Offers came in from the schools below, thus far.
First off, The Ole Miss Rebels are masterful at producing next level players and Lloyd Murray is nothing less than a 5-Star prospect when you evaluate his style of play. With the amount of D1 FBS offers Murray has received and the talent he exhibits with his teammates for the Hirschi Huskies is remarkable and just happened to remind me of one of my former teammates and the success we had overall as unit at Hargrave Military Academy. Things were not easy at first, adjusting to 5:00AM wake-ups to march to breakfast, attending classes and rigorous military discipline, and then a 2 mile up-hill walk to football practice. Coach Prunty made sure practices were 100 times harder then the games we played and produced Ole Miss products Jerrell Powe and John Jerry–two of my favorite linemen that I got the privilege to watch compete in the National Football League. Murray reminds me a lot of Jerrell Powe in the way he can control a game from the interior line. When I first evaluated Murray, I witnessed a young athletic defensive tackle, who was extremely quick off the football and showed supreme upper body strength.
The ability to move at 310LBS on the interior line is quite fun to watch, as Lloyd Murray pummels his opponents and the impact he brings upon contact is something I also witnessed in Jerrell Powe and Callahan Bright, while at Hargrave Military Academy. When you watch Lloyd Murray's aggressiveness towards the football below and how quickly he can closes in on the ball carrier, he appears to be a top linebacking prospect with his overall agility. Upon engagement, Lloyd still has a vicious "punch" as he stays low and has great hand placement in order to drive his opponent into the backfield and is extremely quick to the football for his size. Jerrell and Murray have a lot in common athletically and Jerrell could play at 380LBS and still have been effective. But, if Murray can keep his athletics at the skill they are now, while maintaining at least a weight of 330LBS or under, he will be the best defensive tackles in ALL of college football, as his offer list states. Knowing the interior line and their assignments to make a defense thrive in college football, Murray has all the tools to create disruption for opponents nationally just as his predecessor Powe did at Ole Miss and the National Football League.
Silva comes to us from William Floyd HS in New York and will be a extremely valuable addition to any collegiate offense and/or defense. Nick Silva is the epitome of a complete running back and is capable of controlling a football game on the ground from start to finish. Nick could very well be used as a Fullback at the next level, as he would fit perfect as a Georgia Tech style triple-option super back. Silva Bench pressed 225LBS 15 times and keeps his powerful legs churning to break through tackles, as a knife slides through butter. On the very first play of his highlights above, Silva is seen hitting the hole with great acceleration, while using great agility and strength to break free of defenders. He then lowers his shoulder and shows outstanding lower body power to run right over the defender, to make his way all the way to the end zone for the score. Silva shows his short yardage ability on the goal line the very next play and is able to bull-doze through THREE defenders, on his way for one of his 40 Touchdowns for his historic career to this point. Nick is also a very keen linebacker, who has a great football IQ that is shown on the next play of his highlight's. You can see Nick's head keying on the motion man and he is able to make a great break on the football, after very quickly identifying the play. After, Nick makes a beautiful interception and is able to take the ball back for a touchdown. Silva is seen firing through the "A" gap on the very next play and is in the backfield so quickly, the ball carrier never has a chance to secure the ball, as Nick pummels his opponent into fumbling the football. I love Nick's "in and out" style of running, while maneuvering through traffic, as he is extremely tough to bring down once he gets into the open field. Silva shows his ability in the screen game, after another exhilarating touchdown run and great awareness in moving the ball to the proper arm, while welcoming the on-coming safety with a BRUTAL stiff arm! Silva is able to identify the cut-back lane and also can change directions in a flash, while still being able to accelerate to escape the inferior defenders. Silva is one of those powerful backs, who possesses the rare ability to completely wear out a defense at the next level. He is not your typical ground and pound back thou, as at any given moment he will take advantage of a defenders over-pursuit and break into daylight for a long gain. At 1:49 into his film, Nick once again hits the designed running lane very quickly only to find nowhere to run. He is able to then make one of the best spin moves I have seen in the box out of a Class of 2019 running back and uses his stiff arm, while running through three defenders who appear to fear this authoritative back from Mastic Beach, NY. Silva makes another thrilling play on defense the very next play and once again, makes a decisive read on the ball and shows great concentration making the interception on the deflected pass. The beauty about Nick's play on the gridiron is a very compelling mix of old school football, that combines some of the best athletics and football IQ I have witnessed on tape out of the Northeast region of America. With the ability to do so many things on a football field it is going to be a honor to work with this young man, as I have now officially nominated him, as a Scout Trout Early Selection All-American! Since 8th grade Nick has dominated with the football in his hands and knows the game of football so well, that he is able to switch sides of the ball and DOMINATE on the other side of the football, as a Linebacker. This fabulous prospect is destined for great things on either side of the football and with a 3.62 GPA, is another "Total Package" prospect that we have identified, as a ELITE COLLEGE Football prospect for the Class of 2019. The tackling technique alone that Sliva uses, after expeditiously identifying plays at linebacker, reminds me of Brain Urlacher, who was a safety at U of New Mexico and and also a Hall of Fame linebacker for the Chicago Bears. Congrats on being selected as a Class of 2019 Scout Trout Early All-American nomination and keep progressing quicker then your competitors, on and off the field to create your path to greatness in the world of collegiate football.
