Braxton Reid comes to us from Bethany HS in Oklahoma where he is extremely impressive as a shut down defensive back. With game changing speed and the ability to change direction in a split second, I believe this young man has a extremely high ceiling with the athletics he possesses. After scorching a sub 4.4, 40 yard dash at South East Missouri State's camp, the staff was extremely impressed. So far, before entering our program he is being recruited by Central Oklahoma, Ohio U, Southern Nazarene, SE Missouri State, North Texas, Arkansas Tech, NorthEastern and Southern Arkansas! Braxton is able to stay in the "hip pocket" of receivers and does not hesitate to come up quickly on the ball to make aggressive sure tackles. When Braxton is on the backside of a play, he shows a high motor with great speed in the ability to take the proper angle to prevent a score. Braxton can be utilized in a variety of ways on the football field and we will also be using him on Special Teams, while also surprising the defense with his stellar skills offensively. This lands Braxton in our "Athlete" category, where only the strong survive the vast winds of College Football. Watching Braxton intercept the ball at 3:20, makes me believe he is going to make a immediate impact at the next level in the passing game. Braxton is able to easily detach from oncoming blockers and has great closing speed to the football. I really like the fact the Braxton will never give up on a play and uses superior speed to track down ball carriers. This up and coming season in Oklahoma, I would be very cautious when targeting Braxton's side of the field, because at any given moment the game could change in a flash! Welcome to the Scout Trout family and keep grinding until the job is complete!
Braxton Williams was a joy to be around in Ohio, and after completion of our Ohio Regional events, I knew I could find him a home after he quickly adjusted to our techniques and blazed a 4.5, 40 yard dash! Braxton had over 100 tackles his Senior year and proves to have the grit and determination to produce stellar results at Northland. I get the honor to work with Braxton and his buddy Tyler Bell, who is also speaking with Coach Cox from Northland College about playing ball, in a few weeks at our Illinois Regional. Coach Tillmon and I will be hitting the road again and heading straight for Hamilton County HS (IL), home of the FOXES! I also got a call from Coach Cox about my Kicker from Denver, Felix Tshite, and the 3 could be staying together as they chase their dreams of earning a College Football scholarship at a 4 year institution. All three of these young men have the talent to play at the next level and I will most likely be visiting Northland this fall to check on these fine Student-Athletes and maybe kick a few balls with "The African Kicker", if he winds up there.
About Northland - Coach Cox
After speaking with Coach Cox several times on the phone, I was very comfortable in sending my athletes to the very top of Minnesota. But why? He first of all was one of the most honest people I have spoken to in the recruiting process about his program at the JUCO level, and produced very stellar results this past season as far as his players moving on to 4 year schools on scholarship. After a winning season last year, Coach Cox was able to recruit some D1 transfers and a very talented roster for this up and coming season. I am extremely eager to watch their team compete this year and watch Coach Cox build after his first season at the helm. Coach Cox is not new to College or Pro Football and his story is very intriguing. Mr. Cox has coached at various high levels of College and Pro football, here is exert from a article I found before he took the job at Northland below.
"With a thorough understanding and passion for athletics from being a four-sport athlete in high school, Cox utilized this to rise into the coaching world. Cox rose through the ranks, starting out as a high school head football coach in Paton-Churdan High School, he won two state championships, and added a state track championship as well. Moving into the college ranks, Cox served as an assistant on the 1989 Ellsworth Community College (IA) football team that played in the national championships game, falling to Navarro College (TX). After serving as an assistant coach at various four year institutions, Cox took over the reigns as the head football coach at William Penn University (IA) from 2001-2005, transforming the Statesmen from cellar dwellers to a highly competitive program. Following a one year stint at Southeast Missouri State University (NCAA Division I), Cox would move into professional indoor arena football. After serving as an assistant with the St. Charles River Rage in the St. Louis metro area, Cox was named the Director of Operations and Head Football Coach for the River Rage(2008). Most recently, Cox has served as a football consultant with former NFL player, Willie Shields."
I want to thank Coach Cox for his continued dedication of bettering our student-athletes and helping them reach their individual ultimate goals. Stay Blessed my friend and go Northland!
Hogs Combine Numbers 🐗
OL 6'1,280LB Dominick Finley 18' (Pueblo East HS CO) - 40/20(5.1,2.87), Shuttle 2.87 , L-Drill 7.6 , Broad Jump 6'10
ATH 6'1,215LB Josh Wall 18' (Rangeview HS CO) - 40/20 5.3/2.8 , Shuttle 4.5, L-Drill 6.98, Broad Jump 7'11
OL 6'0,280LB Brain Hawley 18' (Rangeview HS CO) - 40/20 5.8/3.34, Shuttle 5.38, L-Drill 8.3, Broad Jump 6'5
OL 6'1,300LB Kameron Reed 18' (Rangeview HS CO) - 40/20 5.8/3.4 , Shuttle 5.0, L-Drill 8.34, Broad Jump 6'7
OL 6'4,300LB Dylan Graham 18' (Rangeview HS CO) - 40/20 5.97/3.4, Shuttle 5.0, L-Drill 8.2, Broad Jump 6'7.
Skills Combine Numbers
WR/CB 5'10,155LB Zakariyah Davis 18' (Robert E Life TX) - 40yd 4.5, Shuttle 4.04, L-Drill 6.78, Broad Jump 9'5
QB/ATH 6'0,160LB Jaelin Odegard 18' (Rangeview HS CO) - 40yd 4.6, Shuttle 3.8, L-Drill 6.47, Broad Jump 9'0
DB/ATH 5'9,145LB Dominique Perry 18' (Rangeview HS CO) - 40yd 4.7, Shuttle 4.2, L-Drill 6.68, Broad Jump - 8'9
QB 5'11,150LB Trey Rogers 18' (Rangeview HS CO) -
40yd 5.18, Shuttle 4.7, L-Drill 7.7, Broad Jump 7'7
K 5'7,150LB Jhaidon Duran 19' (Hirschi HS TX) -
40yd 4.65 Leg was sore from a near perfect chart/2 weeks Training with Trout and a 50 yard field goal!
