WHAT WE DO
We Support Student Athletes
The reason G.E.M. Class was founded was to create a platform that emphasized really being there for student athletes and their families. Our scouts are professionals who have been around the industry and know how to handle any of the circumstances that you may feel like are holding you back. G.E.M. Class scouts are continuously tested with NCAA compliancy and recruiting exams to make sure they are at their best for you and your family. When you combine our professional staff with the most cutting-edge recruiting software on the market, we tailor a specialized game plan that is customized for each student athlete, individually, who is looking for help when it comes to your recruiting process. We simply identify student athletes who truly have a chance to play at the next level, and then provide them with the most opportunities to do so. We are committed to delivering each person with a unique experience that produces results.
We Support College Coaches
In a time where college coaches are having a difficult time getting out to see each student athlete perform, we are committed to providing each coach with the ability to seek out student athletes who truly have a chance to play for their programs. We do not believe in mass emailing coaches player profiles of student athletes who may have no interest at all in their program. As a former coach, I know what those emails look like and mean. Coaches are provided with the opportunity to create their own profiles and can navigate our player directory as they please. We provide these coaches with filtering options to make sure they are looking at exactly what they want to see. We provide the most effective line of contact from coaches to players, or players to coaches. Here at G.E.M. Class, we only work with 400 student athletes each grad year across the country to make sure we have the most qualified talent and can provide them with the exact support they are looking for.
Hank Hayes, Father
"Aaron is a straight up kinda guy and will tell you what you need to hear rather than what you want to hear. He's really passionate about his work and wants what's best for his athletes. He will push you and hold you accountable because he cares about you. If you're serious about becoming a collegiate athlete I'd definitely recommend him to help guide you through it.
WHAT OUR ATHLETE'S FAMILIES ARE SAYING...
Candice Griffin, Mother
"I just want to thank Mr. Aaron for guiding my son through his junior and senior year. He has really helped him with his recruiting process. Even through his ACL injury he gave him words of encouragement to keep him going. I just appreciate all the work he has put in to get him where he is.
Paul Pittman, Father
"We have known Aaron since my son's 10th grade year. My son Cameron plays varsity baseball and basketball. Although the recruiting process can be very challenging we were fortunate to be able to have Aaron's expertise to guide us through. He showed a genuine interest in my son and worked to help him obtain his recruiting goals. Aaron is very responsive, provided great communication, and always followed up. I would recommend Aaron to any family or recruit looking for help in the recruiting process.
- Paul Pittman (Cam's Dad)
Brad White, Father
"Coach Ruggles took time to meet us and review our son's film. He helped us select schools and has emailed some of his contacts directly. He responds to our questions promptly and has helped us understand timelines and the process!
- Brad White (Gunners Dad)
Dori Burger, Mother
You can't go wrong with Coach Ruggles to help walk you and your child through the college recruiting process. We've tried the other sites that just sign up just any athlete & take a fee when they really are just hosting your profile. Aaron went the extra mile and actually got to know Matthew and really found out what he wanted from a college and in his athletic career. He was always available and willing to advise our son on all aspects of recruiting - whether it's initial contact, sending out emails, or putting together videos. After our son had what could have been a career ending injury, Aaron continued to keep in touch checking in on his recovery and encourging us along the way.
- Dori & Toni Burger (Parents)