TOP 2021 FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Top 2021 football recruits at College Football Today features Sam Whitney as the 150th overall 2021 football recruit in the nation and ranked as the 15th best QB in the class of 2021. Whitney has become a PAC-12 & IVY League target with his breakout season in 2019 and recently was seen visiting Yale, after nearly scoring a perfect score on the SAT. Sam has a 3.97 GPA and recently submitted a S.T.E.P ratings form with a 1540 SAT score, which will award him plenty of full-ride academic scholarships at the finest institutions in College Football Today. After breaking 8 school records at Mira Costa with 2,938 yards passing and 30 touchdowns, Whitney racked up the awards and was named a College Football Today 2021 HS All-American QB. Check out Top 2021 QB recruit Sam Whitney's 2019 awards and accolades below and on his new Top 2021 QB recruit profile at Scout Trout Elite!
2019 Awards/Accolades - First team All League; League Offensive Player of the Year; All Area, Area Newcomer of the Year; All Los Angeles County Honorable Mention; All CIF; All State Third Team; Elite 11 Regional Invite. - S.T.E.P rating - 8.8187
TOP 2021 QB RECRUITS
Top 2021 QB recruits mostly all have solid quarterback coaching at the high school level or have a private QB coach to show them the ropes. Top 2021 QB recruit Sam Whitney is being coached by Cameron Chow, who is the son of the legendary quarterback and offensive genius Norm Chow. In Sam's 2019 highlight's below, you will see how well Whitney operates a college style offensive attack and watch some of the best deep balls in the class of 2021. Read more below after watching Top 2021 QB recruit Sam Whitney's junior season highlight's below.
2021 TOP QB RECRUIT
2021 Top QB recruit Sam Whitney has outstanding footwork in the pocket and is able to get rid of the ball quickly to his play-makers downfield. Sam throws his receivers open early with impeccable timing and precision, as his receivers never have to break stride and has proved to be one of the most accurate passers in the 2021 recruiting class. At around 1:40 into Sam's 2019 highlight's, you will get to see how well Whitney is able to maneuver in and out of the pocket, as he is able to evade pressure and deliver darts downfield. He proves to be a competitor in the face of adversity, as seen starting at 2:03 into his 2019 highlight's above and makes one of the best throws under pressure you will see on tape. Sam is able to avoid two would be tacklers and is able to square his shoulders to throw a dime to his receiving target on the corner route, while knowing he is about to get plastered into the turf. After watching more throws under immense pressure, Sam proves to have a keen pocket presence and throws extremely accurately rolling to either direction.
TOP QUARTERBACK RECRUITS
Top quarterback recruits should exhibit the arm strength to make sideline throws, as well as make well placed throws on advanced timing routes. Sam shows the ability to make all of these throws throughout the remainder of his 2019 highlight's and is able to throw the football into some tight passing windows, while placing his receiving targets in prime position to make a catch. Whitney is putting together a body of work that is exemplary on and off the field at College Football Today, as we expect him to keep progressing at a rapid pace at Mira Costa HS in California. Whitney's scouting profile can be found at Scout Trout Elite by clicking the buttons below in our Top 2021 QB recruit database & Top Quarterback recruit database. Follow Top 2021 QB recruit Sam Whitney on Twitter by clicking HERE!
2021 FOOTBALL RECRUITING
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TOP 2023 FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Top 2023 football recruits at College Football Today is a highly competitive group that features many players who have already began receiving scholarship offers or have been identified as having major overall potential at the next level. New Top 2023 DB recruit Jordan Castro out of Buford HS has an enormous upside to be a big time play maker in the talent rich State of Georgia and has been added to our 2023 top football recruit rankings at College Football Today. Jordan is excellent in bump & run man to man coverage and is able to flip his hips quickly to stay on the inside hip of the receiver, while being able to locate the football pass breakups. He has the athletic skill-set to also be an impact wide receiver and is also a standout lacrosse player for the Buford Wolves. Watch Castro's highlight's below and see why he projects as a top 2023 football recruit at College Football Today.
TOP 2023 DB RECRUITS
Top 2023 DB recruits will be located throughout the course of the recruiting process and Castro will be another highly regarded recruit out of perennial Georgia HS football powerhouse Buford football program. Jordan Castro boasts a 3.75 GPA and has already scored a remarkable 23 on his ACT, as a freshmen in high school, which will put him on high academic universities radars instantly. Jordan also has outstanding combine numbers for a 2023 football recruit, which can be seen below on his Scout Trout Elite defensive backs scouting profile.
