2021 HS FOOTBALL ALL AMERICANS
We have an extremely talented group of 2021 HS football All Americans and were able to identify many players with evident next level talent. Due to the fact that the NCAA granted Seniors an extra year of eligibility due to Covid-19, there are many D1 caliber recruits who had their early scholarship offers unavailable after many college seniors elected to return. I normally have this game planned in it's entirety back in August, but due to Covid-19, time was very limited this year and things came together quickly as far as the venue, as well as many other logistics are concerned. This was not an easy task to put this entire event together, but it all came together and we have around 60 All-Americans who will be competing in the All-American Bowl game. Given I fly out tomorrow, I wanted to preview and release scouting notes on each All-American so college coaches, as well as recruiters can get a better understanding of each All-Americans skill-set and what they bring to the table at the next level.
2021 HS ALL AMERICANS
While a gap year is an option for many 2021 HS All-Americans, there is always a lot of movement without Covid-19 involved after national signing day every year and Coach Dana Holgorsen explained this back in 2018. We also have many elite 2022 & some 2023 recruits who will be playing in the College Football Today & ESPN Plus All-American Bowl game, who have sky-rocketed up recruiting boards across the nation and many have been receiving early offers in the process.
ALL AMERICAN BOWL ROSTERS
The All American Bowl rosters are up on the new All-American-Bowl.com website and the game will be streamed from that platform, as well as a separate page for college coaches on ScoutTrout.com. But let's check out each All-American below and see why I selected them for the fourth All-American Bowl game at Scout Trout Elite & College Football Today.
ALL AMERICAN QUARTERBACKS
Team North All-American Quarterback Ja'Sem Atonio recently decided to commit to Dakota State after winning an Alaskan State Championship. He is one of the most technically sound quarterbacks in his class and is not only a brilliant game manager, but also a big time play-maker who can orchestrate any college style offense to the max. You can read more about the All-American Alaskan QB by clicking HERE and learn more about one of the most humble, as well as talented Quarterbacks I have witnessed in the 2021 football recruiting class. I could write a novel on this young man and I probably will after the conclusion of the 2021 HS Football All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
Team South All-American Quarterback Jace Buck is an all-around athlete at the QB position and is able to whip the football down the field with velocity, as well as extreme precision and touch. Jace exhibits outstanding footwork in the pocket and can deliver quickly released darts in the short passing game. Buck also can line up as a WR and pretty much anywhere on the defensive side of the ball, which makes him a very valuable asset at the next level. I would certainly bring him in as a Freshmen and work him into the offensive rotation, as he eventually would be my starting Quarterback with his outstanding physical abilities at the QB position. Jace did not get to take the field this past season, but had major interest from the likes of Fresno State and many others recently as a top tier 2021 QB recruit in the world of College Football Today. Check out 2021 All-American QB Jack Buck's Junior season highlight's by clicking HERE and see why he was selected as a College Football Today & Scout Trout All-American!
Team North All-American Quarterback - Ty'Quan Wiggins is a late 2021 All-American QB addition that had many major offers and college programs pursuing him before the Covid-19 pandemic hit Florida, but remains eager to compete at the next level. Wiggins is also an extremely humble young man, who has a very similar skill-set to Liberty Quarterback Malik Willis and has an innate ability to escape pressure while being able to deliver accurate bullets down the field. You can see in Ty'Quan's senior season highlight's at Mount Dora Christian, that he has many of the big time athletic attributes of a next dominating Dual-Threat quarterback. Wiggins was also featured on Fox News earlier in the 2020 season and is one day looking to take his talents to the National Football League, after dominating at the collegiate level for 3 to 4 years. After evaluating his SR season highlight's, I could most certainly see that happening if he continues to progress in a college style offense and gets the opportunity to showcase his exhilarating skill-set at any four year collegiate football program.
Team South All-American Quarterback Demetrais Charles - Team South's 2022 All-American Quarterback Demetrais Charles has witnessed his recruitment pick up heavy steam the past few months and could by the next Kyler Murray coming out of the great State of Texas. Charles is able to make quick reads, while using excellent overall footwork and technique to deliver flat line darts to his receiving targets with impeccable timing. He recently shot up the Top 2022 QB recruit rankings on College Football Today RokFin, after proving to have the elite arm strength needed to excel at the D1 college football level. Charles has 4.58, 40 speed and can also operate as a dual-threat QB, which has caught the eyes of Dartmouth College, North Dakota State, New Mexico Highlands, Columbia University, Ohio Dominican, Sam Houston State, Oklahoma Baptist, Northwestern, West Georgia, UTPB & Sul Ross. Click HERE to check out 2022 All-American QB Demetrais Charles and see why he has been a rapidly rising 2022 QB recruit in the world of College Football Today.
