⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ #5 Dual-Threat QB Braden Sherron JR Class of 2019 - JOhnny Football PArt 2?
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!
DJ Ruffing 5'10,160LB ATH Class of 2019 SEneca EASt HS (OH) - All-American/National Ranking Report
"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!
Bryce Bevins 6'0,185LB WR Class of 2019 John Carroll HS (FL) - ALl-american/National Ranking Report
Bryce Bevins has a phenomenal body of work through his first three years of his high school career and has all of the characteristics of a stand-out collegiate receiver. With a 3.5 GPA and 1085 SAT score, this high academic and high octane inside or outside receiver shows great ability in the passing game and in his outstanding run blocking. Bryce possesses outstanding athletics in combine testing, as he has ran a 4.6,40 yard dash, along with a 4.0 shuttle and an eye-popping 38" vertical. Bryce is not your typical wide receiver though, which is why he was able to crack our initial slot receiver national rankings list for the Class of 2019. Bryce runs very good routes and the position he appears to be playing in this offense is the almighty H-Back position. As I have said before, this is a player who can play at tight end anywhere in the backfield and line up as an outside receiver. They must be able to dominate in the passing game and are used heavily in the running game to set the edge or get to the 2nd level defenders. Bryce is a tough receiving target and is not afraid to go over the middle of the field and make the tough catches in traffic. On the first play of his All-American footage, Bryce is seen "stemming" the defender to the outside and he is able to hit him with a beautiful move to the inside, while locating the football that is thrown behind him. On this play, he is able to show amazing concentration, as he absorbs a few blows and somehow manages to escape three defenders and take the football for a 65 yard touchdown! He shows more ability to make spectacular catches in traffic, as he once again is able to use his 38" vertical and mental toughness to go up and snag an extremely tough catch in immense traffic downfield. He shows great overall body control and is able to make the necessary adjustments needed to position himself to catch balls that are behind him or that appear to be out of reach. A little under a minute into Bevin's highlights, you will be surprised what a 6'0, 185LB nose guard can do, as he completely exposes the interior linemen by using his outstanding acceleration to blow by the guard, on his way to a QB sack! This gritty and talented class of 2019 athlete shows off his tenacious and keen blocking ability, as he is able to easily control the DB and open up the perfect alley for the receiver catching the screen pass, to burst through for the score. Bryce is seen running some extremely clean "speed outs" and is able to create quick separation from the defender in man coverage with his route running abilities. Lined up at the TE position at 1:34, Bevin shows the outstanding body control I mentioned earlier, as he is able to once again create separation from the defender quickly and then locate the ball thrown behind him. Bevin wastes no time getting up field on this play and is able to exhibit rapid acceleration, as he bursts up field for more valuable yards after the catch. After selling "block" and making another great snag downfield, Bryce is seen on the backside blocking as a TE. Bevins is able to once again DOMINATE his opponent and gets him turned completely out of the play. A few plays later, Bevin shows us his kickoff coverage ability, as he plans on playing as a freshmen for whatever college program is lucky enough to earn this Scout Trout All-American's services! Bevin is able to motor downfield like a bat out of hell and make a beautiful "form tackle" and asserts his tenacious play in his opponents minds. When I slow his highlights down, I can see the beautiful hands this young man beholds when he is catching a screen pass at around 3:16 into his highlights. Bevin uses great footwork to get depth in his route to receive the screen and then propel forward, but the football is thrown behind him. Thus, Bevin is able to completely turn his body 180 degrees and then flip upfield, as if he never lost a step. He also uses his HANDS very well to bring the ball in, appearing to make the proper triangle and is very instinctively quick getting the ball in the correct running arm. With John Carroll Catholic (Fort Pierce,FL) struggling last season with a 3-7 record, Bevin was able to visibly show he is a D1 caliber receiving target at multiple positions on the offensive side of the football. His special teams play is fun to watch too and after a full evaluation of this young man's work ethic during the off-season, I begin to see why his combine numbers are among the nation's top, as far as his position is concerned. With 30 receptions for 400 total yards and versatility on the football field, this hard working student-athlete is going to continue to mold into one heck of a college football player! Congrats on being selected as a Scout Trout Class of 2019 All-American and keep up the outstanding work, on and off the field that earned you the #9 ranking at slot receiver in the nation!
