If I ever am allowed to kick in the NFL, I intend on ending my career in the Hall of Fame. The legends like Ray Guy could do anything with a football, but did you know he also was a outstanding baseball player too? We just traveled across the country to our Tennessee Regional Camp at Northview High School and we pretty much stopped at every Major University in America on the way. We also decided it would be a good idea to try and hit some poles,Coach Tillmon and I even got to nail a pole into 20 MPH in the Kansas City Chiefs parking lot!
Kansas Football - Stop One
We got the pleasure to stop at Kansas University, who has been sending a lot of mail Scout Trout's way. When we seen this shot, it was a must we drill this flag pole on memorial day weekend! This video obtained nearly 20,000 views on our Facebook business page! Great camera work Coach Tillmon!
Mizzou Football - Stop 2
We got to hit the pole outside of their enormous SEC stadium! Thanks Tigers!
VanderBilt Football - Stop 3
Tennessee State Football - Stop 4
What a beautiful campus! We were able to catch the pole and move along! Check out the statue!
Northview Academy - Stop 5 - Tennessee Regional COmbine
Tennessee Football - Stop 6 On the way back home - Pat SUmmit Tribute
Kansas City Chiefs - Stop 7 - Round Complete!
Submit Trick Shots for a chance to win this signed Ray GUY Southern Miss Baseball! Rules below!
Hall of fame Trick Shot Challenge Rules
Can submit up to 4 shots with any ball of your choosing. Shots will be graded off of execution, difficulty and creativity. We will have a panel of 5 trick shot analyst who will be Scout Trout, Coach Tillmon, Brad Justus, Jhaidon Duran and Parker Mcphail. To submit shots please email them to MERFDIGG@AOL.COM and make a $20 donation by clicking the button below. You can consider this a sort of raffle that you can control the outcome! Now go find something cool, crazy and creative to go do and practice until you complete the task! The Ray Guy signed Southern Miss Baseball is on the line! Submissions end June 17th.
All individual Highlight's can be found on the Scout Trout Youtube Channel.
Justin Howard QB/ATH - 6'0,215LBS - Northview Academy (TN) 18'
Official Combine #'s
40 Yard Dash - 4.28
Shuttle - 4.15
Broad - 9'0
L-Drill - 7.07
Vertical - 31'
Bench - 185 X 7
Caleb Johnson QB/LB - 5'10, 225LBS - Oak Hill HS (OH) 18'
Recruited by Eastern Washington, Yale, Princeton, Bucknell and Allegheny College since committing to our camp.
Unofficial Combine Times
40 - 4.88
Broad - 8'0
L-Drill - 7.82
Bench Press - 185 X 18
Brady Douthat - 5'10, 200LBS - Sciotoville Community School (OH) 18' Recruited by Pitt and Akron - He already had 3 offers from WV State, Kentucky Christian and Trinity INT.
40 - 4.82
Shuttle - 4.25
Broad Jump - 8'2
L-Drill - 7.01
Bench Press - 185 X 11
Alex May - 5'11, 165LBS - Coldwater HS (OH) 19'
40 yard dash - 4.75
Shuttle - 4.21
Broad Jump - 8'7
L-Drill - 7.04
James Turner - 6'3, 225LB LB/DE/TE - Northview Academy (TN) 18'
Tennessee Regional Combine #'s
40 yard dash - 4.48
Bench - 185 x 16
Shuttle - 4.3
Broad - 8'8
3-cone - 7.3
Vertical - 32'
Riley Gibbs - 5'9, 180LB RB - Black River HS (OH) 18'
Recruited by Northern Arizona, Columbia, Akron, Bucknell, Hillsdale, East Stroudsburg, Marshall, Liberty, Youngstown State and many others have sent mail Mr.Gibbs way!
40 yard - 4.48
Shuttle - 3.74
Broad Jump - 9'4
L Drill - 6.57
Braxton Williams - 5'11, 190LB LB - Carmi HS (IL) 17'
Had a few offers and the school's did not have his major. Looking for the right fit and there is mutual interest with Union College.