Team North All-American Quarterback Kody Kirk is an absolute gunslinger coming out of the great State of Utah and already has had the likes of Chip Kelly inquire about his highly intriguing skill-set at the QB position. I have been following Kody for sometime now and he has continued to excel in the passing game with one of the best overall deliveries in 2022 football recruiting class. Much like Super Bowl winning QB Tom Brady, Kirk is a student of the game and is able to manipulate the defense, while using his elite arm talent to zip the football into tight windows in the defense. Kody also is a rapidly rising 2022 QB recruit and he is on the recruiting board at big time programs like Arizona State, UCLA, Utah State and Northern Iowa. Many others have inquired about Kirk and he will be highly sought after QB come the next NCAA evaluation period. Click HERE to view Kirk's 2022 QB recruiting profile and view his highlight's from his stellar junior season performance.
Team North All-American Quarterback/Safety Sam Hartman will be representing the great State of Nebraska in the All-American Bowl and excels in all facets of the game of American football. He is not only a brilliant dual-threat option quarterback, but also excels over the top as a free safety. Much like Coach Scott Frost, Hartman can transition from QB to Safety with his outstanding overall athletic play on the gridiron and use his football instincts to read plays instinctively. He lacks nothing as a far as a big time dual-threat QB is concerned and his versatility as an overall athlete will make him a dynamic weapon on either side of the football in the world of College Football Today. Hartman also is a very cerebral QB who can move the defense out of position by using subtle pump fakes and deliver the football over the top of the defense with uncanny accuracy. His dual-threat capabilities and awareness are on full display in his junior season highlight's and his dynamic style of play will be able to operate any college style offensive or defensive system at the next level.
Team South All-American Quarterback Brady Dever was able to light up the scoreboard in Texas HS football his Sophomore season and was featured on the Top 2023 QB recruit rankings last re-rank (slide 10). Brady broke many records this past season, but when it comes to mentally being prepared for the next level, I have not found many in his class that exude the work ethic and decisive decision making needed to excel in the world of College Football Today. Dever completed his Sophomore season with 2,081 yards passing and 23 TD's, while only throwing four interceptions the entire 2020 season at Fort Bend Christian. He was able to help lead Fort Bend to a 8-3 record and was able to hurl the pigskin for over 200 yards a game in the very competitive HS football State of Texas. Dever shot up the Top 2023 QB recruit rankings at College Football Today and I believe he will among the elite HS football quarterbacks in the 2023 recruiting class this coming season. Click HERE to view Dever's epic Sophomore season highlight's and why he was selected for the College Football Today All-American Bowl.
ALL-AMERICAN RUNNING BACKS
Team North All-American Running Back Shamar Esbrand-Smith only got to play a handful of games his final season at Archbishop-Spalding, but man was it fun to watch his powerful and explosive downhill style of running on tape. Shamar's 5'11,215 pound frame suits him extremely well as an every down back and as I noted on his recruiting profile, he exhibits the versatility to line up as a tailback, fullback or be utilized as a B-back in the triple option game. He wastes no time hitting the running lane per play design and is very quick, as well highly effective at finding and knifing through the cut-back lane to gain massive chunks of yardage. He proves to have the acceleration, agility and powerful running style that will not only move the chains, but set up an entire offense for instant success in the play-action game. When evaluating his senior season highlight's, it takes multiple defenders to take him to the turf and he is deceptively shifty when motoring his way or trucking over defenders en-route to pay-dirt.
Team South All-American Running Back Dominic Tovar did not get to suit for his senior season in California HS football and possesses all of the athletic characteristics of a big time every down running back in the world of College Football Today. Standing at 6'1,210 pounds, Tovar is also a brutalizing down hill runner who can move the chains for a college offense consistently, as he was able to average over 100 yards per game his junior season. Tovar had over 11.3 yards per carry in his final season of HS football and 11 TD's in only 6 games played, while also excelling as a high octane outside linebacker on the defensive side of the football. After evaluating his highlight's again last night, I realized he also possesses the top end speed needed to pull away from defenders after he is able to burst through the slightest creases in the defensive front. He also wastes no time getting his big and powerful frame moving quickly down hill, which will suit any college style offense in their efforts in moving the football effectively the next four years at the collegiate level. Backs like Tovar and Esbrand-Smith will not only move the football effectively for four quarters, but also wear down a defense and demand they put more defenders up in the 8-man box to attempt to halt their progression. This ultimately will set up the play-action game and open up many passing windows over the top of the defense.
