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 5'11,180LB LB Commits to Northland Community and Technical College!
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 News Update - 6/16/17
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?
Dual-Threat QB Blake Sullivan - The Kansas Kordell Stewart!
Blake Sullivan is a extremely dynamic player at the quarterback position and you will see what I like to call the "Kordell Stewart of Kansas"! Blake's numbers were uncanny last season and he was able to throw for 1629 yards and 28 touchdowns, while being responsible for 17 TD's on the ground with 1404 yards. Blake's team was the 5A State runner up and he was able to garner All-State Honorable Mention. On Blake's first play of his highlight's he is able to scamper 95 yards for a score. I was able to calculate his last 40 yards as he was busting towards the end-zone, at a 4.44 second time. This shows me Blake is at least running a 4.7 or under 40 yard dash. On the next play, Blake shows a quick release and a strong arm in being able to fit the ball in a small window for a touchdown! On his third play, Blake's coordinator called a beautiful trick play that ends up with Blake "high-pointing" the ball and being able to "Moss" the defensive back, taking the ball all the way for a score. Blake demonstrates a very fluid throwing motion and is able to get the ball out quickly. He is very good at escaping pressure and maneuvering in the pocket, while still delivering a accurate dart downfield. Blake can push the ball downfield with precision and strength, while also being able to lower his shoulder and deliver a blow in the read/option game. At 2:47 into film, Blake delivers a perfect timing 15 yard out and demonstrates his abilities to complete valuable "timing passes" that create automatic first downs at any level. Honestly, when I watch this young man's highlight tape the most deserving nickname for this fine QB is "THE KORDELL STEWART Of KANSAS". Kordell was one of my favorite players growing up because of his versatility on the football field. Blake shows similar abilities in his style of play and I could see him launching the same type of Hail Mary to win the game just as Kordell did back here in Colorado. When you watch Blake escape pressure around 3:00 minutes into his film, tell me I am wrong!
So far Emporia State, Drake, Missouri Western, Sterling and Benedictine have sent text messages and have asked him to fill out paperwork. I can see many offers coming Blake's way as he continues to build his case as a Elite Quarterback in the world of Collegiate football.
Braden Spicer LB Union HS (OK) Tulsa Football Phillip Montgomery Camp Defensive MVP!
Braden Spicer is a 6'1, 220LB linebacker from Union High School in Oklahoma and showed up to Tulsa's team camp to make a statement. From various sources I am hearing he did just that! Braden Spicer was able to harness the camp's Defensive MVP award and is obviously primed for greatness at the next level. With a Division one offer already on the table from the most prestigious academy in America, The Air Force Academy. Braden has set himself up for a explosive and productive Senior Season. It will be interesting come the start of his Senior campaign to see where he decides to "Officially" visit. When I watch Braden's film I can obviously see his 3.96 shuttle speed and you can also see his superior upper body strength as he benches 305LBS. He is quick in coverage and is easily able to detach from oncoming blockers with great hand placement/strength. Braden is able to read plays very quickly and insert himself in the backfield, while being able to viciously finish off plays, but with nearly flawless tackling technique. If your looking for a backer to cover sideline to sideline for you and/or come off the edge as a Hybrid Outside Linebacker/Defensive End, than look no further then the Tulsa camp Defensive MVP, The Spice!
Check out all we are offering this off-season and beyond below!
Braxton Williams and his family have been working hard to secure a mini camp location in July and have been successful! We plan on beginning registration at 12:30 PM to give our athletes traveling from afar time to adjust. I want to sincerely thank the Coaches and Staff at Hamilton High School for believing in the young men in the Southern Illinois region and giving them the most legit shot at College Football, via a Scout Trout Mini Camp. I will wear out the fact that believing is the first step to achieving and then using the proper tools to garner success is vital to produce the fruit you want from your tree. Those who stay stagnant and complacent will grow mold and not be worth our time down the road. Football and life will forever be evolving and we must keep up to avoid being passed by our competitors. Let's talk about what we have been doing and what I plan on bringing to the great football state of Illinois and Indiana. Below I have linked a button to our OPTIMAL results from our Ohio and Tennessee mini camps.
Why attend a mini Camp?
