Kyle Benedict is the BEst at BEating Press Coverage - 185 yards on 7 catches & 1 TD
Last season Benedict was arguably the best receiver in the state of Florida and when I studied his body of work that led to being named All-State, I found that he is the best in the nation. This extremely gifted route runner is one of the best I have seen at beating tight bump and run coverage, and it is a mistake for a defensive back to attempt such a technique against Benedict. As seen below, Benedict uses outstanding acceleration once the ball is snapped to blow by the man-to-man coverage on the outside for his first long score of the season. When his man starts to creep off, Kyle and his Quarterback are seen hitting a beautiful slant route to the open part of the field. Benedict then shows his tenacious running style and the power he possesses overall, as he drags 4-5 defenders downfield after the catch. Having a 26.4 yards per catch average in a opening contest is unheard of at the high school level and makes my reasoning for his 5-Star recruit status even more clear. You will witness Benedict set his defender up swiftly to the inside, only to beat him quickly to the outside fade route on the next two plays. On the second play, Kyle shows his uncanny ability to locate the football while in flight and his diverse ability to go up over defenders and make plays. After using this technique, Kyle is able to use the opposite tactics and sets his defender up to the outside (fade), only to burn him with the inside slant route for more valuable yardage. Kyle has the quickness and explosiveness needed to excel at the D1 NCAA Football level and has solidified his position thus far as the top slot receiver in the nation according to College Football Today. He has also been named to our Scout Trout All-American roster and exemplifies the standard for all student-athletes, as athletes like Kyle, who maybe do not look like they are a 5-Star recruit, actually possess far more talents than today's so-called "5-Star Recruit".
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Simon Kenton Starts the Season 2-0 and Top 300 REcruit Clay COgswell is Back to HIs dominating Style of play
Simon Kenton Beats MEade High School 29-28 in Week 0
Simon-Kenton was able to withstand a very good Meade County team with a victory of 29-28. When you flip on Clay's tape, you can see he played a pivotal role in the Pioneers' conquest for victory. Lined up over the slot on the first play, Clay is seen breaking up the quick pass over the middle after quickly diagnosing the play. On the next play, Clay makes one of the best form tackles you will see coming off the edge and he brutally finishes the tackle. Clay is a dominating force on the football field and, with his incredible athletics, is seen taking the direct snap on the fake field play, in which he converts for 2 points. Cogswell dominates in all phases of the game and you can see him field a kickoff from the second line at :35 seconds into his week 0 highlights. Clay shows outstanding hands on this play and overall football instincts, as he is able to barrel up the sideline for a big time return. Cogswell makes a huge play on a punt block the very next play and once again shows superior quickness off nthe edge. When you watch the last play and witness Clay's closing speed on the Quarterback, you will see why he is the 43rd ranked recruit in the nation on College Football Today's Top 300.
Simon Kenton BEats Bryan Station 37-20 in Week 1
After a big week one victory, Cogswell and the SImon Kenton defense kept up their dominating style of play and were able to cruise to victory to improve to 2-0. Clay can be seen once again beaming around the field and destroying ball carriers when he arrives in dominating fashion. Clay made more big plays on Quarterback and was able to help the Pioneers win in two evenly matched contests. College Football Today's #8 overall DT, JJ Courtney supplied great pressure all game long to free up the likes of Clay and the other Pioneer linebackers and they future looks bright for both of these fine student-athletes!
Connor High School (1-0) will Travel To Simon Kenton (2-0) August 31st
Clay Cogswell can be found by clicking on last years Scout Trout All-American and Pipeline Program student-athletes in the Elite Linebacker Database. JJ Courtney can be found in the Elite Linemen database who is also a dominating defensive player, at the DL positions.
Clay Cogswell has Accepted his All-American Nomination and Can Be found on our Roster By Clicking LAst yEars SCout TRout All-AMerican SIgnings Pic Edit Below.
TOp Safety Recruit Joe Jackson is back in Action for Richlands HS and is back attacking the football in 2018.
Sometimes as a Free Safety you have to come up and make plays when your team is getting dominated in the 8-man box, as Joe Jackson is seen doing in his teams opening loss to Normal Community High School. Joe will be playing some outside linebacker as well this season after showing more great speed to the football out of the defensive backfield. Number 27 is seen coming up in the box after running down a ball carrier on his first play to make a great form tackle up near the line of scrimmage. Joe shows more of his side to side movement and that he is back at 100% on the next play, as he once again meets the ball carrier after he clears the first level of defenders from the Free Safety position. Joe shows more great football instincts on the very next play, as he once again is able to cut off the ball carrier, while tracking him down all the way to the sideline.
As you can see in the screen shot above, Joe lays out perfectly on top of the football to execute the field goal block, giving the boot no chance to go through the uprights.. He also shows great acceleration off the line of scrimmage and is instinctively able to leave the ground for the blocked kick from a long distance. Jackson is able to make more tackles to end his film with great overall body control and technique. Even though Richwoods suffered a loss, they will head back to the drawing board and keep fighting up front to secure the ball carrier before he gets his momentum rolling downhill. This was not your "Normal" Normal Community High School Football team, as they had a very good read-option game plan heading into the contest and their QB executed very well. The only way to win in a bad loss like this is to figure out why, get better and move on quickly, as their next contest is at home against Manual High School on Friday, Aug 31st.
ALL-AMERICAN LB TERRY BYERS CONTINUES HIS EXCELLENCE ON THE GRIDIRON AFTER RECEIVING HIS FIRST D1 OFFER
A Hard HItting LInebacker WHo plays LIke A Safety
Terry Byers is ranked as College Football Today's 24th overall recruit in the nation and is one of the most "aware" linebackers we have seen on the football field. On the first play of his highlights above, Byers is seen bending backward to make an exceptional interception and play for the Bay Tornadoes. Terry is seen on the next play ferociously tackling the ball carrier after he reads the play. We have yet to see Byers carry the football until now and he really gets to show off his athletics even more, as a ground-and-pound running back. Terry is seen taking two sweeps around the edge out of the gun formation and is very quick to get around the corner, while squaring his shoulder to pummel defenders for extra yardage. Byers is so quick at linebacker that lead blockers have a very hard time gauging where he is going to be, as seen on the play at 1:02 into his first game's highlights. This is also due to his extensive knowledge of the game of football and how to read plays instinctively. Terry is seen lined up to another Top 300 recruit Quarterback Cade Ledman again in the shotgun and being utilized on sweep plays around the edge. He is seen easily breaking tackles and is able to show off more of the powerful frame that makes him one of the nations top recruits heading into the 2018 season. Terry shows outstanding downhill power running ability on the last play of his first contests highlights and I am sure more collegiate coaches are going to offer this extremely talented prospect out of the talent rich state of Florida.
Scout Trout All-American Alumni Jerome Beazer MAde OUr Database Headline PIcture after a Epic PErformance NFL Senior BOwl Weekend. He signed with The Jacksonville Dolphins Team and looks like he is ready for a big season!
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