Jalen Barton comes to the Scout Trout All-American Bowl roster from Enterprise High School in the great football state of Alabama! Barton is an extremely fluent and gifted runner when working out of the Gun-Spread formation and is able to hit the designed running lane with great acceleration, which is combine with a very powerful style of running. The read/option attack, which is used heavily in today's world of college football, is displayed heavily above in his exhilarating footage from his junior season. Once Barton squares his shoulders and gets moving downfield, he is seen very keenly using the cut-back to gain extra chunks of yards moving the chains for the Enterprise HS Wildcats! When used in short yardage or down by the goal line, Barton will slice through your defense, as he often gets through the hole so quickly, the defensive linemen are not even out of their stance yet! Once he arrives at the "second level", the linebackers are in for a tenacious battle, as Jalen Barton will not be deterred from his final destination. Jalen can be seen executing another read/option play at around :56 seconds and proves to also be a battering ram of a blocker! He uses excellent technique and engages with perfect leverage, while using great hand placement, ensuring the defender cannot come from the backside to make a play on his QB. After a great cut-block, Barton can bee seen getting to the outside and lowering his shoulder, showing that he does not shy away from contact and loves to gain those tough extra yards. Barton is an excellent receiver out of the backfield and you can witness him run a beautiful "out and up" out of the backfield at Troy Universities OTA's. Barton is able to sell the out extremely well on the first part of route and then with the defender still in perfect positioning, make a remarkable over-the-shoulder snag for a TOUCHDOWN! Jalen Barton also shows a great ability to pick up on-coming pass rushers and is able to stop them right in their tracks with his superior blocking technique. Barton is a every down back, that can be used in all three facets that play a critical role in a college style offense, as far a running back is concerned. He is a tremendous runner and can move the chains regularly for your offense, while also being a dynamic receiver, whom I could also see lining up in the slot. When you combine this with his blocking abilities and 3.62 GPA, you have a COMPLETE TOTAL PACKAGE Running Back for the Class of 2019! Congrats Jalen Barton on being selected, as a 2019 Scout Trout Early All-American Selection, and I am excited to work with him going forward into what is going to be a glorious senior campaign on the gridiron!
Justin Cuellar has had an amazing overall career playing for Big Spring High School and is looking to bring his aggressive style of play to the collegiate level. Cuellar shows great tackling ability for a defensive back and gets the football very quickly, as his acceleration is some of the best you will see at the high school level. Justin shows great overall balance as a ball carrier and can change direction in a instant, as seen on the second play of high final chapter highlights. Justin comes off the corner on the next play of his tape and is able to get to the QB very quickly for a sack! Justin would work great as a Nickel back, at the next level and show the athletic prowess to get the job done at high capacity. Justin shows great intensity and speed coming off the edge and tracking the ball carrier down from behind a few plays later–once again being able to make a great play on the ball using superior athleticism. Justin reminds me of Tyrann Mathieu in the way he flies to the football and makes aggressive plays for his defense. He is not afraid to play up in the box and will light you up when give the opportunity. Justin is an outstanding overall ball player, who is looking to prove he not only compete at the college level, but create valuable turnovers for his team and bring intensity into every battle. We welcome Class of 2018 standout high school football player, Justin Cuellar to the Scout Trout family!
The NCAA allows a one year grace period before your "NCAA running eligibility clock begins", this means you still have 5 years to play football for 4 years, if you still want to continue to get better and play collegiate football.
