TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Scout Trout Elite & ESPN Plus top football recruits scouting evaluations during the last top 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 College Football Today & ESPN Plus re-ranks can be found below!
TOP 2023 FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Scout Trout Elite scouting evaluations on top 2023 football recruits can be found below for the 2023 Top 1000 Football Recruit Rankings at College Football Today & ESPN Plus.
TOP 2023 RB RECRUIT ANTHONY RUBIO
Top 2023 RB recruit Anthony Rubio was able to shred defenses in the very talent rich State of Florida during his junior campaign with his uncanny speed, agility and ball carrier vision, while toting the rock for the Belen Jesuit Wolverines. Rubio was able to use his God given athletics to total over 1,200 all-purpose yards and was able to find the end-zone a total of 11 times, while not fumbling the football once during the 2021 season. He is able to accelerate rapidly when getting to the edge of the defense and quickly turn up the field, while possessing an innate ability to find the cut-back lanes against the grain of the defense to keep defenders off-balanced. As a receiving target coming out of the backfield, Anthony does a masterful job at turning on the burners and is able to high-point the football while leaping over the top of defenders to make epic receptions down the field. His concentration in the air is remarkable as witnessed at 1:25 into his junior season highlights, where he is able to haul in a one handed catch while adjusting quickly to an under thrown pass deep down the field. 2023 top RB recruit Anthony Rubio is also a very patient runner when allowing his blockers to get to their assignments per play design and is able to stop & start on a dime, while possessing outstanding burst once he sees the running lanes opening up. He is very hard to tackle in the open field as he is constantly changing his course of direction, while possessing a great repertoire of finesse moves that leave defenders whiffing at air. Rubio also excels on special teams as a return man and can be seen running down the field like a bat out of hell on punt team to cause game-changing turnovers for the Wolverines of South Florida. Top 2023 RB recruit Anthony Rubio is a multi-faceted football player who excels in many aspects on the gridiron and will rank highly in the 2023 Top RB Recruit Rankings at College Football Today & ESPN Plus. He could also fit as a high octane slot wide receiver, return man and play-maker on special teams at the next level, which could see him listed as a Top 2023 ATH Recruit in the world of College Football Today.
TOP 2023 RB RECRUIT SANTANA WOOTEN
Top 2023 RB recruit Santana Wooten had an exhilarating season toting the rock for the Palmer Trinity offense in Miami, Florida and possesses cheetah-like speed & agility, while exhibiting uncanny ball carrier vision when motoring his way through the opposing defense. His innate ability to locate the cut-back lanes and quickly burst his way through traffic to leave defenders is the dust that will translate to an instant game-changing running back at the collegiate level. Santana proves to have the capability to stop and start on a dime, while also demonstrating the tenacious style of running needed to pick up valuable yards after contact. While working out of the Wildcat formation, Wooten is able to swiftly get downhill and does a masterful job at letting the play develop by exhibiting the patience to allow his blockers to get to their assignments, while utilizing a repertoire of power & finesse moves to move the chains. He also is a very gritty and determined runner in short yardage situations, as he keeps his legs churning when lowering his shoulder to plow through the opposition and has a brutalizing stiff arm that is able to collapse defenders. Wooten can also be witnessed coming out of the backfield as a receiving target and has very good pass catching abilities as a top 2023 RB recruit. Wooten’s outstanding junior season has already earned him an offer from the University of Marshall and I expect many more to come in the near future. Santana Wooten’s epic junior season at Palmer Trinity will see him rated highly on the College Football Today & ESPN Plus Top 2023 RB Recruit Rankings!
TOP 2023 QB RECRUIT PARKER LEISE
Top 2023 QB recruit Parker Leise had another phenomenal season and was able to transition masterfully to his new squad at Shawnee Mission East HS, after landing an early offer from the University of Kansas. Leise is one of the most efficient and mechanically sound quarterbacks in the 2023 football recruiting class, as he demonstrates the ability to orchestrate a college style offense by manipulating the defense out of position by looking off his receivers. He can land the football perfectly over the top of the defense with tremendous touch or knife the football through the opposing defense with his uncanny arm strength. His ability to orchestrate the play-action game and toss darts on the run with stellar accuracy, as well as his dual-threat capabilities are able to transition into automatic offensive gains which will be highly beneficial to any collegiate style offensive attack. When operating out of the shotgun on designed running plays, Leise is able to get moving downhill quickly and scamper through the opposing defense with outstanding agility while possessing a natural running style that enables him to be a threat to take the ball the distance on any given play. Parker also proves to be able to deliver the ball with precision while under immense pressure and can be witnessed tossing the pigskin with great velocity while making very tough off platform throws in his junior season highlights. The subtle pump fakes he uses to draw defenders out of position to create openings for his receivers down the field to deliver impeccably accurate passes are Drew Brees esk and he is not afraid to tuck the ball on the run to blast his way through the defense for first downs. During his junior year footage, Leise not only exhibited he could make all of the college style throws, but also proved to be a very patient runner as a top 2023 dual-threat quarterback who is able to set up his blockers precisely before propelling rapidly through running lanes. His ability to get rid of the football early on timing routes is able to set his intended targets up for success, as he produces a very catch-able football that is thrown in stride and at eye-level. Top 2023 QB recruit Parker Leise has been extremely hot on the recruiting trail and has many top tier college D1 football programs courting him to lead their teams in the world of College Football Today & I expect any offense he leads in the future to flourish with him under center.
