Braden Sherron Jr has remarkable athletics at the Quarterback position and after further evaluation has moved up my list of Top Dual-Threat QB's in the nation. With 4.5 speed, which is clearly visible on the first long run of this Johnny football like highlight reel. Braden is able to make a beautiful read on the defensive end and pulls the football on the read-option, which is able to create a beautiful running lane to the outside and Braden is able to glide his way nearly 70 yards in 7.2 seconds for a touchdown. This also confirms Braden's blazing times of 10.8 seconds in the 100 meter dash and 50 seconds in the 400 meter dash. Braden possesses outstanding acceleration and also top end speed to be able to pull away from defenders with ease. Braden shows great football work in the pocket and transitions his body weight extremely well on his throws from the pocket. You can see this outstanding technique on the 2nd play, as Braden delivers a perfect touch pass to his receiver over two defenders for a great play-action touchdown, out of the dual-threat look. Braden throws outstanding balls over the top of the defense and is also keen passer on the run, in being able to deliver balls with velocity, along with pristine accuracy. You can witness Braden rolling to the right on his third highlight and he throws a nearly impossible completion to his receiver for a touchdown. Sherron Jr is able to show uncanny agility at around 1:05, where he looks the former Heisman Trophy winner even more with even better overall agility, as he completely shatters the LB's ankles with his exceptional agility. The next run will leave you gasping for air if you play defense, as somehow Braden is able to escape 5 defenders on his way to one of the most re-markable plays you will see from a Dual-Threat QB for his class. Do not let Sherron Jr fool you though. Just like Johnny Football as a Heisman winner, Sherron Jr can push the ball down field with very good arm strength and outstanding precision to hit his receivers in stride. Braden is able to create plays when the pocket stars collapsing extremely well with his legs and once he is out of the pocket, he does a great job at squaring his shoulders and throws perfect "darts" to open areas of the football field for his receivers to thrive in the passing game. Sherron's aggressive downhill running style is also very powerful. He can be seen on his highlights breaking through defenders on his way to yet another rushing touchdown, as he continues to move up my Big Board at the Dual-Threat position. The ball fake on the read-option at 2:40, makes me believe that this young man might be the best QB in America at running the read-option, and it appears he gets a ton of practice with Flour Bluff Football in Corpus Christy, TX. The last play is another Manziel-like run, but as I said at the very start of the report, Sherron is BETTER as a JR in high school than Manziel was with the Cleveland Browns or at Texas A&M! I am going to leave it at that. Congrats on being an Elite Dual-Threat QB and being OFFICIALLY Nominated to join our Scout Trout All-American Bowl Class of 2019 Roster, as our 8th QB to secure your All-American nomination to compete alongside the NFL Reese's Senior Bowl!
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Terry Byers 6'2,205LB #2 Ranked MLB CLass of 2019 Arnold HS (FL) - All-American Report
Terry Byers has accepted his Scout Trout Class of 2019 All-American nomination and we are extremely excited to have this phenomenal linebacker on our roster. Byers led 5A football in the State of Florida in tackles and shows excellent lateral movement in being able to cover sideline to sideline. I rated Terry very highly nationally because along with his extraordinary lateral movement, he is a excellent ball hawk in pass coverage and shows great overall football instincts. Byers possesses a very high football IQ and has all of the tools to one day be just as good or better than Brain Urlacher, as his game portrays many similarities and is why he comes in at our #15 rated prospect on our Top 100. The first play of his highlight's you will see Terry make a quick read on the pass play and be able to flip his hips on a 45 degree angle extremely quickly to position himself in perfect coverage on the opposing Tight End. As he is getting positioned, Terry immediately gets his head turned directly to the QB and he is able to intuitively take away any chance of a completion as he quickly is able to make a very athletic interception on the football. Terry shows great overall field awareness and is a true testament to his skill at the linebacker position. Terry is seen on the next play accelerating extremely well and is able to meet the ball carrier and upon contact, drive him tenaciously to the turf. On most pass plays in this footage, you will see Terry make great decisive reads and is at the ball before the receiver can begin downfield. Terry is extremely fast for a class of 2019 LB and his acceleration out of his breaks will prove to get faster and these tackles will start to turn into pass break-ups and pick sixes! At 1:08, Terry is able to diagnose the screen pass right away and once again performs a flawless "form tackle" and is able to make another bone-crushing tackle. He makes another tackle that lands the ball carrier viciously on his back and is able to control a game from the MLB position with his high motor and gritty style of play. The fumble Terry causes at around 2:00 minutes, shows what kind of overall strength this young man possesses, as the ball carrier immediately loses the ball, upon running into this young locomotive. Terry is shown taking great backside pursuit angles and never gives up on a play, as he knows he has the athletic ability and determination to hawk any ball carrier down, no matter the distance. Byers shows more great ability in covering from sideline to sideline and then at 6:05, you will witness how fast Byers is through the gap as a blitzing MLB, as he is able to breakthrough the backfield and tackle the ball carrier for a 5 yard loss. Terry is able to show extreme quickness on this play and fires off the football so quick that the center has no chance to get out of his stance to block him. Byers is probably the best overall linebacker I have seen in zone and man coverage, as he very keenly is able to knock receivers off their routes, within the 5 yard limit and is always aware of the flight of the football. You will see him make a brilliant overall play and interception at around 6:48, which verifies my overall synopsis of the #2 rated LB prospect in the nation and the state of Florida's 5A leading tackler. Terry Byers has accepted his invitation as a Scout Trout All-American and we could not be happier to add him to our star studded roster of college bound athletes! Keep grinding bro and thanks for being apart of Scout Trout!