Our first two Regional Mini-Camp/Combines were both very successful at preparing our athletes for the next level. They also have opened many doors throughout the world of College Football and often solidified a scholarship for our athletes. But what makes us different then all of these other camps that are nationally run? Well, let's start by looking at our numbers. So far, we have gotten every one of our athletes something to play College Football. We even get our ineligible players set up with Junior Colleges so they can prove themselves in the classroom without the ACT/SAT guidelines. They then can transfer to their school of choosing and play College Football at a high level. We have instructed the perfect way to complete our combine drills to maximize our athlete's numbers, which has shaved at least .2 tenths of a second off of our athlete's times. We then prepare them mentally for the next level and run a very detailed 1 on 1 and 7 on 7 period, which I use to teach and evaluate our athlete's mental capacity and ability to play football. All athletes play various positions at my camps so we may evaluate your total football skill set on film. We make sure we get quality footage of every event and drill you complete so we can make clear and concise highlights/reports on each athlete for our database of 614 College programs. I also blast social media, where in my Facebook group alone, there are over 800 Collegiate coaches (Mostly D1) and have a large football following on Instagram. I make sure every college has every athlete's information on hand as soon as the student-athlete signs up for my camp. I also add the athlete's profile, and so far they ALL have heard from schools within a week or two. This prepares my athletes mentally as they now know they are being recruited/evaluated by collegiate staffs. We then build a plan to access the athlete's weaknesses to develop him into what I like to call a "total package prospect". These athletes are highly sought after by EVERY level of College football and often make the best NFL players. Here our some videos of our events from Ohio and our Tennessee Mini Camps.
Combine video's can be found below by clicking on the buttons. Scout Trout's Youtube channel has over 700 combine videos! These prospects also qualified for our Senior Bowl Showcase - All Start game! You may see their individual videos below!
Combine Drills Tested
Qualifying for Scout Trout's Mobile, ALabama Showcase/All-Star Game. (Week of Reese's Senior Bowl)
In order to qualify for the Senor Bowl events, you must be considered a Division One , Division 1AA (FCS) or Division Two football prospect. You can either have gotten a email/mail/phone call or letter from one of these programs and/or qualify at one of my events. This is why it is important to sign up early and get into the coveted "Pipeline Program, so you may get on every team's national radar. Links can be found to the Senior Bowl Showcase below, and our mini camp sign up for our Southern Illinois Regional event. I get to mobile the weekend before the Senior Bowl and have events planned all week starting on Tuesday with my Pro/Free agent combine. Then it is all about the College Prospects as this week is built on connecting to the College Coaches you want to play for! Best of luck to all and I hope we can assist you in finding the right fit for a College Scholarship!
Sign up Below or by Clicking Above!
When athlete signs up I receive a notification with payment and your profile is delivered to my email's inbox. I then build your profile and send your information/film to over 600 school's nationally. By the time most athletes get to my camp, they are already have received contact from College Football programs. If not, then be prepared to figure it out at my camp and put on a show for the camera. We work until the job is done and have not failed yet. We strive to make our weaknesses our strengths and to build off of what we were created with.
Our first two Regional Mini-Camp/Combines were both very successful at preparing our athletes for the next level. They also have opened many doors throughout the world of College Football and often solidified a scholarship for our athletes. But what makes us different then all of these other camps that are nationally run? Well, let's start by looking at our numbers. So far, we have gotten every one of our athletes something to play College Football. We even get our ineligible players set up with Junior Colleges so they can prove themselves in the classroom without the ACT/SAT guidelines. They then can transfer to their school of choosing and play College Football at a high level. We have instructed the perfect way to complete our combine drills to maximize our athlete's numbers, which has shaved at least .2 tenths of a second off of our athlete's times. We then prepare them mentally for the next level and run a very detailed 1 on 1 and 7 on 7 period, which I use to teach and evaluate our athlete's mental capacity and ability to play football. All athletes play various positions at my camps so we may evaluate your total football skill set on film. We make sure we get quality footage of every event and drill you complete so we can make clear and concise highlights/reports on each athlete for our database of 614 College programs. I also blast social media, where in my Facebook group alone, there are over 800 Collegiate coaches (Mostly D1) and have a large football following on Instagram. I make sure every college has every athlete's information on hand as soon as the student-athlete signs up for my camp. I also add the athlete's profile, and so far they ALL have heard from schools within a week or two. This prepares my athletes mentally as they now know they are being recruited/evaluated by collegiate staff. We then build a plan to access the athlete's weaknesses to develop him into what I like to call a "total package prospect". These athletes are highly sought after by EVERY level of College football and often make the best NFL players. Here our some videos of our events from Ohio, Tennessee and last years Colorado Mini Camp at Loveland Sports Complex.
Class 2019 Kicker Jhaidon Duran Preparing for MOuntain Regional!
Qualifying for the Scout Trout Senior Bowl Showcase/All-Star Game
In order to qualify for the Senor Bowl events, you must be considered a Division One , Division 1AA (FCS) or Division Two football prospect. You can either have gotten a email/mail/phone call or letter from one of these programs and/or qualify at one of my events. This is why it is important to sign up early and get into the coveted "Pipeline Program, so you may get on every team's national radar. Links can be found to the Senior Bowl Showcase below, and our mini camp sign up for our Mountain Regional event.