NCSA Recruiting Scam
The world of College football is much larger than what most of us see on TV. The fact of the matter is, high school football is much larger outside of that. NCAA College Football Programs are allowed to have 28 National letter of intents on signing day. Doing the math, there are over 1,000,000 football players in America. There are 128 FBS programs in America that this rule applies to, and with 28 spots in each program, only 3,584 high school football players per year receive scholarships--meaning you have less then a 3% chance of playing D1 ball. This year, only around 75% of those players who signed on signing day, received a football scholarship and the rest are walking on. Even if you are the number one player on your team, there are 14,000 high school football teams in America each with one or more super star athlete. So how do you stand out from hundreds of thousands of student athletes?
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Sam Reed has been nominated as a Scout Trout Early Selection All-American because of his ability to completely take the top off a defense as well as his outstanding ball skills used to go up and win toss-ups that are won or lost in the air. Standing at 6'2,170LBS with about 10 more pounds of added muscle, Reed will be a big time deep threat at the division one level. Coming out of the backfield, while lined up at the H-Back position on his first play of his highlights, Sam is able to run one of Scout Trout's favorite routes–the wheel or the out-and-up. Reed is able to execute the route to perfection. After the catch, Sam is able to drag the defender a couple extra yards and shows great grit and determination in his overall style of play that is highly conducive to heavy production at the next level. Sam shows the ability to adjust well to the ball in the air and is able to locate under thrown footballs to prevent a disaster and often make a big play. But when his QB is not pressured and throwing off of his back foot, Reed can be found being hit in perfect stride. I believe, with his long stride and athletics, we can easily get 1 to 2 tenths of a second off of his 40 yard dash time. Even though Jerry Rice ran a 4.6 in his 40 yard dash, this is equivalent of being drafted in the 6th or 7th round of today's NFL Draft or going in the 1st or 2nd round. Sam gets up field very quickly in the screen game and has very good acceleration, as he is also not afraid to lower his shoulder and plow forward for extra yards. Sam can be seen around 1:08, winning a 50/50 ball and shows remarkable concentration to finish the catch. Sam averaged over 20 yards per reception this season, and when you watch how soft his hands are when catching deep, over the shoulder throws, you see the All-American athlete that Sam is and why we have selected him as an early nomination for our All-American Bowl weekend. Reed is an excellent blocker out on the edge. Once he engages, he knows how to finish his block, as seen a few plays later in his highlights. He runs at an extraordinary speed out on the next play, then proceeds to line up at Defensive back on the next play, and completely unearth the opposing receiver. You can see Sam high-pointing a spectacular interception, as he leaps completely over the receiver to create a turnover for John Carroll. Sam Reed would make a great free safety at the next level, as he gets great depth in coverage and is able to break on the football with great overall instincts. His "HOG TIED" tackling form is one of the best I have seen in how aggressively he is able to sweep the base out from a ball carrier. He completely "KILLS THEIR LEVERS", as Scout Trout likes to say. All in all, Sam Reed demonstrates exactly what it takes to compete at a high level in the world of collegiate football. I cannot be more excited that he has accepted his Scout Trout Early Nomination for our 2019 All-American Bowl!
Tanner Rickle is a Class of 2019 early selection All-American out of Findlay High School in Arvada, Ohio, and when you watch his work below, you will see why we consider him an elite Quarterback nationally. Tanner exhibits excellent overall mechanics at the QB position and really transitions his body weight well when pushing the ball downfield, making it look almost effortless with his nearly flawless throwing motion. Tanner shows he can drop the ball in tight areas, using very graceful touch passes that land right in the receivers bread basket, with impeccable timing. On the third play, Rickle shows he can fit the ball in tight windows with his stellar arm strength and accuracy, slicing the ball between two defenders for a nice completion to move the chains. Tanner throws one of the best corner/fade routes, as seen on the next throw of his magnificent QB footage and has the arm strength to get the ball anywhere on the football field, as he throws with his body very well. Rickle is not your typical pocket passer though. He can orchestrate the read/option game extremely well, using his keen senses to dice his way through traffic with great agility and speed, as seen at around 1:08 into his film. With the pass rushers getting faster each year in big time college football, Tanner's ability to throw dimes on the run will benefit him immensely at the next level, and I have not seen too many throw it that well on the run since the Ohio U Bobcat himself Willie Cherry Jr! Tanner's style of running downhill is much like the Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, and the funny thing is, they are both lefties! Urban Meyer has nothing but outstanding remarks about his former QB for the Gators and should take a peak at what Scout Trout has to say in the updated Rickle report as I am sure Ohio State could use another QB like the enforcer Tim Tebow! Unlike Tim Tebow, Tanner already has a 10x better throwing motion and overall mechanics to be a prime time QB on ANY collegiate football program, as he can run multiple college style offenses and operate them at an extremely high level.