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ATH Brenden Taylor Class of 2019 Broome HS (SC) - 3rd nationally Ranked Dual-Threat QB (➕1️⃣)
There are several ways to move up in the Scout Trout National Rankings, and Brenden Taylor found a way to pass a power 5 Dual-Threat QB commit. Brenden was able to do this by showing outstanding versatility at both wide receiver positions in the highlights above. Brenden is able to really show off his 4.5 speed in this film and his extremely fluent running style, which shows what type of truly gifted athlete he is and will continue to be at the next level and possible beyond. There is a long line of former stand-out high school and college QB's that were asked to make the switch because they were superior athletes and had a extremely high football IQ. They always say the QB makes the receivers look good, but in this case, Brenden could work out as a Julian Edelman type receiver, who is well known for slinging trick passes from the slot for the New England Patriots. When he is seen back at his natural QB position, Taylor appears to have gained even more velocity on his passes and really shows a great overall "body whip" when throwing on the run that is able to create great velocity and marvelous accuracy. Brenden has superior academics and is a very bright young man with a 3.87 GPA and shows remarkably rapid "synapses" when being able to react to the football. This type of brain activity in more basic terms is his "reflexes," which are produced by rapidly firing cells in our brains that are able to trigger our bodies to move in a certain direction or mannerism (READ MORE HERE). Brenden gets in and out of his cuts beautifully going forward in his film and shows that he could also be a 4-star slot receiver or higher! That being said, when you watch Brenden roll out at 1:05 into this stellar footage of off-season activity you will witness why I ranked him so highly as a Dual-Threat QB! The ball comes out extremely smooth as usual and Taylor is able to sling the ball at least 50 yards down field with a flick of the wrist. The overall mechanics Brenden shows in his passing game is marvelous to see at such a young age and at around 2:30 seconds, you will see more of the "zip" that I am talking about. You will see another perfectly thrown pas at 3:00 minutes and Brenden once again is able to create a perfect arm angle and deliver a dime while rolling to his non throwing side. I am not a big fan of "speed ladders", as football is a game that is played while rapidly reacting to another action or actions. So having a ladder set in the same place will show how quick your feet are, but not prepare you for the game of football. What's more, Brenden shows extremely quick and precise feet, while proving he can also be utilized as a wide or slot receiver at the next level. Brenden shows perfect hand placement when catching passes, as he does not let the ball get to his body and can "high point" deep passes, saving pivotal hundredths of a second in being able to evade ball hawking DB's at the next level. I see Brenden as a potential Heisman Trophy caliber Dual-Threat QB, as he is one of the most elusive young men we have seen, but also possesses arguably the cleanest and most efficient throwing motion I have ever seen on tape nationally. Brenden has joined my Elite program and we cannot wait to unveil what is next for our Elite QB's. I have a challenge coming this summer and it will be for top positioning in my Scout Trout ranking algorithm that was designed to find and develop future G.O.A.T.S of College Football.
Original All-American Early Selection Report written on 2/28/2018 by Scout Trout
Brenden Taylor is an electrifying dual threat QB out of Broome HIgh School in Spartansburg, SC, who also possesses stellar academics with a 3.87 GPA. On the first play of his highlights, Taylor is able to escape multiple defenders, while bursting right into the heart of the defense, only to use a brilliant spin move and is able to pull away from the defenders leaving them and his towel in the dust. Taylor has a very aggressive downhill running style that will suit many college football programs who heavily use the option game in their offensive arsenal. On the third play, Brenden is able to show off his arm and make a perfect back shoulder fade completion to his leaping receiver for a touchdown. On the ensuing plays, Brenden shows off his ability to create yards after contact. He keeps his legs churning to break tackle after tackle, showing the type of grit this young Class of 2019 Elite QB Prospect plays with. At around 1:45 into his magnificent highlight reel, Brenden is able to drop a perfectly timed fade route down the sideline, demonstrating the type of touch needed to excel in throwing receiver open at the next level. Taylor once again shows the ability to push the ball downfield, and his ability to throw while on the run, on the very next play and is able to drop another dime for a touchdown. In the three step passing game, Brenden shows a extremely quick release and throws the ball very accurately and on time. Brenden Taylor shows every characteristic of an outstanding college quarterback and has been nominated as a Class of 2019 early selection Scout Trout All-American. I look forward to watching him play this coming season and writing more about his fabulous upside for the world of collegiate football!