40 yard dash - 4.5
Shuttle - 4.3
Broad Jump - 8'0
L-Drill - 7.04
Jake Cornell - 5'11, 215LB LB/FB - East Liverpool HS (OH) 18'
Being recruited by East Stroudsburg, Bethany (WV), Bucknell, Sterling, Missouri Baptist and St.Vincent
40 yard dash - 5.08
Shuttle - 4.36
Broad Jump - 7'5
L-Drill - 7.18
Bench Press - 185 X 12
Kimo Baldwin - 6'1, 230LB LB/FB - Dawson Bryant HS (OH) 18'
Being recruited by Eastern Washington, Texas A & M, Brown, Lock Haven, Gannon, Ferris State, KCU, Capitol, ONU, Ohio Northern, TIU, Wash & Jeff, Buffalo, Beloit and Hiram
40 Yard Dash - 4.8
Shuttle - 4.08
Broad Jump - 8'7
L-Drill - 7.1
Vinny Fiorenza - 5'11, 180LB RB/QB - Canfield HS (OH) 18'
Being recruited by Ashland, Tiffin, Urbana, Eastern Washington and Westminster.
40 Yard dash - 4.48
Shuttle - 3.93
Broad Jump - 9'2
L-Drill - 6.6
Mike Bartram - 6'0, 203LB LB/RB - Wayne HS (WV) 19'
Top 5 performer for his class at the Rivals speed combine and reminds me of a young Mike Alstott/Urlacher mix. Can't see how you can go wrong with that.
40 Yard Dash - 4.58
Shuttle - 4.08
Broad Jump - 9'9
L-Drill - 6.68
Dalton Justice - 6'6, 340LBS OL/NG - Northview Academy (TN) 18'
40 yard dash - 5.7
Shutttle - 5.0
Broad - 6'4
L-Drill - 8'5
Vertical - 24'
Ramsey Sites - 5'11, 280LB DL/OL - Oak Hill HS (OH) 18'
Being recruited by Akron, Marshall, Ohio U, Ohio Dominican, Tiffin, Liberty, Penn, Toledo, Catawba, Fairmont State, Kent State and Kentucky!
40 Yard Dash - 5.28
Shuttle - 4.59
Broad Jump - 7'5
L-Drill - 7.23
Adam Allen - 5'10, 230LB DE/OLB Copley HS (OH) 18'
Being recruited by Miami (OH), Cornell, Malone, Gannon, John Carroll and Mount Union
40 Yard Dash - 4.55
Shuttle - 4.24
Broad Jump - 8'2
L-Drill - 7.01
Storm Painter - 6'3, 230LB DE/OLB - Stebbins HS (OH) 18'
Being recruited by Marshall, Samford, Lake Erie, Findlay and many others
40 Yard Dash - 4.98
Shuttle - 4.25
Broad Jump - 9'1
3- Cone - 7.5
Had Basketball game and had to leave early. Film checks out as a extremely good prospect. Two sport athletes with this size and tenacity normally translate very well to the gridiron, in the world of Collegiate Football.
Jacob Hall - West Portsmouth HS (OH) 18'
40 Yard Dash - 4.9
Shuttle - 4.2
Broad Jump - 9'0
L-Drill - 6.9
Bench Press - 16 Times 225LBS.
Danner Dolinich - 6'2, 362LBS OL/DL - Creekwood HS 19'
40 yard dash - 6.3
Shuttle - 5.7
L-Drill - 9.9
Broad - 6'0
Bench - DNT
Wide Receivers/Defensive Backs
Tra Ranson - 6'0, 188LB ATH - New Madrid County Central HS (MO) 19'
40 Yard Dash - 4.38
Bench - 185 X 10
Shuttle - 4.17
Broad - 8'6
Vertical - 35'
L - Drill - 6.95
Peyton Adkins - 5'11, 180LB DB/ATH - East Liverpool HS (OH) 18'
Being recruited by WVU, Florida, WV State, Missouri Baptist, Rhode Island, Brown, Memphis, Malone, Buffalo, East Stroudsburg, Ohio Northern and many more
40 Yard Dash - 4.75
Shuttle - 4.01
Broad Jump - 8'8
L - Drill - 7.42
Ty Wiley - 6'1, 175LB WR/ATH - Pinkerton North HS (OH) 18'
Ty Wiley is a outstanding talent at wide receiver and I have already heard from Kansas!