Check out the BUford Football Hype Video From 2018. They won the 5A State Championship Last year in Georgia and look to repeat in 2020.
CFB RECRUITING NEWS
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TOP 2022 FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Top 2022 football recruits now features a 2022 Top 300 at College Football Today and after our Mid-March release, we were able to identify another diamond in the rough out of Dickinson HS in League City,TX. New Top 2022 DB recruit Cannon Anderson is a total package recruit and has the athletics, football skill and intangibles to be an impact student-athlete at any level of college football today. When you watch Anderson come downhill from the Safety position in his 2019 highlight's below, you will see why we believe he is the next big time football recruit for the Dickinson HS Gators in the class of 2022. Read more about New Top 2022 DB recruit Cannon Anderson after watching his 2019 highlight's!
TOP 2022 DB RECRUITS
Top 2022 DB recruits at College Football Today is a star studded list that Mr.Anderson is joining and Cannon has a brilliant upside, as far as overall potential is concerned at the next level. As I stated in his Scout Trout Elite defensive backs scouting profile, Cannon could easily turn into a big time SS/OLB with his physical style of play and athletic frame. When he is seen coming from the free safety position downhill on the first play of his 2019 highlight's above and with the physicality he plays with at the safety position, Cannon reminds me of a member of the Legion of Boom! Check out Anderson's Top DB recruit profile below at Scout Trout Elite and read more about our bold comparison to Kam Chancellor below.
TOP SAFETY RECRUITS
Top safety recruits at College Football Today are located on our Top 2022 DB recruit rankings, as well as the Scout Trout Elite Defensive Backs scouting database.
Norfolk, Virginia native and former Virginia Tech Hokie Kam Chancellor made a living off of being the enforcer on the defensive side of the football throughout his illustrious NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks. Chancellor was listed at 6'3,239 LBS, which made him one of the biggest Defensive backs in NFL history. Class of 2022 DB recruit Cannon Anderson is already 6'0,180 LBS and still growing, but has the same tenacity in his style of play that "Kam Bam" exhibited throughout his career. Kam was not on many's radar as a top football recruit and was actually rated the 27th best pro style QB in the Nation, as Scout.com rated him a 2 star recruit, after he accepted an offer from Virginia Tech. - Per Wikipedia
2022 TOP DB RECRUITS
Top 2022 DB recruits at Scout Trout Elite & College Football Today features many recruits who have received offers early in the process, as well as D1 commits like Michigan phenom Myles Rowser (IMG Academy). When it comes to hard hitting safeties that are able to fill running lanes abruptly and can deliver painstaking blows to ball carriers, there are not many we have seen like Rowser and Anderson in the 2022 football recruiting class. Cannon use outstanding tackling technique when arriving at ball carriers, as he never stops his feet and is finishes tackles with great physicality. He is not easily fooled by ball fakes, as seen on the QB spread-option at around :51 seconds into his 2019 highlight's, where he is able to stuff the dual-threat QB before he can get moving downfield. When you watch all of the tackles in Anderson's 2019 footage, you will never see him give ground and most of the time he is able drive ball carriers the opposite direction. On kick return, Anderson is able to field the kickoff cleanly at 1:17 into his highlight's and proceeds to pull out the "All-Madden Truck Stick", while moving with great burst up the sideline. With the ability to cover sideline to sideline and the outstanding overall combine numbers that Anderson has produced, we believe Anderson will continue to grow into one of the best 2022 Safety recruits at College Football Today.
DICKINSON,TX - A FOOTBALL TOWN
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TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
More top football recruits have been added to the College Football Today National Football recruit rankings and are being evaluated using the STEP ratings algorithm. New top football recruits that have been added can be found in the Scout Trout Elite scouting database, as well as on our top football recruit rankings pages at College Football Today with a "TBD" next to their name. If player has an "INJ" next to their name, that means STEP ratings could not be determined due to injury and lack of game footage. Some recruits that have received offers, have combine stats, academics, camp footage and workout videos, but no game footage, received 5 points out of 20 for football skill which affected their overall STEP rating. Use the STEP ratings update form to submit updates so we can update your STEP rating at College Football Today.
