Tony Richardson Jr. reminded me of the great Anquan Boldin when I first flipped through his highlights. Just like Boldin, he is able to catch the ball in traffic. His route running is amazing as you can see him stretch the field on a stop and go, on the second play of his highlights. When running with the football after the catch, Tony shows amazing ability to break tackles with his superior strength and agility at the receiver position. Tony shows the ability to also go up over defenders and make the tough catches for his squad. The block that Richardson Jr throws at 2:15 is a Boldin like block, that simply annihilates the defender. As you will see below, Tony has been on a national camp tour this summer and was able to produce fantastic results. I really like the way Tony is able to utilize his change of speeds to create separation and the physicality he brings to the receiver position. He is seen battling it out in 7 on 7 below and making the tough catches needed for his team's ultimate success. Tony can operate in the slot or out wide at the next level, and is extremely versatile with his overall skill set. Tony has two offers on the table and is clearly a outstanding receiver prospect for the Class of 2018. I look forward to seeing this young man in Mobile, Alabama at the Scout Trout All-American Showcase-Game.
Kimo Baldwin attended my Ohio Regional camp and was able to impress us with his overall athleticism and capabilities on a football field. Kimo has had a wild High School career as far as Coaches are concerned, and has battled through adversity time and time again. With his High School not even having a coach until as of late, Kimo has been working relentlessly to catch the eye of College staff. Kimo was able to put together a impressive combine, even with a slight shoulder injury. Kimo's shuttle was outstanding at 4.08 seconds, with a L-Drill of 7.1 and a broad jump of 8'7, this big, athletic young man is going to be a wrecking ball his Senior season. Kimo caught the ball extremely well out of the backfield and when lined up as a Wide Receiver. Kimo can be used as a Tight End/H-Back, at the next level and possesses Ray Lewis type abilities at the Linebacker position. As you will see in Kimo's Hudl below, Kimo is a outstanding runner at the Fullback position and is extremely hard to tackle! Kimo is a BULLDOZER for a lead blocker and will clear a path for a truck to run through. Kimo can be seen breaking tackle after tackle and at around 1:05, makes an unbelievable escape through intense traffic. Kimo is very quick at the MLB position and fills the hole extremely quickly, when meeting the ball carrier in the gap, Kimo puts him flat on his back. Kimo has outstanding game speed and you can see him hawk down a much smaller back from behind, at around 2:15 into his amazing footage. Kimo shows great ability in defending the pass and reads the play design very well. Kimo picks up backs out of the backfield very quickly and is able to break up the passes with ease. For a all-around Linebacker/Fullback type player, Kimo is one of the best we have seen for the Class of 2018. He is a hammer in short yardage situations at the next level and has very soft hands, paired with remarkable agility for such a big young man. Kimo's mental toughness is what I believe is going to take him a very long way in this game and in life. Kimo carries himself like a grown man and truly cares for others, with a unbelievably big heart. This heart and mind-set is going to carry Kimo to the mountaintop of College Football and possibly beyond. I want to thank Kimo and his mother for making the trip to Oak Hill, Ohio, and having such a great attitude, while leading by example. I am very excited to see Kimo and his mother in Mobile,Alabama at our 2018 Scout Trout NFL Senior Bowl Week Showcase/All-American game!
Edrick Ling and his father drove over 8 hours to get to my Illinois regional and Edrick was able to produce big time at my event. Edrick is a amazing talent out of Toronto and was very impressive in one on one's and I was even more intrigued with his play at the Tight End position in passing drills. Ling had a very good combine for a big man and was able to show his overall athleticism in the drills you will see below. I have been criticized in the past for making big men play the game of football as a skill position player. Big men that can catch and our phenomenal athlete's can only be discovered by testing them in various skill position drills. Also, this shows me that Ling has superior coordination and when taught proper hand placement, will be able to control the man lined up in front of him. Ling was able to run fantastic routes for All-American QB Brady Douthat and as you will see the first play, has some good vertical skills! With a great attitude and a wonderful personality, Ling was able to latch on to Coach Tillmon and I's methods and produce a great highlight from our regional event. When you watch Edrick's feet on the inverted "swizzle" route, you will see how quick this big man really is. When pass blocking in one on one's, at the end of our event, Ling was light on his feet and showed very good hand placement on our All-American prospects Jacob Hall, Brady Douthat and Braxton Williams. Ling proves to have the ability to be a very good defensive tackle or O-Linemen at the next level, as his overall athleticism is extremely hard to find. He showed very good finesse moves and will be a instant team chemistry builder, with his amazing personality and demeanor. You also cannot rule this young man out as a ELITE Tight End and I will be using him in various ways in Mobile to demonstrate his overall skill set, which is extremely hard to find. Thank you once again LING FAMILY for your continued support and keep building a amazing student-athlete! Can't wait to try some of of that famous Mitzies Caribbean Jerk at your restaurant and some seafood in Mobile, Alabama! Great work!
Interview with Edrick Ling about 15 minutes in!