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 6'4.25",210LB DE Hudson Walker Class of 2020 - El Diamante HS (CA)
Hudson Walker comes to us from El Diamante High School in the extremely competitive football state of California. With tremendous academics and overall athletics for a Class of 2020 prospect, Walker has received major interest from Stanford, Arizona State, NorthWestern, Fresno State and Princeton in his early stages of FBS/IVY League recruitment. Hudson is extremely quick off the football and possesses a tall frame that he keenly uses to create "dead plays" for his defense, even 2020 Rankingswhen he is unable to get the QB Sack to bat down passes. He is seen on the first play of his stand-out highlights making a terrific move to the inside on the offensive tackle, as he stands him straight up and is able to utilize his hands and upper body strength to remove the defender and dart to the inside for a QB sack. The speed he shows in pursuing the QB on the 2nd play is quite remarkable for a Class of 2020 D-Line prospect and is partly what secured Hudson Walker as the #2 Ranked Defensive End Prospect for Class of 2020 in the nation. When you combine his play on the field, remarkable academics, overall potential, level of competition and other intricate variables into the prospect evaluation model. You will not find to many prospects like Hudson and some of our other Class of 2020 stand-out Student-Athletes! Walker's ability to get off the football with great acceleration is a major reason for his success and when you combine this with his stellar hand placement with his overall strength, you wind up with a 5-Star Recruit in the world of Collegiate Football. Hudson is seen "keeping contain" very well at 1:12 into his highlights and is able to attack the ball carrier to make a great play in the backfield. Hudson could drop back in a 3-4 type defensive scheme and play as a stand-up linebacker, as he reminds me of a very young Jack Lambert, due to their very similar traits and body types. Especially when you see this young man's helmet fly off and him continue to FINISH another tremendous tackle in the backfield. Hudson is seen using very quick reflexes on the next play, as he is motoring after the QB at full steam and is able to stop very quickly to peel back and grab the loose fumble. The play at 2:06 is the best example of how fast Hudson is able to get from the line of scrimmage from the snap and on this play, wind up on the fumbled shotgun exchange and the QB once again. Hudson gets low and uses a great "rip and dip" move that gets him to the QB to deliver a brutal blow to his blind-side. Hudson's overall speed and acceleration is unheard of at this age, and it is a testament of the hard work he has put in during the off-season, with the same trainer Julian Edelman used to help him become so explosive. Hudson's swim move at 3:28 is one of the quickest and most effective I have seen nationally, and he shows great lateral movement when attacking the ball carriers in the running lanes. The next play, you will see more of how Hudson could stand up and play as a OLB in various collegiate defensive schemes and/or drop into coverage as a DE. Hudson is able to read screen passes instinctively, then quickly halts his pass rush to the QB to make another beautiful pass break-up. Walker is a nightmare for QB's in the 3-step passing game, as he is able to do a great job timing their release, then getting his hands up immediately upon recognition. Even when scraping down the line of scrimmage while holding the edge, Hudson is able to react extremely quickly to bat down another ball, as seen at 4:26 into his highlights. Hudson is seen beaming down field on Kickoff team on the last few plays of his Class of 2020 #2 Nationally Ranked College Football Prospect Footage and once again shows his speed training is paying off. Hudson was the only sophomore in his league to receive an "All-League" selection, and you can certainly see why on his highlights above. When it comes to judging upside and overall potential, I was deemed the best, by one of the best ever in D1 College Football recruiting. I do not see this kid failing, on or off the field at the next level and have deemed him a 5-Star prospect (Pro-Potential), based off of known FACTS, visible translations to some of the greats in our game (Lambert/JJ Watt) and my precise knowledge of what it takes to succeed at a high level in the sport of football. When the Top 100 comes out for Class of 2020, be sure to look for this young man to be among the very top of THE SCOUT TROUT ELITE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROSPECT RANKINGS!
