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!