Team South All-American Running Back Levi Berryhill was one of the top running backs in the State of Alabama in his SR season and recently was the top performer as a receiver in his last All-Star game appearance. He fits both the mold of a tough down hill runner, as well as a exceptional receiving target out of the backfield or while lined up in the slot. Berryhill not only possesses 4.5 speed, but also is a very keen and deceptive runner when setting up defenders to burst through the cut-back lanes. Levi can stop and start at a moments notice and when given the slightest crease, take the football the distance at any given moment. Berryhill was also one of the best best kick returners in the State of Alabama and exhibited some of the best ball carrier vision I have witnessed on tape when skedaddling his way through the opposing teams kickoff coverage. Given that Levi is one of the best receiving targets coming out of the backfield in the nation, he fits the prototypical mold of a heavily utilized All-Purpose back and is guaranteed to be automatic offense at the collegiate level. Check out Top 2021 All-American RB Levi Berryhill in the Top 2021 RB recruits database and click HERE to view his 2021 SR season highlight's at Lexington HS in Alabama.
Team South All-American Running Back Caleb Texada is the best 2022 RB coming out the State of Texas when it comes to being able to take the ball to the house with his game changing speed. Texada runs a true 4.4, 40 yard dash and it was clearly evident in his 2020 highlight's that he possesses all of the traits needed to be significant factor as an offensive weapon in the world of College Football Today. Caleb touched the football 169 times on the offensive side of the ball and was able to average over 9 yards per carry or reception. When you factor in that it only takes 10 yards to get a first down, you cannot deny the fact that players like Texada can take over a football game from start to finish with their uncanny athletic ability and synaptic-ally quick decision making. He already has Duke, Princeton, Furman, Dartmouth, Yale, Furman, Marshall, Harvard, LA Tech, Tulane, TCU, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston St, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word & UTEP recruiting him and is one of the most electrifying offensive football players I have ever evaluated on tape. Texada also is very active in his community and in his church, which is why you won't see him on Twitter very often, but rather learning and leading in a positive fashion that is highly conducive to helping lead his teams to victory in the world of College Football Today. Check out Caleb in the Top 2022 RB recruit database by clicking HERE!
Team North All-American Running Back Colin Ludvik had a breakout junior season and was able to rush for nearly 1,500 yards and found the end-zone a total of 17 times in the highly talented State of Nebraska. Ludvik is another young man who is extremely shifty and able to avoid defenders by making quick cuts when wiggling his way through traffic for massive chunks of yardage. Colin also possesses the power to break through would be tacklers and is able to set defenders up with his very keen, as well as athletic style of running. He is another back that wastes no time getting the ball moving down hill through the running lanes and his off the charts agility makes him extremely hard for defenders to gauge when in pursuit. Colin is also a significant factor in the passing game and can be utilized in the quick screen game to get lost behind a wall of mammoth offensive linemen, much like the former D2 football All-American at Chadron State and Super Bowl winning running back Danny Woodhead. When you examine the toughness that Ludvik exudes in his running style, you start to see what could be another Super Bowl winning brilliant offensive weapon. Colin's 2022 recruiting profile is being added after the release of the All-American Bowl recruiting and scouting notes. Click HERE to view Colin's junior season highlight's and why he was selected for the College Football Today & Scout Trout Elite All-American Bowl game.
Team North All-American running back Montell Essex-Benjamin also fits the mold of a big time every down back in the world of College Football Today and uses his explosive style of running, along with brute force to plow his way through opposing defenses in the very talented State of Missouri. When you witness his excellent rugby style tackling technique as a linebacker, you start to see the many ways that Benjamin could potentially be a high level contributor to a college football team. But even though it's not my decision, I believe Montell is best suited as an every down running back that is guaranteed to pick up yardage with his power, speed and agility when bursting through the defensive line. I do believe he would make one heck of OLB or SS with his toughness and excellent play recognition abilities, which makes him one of the most versatile 2022 football recruits coming out of the State of Missouri. See exactly what I am talking about in his junior season highlight's by clicking HERE and check out his recruiting profile in the Top 2022 RB recruits database!