When it comes to football I was taught at very young age that the lower man wins. Playing Nose Tackle on 95 LB Pop Warner Football, I was able to cause 8 fumbles in the All-Star game and garner the MVP award. But why? Because I stayed lower then the other man and drove through that inferior being in my way. Literally it came down to the Center begging for mercy and crying every practice. The lower man didn't just win, he took the opponents will to play the game. Sam Mills (R.I.P) is a great example of the lower man always winning. The lower built to the ground player is told he is not tall enough to play his position, due to this "eye test" that cannot demonstrate tenacity and work ethic. One of the best Defensive Linemen in the NFL, Aaron Donald is barely pushing 6'1. So why are recruiters and coaches so bent on players being so tall? When I got to play middle linebacker against West Texas, I found a offensive line and fullback that were probably twice my size. I took it as a challenge and ended up shredding these tall Texas trees to the ground. Being quicker and gaining instant leverage on my pass rushes were unstoppable and I felt as if I were 7 feet tall that day. I was able to get my first safety in a pretty much meaningless game, along with 15 tackles and a few pass breakups. But what did I take out of this meaningless game? I found a way for the so called "small man" to dominate a game and we were able to get the Menaces first victory. Due to poor owners the team was folded here in Colorado. Here is the footage below. #22 aka "The Silver Bullet" got #HogNasty in Texas.
I have had some smaller D-Linemen that have been not just holding their own against D1 commits, but they are beating them and instantly finding the ball. Ramsey Sites has the motor of a Linebacker in the way he is able to chase down ball carriers. The man can be used in so many intricate ways on the football field, because he is a total athlete. I envision Ramsey as a 4 down linemen who does not need a break. The grit and determination this young man has to fight in the trenches is fun to watch and I am excited for him to be making the trip to Mobile with his family for Senior Bowl week! I will have Ramsey lined up in multiple spots and even doing some punting in our inaugural Scout Trout All-Star Game! I want you to watch my moves on the Fullback. Try the spin move, use the swim and then power through them with the BULL RUSH! Love ya bubba and keep busting those tall trees ASS that are committing early because they are 6'6. Most of the time I have learned that the bigger they are, the harder they fall. David slayed Goliath with a tiny pebble, what arsenal do you got? It's all about what is inside fella's and only you are going to be able to demonstrate that to a College Football Coach.
Regional Camp #3 Denver Colorado
My main ideology behind my mini camps was to host them at beautiful high school locations like out first two Regional Combines at Oak Hill (OH) and Northview Academy in Kodak (TN). We had two extremely successful and beneficial camps for our athletes and had previously scheduled our Mountain Regional event at the Dick's Sporting Goods Complex. Thanks to Coach Tillmon and the wonderful staff at Rangeview High School we will now be hosting our event at their beautiful facilities! We have been training players for this event and a shot at our Scout Trout Senior Bowl Showcase in beautiful Mobile, Alabama for a few months and our extremely excited to take the turf on Saturday June 17th.
I turn into a social buzz saw at these events and am very particular about getting to know each one of my athletes and whoever they bring with them. We end up making a lot of friends and really get a feel for what these young men represent. I go over recruiting somewhat and how things work. Athlete's who did not pre-register will need to fill out a camp profile form and make payment. After this period athlete's begin warming up with Coach Tillmon for our combine events. Most Colleges coaches want these numbers as soon as the event is complete. Video's of each event will be placed below, along with our camp's top performers thus far. We instruct each athlete on the proper technique in performing each drill. I personally instruct the 40 yard dash and have gotten .2-.3 tenths of a second off of our athletes that pay attention to detail.
Below you will find some of our individual highlight's that we compiled from Regional Camps one and two. Get ready to do a lot of work on film for College Football coaches! Each athlete that attends our camp will receive 50% off our Pipeline program package/profile.
After completion of our events, we will be heading home to chop up the endless videos and data to present to the College Football coaching staff. Thus far, our camps have been extremely beneficial at helping athletes obtain College Football scholarships, due to the fact that our "Pipeline Program" did not miss one school that offers Football scholarships! We also are HIGHLY trusted in the Collegiate football communities and now are the world's largest college football network! Click on the combine tab to see all 23 individual highlight's and Senior Bowl Showcase qualifiers! We will be heading back to Mobile, Alabama, to host our 2nd annual Senior Bowl camp the weekend of the Reese's Senior Bowl! I will be releasing all of that information later on today and I cannot wait for me and the guys to take the turf in sunny Mobile, Alabama right before signing day!
Rangeview High School is located about 30 mins from Denver international airport and there are plenty of options as far as hotel accommodations. I always recommend going through Booking.com and usually saving some money. I placed a Google map of Rangeview High School so all know exactly where we will be. The normal mini camp registration page is found below.
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