I got the chance to work out Adam Primm at our Illinois Regional event, and was very impressed with his overall skill set, at the receiver position. Adam was able to pull of a very impressive overall combine and was able to tie our overall record for the L-Drill. Here our Adam's combine stats below.
40 YD Dash - 4.6
Shuttle - 4.2
Broad Jump - 9'3
Bench Press - 185X8
L-Drill - 6.51
Adam quickly absorbed our coaching, like he absorbs everything else, and put up extremely impressive numbers for his class. Adam has the highest ACT score in our company with a score of 33, and I am very proud to say he is not just book smart. Adam, like most of my high caliber athletes, are what I like to call "Visual Learners". These athletes are able to pick up techniques quickly and adapt them to their game successfully. Adam played very well on both sides of the ball on a beautiful day in McLeansboro, Illinois, and ran amazing routes. Adam is a competitor and so far has begin recruited by Princeton, Yale and the Colorado School of Mines! With the agility to change directions extremely quickly and the knowledge of where to be on a football field, I believe Adam Primm is going to be a big time receiver at the next level. Whatever team gets Adam is going to get a player whose upside will always be bright, because of his ability to learn on the fly, in any circumstance. I am very happy to announce that Adam Primm will be attending our Scout Trout All-American Showcase/Game in Mobile,Alabama and will be playing for Team North!
Devon Banaszak comes from the same family blood line as Scout Trout, when it comes to being a Pittsburgh Steeler. His Uncle, John Banaszak, played from 1975 to 1981 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and just happened to be a team mate of my fathers in 1981. John got to help the Steelers win 3 Super Bowls and then got to play in the esteemed USFL for the Memphis Showboats with the likes of Reggie White. He now is the Head Coach at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Devon shows the same BRUTE strength that his uncle did, to say the least, as he is able to put up remarkable numbers in the weight room! Check his numbers out below! They are in green because these are HULK like numbers for a class of 2018 prospect, at ANY position.
40 YARD DASH- 4.9BENCH (MAX) - 375LBS
185LB BENCH X 42 reps
SQUAT (MAX) - 430LBS
DEADLIFT (MAX) - 440LBS
CLEAN (MAX) - 245LBS
When I was putting Devon's highlights together, you can see his amazing strength in the way he plays the game. His first play at Linebacker, you will see this young man's ability to STUFF the run in the hole and lays the Running Back flat on his back, with a perfect aggressive form tackle. The 3rd play of Devon's highlights, you are able to witness a JACK LAMBERT like tackle, in the way this young man aggressively seeks and destroys the running back. On special teams, Devon is a complete wrecking ball on kickoff team and with his 3.5 GPA, will be a instant contributor to any College football program. Coming down hill on the blitz, Devon is down right scary to block and once he starts to develop his finesse moves, shall prove to be unstoppable at the next level. A true Steel Curtain is built on players like Devon Banaszak! His run from the Fullback position reminded me of the Great FRANCO HARRIS, in the way he is able to create separation with a stiff arm and take it all the way to the house!
Justin Howard is an amazing talent at the Quarterback position, and had one of the best combines overall this year. With a strong wind at our athlete's back and a impeccable start in the 40 yard dash, I clocked Howard at a 4.3, 40 yard dash. I tested Howard and was highly impressed with the way he was able to square his shoulders and throw accurately on the run. Howard is an amazing dual-threat prospect and showed amazing timing and an extremely strong/accurate arm, that college coaches covet. When you look at the schools that are interested and Howard has visited, you will see he is an outstanding Student-Athlete this. When you watch this young man's escape ability in his junior film and they way he delivers the ball down field, you start to see a big time College Quarterback. Justin is only going to get better because he is a student of the game and a relentless hard worker. Justin and his Northview Academy team our primed for a amazing season with this stellar Student-Athlete at the helm! Best of luck this season and check out the list of school's that have been recruiting Justin!
VISITS: Lindsey-Wilson, University of the Cumberlands, MTSU, Furman, Carson-Newman, Southwestern Univ, Univ of Tennessee (Knoxville), Univ of Texas (Austin), Texas State, Marshall
MAILS, MAIL, STRONG INTEREST: Furman, Southwestern, Lindsey-Wilson, Union College, Univ of Cumberlands, ETSU, Carson-Newman, Memphis, Rutgers, Harvard, Yale, Syracuse, KY Christian, Lenoir-Rhyne
Shaun Anderson is the definition of a game breaking skill position player and can be utilized in many ways at the next level. He has outstanding speed, and I really love the way Shaun gets up field and wastes no time hitting the hole with explosiveness. At any given moment, as seen in his footage, Shaun can take the ball all the way to the house with electrifying overall athleticism. Shaun's highlights show outstanding vision and the ability to find the cut-back lane and runs between the tackles very effectively. The amazing cut back at 2:17, shows how quickly this young man can stop on a dime and make a quick synaptic decision. As a defensive back, this young man shows great cover abilities and breaks to the ball extremely quickly. Shaun is not afraid to come up and make a tackle if need be, is a dynamic return man, and shows the ability to catch tough punts under the lights. You will also be able to see some very good power runs in his footage, where he is dragging defenders for extra yardage. Shaun is able to play the deep ball as a Defensive back very well and at 4:23, he makes a amazing pass break up, out of a taller receivers hands. His interception at around 5:00 minutes makes me wonder if this young man is also a top flight College DB! Shaun is in perfect position and is able to make a perfect "high-pointing" interception! As you will witness in the remainder of the footage, This young man is a WORK HORSE that can accumulate yards in a hurry! I cannot wait to utilize him in the screen game in our All-American Contest in Mobile,Alabama! Thanks for joining the Scout Trout Militia and best of luck this up and coming season!