Owen Easley 6'1,215LB Pro-Style QB Class of 2019 - Christian HS (CA) All- AMerican Report
Owen Easley has one of the strongest arms you will see on tape. Not only can he can effortlessly "flick" the ball downfield 50 plus yards and is extremely accurate when doing so, even when under constant duress. I rated Owen my #8 Pro Style QB nationally starting out, as he possesses all of tools to be a big time QB at the College Football level. He works very well in the pocket and shows a very keen football IQ, as he is able to step up in the pocket and deliver strikes. 90% of the throws you see Owen make on tape are under intense pressure and with a 19-3 TD to INT ratio, this shows he can not only be a superior dealer of the football, but also create big plays downfield, even when all seems lost. Watching Owen work in the 3-step passing game, he shows me very good overall mechanics, as he hits his back foot and is able to transition his body weight into a very fluent and quick release to throw with pin-point accuracy and velocity. The "shoulder manipulation" Owen shows at 1:30 working out of the Shot-Gun, shows me Easley will easily be able to dissect a defense from a spread style attack, that suits his skill set wonderfully. The quick pump fake to the outside receiver on the "bubble screen" is able to hold the outside corner for a split second and makes the inside S/LB in man coverage fly to the bubble-screen. The ability to re-coil and deliver a strike up the seam for a TD, remind me a lot of Drew Brees of the Saints, along with Aaron Rodgers, as they are both masters of manipulation on a opposing defense. At 1:40, Owen shows he can fit the ball into tight spaces and is seen throughout his film throwing the ball to a point where only his receiver can make play on the football. The very next play, Easley is seen making a great quick fake to his full back and throws the ball to the "back shoulder" of his receiver to avoid the safety coming from "over the top", who probably froze for the split second needed on the beautiful run fake. You will watch more of the 3-step passing game on the next few plays and how quickly the ball gets out of this young man's hand with velocity and precision. Owen has a wonderful throwing motion and wastes very little energy in his delivery. He is also able to throw magnificent "touch passes" downfield, as seen at 2:38, where he drops one right over the the corners out-stretched arm and into his receivers bread basket. Once again, at 2:51, you will see how accurate Owen is on his red-zone "touch passes", as this fade is thrown with impeccable timing and accuracy to convert yet another spectacular touchdown. As I reach the end of his phenomenal highlights, I have seen very few that can throw the ball with such precision and timing on "fade routes" that also show the overall mechanics needed to excel at a high level in the world of college football. Easley demonstrates the ability to run the football, but Owen is the type of QB who is going to fully analyze all of his options, before resorting to his legs. I am extremely pleased that Owen Easley has accepted his Scout Trout Class of 2019 Early All-American Nomination, and we now have 3 QB's per team, as he is our 6th All-American Quarterback commitment! Congrats on joining Scout Trout Elite and being named a Scout Trout All-American and our initial #8 National Ranked Pro-Style Quarterback! Keep up the fantastic work!
JIMMY BATES 6'2,205LBS CLASS OF 2019 VANCLEAVE HS (MS) - #9 NATIONALLY RATED ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ATH
2017 Senior BOwl to 2018 (NOW)
Jimmy Bates came to my first ever Scout Trout event at the 2017 NFL Reese's Senior Bowl weekend and admittedly needed work on his combine technique. Jimmy impressed many big time D1 alumni that day. In fact, he was all I heard them talk about after the event, as he had a great frame and used it very well on the defensive side of the football in 1-on-1's and 7-on-7 drills. That weekend, I helped Jimmy get down to a 4.6, 40 yard dash, and after I left Mobile and headed back to Denver, all I kept thinking about was how this kid could translate to a big time Tight-End or H-Back for the next level. Jimmy is such a well-rounded and gifted athlete that this year, I initially ranked him as a Strong Safety. However, going back through his camp footage I realized I was 100% correct in my evaluation, as I have not wavered on any athlete, as far as their overall upside is concerned since I began this journey in the world of college football coaching and recruiting. As you will see in the video above, Jimmy has all of the athletics to be a big time college football player and demonstrates an extremely keen ability to pick up our detail oriented training extremely fast and comprehensively. Jimmy has a 3.9 GPA and a 20 on his ACT, and has since improved his bench press max to 280LBS! When you compare this brute strength that is exhibited in his linebacker film when you watch him make bone-shattering tackles and his 4.4, 40 yard dash speed, along with a 4.08 shuttle and 10 foot broad jump. You will begin to see exactly why I ranked him so highly among the nation's top athlete prospects. Jimmy was not used on the offensive side of the football this past year, so I wanted to show off exactly how I would utilize this ELITE athlete in the passing game, as I know he will knock you on your back in the box as far as blocking is concerned. Jimmy SHOCKED me with his uncanny route running ability and how he easily and precisely he can locate the football while maintaining body control on the sidelines. Jimmy exemplifies what it takes to be a Scout Trout All-American for the Class of 2019 and proves to be an elite athlete in the eyes of Scout Trout and his peers of former big time college and pro football players. Jimmy will prove to be a hammer as a linebacker and also as a lead blocker if he gets his opportunity to blow up opposing defenders out of the backfield or at the Tight End position. At 6'2, 205LBS, Jimmy will easily be about 6'3-6'4 and with his remarkable skill set and work ethic in the weight room yielding 225-230LBS, Bates epitomizes a prototypical H-Back at the next level. I am excited to work with Jimmy more over the course of the spring and summer in beautiful Biloxi, Mississippi where I have been training in the sand for 3-4 months.