Team North All-American RB Myles Arterberry is one of the best running backs in the State of Texas in the 2023 recruiting class and has been climbing hundreds of college teams recruiting boards nationally. In evaluating Myles for over a full year, he is one best overall route runners out of the slot and has exceptional pass catch abilities, while also having the capabilities to be an every down running back at the next level. In only his Sophomore season in the very talented Klein HS backfield, Arterberry was able to average over 5 yards per carry and proved to be one the top 2023 rising RB recruits in the nation. He is another back who is able to keenly set up his blockers and use his athletic prowess to burst through the running lanes for big gains in the running game. Myles also isn't afraid to lower his shoulder and take defenders for a ride down the field, as he is able to pick up a significant amount of yardage after contact. Myles is one of top ranked 2023 RB recruits on College Football Today RokFin and possesses many of the skills of the best running backs at the collegiate and NFL levels. Check out his Sophomore season highlight's at Klein HS by clicking HERE and visit the Top 2023 RB recruits database for additional recruiting information.
ALL-AMERICAN WR's & TE's
Team North All-American wide receiver Rontavious Benjamin I compared to a young Jerry Jeudy at the start of the 2020 football season and I believe he has the play making abilities to be an All-American at the D1 football level. Benjamin has earned D1 offers from Army & Gardner-Webb and will be a significant factor his Freshmen season with whatever team he is lucky enough to land his diverse skill-set at the receiver position. Rontavious has the ability to take the top off a defense with his 4.4 speed out on the edge and is able to make tough catches in heavy traffic with his impeccable concentration. His ball skill over the top of defenders are some of the best I have witnessed in the 2021 football recruiting class and he also is able to create separation from defenders with his exceptional route running abilities. Benajmin is a high priority for Army football not only because of his uncanny receiving abilities, but he is also is extremely physical as a run blocker and checks all the boxes to potentially become an elite NFL wide receiver prospect heading into his NFL Draft class. Check out All-American Wide Receiver Rontavious Benjamin in the Top 2021 WR recruits database by clicking HERE!
Team North All-American wide receiver Jordan Holland won the Alaskan State Gatorade Player of The Year Award and was All-American QB Jasem Atonio's go to target en-route to their Alaskan State title. He was first listed in the Top 2021 ATH recruit database because of his lock-down and play-making abilities at the defensive back position, but will prove to be one of the best receivers in the nation at the collegiate level. Holland is able to quickly explode off the line of scrimmage and get into his route progression, while using his burst, agility and top end speed to create significant separation from opposing defensive backs. The last time I had checked he had received four offers thus far and can realistically line up at any receiver position on the field, as well as defensive back with his brilliant route running abilities and gritty competitiveness. He is one of the toughest receivers to cover that I have evaluated on tape in the 2021 recruiting class and proved to have superior concentration when making big plays down the field for the Alaskan State Champion East Anchorage football team. No matter where Jordan Holland lands at the next level, his work ethic, competitiveness and overall desire to succeed could one day see him drafted into the National Football League.
Team South All-American Tight End Danny Millea is another young man who did not get to see the football field in his senior season and was the go to receiver for 2022 All-American QB Sam Whitney during their amazing careers at Mira Costa HS. Danny's skill-set can be heavily utilized as both an H-Back and TE, as he is a complete football player in both the run and passing game, as he is not afraid to move men against their will in the trenches. But what makes Danny an elite 2021 receiving target is his ability to find the soft spots in the defense and make extremely tough catches in traffic, while being able to absorb heavily blows from defense-men. Millea does a fantastic job setting up his routes and then breaking back to his intended destination to create separation from defenders, while having the frame and high pointing abilities needed to create significant passing windows for his QB. What is great about big bodied receivers like Danny, who can line up at TE or in the Slot, is he can always find a way to work himself open and shield off defenders even when he appears to be completely covered. In knowing the type of offensive system that Mira Costa runs, Millea is fully prepared to play at the collegiate level and has all of the tools both mentally, as well as athletically to be a big time receiving target in the world of College Football Today. Check out Millea's 2021 All-American Tight End recrutiing profile by clicking HERE!
Team North All-American wide receiver Sean Saise proved throughout his historic high school career to be able to make all the big time catches needed to excel at the collegiate level. Sean is another Top 2021 WR recruit who did not get the opportunity to take the field this past season, but has been receiving offers as of late and uses his 6'3,180 pound frame masterfully in the passing game. Saise is also a top tier 2021 safety recruit due to his ability to cover a vast amount of space extremely quickly and read plays instinctively, while using his ball hawking abilities to create turnovers or break up passes. His overall physicality on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball will translate extremely well to the collegiate game and he proves to have the versatility, as well as the toughness as one of the most complete 2021 football recruits I have evaluated on tape. When projecting what he could pan out to be at the next level, I love him over the top of the defense and he has proven to be one the best route runners in the extremely talented football State of California, which in my opinion makes him a game-changer on either side of the football at the collegiate level.