A Storm is coming and he paints one nasty picture
Storm Painter is a extremely strong young man and knows how to use it on a football field. When you watch his highlights you see a young man who is easily able to get off of blocks, and once he locates the ball carrier, Storm is able to create THUNDEROUS collisions on the football field. At 6'3 and still growing, I attribute Storm's LIGHTNING reflexes to his success on the Hardwood. Storm has great hands and I believe he can also succeed highly as a Tight End, with his overall athleticism. Storm excels on special teams and is quick enough to block punts, which you will see at 56 seconds into his film. I love Storm's overall aggression and motor on the football field. He is relentless and never gives up on a play. Storm's agility for his size is quite impressive in his Junior highlights, and with his length, he will be a instant contributor to any College Program. Storm was able to attend the combine portion of my Ohio regional combine and put up very good numbers, while in a rush to make it to a big basketball event. Storm was invited to multiple Division One campuses and had a great showing at Samford and Miami of Ohio! I expect big things out of Storm this year as he creates a massive HURRICANE of success on the gridiron!
Caleb Johnson is an outstanding student athlete and has received national interest. So far from Wooster, Concordia, Youngstown State, Wittenberg, Richmond, Akron, Allegheny, Ashland, Tiffin, Capital, Lyons, Otterbein, Bowling Green, Grove City, Wilmington, Earlham, Kent State, Wright State, Washington Jefferson, Flagler, Buffalo State, Mount St. Joseph, Trine, Geneva, Arkansas State, Norwich, Kentucky, Notre Dame (OH), Heidelberg and Benedictine! Caleb recently just visited Heidelberg, Washington Jefferson, Oberlin, Otterbein, Marietta, Mount St.Joseph and had a stellar camp at Liberty University. I got the pleasure to watch Caleb Johnson in person at my Scout Trout Ohio Regional, and man, did he have cannon for a arm. Caleb has been working extremely hard on his mechanics, and as you can see in his tape, he knows how to engage his torso in his rocket throws. Caleb has a very impressive combine and was able to throw up 185 pounds on bench press, 18 times! Caleb threw great balls all day at our camp and was able to show off his impressive arm, as you will see in the video below. Caleb's recent activity in 7 on 7 against Rival Jackson, was extremely impressive and you can tell all of his hard work is paying off. In the first throw of his highlights, you will see his ability to throw darts on the run, with superior precision. Caleb also shows he is making those tough throws to the sideline very well and really uses his entire body to deliver the football. He is able to complete some intermediate touch passes that are easy for the receiver to grab. The last throw up the seam really shows the kind of arm strength this kid has, and after a very good Junior Season, I expect big things from Caleb Johnson and Oak Hill High School!
Caleb Johnson - Scout Trout All-American
Scout Trout Ohio Regional Combine/Camp @ Oak Hill High School 2017.
Mason Reese is a outstanding Student-Athlete prospect at the Quarterback position and has already started being recruited by the likes of Princeton and Vanderbilt! Mason is a dynamic QB, that can either throw the ball over the top of a defense and/or drop his shoulder and plow right through them! The power he exhibits in his run game is brilliant when you watch him make the proper read and chew up valuable chunks of yards. When you watch the first play of his highlights, you see overall outstanding mechanics in stepping up in the pocket and delivering a perfect deep ball downfield. He is a hammer coming downhill and this is why he reminded be of the great College Quarterback, Tim Tebow, in his running style. Mason shows great footwork in the pocket and even under duress, is able to throw the ball to the receivers back shoulder at about :53 seconds into his amazing highlights. I really like how Mason squares his shoulders while throwing on the run, and the touch he is able to exhibit on his passes over the top of defenders. He shows the ability to go either way as well, when rolling out and delivering dimes to either side of the football field. His timing on his 3-5 step drops with his receivers at Somerset is impeccable and it shows that this young man can make college style "timing throws" with ease. Mason has overall great throwing mechanics when you watch him create the proper desired angle needed to throw the ball with accuracy and zip, at the next level. Mason appears to be a master at the Read/Option game, which is heavily used at the next level to eliminate a defender for blocking. Mason shows great ability to make the proper read of the D-END and knows exactly when to pull the pigskin and take it for massive gains. I am extremely excited to announce that this academic all-star and Elite Quarterback, will be attending our 2018 Scout Trout Senior Bowl Showcase/All-American game in Mobile, Alabama! Congrats on being selected and thanks again for choosing Scout Trout!
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