All kicks/Clips can be found on Scout Trout Youtube for all of these outstanding Student-Athletes. Shout out to our fabulous long snappers Dominick FInley, Josh Wall and Brian Hawley!
Skills Goat Mixes by Scout Trout
Shuttles in One VIdeo
It was a very successful third regional mini camp and we had some outstanding numbers posted in our combine portion. We then broke off into position groups and captured some awesome film. These guys came to compete and learn the technique of the G.O.A.T. It was a joy to watch these young men not only learn, but have outstanding attitudes and have a blast playing football. When I heard a young man say he was having too much fun, I was puzzled because we had not finished the combine portion yet. I want to thank all 11 athletes who were able to make it this weekend. Because of the aptitude of the athletes we had, we will be running another similar event this weekend for the guys who could not attend due to circumstances. All of our Hogs were extremely impressive and the few skill players I had were adept to my style of coaching. The timing routes I implicate in my training are used by GOATS all through College and NFL Football. They do not only produce wins and unstoppable plays, but they also produce pro bowls and MVP's. In a game all about winning, we should be utilizing every tool we have to maximize our output on the offensive side of the ball. It is very pleasing sight to have such impeccable timing that you cannot be stopped, nor contained. It is going to be a fun season here in Colorado and I cannot wait to see what our players here bloom into come fall. If they all keep grinding and piecing together the puzzle called life with football, then I see a huge ceiling for all 11 players. Dominick Finley I believe is now our top performing Hog in the combine events! I will just leave it at that! Now go film some Bench Press!
Scout Trout's Pipeline Program
It has been a extremely busy two months since the launch of our camp series and I want to thank everyone that has helped out Scout Trout to this point. I am starting to see our players receive a lot of attention and even some early offers on the board for our QB's. QB's will often be offered earlier than other players simply because they are smaller in numbers. This also works in a reverse fashion as most D1 schools will really be studying players there first few games to make sure they were correct on their initial evaluation. Each case is very different when it comes to division level, and sadly, what region of the USA you are in. You have to look at all of this as if you are building your resume for a job that MANY people are going after. Running Backs, Receivers and other "skill" position players are perceived to be out there in the droves, so calculating every detail is a must here as well. Linemen will always be the priority as it is just extremely hard to find big men that can move, that also possess some mental aptitude. As we reach my College years in "The Story of Merf Trout", I realize why I started playing Safety/Linebacker in College. Kickers and Punters will win and lose you ball games, but they simply are last. I have gotten 4 phone calls in June for Kickers at the D1 and D2 levels, I am not positive why these teams are trying to locate one so late, but it is what it is. All of my athletes need to continue to separate themselves and motivate each other to surpass the competition! How do you do this? Well, let's get creative! Check out what me and Class of 2019 Kicker Jhaidon Duran have been doing below!
Training with Trout and Documentaries with Duran!
Jhaidon Duran has begun his documentary on his training here in Colorado and a special piece on Merf Trout aka Scout Trout. We will be highlighting the up's and down's of my career and how I decided one day to overcome many obstacles to get where I am today. Jhaidon's training video's can be seen below and all of his fine film editing work. I am extremely impressed with his abilities on and off the field and when I speak of separation it is not always about athletics when it comes to being a Superior Student-Athlete! Great Job Jhaidon Duran! We can't wait to see the final films! I will be transferring my reddotkicking domain to DocsWithDuran.com when all is finished! We will be shooting part six tonight at the Colorado Crush indoor football game, which was how Scout Trout got re-located to the most beautiful city on the planet!
Mini Camp's and New Locations
After our Illinois Regional on July 8th, we are planning on possibly heading north to Grand Rapids, Michigan to visit a friend of Scout Trout's and run a regional event for the fine athletes of Michigan. We have also been asked to come to Virginia, Kansas, California, Georgia, Alabama (Before SR BOWL Event), Back to Ohio, Missouri and Texas. I am most likely missing someone as it has been quite hectic, as we ourselves have found many ways to separate ourselves from the pack, as far as our superior knowledge of ALL aspects of this game, on and off the field. We are not geniuses by any means, but choose to pursue knowledge over arguments and use that same aggression we demonstrated on the field to the Coaching/Recruiting/Business world of football. We are still striving to perfect our model that I like to refer to as "The Pipeline Program", but all in all I know we have all the blocks set in stone now. I am a firm believer in building a quick, yet extremely solid foundation when teaching and when piecing together the Lego blocks. We have had clear cut All-State sign up's for our Senior Bowl event that were able to skip a Regional event. I do now have enough prospects committed/paid, for about a team and a half. I am not going to release the data on the prospects until I finalize the initial rosters. After my Colorado event tomorrow morning and the Illinois event on July 8th, I will have a much better idea on our Teams. I am creating a Skills Challenge and a very competitive atmosphere for this weekend, to show off our Elite prospects total skill set. So far with our QB's committed, we will be having one heck of a QB challenge! Here are some of players preparing for the Mountain Regional tomorrow in Denver and the Illinois Regional at Hamilton County High School! Also, the 3 QB's committed so far!
Trick Shot Challenge Class 2023 Darrick Boggs! Challenge Ends Tomorrow! Will Darrick win the Ray guy signed BAseball?
Merf Trout - Owner Scout Trout Elite LLC