40 Yard Dash - 4.40
Shuttle - 3.74
Broad Jump - 9'6
L-Drill - 6.45
Garrett Dolinich - 6'4, 205LBS - Creekwood HS (TN) 18'
Tennessee Regional Combine #s
40 yard dash - 4.48 40 yard dash
Shuttle - 4.5
Broad Jump - 8'4
3-cone - 7.6
Adam Allen is listed running a 4.6, 40 yard dash at 225lbs and you can clearly see his game speed is that of a Division one athlete, on the first play of his highlights. Adam is able to fly down field and simply blow through the up back and make a aggressive tackle on kickoff. The next play Adam is able to demonstrate his remarkable closing speed, while easily tracking down the quarterback in the backfield. He shows great moves on the interior line and is physically imposing on his opponents. On the next play, Adam reads the run-option extremely well and once again finishes off the tackle with brute force! The spin move exhibited at 52 seconds into his film reminded me of the great London Fletcher. Allen also shows a extremely high motor in his aggression chasing down ball carriers and not giving up on the play. Allen is seen easily "scraping" down the line of scrimmage and then is able to detach from blockers to make significant plays in the backfield. With Allen's overall athleticism he will be utilized in a variety of ways at the next level. In my opinion, he will fit perfectly as a Hybrid OLB/DE and can provide a instant pass rush to any College program. With his 4.6 speed, I can see him being very valuable playing the pass, as you can see at 2:27 into his highlights when he takes a interception to the house. His play in the run game is extremely stout and he surely can play with the big boys, at any level of College Football. Adam can be seen around 4:50, making three great reads on quick "snap throws" and getting his hands up to bat the balls down. I love Adam's overall skill set, as he can be used in nearly every aspect of the game to propel your team to a high level. My official "Evaluation" grade on Adam Allen is a high caliber D1 prospect, as he has already heard from Miami (OH) University. He shows glimpses of brilliance as a outside player on the Defense and can be lined up practically anywhere with his aggressive style of play. His special teams play will be a immediate impact on ANY collegiate football program and I am extremely excited to work with Adam at our Oak Hill, Ohio Regional Mini Camp this Saturday! Thank you Adam for trusting us to show you to the world of College football and keep up the great work!
Official Grade - D1 (FBS)
Oak Hill HS (OH) Details/Map Below.
My MOm The USFL STAR
Mothers play a pivotal role in the development of each student-athlete and we must recognize them as the true inspiring individuals they are. My mom gave up a lot for me at a young age to make sure I had everything I needed for my athletic events. She had to put up with a borderline delinquent by the time I got to high school, through all the re-locating our family seemed to do year in and year out. But my mother never gave up on me and is a big reason for the man I am today. Mothers are usually the student-athletes biggest advocates in crucial chapters of our lives and we must always remember to treat them as such. As you get older you start to realize all of the little things that your Mom did for you that kept you growing towards your goals. My mother Nancy just happened to be a involved in football as well, as a USFL Philadelphia Stars Cheerleader, where my father Dave Trout was the kicker for the Champions of the spring. Dave amassed 353 points total in three seasons of play, before the USFL ceased operations. My mothers sister Gina was also a USFL Stars Cheerleader and now lives in the rural New Jersey area. There dedication and determination should also be noted, as they were from a poor family from Camden, NJ and ended up on National TV, along with even dating the beach boys! I guess now you can see why the PIttsburgh Steelers are not my favorite team of All-Time and never will be. I was born into this game in 1986 and it has captivated my attention ever since, because of the lives that BOTH of my parents lived. The most important lesson I learned from my Cherokee/Italian Mother is how to be resilient and to keep my head held high through storms that are purposeful for growth to become a better man. I would like to wish all the mothers out there a happy Mothers Day and to keep encouraging your young men and women to be great. Now I would like to talk about College athletes getting paid. Cost of attendance stipends have been evaluated and it is going to play a MAJOR role in recruiting, whether coaches like it or not.
Cost Of Attendance
In essence, this is the amount of money it will take each student-athlete to live through-out the year of college. The Big Ten has a very interesting dilemma developing and I do not hear many talking about it. Penn State can award $4,788 per year through a athletic grant to each student-athlete on scholarship, compared to Michigan States $1,872 dollars per year. The full listing can be seen below, along with the article by pennlive.