"Foos scrambled to the outside to avoid pressure but got taken down at the line of scrimmage on first down. On the next play, Foos was being pressured again and avoided being taken down, launching the ball downfield to DJ Ruffing for a 54 yard score to take the 24-21 lead with less than a minute to play." Dan Klish The Advertiser Tribune
DJ Ruffing first was able to crack our top athletes and specialists list as an elite kickoff/punt return prospect, after averaging over 50 yards a return when he got to go back deep. He also showed out of this world agility in the way he was able to operate in the open field. When you combine his stellar overall athletics and style of play, he could make a instant impact on special teams, as a true freshmen scholarship athlete. After further evaluating this young phenom, I ranked him the #3 overall slot receiving prospect, but he very well could fit in our heavily talented ATH category, as he is extremely cunning and tenacious defensive back. The first play of Ruffing's All-American highlights, shows the play everyone was talking about in the Northern Ohio area in the following weeks of the "Final-minute magic" that DJ and the Tigers were able to produce under immense pressure to remain undefeated. Luckily, DJ Ruffin is accustom to making big plays under pressure, as he shows a passion for the game of football and is a true "GAMER" in every sense of the word. It appears as if DJ was Foos' number one target from the start, as he is rolling towards DJ's corner route and never deters from locating the young super-star, who reminds me of a mix between Wes Welker and Fred Biletnikoff. Both of these elite receivers were considered too small to play in the NFL, but proved that paying attention to detail was the easiest way to create separation. They were able to work in unison with their elite QB's, who were masters of manipulating a defense themselves. On the end around that DJ is able to leave everyone in the dust, he is able to cover the last 40 yards in a astonishing 4.38 seconds! DJ's first kickoff return on film comes at :42 seconds into his #3 ranked overall slot receiver footage. Ruffing is seen fielding a wet football and then begins to concisely shred the opposing team's kickoff unit, as he is bedazzling to watch, as DJ uses a quick synaptic spin and then a extremely quick cut to wind up in the open field. Once another defender attempts to get Ruffin from behind, he is able to rip loose and very quickly trek his way through the muddy grass to pay dirt. The next play after is one of the best tackles I have seen from a 2019 CB prospect, as DJ is able to completely UNEARTH the ball carrier as the far side corner on film. This not only shows the strength DJ has developed, but also a display of sheer grit and determination to get the job accomplished, along with explosive tackling technique that is inescapable. The next play, DJ is shown lined up in the slot in a 5 receiver spread set and is used as the "speed sweep" back, as he somehow once again dances through a hungry sea of piranha with no regard for the blood they seek to savagely extract. DJ is a extremely well-rounded football player and can even play some backyard football, as seen at around 2 minutes into his All-American highlights, which is able to keep the play alive and avoid negative plays. Ruffin is in great position in man to man coverage on the next play and is able to stay in the receivers "inside hip pocket" until he quickly locates the severely under thrown pass and makes another big play for the Tigers with the interception. Getting DJ out on screens and in the flats is vital for his success, as once he is able to get just a sliver of daylight he is gone in a flash and you better be ready to hit the NOS button, as you most likely will not have enough HIGH OCTANE GAS to keep up with this Scout Trout All-American. The jump-cut that Ruffing is able to make at around 2:42 into his film, looked a lot like a Danny Woodhead or Darren Sproles in the way he so decisively and instantaneously sets the defender up to the outside, only to maneuver his way expeditiously for another big play for the Tiger offense. Big time receivers with DJ's skill set a lot of times are found taking plays off when they are not being targeted with the pigskin. DJ is the complete opposite and shows he not only can "stalk block" with the best of them, but he is a main reason the Tiger's running back's have a proper alley to run through. At 2:52, you will see one of the best block's to cave down a cornerback and open up the outside running lane for the Tiger ball carrier. DJ is seen in more screen action on the next play and once again, DJ shows superior acceleration and his initial "burst" after catching the football is one of the quickest up field I have seen on tape. This method of offense of not giving the defense time to react to certain plays or situations is used heavily at the next level and a big reason you have seen such influx in scoring in College Football, over the decades. When you watch Ruffing run more extremely effective speed sweeps, you can also see him lining up in the backfield from time to time and being utilized in the run game and out of the backfield catching passes, at the next level. DJ is seen showing more exceptional blocking at 3:48 into his film and once again, DJ is able to engage with his defender and completely control where he wants to move him. In this instance, he is able to ride him all the way to the sideline. As I watch more fantastic defensive play at corner and with remarkable special teams skills, DJ will most likely be moved to the ATH category as we progress in the recruiting process. He can certainly play both sides of the football at a very high level and I would not dare kick him the football his senior year. I believe at any given moment, DJ Ruffing can change the entire complex of a game, as he has big play potential written all over him for the next level! Congrats DJ on being named a Scout Trout All-American and being named our #2 Return man overall and our #3 initial slot receiver in the nation!
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