Sophomore Year Report
When I evaluated Tanner not to long ago, I got to witness a very Big Athletic and efficient ball distributor, who was only a Sophomore! Tanner only got to play one half of every game and still managed to develop amazing timing with his receivers, completing 83 our of 130 passes for 1387 yards and 13 TD's! Tanner shows very good Dual-Threat capabilities and also has rushed for over 500 yards with 7 more TDs. Tanner throws the ball with very good technique and squares his shoulders well to push the ball downfield. He shows an excellent release and wastes no time getting the ball out of his hand, when delivering the ball from the pocket. Tanner shows a very aggressive running style and can lower his shoulder to get those pivotal first downs, moving the chains with effectiveness. Tanner is one of those QB's who keeps drives alive with the intangibles he possesses and I really like him in a College Style Offense! He has uncanny accuracy for a Class of 2019 QB and will be a highly sought after prospect when the time comes. I want to thank Tanner and his father Chad Rickle for allowing me to help fulfill his dreams of playing football at a high level! Congrats on a great Sophomore year, and thank you for being such an outstanding student-athlete!
Nathan Roy impressed me with his ability to drop the ball over the top of a defense in his film from Hurricane High School, and I was extremely impressed with Nathan's ability to step up in the face of pressure in the 2018 Scout Trout All-American Bowl. Nathan took blow after blow in the pocket and reminded me of Rocky Balboa in the way he kept getting back up and throwing vicious punches right back at his opponent. Nathan Roy was a major reason Chase Owen received his school's first ever football scholarship at West Lincoln, as Nathan was able to find the target all second half for huge gains on what would be one of the most solid defenses ever assembled by Team North. Roy has big play ability written all over him as an Elite Scout Trout Class of 2019 Early All-American Selection. He showed me in practice his ability to understand every different college style scheme that is run at the next level, along with an uncanny throwing ability that is going to be fun to watch his senior season at Hurricane. This young man not only deserves to be a 5 Star QB after his performance and grit, but he very well could be hoisting a Heisman Trophy one day, as he has all the tools you look for when operating a college style passing attack. Roy was my Class of 2019 Offensive MVP for the 2018 Scout Trout All-American Bowl, and I expect him to shred the state of West Virginia one more season before next year's Scout Trout All-American Bowl and have a large amount of schools recruiting him for his spectacular overall Quarterback skill set.
Nathan Roy comes from Hurricane High School in West Virginia and has one of the best throwing motions I have seen from the Class of 2019. On the first play of his stellar highlight's, Roy is able to unleash a 60 yard dime to his receiver in perfect stride for a touchdown! The next play reminded me of how Big Ben has been able to buy time in pocket for the Steelers, as Nathan is able to break tackles and maneuver in the pocket, to be able to make a stellar pass back to his "check down" receiver. Being able to read through your progressions is most impressive to Scout Trout and most college coaches, when you are able to find the check down route, as it keeps the chains moving! With excellent footwork in the pocket, Roy is able to deliver another strike down the sideline and exhibits stellar accuracy/timing on his throws. The next play is another deep ball, that shows Roy can really push the ball downfield accurately. When I watch how Roy operates overall, as a Class of 2019 QB, it reminds me of the 100 million dollar man Matthew Stafford, who also is a deep ball expert. The way he steps into his throws and uses his body to whip the ball off his index finger, is very pleasing to watch and the ball comes out precisely on the corner route for a touchdown, at 1:20 into his film. Roy uses great pump fakes to manipulate defenders to his liking and this opens up a huge area of the field for Roy to deliver another precise dime, that would make Trent Dilfer call out a "Dilfer Dime"! The two throws after this play, are examples of big time college throws, that Scout Trout likes to call, "Throwing you receiver open or to a designed spot", as this create's plays that are impossible to defend and Roy is able to prove that he can throw with accuracy, power and impeccable timing! Roy is very good at throwing on the run and is able to deliver darts in the short to intermediate passing game, that are on time and with zip! At around 3:00 minutes into Roy's footage, you will see how quick he gets the ball out of his hands in the 3-step passing game, as he delivers a dart, giving the defense no time to react. This young man's deep ball is further exhibited, at 3:17 into his film, as he is able to drop the ball right over perfect coverage and into his receivers bread basket. I am extremely pleased that Nathan Roy has joined the Scout Trout All-American Bowl for the Class of 2019 and will be heading to Alabama to compete with our other outstanding prospects to land on college recruiting boards for the following season. Thanks for joining the Scout Trout Militia and we will be working in Oak Hill, Ohio on Saturday!