School In-State Out-Of-State Stipend
1 Penn State $34,506 $47,456 $4,788
2 Wisconsin $24,475 $40,725 $4,265
3 Nebraska $22,625 $36,545 $3,544
4 Indiana $24,417 $47,270 $3,026
5 Maryland $24,214 $44,507 $3,024
6 Rutgers $29,875 $44,653 $2,763
7 Illinois $29,568 $44,194 $2,500
8 Ohio State $23,589 $40,089 $2,454
9 Northwestern $65,844 $65,844 $2,326
10 Minnesota $25,740 $32,990 $2,194
11 Iowa $20,861 $40,191 $2,128
12 Michigan $26,834 $55,254 $2,054
13 Purdue $23,322 $42,124 $1,920
14 Michigan State $25,286 $47,051 $1,872
The Recruiting Edge
Now that I have closely observed the recruiting wars and how they are won and lost. I have come to realize that most athletes with great (FAFSA Reports) get offered early on. This same athlete comes from a less then middle-class family and now you are going to pay him a "stipend" to come to your school to "live". Penn State comes to the house and explains they can give you nearly $5,000 dollars to come play football and get a education. Then Michigan State comes by and says we have less then $2,000 dollars to award you and we can give you work study. Penn State just beat Michigan State most likely because the Student-Athlete is going to think they are "short changing" him. This in my opinion, makes a unfair advantage in the recruiting game and is clearly the only negative aspect for the College programs. Check out a exert I found on exactly how much College Football player are worth.
"Giving them what they deserve right? ― In Business Insider last week, there was an article that stated, “It is estimated that the University of Louisville has the most valuable players at $1.72 million per year based on the program’s $45.6 million in annual revenue. Overall, the average Division I player is worth $170,098 per year with the 351 Division I basketball programs taking in more than 4.5 million in revenue on average each year.” These athletes are bringing in incredible amounts of revenue to these schools ― why aren’t they receiving what is due? I mean the bottom line is, isn’t this what they deserve for their labor?"
That's right folks, if you play at Louisville you are worth 1.72 million a year to the University. So why are these young ADULTS, not getting compensated fairly? Well, the main argument is that of a "FREE EDUCATION" and honestly when you look at the numbers there is not one thing free about it. Not even 50% of NCAA football players even graduate and are a lot of times kept "eligible" to play, which in turn will get them a degree. Now they get thrown into a profession that they did not really learn about and either cannot find a job, or wind up losing the one they get from a alumni. It is each athletes individual job to maintain a level of excellence in our studies, so that we may be successful in our future endeavors. Do not float by the system and end up a sinking ship in life. I have already heard of a SEC school that now is paying the STAR players more money via grants, then the regular player. This is where the system will be muddied and things will get very sticky in the future.
The Possible Game-Changer
Tom Brady's agent is launching the Pacific Pro League, which will be a Pro Football league for athletes 18-21 years of age. In order to compete in the NFL you must be 3 years removed from your high school graduating class, therefore this league will be designed for top prospects to showcase and develop for the National Football League, while receiving payment as a pro. I believe this league will not only be a direct competitor to the NCAA's business model, but will also expand the market beyond measures, when it comes to developing players at a much faster rate for pro football. Most high school athletes have set their respective goals very high and are striving to make it to the show. Many come from poverty stricken situations and simply want to take care of their families doing what they do best. For these athletes, Football is not just a game and "Class" is really not on their schedule. So why are we handing out degrees from prestigious universities to young men who don't even see value you in it? College is not meant for everyone and making it the only route to pro football is our current reality. But it appears that this will be changing, thanks to the ever evolving brains we have in this game like Mr. Brady and Mr. Don Yee. Here is a exert from CBS Sports.
According to the league, players would make an average salary of roughly $50,000 and they would be able to train and practice year round, which players can't do in college due to NCAA rules that limit practice time."Pac Pro Football players will be paid as professionals, treated as professionals, and trained as professionals," Yee said in a statement. "Our players will be taught how to be better at their craft, and how to understand and execute their responsibilities as professionals. Professional football is a different game than amateur football, and Pac Pro players will learn and practice those techniques. Better trained players will lead to a better product, and thus, higher quality football players."
Yee also added that the players in his new league will have a chance to further their education because the new league will pay for one year of school at a local community college.
Well as you can see this league sounds pretty interesting and beneficial to our athletes. The question is once this league gets up and running and starts stealing top talent from the NCAA, hence revenue, then will the NCAA change it's business model to cater to the athlete more?
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