Team South All-American WR/TE Cole Spence has earned offer from Akron, Buffalo, Tulane, Rice, UAB, Troy, Central Florida, South Florida, Fordham, Columbia, Jacksonville State, Dartmouth, Lehigh & Penn the last time I checked and could be the number one receiving target in the entire 2022 football recruiting class. He lacks nothing in all facets of the game of American football as far as top tier TE's are concerned and is able to simply torch any defender in one on one match-ups. His route running skills at 6'6,220 pounds are nearly impossible for defenders to match-up with and in all fairness, I don't see many at the college level now that wouldn't struggle to shut him down for four straight quarters. Given that with the right quarterback throwing him open to a spot it is nearly impossible to defend him with his God given enormous catch radius, Spence demands a double team, which ultimately will create wide open gaps for other receiving targets to make plays down field. He is one of the best in the nation at creating separation and has an innate ability to go up over the top of defenders to high point the football, while also possessing a mind-boggling 4.0 GPA and 34 ACT score. Throughout my career in recruiting and football scouting, I have not seen any with the body of work that Cole Spence has put together thus far and he could be the number one overall 2022 football recruit after the All-American Bowl game is completed. Check out Top 2022 TE recruit Cole Spence in the Top 2022 TE recruit database by clicking HERE! (offers need fixed).
Team South All-American WR/K/P Devery Cagle is the best receiving target coming out of the Carolina's in the 2022 football recruiting class and also is one of the top 2022 specialist recruits in the nation. Devery is a very agile and keen route runner, who already is able to run many college style option routes and work himself to the open spot of the field to give his QB the passing window needed to deliver the football. What I find extremely special about Cagle's receiving talents is his impeccable concentration and ability to track the football in flight, as well as his ability to strike a football consistently from 55 yards out on field goal attempts. There are not too many with his skill-set in the United States of America, which can be utilized offensively and in all facets of the special teams game. Devery is also masterful at pinning teams deep inside the 20 when executing pooch punts and is one of the top return men in the State of South Carolina. With Cagle's very impressive 4.71 GPA, he has accumulated interest from some of the top academic intuitions in the world and could arguably be the most coveted specialists recruit come the April evaluation period. I like Devery working out of the slot in most college style offenses, but especially in the run & shoot or air raid concepts where he gets to make quick decisions based off of the defensive coverage's. He is an extremely decisive and quick witted receiver, who will prove to be an elite receiving target in the world of College Football Today. Check out Devery Cagle's recruiting profile in the Top 2022 ATH recruits database by clicking HERE!
Team North All-American TE/LB Jacob Lowe was named to the Orlando Sentinel Super 60 team and is the prototypical receiving and sledge hammer H-back that college coaches across the nation utilize heavily in various offensive sets. Lowe is also one of the Top 2022 LB recruits in the nation and is another high academic football recruit who possesses a 4.17 GPA and 29 ACT score. His football combine numbers are already NFL caliber at 6'2" and nearly 230 pounds, as he is one of the most gifted overall athletes coming out of the talent rich State of Florida. Lowe already has an offer from Jacksonville State on the table and the likes of Stanford, as well as many other high academic football programs recruiting him nationally which can be found on his recruiting profile. Jake's ability to pounce off the ground quickly and locate the football with his impeccable concentration, while exhibiting outstanding body control has been able to set him apart from many in the 2022 football recruiting class and I expect him to be one of the fastest rising 2022 ATH recruits in the nation come the next NCAA evaluation period. Given that Jake's father used to be a full time Navy football scout, Lowe is being trained in a way that is tough to match mentally and will prove to be a pivotal cog in any college offenses wheel in the world of College Football Today.
Team South All-American WR Donovan Williams holds an offer from Southern Miss according to Rivals.com and also is another 2021 All-American who did not get a chance to play his senior season. Williams is listed as a 3 star DB, but from evaluating his junior season highlights, Williams is definitely an elite wide receiver and has the speed to shred a defense over the the top. Donovan runs very crisp routes out of the slot receiver position and is able to explode off the line of scrimmage before creating separation from defenders with his explosive overall athletic skill-set. He proves to be able to haul in the tough passes in traffic and is able to locate the football quickly after clearing defenders, while possessing the top end speed to take the ball the distance on any given play. Williams probably is an excellent defensive back, but he also certainly fits the mold of an elite D1 wide receiver and I am eager to evaluate his overall skill-set this week in San Antonio, Texas. Click HERE to view Donovan's junior season highlight's at Sierra Chatworth HS in Chatsworth, California.