James Pearson is one of the best overall athletes we have seen at the QB position and he got even better over the off-season in improving on his already stellar throwing mechanics. James has transferred to Hardee High school, after him and his family decided this was the best overall move for James. James is undoubtedly a Division one caliber QB with his remarkable scores in the classroom and upon sending his initial report out, James received a very large recruiting package from the Georgia Tech Yellow-jackets! Every time I look at Mr.Pearson's Facebook wall their is mail from every corner of America coming in for this thrilling Quarterback from the great football state of Florida. Even IVY League school's like Princeton and Bucknell have jumped in the mix, as scores like James Pearson's are extremely hard to come by these days in the classroom and in the combine! We are extremely excited James has joined us for another year of getting better on and off the field, at Scout Trout, as we all evolve into what it takes to succeed in the world of College/Pro Football.
James Pearson's film simply jumps off the screen when you turn on this display of athletic brilliance! For this reason, I have invited this wonderful Student-Athlete, who boasts a 4.14 GPA, to our 2018 Showcase in Mobile, Alabama. Competing with my best QB's in the competitions we have set forth will prove beneficial at landing this young man on most every team's board in need of a dynamic Dual-Threat Quarterback. With read/option being a heavily ran play at the College Football level, this young man is showing he can make the proper reads very well at such a young age. Once he breaks into the open field it is "See ya, See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya", as this man can scoot past anyone in his path on his way to pay dirt. He is able to avoid pressure extremely well and exhibits a very natural style of running, that only the greats in this game possess. When rolling to the right and throwing on the run, this young man squares his shoulders very well and unleashes a cannon downfield. Once this young prospect establishes his feet while rolling out, he will add even more yards to his deep ball. He looks very smooth when delivering the deep ball from the pocket and his overall throwing motion is just going to improve this season. His aggressive style of downhill running is coveted at the College Football level, as he is able to stiff arm and than "Truck Stick" the oncoming defender at 1:55, into his film. At 2:12 into Pearson's highlight's, you get to witness one of the greatest escapes you will see at the High School level. Blocking is not always going to be perfect as we all make mistakes, but when you have a QB like Pearson at the helm, you can almost count on positive yardage every time he touches the ball. He is extremely accurate when throwing on the run and completing the intermediate routes, after creating time with his amazing agility. His three step passing game is very good as well, as you can see him throw the fade route for a Touchdown with perfect touch, at 3:10 into his highlight's. Pearson attended Valdosta State's Title-Town QB Showdown and came out as the Top QB! For the Class of 2019, I do not know if you can find a better Dual-Threat option then James Pearson! I look forward to watching another spectacular season out of Mr.Pearson!
Joe Jackson put in the work last off-season to produce an exhilarating junior campaign, he is the definition of outworking the competition and demonstrates an outstanding overall "process" in bettering his game and his overall athletics. With a brother to train with who is currently playing football at a high level with one of the top NAIA programs in America (St.Francis-- Home of Lachlan Poor), Joe will be a leader on and off the field for years to come with the core principals that have been instilled in him.
Joe Jackson is a Class of 2019 Scout Trout standout prospect from the state of Illinois and can be seen storming in for a Quarterback sack, on the first play of his All-American highlight's. Jackson is very quick at reading the play design and is able to fly up into the box from the Safety position, to ensure he stuffs the ball carrier, while showing outstanding tackling technique. On the third play of his highlight's, Joe is seen making a Ed Reed type interception, as he gets his feet down in-bounds to make a phenomenal play for his team. Playing up in the box on the next play, as a Outside Linebacker, Joe is seen destroying the ball carrier, while coming off the edge and finishes the play with a punishing tackle. Jackson has a extremely high motor and shows great agility on the football field, showing the ability to get to the ball in a hurry! Joe is able to get off of oncoming blockers easily and never gives up on a play, which causes him to wind up with a big fumble recovery later in this film. With the ability to play up in the box, as a OLB and/or drop back and play in the defensive backfield, Joe is primed for a big recruiting season, as he has accepted his invitation as a Class of 2019 Early Selection Scout Trout All-American!
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