Check out Jimmy as a OLB coming off the edge below! He had about 75 total tackles last season and we will be getting more footage soon of our #9 Overall ranked ATH in America!
Tyler Dobbs 5'9,210LB Class of 2019 LB/FB - Highlands Ranch HS (CO) - All-American Report
Tyler Dobbs is one of the most well rounded Linebacker/Fullback prospects I have seen on tape and his academics are IVY league material, as he boasts a 3.88 GPA. With 4.6 speed and a powerfully built frame, I initially graded Dobbs, as an MLB when I watched his tape, but I am also going to be adding him to the FB category in our Class of 2019 rankings today. You will watch Dobbs savagely play the role of the "clean up man" on the first play of his Class of 2019 highlights and completely unearth the defender and he hits the ball carrier so hard that his helmet is removed rapidly. The second play with Dobbs at fullback, you will witness his game changing speed for his size at that position, as he bursts through the hole and is able to break two tackles, while utilizing a beautiful stiff on his way to pay-dirt. Dobbs is able to instinctively read the next play and reacts spontaneously to devour the running back for a loss on the swing pass. Dobbs shows outstanding tackling abilities and is able to kill the ball carriers "levers" and stop them dead in their tracks. His quickness and speed off the snap is very impressive and he has a very keen sense on his pursuit angles. Dobbs is seen wonderfully "scraping" down the line of scrimmage at :50 seconds into his highlights and once again is able to up end the ball carrier with his stellar tackling skills. He takes on blockers very well using his hands to get separation or gain leverage to keep contain, and reads plays instantaneously, like the QB draw at 1:10, to inflict damage on his opponents. At around 1:46, Dobbs is seen once again completely obliterating another back on a swing pass, and his speed to the football is very visible. One of the best overall "form tackles" you will witness on the next play, as Dobbs keeps his head up and drives himself through the hip of the ball carrier to lay him flat on his back. Dobbs shows a great "power" style of running and epitomizes a college fullback. With his 4.6 speed, he could also be a very good to elite running back at the college level, as well. With his academics and amazing athletics demonstrated on the football field, Tyler Dobbs came in as my 11th ranked overall MLB upon initial evaluation. The fact that he makes me struggle on whether or not to move him to my #1 or #2 ranked Fullback overall, should attest to his capabilities as a ball carrier. Tyler has accepted his Scout Trout Class of 2019 All-American nomination, and we are extremely excited to see this young man progress into a big time NCAA Collegiate Football player!
Tobin has garnered the top defensive line spot on Scout Trout's initial Class of 2020 National Rankings and with UCLA visiting him at his school. Not to mention Stanford, Utah, NorthWestern and Princeton have all reached out to Tobin and his family. Tobin has a 4.0 GPA and a 1300 PSAT, when you combine the 4.7, 40-yard dash speed and the agility shown in the film above, Tobin is arguably the best OVERALL prospect in the entire nation for the Class of 2020! Tobin moves extremely fluently around the bags in D-Linemen drills and shows amazing finesse and power moves for such a young prospect. You will see a beautiful swim move to the inside on the first play of his Class of 2020 highlights and he is instantly at the QB with his cat like agility. Despite playing with a broken hand (pink cast), Tobin shows remarkable game speed. and you can very visibly see his high motor and 4.7 speed at 1:45 into his astonishing highlights. There are not many weaknesses to point out in Tobin's game, as he uses his superior athleticism to make plays and dominate offenses in the State of California. If anything, he can keep his "pad level", a little lower upon engagement on pass rushes, but this will obviously improve with his extremely high football IQ and paired honors society academics. On the next play at DT, he uses a very powerful bull rush and quick "get off" to create even more mayhem in the backfield, as this young man checks out as Scout Trout's Trench Monster PART 2! Honestly, he would be ranked near the top for my Class of 2019 Defensive Linemen, and this well oiled machine is coming for the top spot in the nation on every college football prospect ranking site in America, once word starts to circulate among the collegiate staffs. He shows a great ability to stop the run and is one tough young man once he arrives at the ball carrier. Playing at his size with this type of speed and knowledge, Tobin brings some of the hardest hits I have seen on blockers and ball carriers nationally. When I was in search of the top player for Class of 2020, I looked on ALL of the major recruiting networks and did not find Tobin's name anywhere on ANY list. It is an honor to be able to name him our #1 overall prospect for the Class of 2020 and the body of work CLEARLY speaks for itself when it comes to justifying this young man's national ranking and 5-Star prospect rating.
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