Team North All-American WR/Edge rusher Trent Scheuerman was extremely impressive in last year's College Football Today All-American Bowl in Memphis working out of the slot and is one of the most versatile 2022 recruits out of the talent rich State of Georgia. I have evaluated him at various positions on the football field and I believe his ability to play WR/OLB/TE or DE come from his extremely high football IQ. When I go and look at Trent's Twitter, he has been consistently training his body, technique and skill-set to become an elite college football receiving target. At 6'3'210 pounds, Trent has been able to show his true toughness as an overall football player when coming off the edge and has sub 4.7 speed, along with outstanding route running that project him as another excellent H-back that can line up anywhere on the offensive side of the football. Trent will be playing primarily in the slot and also will be used at the H-Back/TE position in various sets in the 2021 All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. I have evaluated Trent at many positions and I believe with his skills as an inside or outside receiver will benefit any collegiate team in the world of College Football Today. Click HERE to view All-American Slot/TE Trent Scheuerman's recruiting profile in the Top 2022 ATH recruit database and see why so many prestigious college football programs are recruiting him.
Team North All-American WR/DB Josh Thomsen is another extremely gifted overall athlete recruit who excels on both sides of the football for Logan HS in Utah. Thomsen is able to identify plays quickly and is able to react with outstanding burst out of his back pedal, while not being afraid to come up to make sure tackles at the line of scrimmage. Josh also is very adept in man to man coverage and utilizes outstanding jam technique, while also being able to flip and stay inside the receivers hip pocket. When lined up in the slot receiver position he is able to use his speed to get over the top of defenders, while being able to quickly locate All-American QB Kody Kirk's perfectly placed deep balls. The two are a magnificent combo and have built impeccable timing throughout the years, as Josh can be thrown open to any part of the field and locate the incoming air mail while avoiding heavy traffic. He also possesses the wiggle and burst to knife through defenders and produce yards after the catch, while also excelling in the return game. There is not much Josh cannot do on the football field and is yet another high caliber ATH recruit that can excel at multiple positions for any collegiate football team. Click HERE to view Thomsen's junior season highlight's!
Team North All-American Linebacker Josef Tena is one of the most athletic as well as physically dominating linebacker recruits on the west coast and recently earned a D1 offer from Long Island U. Tena is able to diagnose offensive plays instinctively and shoot into opposing teams backfields, while being an extremely destructive force in the process. Josef is a very sound tackling machine who can line up at any linebacker position on the field, as well as come off the edge to cause mayhem on his opposition. He exhibits a very high motor and extremely good lateral movement at the LB position and keeps his legs churning to finish tackles. His overall athletics are noted on his Top 2021 LB recruiting profile, which help even further project what Tena is capable of at the college football level and possibly the NFL. In speaking with him and evaluating his process for well over a year now, Josef is an extremely humble young man and one of the hardest working I have found in the 2021 football recruiting class. Josef also is another high academic student who possesses a 4.20 GPA and 1170 SAT score, while also proving to have an extremely high football IQ. Given the fact that this will be Josef's only game this season, he is ready to preform and I am extremely excited to coach him in the 2021 All-American Bowl game. Click HERE to view 2021 All-American LB Josef Tena's junior season highlight's and see why he was selected as College Football Today All-American.
Team North All-American Linebacker Bladen Stubbs is one of the best high school football players from the great State of Alaska and was the leader of the Alaskan State champion East Anchorage football team's defense. Stubbs is another instinctual linebacker who excels in both run and pass coverage, as he is able to break quickly on the football upon play recognition. Stubbs was a turnover machine in his senior campaign and proved to have the agility, as well as awareness to be able to cover in the pass happy world of College Football Today. Bladen also is also a very sure tackler, but can be seen very keenly punching the ball loose from opposing ball carriers and is one of the more complete linebackers in the 2021 football recruiting class. He was virtually unblock-able all season long and was able to shoot running lanes with outstanding acceleration to bring opposing teams ball carriers to a screeching halt. I am eager to meet and Coach Bladen in the 2021 All-American Bowl and watch him compete at the collegiate level, as he has earned many offers and is truly a diamond in the rough. Check out Bladen's Alaskan athlete profile by clicking HERE and his Top 2021 LB recruit profile by clicking HERE!
