Scout Trout will be arriving in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to meet up with his Pro Quarterback in training/Offensive Coordinator, Jesse Guajardo jr. The two will be heading 8 hours south to the area Scout Trout had his most successful regional mini camp in Oak Hill, Ohio. Ohio has been a hot bed of talent for Scout Trout and we have had a slew of early offers already for our Class of 2018 All-American's and even our young phenom Darrick Boggs, who is in 7th grade, has been receiving mail from some pretty prestigious Universities. Darrick is a extremely hard working young man and is researching the fine Ivy League school's that have been gloating about their prestigious Universities. Texas Christian University has even sent mail Darrick's way, as you will see above in his slideshow of his recent mail. We will be covering his youth game Thursday to prepare us for the main event, which will feature three Scout Trout Prospects in one location. We have three very diverse prospects to cover, who will all be playing College Football and all have unique skill set's. We will also be looking for new prospects to bring on to the Scout Trout Enterprises Militia, to continue building the future of football. After we conclude in the great state of Ohio, we will be heading back to the home of All-State Linebacker Braxton Williams and Tylor Taylor to do some Scout Trout training video's with Coach Jesse Guajardo jr.
East Portsmouth Vs Oak Hill (OH)
This match-up features two Scout Trout All-American Quarterback's in Caleb Johnson and Brady Douthat, who just happen to train during the off-season together and are best friends. East Portsmouth runs more of a passing style of offense and Brady Douthat has been simply brilliant on the gridiron, to be able to lead his team to a 5-1 record. Brady has been accumulating offers almost weekly and looks to build on his impressive resume.His buddy Caleb Johnson has also been offered by various Collegiate institutions and demonstrates a rocket-cannon arm, that has helped lead his team to a 4-2 overall record. Ramsey Sites will be anchoring the defensive line for the Oak Hill Oaks and is probably the quickest/most athletic Defensive Linemen we have overall in our Scout Trout database. Ramsey has been dominating his opponents and has over 50 tackles and 8 sacks halfway through the season. Ramsey will have to supply ample pressure, as Brady has put up 865 yards passing with 18 Touchdown's to only 3 interceptions. With a 60% completion percentage and averaging 5.3 yards per carry with another 4 touchdowns, it will be pivotal for Oak HIll to get pressure on this dyanmic athlete. I want to wish both teams a fair, fun and competitive game, while understanding the honor you have to play this prestigious game at any level.
Will be visiting with All-American Jacob Hall for a Scout Trout live Interview!
Right down the street from Oak Hill, Blake McCoy is one of the best overall football players in our company and can flat our FLY! Hopefully get to catch up with this speedster out of Jackson High School!
Highlight's of Jesse preparing can be found below, he is currently constructing our Scout Trout 2018 playbook and will be coordinating at our event. Jesse is very adept when it comes to different styles of offenses ran at the next level and will be a key part in the development of our young Quarterback's who are attending the event. Jesse has a very strong arm as you will see below and delivers very accurate throws down field. He is very mobile in the pocket and given the opportunity at the pro level, will flourish for his team, on and off the field. Jesse has a winning attitude and it is apparent in his dedication and desire to succeed at a high level. Jesse and I will be calling both games live on Scout Trout Radio and Facebook Live, while we finish piecing together the playbooks for our events. Our first 50 game jersey's have been ordered and will be being worked on the rest of this month. Our original timeline was Halloween and after Scout Trout faced many dilemma's with extortion/theft from ex-partners, we are on track to have our first batch done by Thanksgiving. Our playbook's on the other hand, have been accelerated and will be issued in the next week or two, after condensing these NFL playbook's down, so our players can grasp the concepts.
We will be hosting live radio shows tomorrow evening and all weekend with our Ohio prospects in the area. We also will be streaming the contests live on my Facebook page and embedding the videos to the web site. Last year, Scout Trout had over 800 coaches tune in for the Colorado State 3A Championship! This year should be even better with the quality of prospects we will be covering, out of the GREAT FOOTBALL STATE OF OHIO!
