Nations Top Slot Receiver Recruit Kyle Benedict Destroys man Press Coverage IN Week one.
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".
Many Others Have Taken NOtice of THE "BOTTLE ROCKET" - S/O Big County Preps
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.
20th top 300 recruit JOe Jackson Playing LIke a LInebacker
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.
JOE MAKES A OUTSTANDING FIELD GOAL BLOCK @ :37 SEconds off of the EDGE!
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!
Top 300 Recruit QB Brenden Taylor has Stellar OPening Performance and has moved into the Top 10 overall!
Offered by Charleston Southern!
19-31 for 273 yards and 3 touchdowns vs Central HS (Week O) 46-14 Win
When it comes to elite quarterback play not to many can compete with the likes of Brenden Taylor and the Broome Centurions offense. Brenden is seen in his highlights above throwing a dime up the seam on the first play that is thrown with great precision and velocity for a big gain. Taylor is then able to make a Scott Frost like run and find a cut-back lane for a touchdown, Brenden is then seen throwing on the run on the next few plays and the Broome receivers look very in tune with Taylor, as they are able to make critical first down plays for the Broome offense. The versatility that Brenden brings to the Broome offense is quite amazing to watch and is the main reason he moved up in College Football Today's Top 300. As his head coach Lynn Fleming stated, " The offense is much more balanced offensively", with Taylor leading the Centurions offense. Taylor was on pace to break South Carolina state records last season before his season ending injury. Most college scouts wanted to see how he would come back this fall and he surely did not disappoint in the season opener. The throw Taylor is able to make at :56 seconds into his film on the deep out/corner route, shows remarkable technique and arm strength that is needed to excel at the collegiate level. Brenden comes back on the next play with a "tear drop" touch pass over the top of a linebacker to his elusive running back for one of his three touchdown passes on the night. The timing exhibited on the corner route down in the red-zone on the next play is perfectly executed, as Taylor releases the ball early and is able to throw his receiver open with the defender on his back hip. When a play breaks down, Taylor can escape and gain valuable yards for the Broome offense or can perform more of a Tebow role, like the play at 2:35. On this play, Brenden delivers a brutal stiff arm to the first defender and is able to break free for a big gain. After I got to witness more strong throws downfield and some very well thought out "back shoulder" throws, I had to make a call to my friends at College Football Today and move Taylor into the Top 10 in their Top 300. He surely has earned it!
Broome HS Football (Week O) 2018 - Subscribe to JAson Taylor
Click PIcture Edit Below of Brenden Taylor to read National Ranking Report
"Quarterback Brenden Taylor led the way, throwing three first-half scoring strikes of 16, 23, and 17 yards to Richard Webber, Hayden Wooten, and Keyvon Graham. His five-yard TD run put the first points on the board as Broome ran out to 26-6 halftime lead and was never threatened."
Click ALl-American Pic Edit Below to Read Taylor's 2018 ALl-American Report
College Football Today's #64 Top 300 Recruit Jimmy Bates will be moving up in the rankings and Is our KEy COntributor of the WEEK!
Jimmy Bates Had 15 carries for 62 yards and a TOuchdown, along with around 5 tackles and HE caused a big fumble on special teams!
Scout Trout's Key Contributor of the Week
Jimmy showed everything he is capable of in his first game of the regular season and had one of the best special teams plays on kickoff for week one, as he beamed down field with his 4.4 speed to make a vicious hit on the return man. This play was able to set the tone for Vancleave as they were able to score two plays later and won their first game 45-14 over Forest County Agricultural High School. Jimmy operated extremely well on offense at the FB/H-Back position and set the tone in the running game for the Vancleave offense. I was more impressed with Jimmy's blocking ability on power plays, as he was able to show off his hulk-like strength in pummeling the defensive ends to the turf. His work ethic the past two off-seasons has been second to none, as I have watched Jimmy grow into one of the best athletes in all of the nation since we first met at my first Scout Trout All-American Bowl (mini-camp). When I moved down south and got to work with Jimmy more, I realized his skill-set is so unique that it could often go missed if not utilized in the proper scheme. That being said, Jimmy Bates is in his natural position on the football field when you see what he brings to an offense or defense. He has some of the best hands and coordination I have seen in a player at the H-Back position and now proved he can also be the hammer needed in a power style attack. I am extremely proud of Jimmy Bates and the Vancleave Football team for finding a way to get better and bouncing back from a losing season with a huge opening victory in state of Mississippi play!
College Football Today's Top 300
Scout Trout Top 300 MIx-Tapes
Preparation for the All-American BOwl Begins With THe POwer PIstol Formation
Having PErsonally Trained Jimmy Bates - He Reminds Me A lot of JOhn Lynch
He also has reminded me of many other great NFL players, which is why he is in our ATHLETE database. Jimmy is a plug and pull player, meaning you can plug him into multiple positions and he will succeed almost immediately. He possesses the ability to learn new concepts rapidly and can instantly put them into practice on the gridiron. I have not been wrong yet on this particular skill-set in a American Football player and in my professional opinion, he has the potential to be a high impact player at the D1 College Football level.
John Lynch Greatest HIts Video BElow
College Football Today's 15th Ranked TOp 300 Class of 2019 5'8,182LB All-Purpose Back SEth JOhnson - St.Cloud HS (FL) ALl-AMerican Report
three D1 Offers from Southern Miss, morehead state and the georgetown hoyas!
