RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – For many high school athletes, the dream of playing in college is real.
But what can often be difficult is how to chase it.
An app based in Richmond hopes to change that.
STAC was co-founded by former Trinity Episcopal football teammates Robert de Wolff, who played at VMI, and Bryant Drayton, who played at Ferrum, along with Peter Hanneman.
Former Richmond Spiders wide receiver Jarmal Bevels Jr. is on board as creative director.
The app will launch soon with the goal of leveling the recruiting playing field.
“We know how to connect with these athletes,” de Wolff said, noting that the staff is all under 30. “It is revolutionary and it is entirely focused on the athlete and the athlete being entirely in charge of their recruitment. That’s something that is not seen today.”
Drayton and de Wolff said that the app is tailored to every sport offered by the NCAA, giving coaches the information and video they need to evaluate a potential recruit.
Athletes can pre-register for the free app online at stac.app.