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TOP 2021 FOOTBALL RECRUIT DB/K 5'9,185 LB Cristiano PALAZZO HERITAGE HS (CO) ALL-AMERICAN SCOUTING REPORT
TOP 2021 FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Top 2021 football recruits at College Football Today is about to feature Top 2021 ATH recruit Cristiano Palazzo out of Heritage HS in Colorado. Not many can play at such a high level on the football field for four quarters and deliver the type of numbers Palazzo achieved in the kicking game, as well being among one of the most feared DB's in the State of Colorado. Palazzo was targeted a total of 24 times the entire 2019 season in which 16 of those passes were broken up and also had one interception, as well as a TD. He is a very aggressive player when coming up to make plays and a very sure tackler, as he tallied 31 tackles total. He has quite a few accolades that he listed on Cpalazzo.com, which we will also list below for STEP ratings purposes. Cristiano was a perfect 7-7 on field goal attempts and blasted 30 touch-backs, while playing full-time as a Top 2021 DB recruit. Check out Palazzo's junior year highlight's and read more below!
TOP 2021 ATH RECRUITS
Top 2021 ATH recruits normally does not feature specialists, but that is why we make the rules at College Football Today. Palazzo is the epitome of what an overall athlete should display in football, soccer and as a top sprinter in track & field, as he is wiring his body year around for ultimate success. He is arguably one of the hardest working recruits in the weight room, as his goal is to play defensive back at the next level. Palazzo will not rule out kicking at the D1 level, as he obviously knows that his skill-set is that of a FBS power five kicker. Check out the resume that Cristiano has built thus far below and at Cpalazzo.com.
TOP 2021 DB RECRUITS
Top 2021 DB recruits should have outstanding hip flexion and be able to break on a moments notice, once the football is released or the schematics of the play is identified (Run,Draw, Pass etc;). Cristiano plays with great technique at the DB position and reads his keys extremely well, while being able to stick his back foot in the ground and abruptly break to the football. He is able to play beautiful "inside hip" coverage, while keeping his eyes on the flight of the football. Lined up at the wing position on extra point at around :49 seconds, Palazzo can be seen sneaking out to the flat for a 2 point conversion, which further adds to his overall abilities as a Top 2021 ATH recruit. After a nice pass breakup a few plays later, you can witness Palazzo's strength playing up in the 8 man box and how he could also translate to a big time Nickel Back with his ability to finish tacklers. As a kicker, he shows his athleticism on a beautifully designed fake PAT for a 2 point conversion and more outstanding downfield coverage as his junior year DB highlight's progress. The bone shattering collision at 2:08 is a beautiful example of the physical style of play that Palazzo brings to a defensive backfield. He can be seen on the very next play making up ground on an open receiver over the top and is able to create a remarkable turnover in the process. Check out more of Palazzo at defensive back and read more below.
TOP 2021 KICKERS
Top 2021 kickers should possess not only a strong leg, but demonstrate consistency in all facets of the kicking game. Palazzo was able to convert 7 of 7 attempts on the season, while averaging over 70 yards a kickoff with 30 touch-backs on the 2019 season. Cristiano was seen practicing this spring on his website and was able to convert from 60 yards in warm-ups before practice. Along with a long distance field goal leg, Palazzo is able to consistently kick touch-backs at an average distance of 70+ yards in his junior year. In the film below, he is able to blast a bomb from 42 yards that clears the top of the uprights and would have been good from 50 or further. That type of ball lift back in the day when I was being recruited FBS college coaches used to covet, as many field goals are blocked at the next level do to poor trajectory of the initial flight of the football. Technique wise, he has a very smooth approach and creates power with his very fast leg, while maintaining control of his body. His eyes stay on the ball through contact and his kickoff technique is consistent, as well as extremely productive at blasting the ball deep into or out of the end-zone.
FOOTBALL RECRUITING NEWS
We have been covering football recruiting news for almost 5 years straight at Scout Trout Elite & College Football Today and we have yet to see this type of ATH recruit thus far. The best knowledge I have is what I experienced as a top 2005 kicker recruit that excelled in all facets of the game of American football and many said I should have stuck to just kicking. But, you then ask yourself the question would I have learned as much about the game or have just been another kicker trying to make a name for themselves? Honestly, from the shape that this kid is in I would test him out at both positions at the next level and if he won both jobs, so be it. With a 3.95 GPA and selected as a 2021 HS Football All-American, I believe he will be able to choose the path that best fits his football attributes and academic aspirations.
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