Coach Bryan Smart Has The MOst Dynamic All-Purpose BAck in the NAtion
Coach Bryan Smart had the St. Cloud football team attended the Fellowship of Christian Athletes team camp in July and they are heading into the 2018 season with arguably the best All-Purpose Back in the nation. Seth Johnson was recently rated as the 15th top overall college football prospect for the Class of 2019 and when you flip on his out-of-this-world highlight tape below, you will see why he is a match-up nightmare for opposing defenses across the state of Florida. Playing in 7A Football, Coach Smart has built a winning tradition at St. Cloud, after coaching in his earlier years in Gloucester City, NJ at Gloucester High School. Having played against Coach Smart and knowing where he comes from personally, you are going to find more "diamonds in the rough", as his still young career progresses coming from this outstanding high school football coach. That being said, I have not seen an athlete of this skill level since the legendary Philadelphia Eagle, Bryan Westbrook.
Brian WEstbrook vs Seth Johnson
These two players share a remarkable resemblance and it is one that obviously will be tested over the rest of Johnson's illustrious career. With over 2,000 all-purpose yards, Johnson can flat out do it all on the gridiron and has bulked up to 5'8,182lbs heading into his senior campaign. Players like Bryan Westbrook revolutionized the game of football as new and innovative offensive schemes were designed to utilize these unique players that possess out of this world athletics. Having to game-plan for a guy that can line up practically anywhere on the football field and ultimately vanish behind a wall of giants, to only appear in a flash is terrifying for bigger defensive players. Johnson shows his ability as a receiver on the very first play of his highlights and as Coach Smart explained, you cannot cover him man to man. He uses a very keen style of route running and is able to set defenders up early in his route. On the second play, you will witness a short crossing route that we also see Mr. Westbrook run quite often, as they both use uncanny speed to get open. His "post-corner" route on the third play is one of the best routes I have seen at setting the defenders up to the inside and breaking back outside for the score. The next play is very Westbrook-like and should have made ESPN's top plays, as he completely shatters the safeties ankles after taking the football through the defense on a zone-read concept. We get to see some outstanding run blocking on the next play, as Johnson puts the defensive back on roller skates until the whistles blows. Johnson is able to run a "dig" route on the next play and shows his exuberant play as he breaks through five defenders and fights for yet another outstanding touchdown. A few plays later, you get to see Johnson patiently work open for his QB and makes a very quick snag out of the air, which shows he is wired to quickly process any given scenario on the football field. With the acceleration this young man possesses and the ability to process information at a moment's notice, Seth Johnson has been rated by Scout Trout as the next Brian Westbrook. Seth Johnson will continue to improve under the great coaching style of Coach Brian Smart and staff, while solidifying himself as one of the nation's premiere offensive weapons when it is all said and done.
The Bulldogs will open the regular season Thursday, Aug. 28 at ESPN Wide World of Sports against Eagle Crest, Colorado.
The platform will be large for the St. Cloud football team and Coach Smart, as EagleCrest, Colorado travels to Florida. We will be keeping close watch, as St.Cloud makes some major noise this year in Floirda 7A Football and in the world of college football recruiting, as Seth Johnson, Coach Smart and the St. Cloud football team are Elite by any standard in football today.
College Football TOday's Top Three Quarterbacks - RIckle, Taylor and PEarson Updates
#1 QB Overall Tanner Rickle Caps OFf Spectacular Summer With another REmarkable PErformance.
Rickle looked like he has all summer long in his last senior preseason scrimmage and his hard work is paying off in huge dividends on the field. With one of the best throwing motions we have seen while in the pocket and/or on the run, Rickle is seen below delivering a perfect deep ball over the top of the defense. Tanner gives his receiver a chance to make a unbelievable once handed catch and this duo is going to be scary for opposing defenses all season long. Findlay will open up the season at Hillard Bradley in Hillard,OH.
Brenden Taylor and Broome HS are a Well Oiled MAchine in Week One
Brenden Taylor was able to throw for 3 touchdowns and 297 yards, while rushing for another touchdown for the Broome Centurions. This was "this was what we needed", as Head Coach Lynn Fleming stated, as Broome ended a 46-14 thrashing of the Central HS Eagles football team. Brenden and his receivers looked amazing all off-season and have developed some amazing chemistry for a high school football unit. If everyone keeps up this level of play and continues to get better as a team, The Centurions of Broome HS could be one scary team entering the South Carolina state playoffs at the conclusion of their still very young 2018 season.
James Pearson Leads HIs NEw TEam TO a Victory 20-16
James Pearson transferred to Hardee HS, FL and he started his first game at QB for the Wildcats. He was able to help lead his team to a 20-16 victory and will continue to only get better with his new team for the remainder of the 2018 season.
East Carolina Running Back Darius Pinnix Makes College Football Today's Maxwell Award "Watch List".
Coach Trout's Reggie Bush 2.0
When I first seen Darius Pinnix on the football field, I was reminded of a bigger and more powerful Reggie Bush. This much more physical version of the NFL Running Back was able to catch balls out of the backfield as well as run over defenders while showing outstanding footwork. When Coach Prunty was at ECU, there was even talks about Darius playing on the defensive side of the football because of the versatility he exhibited at Western Alamance High School and in training camp with the East Carolina Pirates football team. After showing glimpses of being one of the best power runners as a true freshmen last season, I believe Pinnix will begin to catch the eyes of NFL coaches and scouts at all 32 teams with his outstanding skill-set. Coach Prunty was responsible for helping over 100 players get to the NFL and coached many household names. With him now being at Hampton as the Head Coach, Pinnix looks to lead a struggling Pirates team in Conference USA play.
Darius PInnix Freshmen Season - College Football Today's Maxwell Award
Breaking football scouting & recruiting news