Owen Tillis is a dynamic athlete, who dominates on the Defensive line for his Buffalo High School Football team. On the first play of Owen's highlight's, you will see his massive upper body strength, as he completely up ends the blocker to disrupt the would be Field Goal. He shows great football instincts on the 3rd play and is able to get his hands up very quickly, to bat down the would be pass. When at the tight end position, on the next play, you will witness one of the best Tight End screen highlight's this year. Tillis is able to somehow get loose from the first tackler and then proceeds to break four more tackles, as he busts his way downfield for a big gain. I really like Owen at the Defensive End position, as his closing speed to the Quarterback is extremely quick and destructive. Given his 6'3,250LB frame, he fits the mold of DE/OLB, at the next level, that can get instant pressure on a Quarterback. Owen is also very good at holding the edge in the run game, with the ability to detach from blockers and find the ball carriers to make great "sure" tackles. Owen can once again be seen at the Tight End position and it is very impressive. Tillis appears to be a very keen ball player, as he is able to sell blocks and then find himself wide open in the "soft spots" of the defensive scheme. Once Tillis gets his shoulders moving downhill, he is extremely hard to bring down and you can see why there are D1 school's across the South East, heavily interested in this young man's services. He shows great finesse and power moves off the football, while being able to locate the football quickly to make big plays in the backfield for his team. When watching Tillis on Special Teams, you start to realize that this young man is a elite athlete and can used ALL over a football field for your program. With a extremely high motor and toughness about him, I am pleased to announce that this amazing Class of 2018 prospect will be heading to Mobile,Alabama for the Scout Trout All-American Showcase-Game! Thanks for joining Scout Trout and we can't wait to work with you!
Jalen Simmons is a ball of lighting on the football field and is able to create separation instantly, all throughout this All-American highlight. Using great technique and quickness off the line of scrimmage, Jalen burns his defender in whatever destination the route requires. Jalen is able to score on press coverage shown in the first two plays of his film, catching a beautiful fade and a very deceptive quick slant for touchdowns. On the third play, Jalen shows his ability to run after the catch and gets downfield through traffic to fight his way for a score. Jalen can also take the top off a defense, as seen on the next play of his highlights, where he is able to make a great "high pointing" catch, on a slightly under thrown ball. Mr.Simmons is a very keen wide receiver, who knows how to work to the open spots of the field, while his Quarterback is under duress, to create throwing lanes that equate to big plays downfield. I wouldn't qualify Jalen as a "Possession receiver", but he is able to hold onto the ball in heavy traffic, after hauling in dimes from his Quarterback. At 2:30 into Jalen's highlights, you will witness a beautiful "back shoulder" throw and catch, as Jalen once again leaps over a defender to make a beautiful snag for a touchdown. Simmons is excellent on screen plays and gets the ball moving downfield in a hurry, with great vision and acceleration. Jalen shows amazing concentration starting at 3:35 seconds and is able to hold onto the ball, after taking a massive hit. The very next play, the ball appears to be tipped in traffic and Jalen is able to quickly grab the ball out of the air, to make a big play for his team and avoid a costly turnover. He shows very good ability in his run blocking and is able to turn the defenders in the proper direction, per play design. Jalen Simmons has a 3.7 GPA and a great test score and his play on the field has exemplified that of a Scout Trout All-American! I am excited to work with this young outstanding Receiver in Mobile, Alabama, at the 2018 Scout Trout All-American Showcase-Game!
It has been a amazing year for George Bento and he has solidified himself as one of the most dominant at his position in the nation. Being able to line up on the defensive line and manhandle his opponents, is what George is accustom to, but if you know 6A Florida football, it is extremely fast and George is able to track down defenders with his supreme athletic prowess. This being said, George could easily convert to ANY of the Linebacker positions and would make a really good H-Back/Fullback or even a Tight End, with the skill set he possesses. Below's stats are through 7 games and as you can see, George Bento is leading the pack by 14 total tackles! With 27 tackles for a loss and 10 Sacks, these are savage numbers to have in one of the toughest divisions in all of High School Football. No wonder so many Division 1 FBS programs have been courting this young man, who comes from the Polynesian decent, which explains his tremendous work ethic and BRUTE Strength to the core, as Scout Trout has suited up with many Polynesians and loves the tenacity they bring the field.
When evaluating George's end of season highlight's, at the top of this page. You will see how easily George is able to maintain gap control, by creating leverage with his massive arms and great technique, on the very first play of this wonderful highlight. Once George gets his big paws on you, you are going to the ground and going hard! George's stellar tackling technique is a pivotal reason for his success in leading the State in Tackles, in as I stated, one of the top football divisions in the USA. George is a Quarterback's nightmare , because once he bears down on you with his incredible "closing speed", you know it is not going to be easy to escape. George shows great athletics in sacking the Quarterback on play two of his highlight's and is able to make a clean "sweeping" sack of the Quarterback. When you watch how fast George is able to use his hands to quickly swim the offensive linemen on play three, you will start to see the next NCAA dominant pass rushing Defensive End/Hybrid LB. George shows amazing finesse and power moves off of the ball and is not fun for any linemen to block, as he will wear their tails out quickly, with a very intense overall MOTOR. At 1:00 into George's Highlight's, he is able to make a very well timed blocked field goal and shows his value as a instant starter on the special teams side of the football, at the Collegiate level. The ability seen to scrape down the line of scrimmage on the next play is why I believe that George could easily drop back and also play Linebacker, as he is quick as cat! George does not give up on a play, no matter how far downfield the ball gets, you will see this young warrior tracking down ball carriers, until the job is complete. The way George is able to almost launch himself in the air and grab the ball carriers is also very impressive and shows more of the EXPLOSIVENESS that this young man possesses in his lower body. George is seen easily taking on lead blockers and detaching extremely quickly to stop the ball carrier in the backfield. This style of play honestly reminds me of a young JAMES HARRISSON, who is one of the best to ever play in the box for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The hit George makes at 3:08 into this film, results in a fumble and a broken jaw. George might be big, but he exemplifies what I like to call "The Lower Man Winning" and is able to "Kill The Levers", which are your feet, this creates the type of numbers this young athletic phenom has been producing as of late. George is already on most of the nation's radar and now it is going to be fun to see who all ends up offering this phenomenal athlete from Centennial High School in Port St.Lucie, Florida! I want to thank the Bento's for being apart of the Scout Trout Militia and I am excited to meet them in Mobile, at the Scout Trout All-American Showcase-Game.