PART Two (IL) - Coming Soon
Trevor Thompson comes to us from Fort Worth, Texas and is the hammer for the Lake County Christian Football team, on Offense and Defense! When you watch Trevor's hudl (I provided my Hudl Log-in in email), you will see ball carriers run into a stout BRICK WALL, as they appear to collapse right to the ground upon contact with this young brute. When lined up at Strong Safety, Trevor can be seen attacking the ball, after reading pass and makes a destuctive play on the receiver. Trevor plays very well in the box and is able to get up field quickly to make plays in the backfield, after identifying the running play. As a Running Back, Trevor is most importantly a tough runner and is able to break tackles, while being capable of ripping off the big touchdown run for his team. His speed, accelearation and vision are able to propel him into the open field, while gaining valuable chunks of yardage for his team. Trevor is able to make a amazingly coordinated play and somehow brings in a tipped ball for a interception, while proceeding to take the ball all the way for a touchdown! Trevor shows great ability as a pass catcher out of the backfield and is certainly a All-Around football player, that deserves a invite to the Scout Trout All-American Showcase-Game in Mobile,Alabama! I am nominating Trevor as a OLB/SS for our game and am excited about the upside on this young man for the next level, as he possesses all of the skill needed to be a BIG TIME College Football player, at any level! Thanks for signing up with Scout Trout and may you have a fantastic rest of the season in the great football State of Texas!
I have learned throughout my 25 years of kicking a football effectively and now better than anyone else in the Universe, that maintaining proper body control is pivotal to develop consistent, yet powerful, accuracy. In order to do this, you must be a master of your mind, as I describe in my article "Defining your process", which I will link below. First, let me break down the technique errors on the three kicks seen above, and then show you the right way, at the bottom of the page. I notice that Nick's hips are definitely in front of shoulders on all three disastrous kicks, which are leaving Jameis Winston bewildered because of the simplicity of making a accurate kick. Former NFL standout Kicker Jay Feely, commented that Folk had missed about 6 kicks in the direction he struggled from in warm ups. With that being the case, it appears that Nick "loaded up" on this first kick and tried to give it the extra strength needed, instead of trusting his technique and kicking the ball with his full-body. Because he missed so widely to the right on the 56 yard field goal, he follows through very choppily; and because he is trying so hard to keep his head "down", he ends up creating lean into the football. This ends up causing the kicker to not have enough room between the ball and his foot, to make adequate contact in the right positioning of the foot (If that makes any sense). The third kick was only from 31 yards, which is an automatic kick for most adult kickers, let alone highly paid NFL Kickers. This kick is filmed much closer and you can really see where Mr.Folk went wrong. In my opinion, Nick should not be using a "stutter" step if he is going to over extend it that far. This causes the plant to end up too deep, and in pressure situations, many forget that this step cannot exceed a "stutter". I typically use more of a rhythmic "tap", to simulate the technique tweak I have made since going to kicking with a barefoot. On this third and final atrocious kick, that is leaving Gerald McCoy speechless, Nick once again "cracks" at the waist and leans into the football. Nick's hips come through and swing right to where the ball winds up going, and he watches it miss the entire way. As you will see in the video below, The LA Chargers kicker is struggling with the exact same dilemma.
There comes a time in a man's life when you must admit that you are not adequately prepared for the task at hand. Nick Folk appears to be out of shape, and I credit that to his recent fall off, as I have been told by older kickers, "there are only so many shots in the cannon". When the body begins to wear down and you know in your head that you cannot physically get the job done, you tend to overdue things, which causes errant golf shots and missed kicks. It very clearly shows that sports agents call the shots, and egregious kicking coaches, who are either becoming ancient in our game or never actually even did the act at a high level. The Buccaneers are about to workout the likes of kickers who have also failed miserably in the past and cycle through the same circle of mud, because of the severe lack of knowledge on what it takes to succeed at a high level as a Professional Kicker.