Team South All-American LB Joey Ondrejik is one of the most athletically gifted LB/SS recruits in the 2021 recruiting class and one of the fastest track athletes in the State of Texas. He projects extremely well as an OLB or Strong Safety and has been receiving many offers to play collegiate football, as well as for Track & Field. Ondrejik stand nearly 6'5 and weighs in at 190 pounds, which makes him a highly intriguing edge prospect with his overall length and athletic skill-set. Which is part of the reason he recently earned a D1 offer from New Mexico and was selected for the 2021 College Football Today All-American Bowl game. I also believe with Joey's speed, he could easily roll back to Free Safety and be able to cover a vast amount of space in a hurry, while also being physically imposing on most receiving targets at the next level. Click HERE to view Joey's Top 2021 Linebacker recruit profile and see why I think Ondrejik has the overall capabilities to be a major contributor on the defensive side of the football in the world of College Football Today.
All-American Team North LB/ATH Mitchell Cleaver is arguably one the most overall athletically gifted football recruits coming out of the mid-west and recently posted a blistering verified 4.16 shuttle time and can throw up 225 a total of 12 times on bench press. He also runs a 4.5,40 yard dash and has posted a 6.21 L-Drill, which is the best I have seen in the nation in the 2021 football recruiting class. Cleaver's athletic skill-set can be used in a variety of ways at the next level, but he projects extremely well as a hard hitting free safety who can deliver bone shattering tackles. His blazing speed and uncanny agility have also been utilized heavily in the run game at Dear-Creek Mackinaw high school, as he is the total package football player when it comes to his abilities on both sides of the football. Cleaver was originally on Team South, but due to Covid-19 and some players having to stay at home, I have moved him to Team North and he will be starting at Strong Safety. We also will be using his uncanny athletic abilities on the offensive side of the football and I am extremely excited to watch him compete this weekend in the 2021 College Football Today All-American Bowl game! Click HERE to view Cleaver's Top 2021 ATH recruit profile, which will be updated shortly with his new combine stats and offers!
Team South All-American LB/TE Amari Agha excels at both the linebacker and tight end position, which was able to earn him first team All-District honors in the extremely talented State of Texas. Agha possesses an extremely high football IQ and is able to read plays quickly, while possessing exceptional overall closing speed. Amari recently committed to Texas Lutheran and is another sound academic All-American recruit, who possesses a 3.2 GPA and 1120 SAT score. I was really impressed with Agha's ball skills in the passing game and ability to make all of the tough college style catches that you will witness in his senior year highlight's, which project him to be an instant contributor on either side of the football. After locating Amari late in the recruiting process and speaking to him multiple times, he is also one of the most humble and bright students of the game in the 2021 football recruiting class. I am very eager to coach Agha and watch him get to play another brilliant game in the College Football Today All-American Bowl on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. CST. Click HERE to view Amari's Top 2021 Linebacker recruiting profile and make sure to check him out this weekend down in San Antonio, Texas!
Team South All-American Linebacker Anthony Rodriguez is yet another All-American 2021 recruit, who excels on both sides of the football in the great State of Texas. Anthony was named All-District after his epic career at Holy Cross HS in San Antonio, Texas and also happens to be one of the most respectful young men I have gotten the privilege to communicate with for the fourth College Football Today All-American Bowl game. Anthony is one of the toughest players you will evaluate on tape and is able to quickly detach from blockers by either brutalizing his opponent or by using swift finesse moves to win one on one match-ups. His overall agility and lateral movement are off the charts, while he also possesses extremely quick reflexes when bending back and launching his body in the air to make tackles. Anthony is also very disruptive when blitzing and coming downhill to wreak havoc in the opposing teams backfield. You can see why Anthony was selected as a 2021 College Football Today All-American LB by clicking HERE, as he plays the game with an extremely high motor and fire needed to excel significantly at the collegiate level.
Team North All-American LB Zach Malpica is one of the toughest linebackers I have evaluated on tape and possesses the brute strength, grit and tenacity to excel mightily in the world of College Football Today. Malpica already holds a D1 offer from FAU, but has shot up my Top 2022 LB recruit rankings after watching his junior season highlight's. Even though I have not released the new rankings yet, Zach could be cracking the top five at least, as he is one of the best middle linebackers I have witnessed when terrorizing lead blockers. What is most impressive about his style of play at the LB position is the near flawless technique he uses and leverage he is able to gain upon engaging with oncoming blockers. He is also able to quickly detach and find ball carriers, while possessing the sure tackling abilities that only the best in the NFL throughout the years have exhibited. Malpica is also a sledgehammer H-Back and Tight End, who I will be using in various sets offensively in the 2021 College Football Today All-American Bowl game. Click HERE to view Zach's junior season highlight's and see why he was selected to compete in this year's 2021 College Football Today All-American Bowl game.
