden was what type of 40 yard sprint he can rum. He said he had been timed once at 4.65. I said if what you say is true then you have a great shot. After he told me his story of how he went from Austraila to the states to play college basketball then on to rugby and the premiership I was even more encouraged.
We exchange contact info I went to work on devising a plan that could maximize his opportunity for a chance at a contract.
2) my office has been contacted by several rugby players. A few from australia and one from england. Nothing has materialize like Hayden’s situation but I am always keeping my eye out for more talent. I may even have a tryout camp in australia and London later this year. But first, let’s see how Hayden does.