All-American Linebacker John Paul Janik is another dominating linebacker out of the talent rich State of Florida, who possesses outstanding overall technique as well as the ability to come off the edge and can play practically anywhere on the defensive side of the football. Through 13 games, Janik has been able to produce stellar numbers and has tallied 84 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 8 sacks and 49 QB hurries. John Paul possesses ridiculous closing speed coming off the edge and is able to cover ground rapidly when closing in on quarterbacks or ball carries, which has caught the eye of many top programs across the landscape of College Football Today. He plays with very combative hands in the trenches and is able to quickly maneuver past defenders, while locating the football to pummel ball carriers viciously to the turf. You can witness him lined up all over the field in his junior season highlight's at Gulf Coast HS in Florida and watch his excellent overall tackling abilities, as well as his extremely high motor on full display. His 4.52 GPA has been nationally recognized by nearly every high academic football program in the nation and you can learn more on why he was selected to play in the College Football Today All-American Bowl on his Top 2022 LB recruit profile by clicking HERE!
Team North All-American Linebacker Aidan Davies is another stellar overall LB recruit, who can fit in a multitude of ways on a dynamic college style defense and recently caught the eye of the Nebraska Huskers coaching staff. Many other top tier college football programs have started recruiting Davies, but what impressed me most about him is the overall diverse skill-set that portrays to being a high octane force on the defensive side of the football. When evaluating his junior season highlight's, everything Davies runs into gets knocked to the ground rapidly, as he one of the most physical linebackers in the nation. He also plays with outstanding leverage and his tenacious style of play has also been utilized on the defensive line, as he plays with an unmatched fire that is extremely hard to slow down. I love the way he is able to quickly shed blockers and bust his way through traffic, while keeping his eyes on the play design and using his sonic acceleration to quickly close on the football to pummel his opponents. He does an excellent job in zone coverage schemes in keeping his head on the football, while exhibiting the hip flexion and mobility needed to be a dominating college linebacker. Click HERE to see why so many big time college football programs are eyeing Aidan Davies as their next shutdown LB and why he was selected for the 2021 College Football Today All-American Bowl game.
Team South All-American Linebacker Cameron Burkes has flown under the radar until recently and now is one of the fastest rising 2023 linebacker recruits in all of College Football Today. Burkes stand a little bit over 6'0 and has recently weighed in at 220, but has ran a verified 4.69, 40 yard dash and has caught the eyes of Liberty, Coastal Carolina, Houston, Texas A&M, Lamar & Stephen F. Austin's football coaches staffs. He is the best 2023 linebacker in the State of Texas after evaluating his highlight's and also is a standout Rugby player, who is able to bring the proper tackling technique back over to the gridiron on Texas HS Football. When you watch his Sophomore season highlight's on his Top 2023 LB recruiting profile, you will witness his rapid closing speed and the hog tying tackling technique that no ball carrier is capable of escaping. His lateral speed and play-making ability are off the charts for such a young age and he will be one most recruited players in the nation with his early body of work that he has produced in the toughest high school football division in the best football State in the United States of America. Cameron is also a very high academic football recruit, who possesses a 3.79 GPA and is the most physically dominating linebackers in the 2023 football recruiting class. If this young man isn't considered a five star football recruit by the time he reaches his senior season, everyone in the college football recruiting business should be taken off the internet and fired from their duties.
Team North All-American Linebacker Malcolm McCain is also another rapidly rising 2023 linebacker recruit, who is one of the most athletically gifted and terrorizing forces of nature coming out of the talent rich State of Georgia. He comes from a long line of brilliant student-athletes and also possesses a 3.875 GPA, which is combined with a mind-boggling 1220 SAT score. Malcolm is one of the only players in the 2023 recruiting class that possesses IVY League grades, which is combined with D1 caliber play on the gridiron of Georgia HS football. He has proven to be an elite edge rusher this past year on the Brockwood Varsity defense and is one of the best I have witnessed on tape at collapsing the opposing teams pocket. His rapid acceleration and closing speed can be visibly seen in last seasons highlight's, as he is another defensive player who can practically line up anywhere on the field with his dynamic athletic skill-set. Malcolm is also a top tier 2023 running back recruit and uses the same tenacity to bust his way through the defense, while playing with the tenacity needed to excel on either side of the football in the world of College Football Today. Click HERE to view Malcolm's sophomore season highlight's and see why he was selected to play in this year's College Football Today & Scout Trout Elite All-American Bowl game in San Antonio, Texas.
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