TOP 2023 RB RECRUIT TYLER DODD
Top 2023 RB recruit Tyler Dodd had another phenomenal season at Napierville Central HS in Illinois and exhibited the capabilities of a top flight running back recruit, who is capable of moving the chains consistently with his gritty style of downhill running. Dodd has extremely quick reflexes and is able to instinctively hit the cut-back lanes after receiving the handoff, while possessing outstanding overall burst when motoring his way through traffic. He is able to utilize a plethora of finesse moves like the quick spin & jump cut, while also demonstrating the power needed to plow through would-be tacklers for extra yardage after contact. Tyler also happens to be a very gifted receiver coming out of the backfield and is able to locate the soft spots in the defense for his quarterback to deliver the football to him up the field, while being able to instantaneously propel his body into position to accelerate for yards after the catch. He has very soft hands when making tough catches with his arms extended and has the wiggle needed to shake defenders, which will bode extremely well at the collegiate level. When Tyler is not dancing his way through the opposing defense, he is an excellent blocker and is able to demolish his opponents to open up running lanes for the Naperville Central play-makers. Dodd is used heavily in the screen game and does a great job at getting lost behind his blockers, while using his diverse athletic skill-set to move the football down the field through the opposing defense and skedaddle away from defenders. His determination in short yardage situations and powerful frame sets himself, as well as team up for instant success and he is able to blast through a wall of defenders to pick up the yardage needed to find pay-dirt. Tyler’s tenacious and highly athletic running style, as well as his stellar capabilities in the passing game rated him very highly in the 2023 Top 93 RB Recruit Rankings at College Football Today and he will begin to rise rapidly in the world of college football recruitment this coming off-season.
TOP 2023 QB RECRUIT JACOB VAUGHAN
Top 2023 QB recruit Jacob Vaughan had another phenomenal season behind center and recently ranked very highly in the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2023 top 100 QB recruit rankings nationally, while exhibiting the capabilities to make all of the big time college style throws in the talent rich State of Texas. Vaughan does a masterful job at delivering the football deep down the field when under duress and has one of the strongest arms in the 2023 football recruiting class, while also possessing dual-threat capabilities with his 4.6, 40 speed. Jacob is highly adept at hurling dimes while rolling to either side of the playing field and is a threat to skedaddle his way through the defense with his outstanding agility anytime he takes the snap. He exhibits a stellar overall throwing motion and is able to quickly snap the football out of his hand with a rapid quick release when on the move and from the pocket, while also proving to be one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the nation. He is able to zipline the football in with tremendous velocity or go over the top of the defense with impeccable touch to put his play-makers at Liberty Christian in prime position to make receptions down the field. Jacob’s brilliant style of QB play is also matched in the classroom as he possesses a 4.05 GPA and has recently taken visits to Colorado & Louisiana Tech after impressing many college football recruiters across the nation. I expect Jacob to be a hot commodity this coming college football recruitment season as his work on & off the field has been duly noted by many of the top tier programs in the world of College Football Today.
TOP 2023 WR RECRUIT JAMES MARCUS BRYCE
Top 2023 WR recruit James Bryce Marcus is an exhilarating and highly productive slot receiver who is able to create separation with his crisp route running, as well as produce massive chunks of yardage after the catch with his breakaway speed. He is not afraid to go over the middle of the defense to haul in receptions in traffic, while possessing extremely intense focus in the process and is one of the best run blocking receivers in the 2023 football recruiting class. Marcus also is extremely tough to bring to the turf and was able to produce a mass amount of yards after contact in his stellar 2021 junior season highlights. He is extremely hard to locate for defenders when utilizing his outstanding agility to slip by and shake oncoming tacklers, while proving to have the next level burst needed to leave them in the dust. James excels in the screen game and uses his uncanny athletic ability to quickly change his course of direction, while being able to stop & start in a flash to propel up the field. His play-making ability and physicality is also used in the backfield for Lake Ridge HS, as he could be considered an all-purpose back with his capabilities as one of the more well-rounded receiving recruits in the class of 2023. Adding to his diverse skill-set, James is an excellent special teams player who excels as both a kick returner and on kickoff coverage, as he demonstrates the athletics to weave his way through traffic and is a very sound tackler when flying down the field. Top 2023 WR recruit James Bryce Marcus will be moving up the 2023 Top WR recruit rankings at College Football Today & will be heating up on the recruitment trail this off-season, as one of the most versatile 2023 WR recruits in the nation.
TOP 2023 OL RECRUIT BRYCE SMITH
Top 2023 OL recruit Bryce Smith has been a brutalizing force in the trenches for Daniel HS football in South Carolina throughout his young career and once again demonstrated the ability to pulverise his opponent in the trenches during his Sophomore season campaign. Smith is an excellent pulling guard who possesses extremely quick feet when executing his blocking assignments, while proving to have the tenacity needed to demolish his opponents upon engagement. Bryce is able to gain instant leverage by using outstanding hand placement and does a marvelous job at keeping his base motoring to finish his blocks, while exhibiting stellar overall blocking technique. I really love the way Smith is able to pummel the man lined up over the top of him and quickly propel to the second level to pick up linebackers, as he possesses an extremely high octane motor that never ceases. He has extreme lateral quickness for his massive size when pulling and is able to flip up the field after getting out on the edge to create devastation for any that crosses his path. Bryce is excellent in his pass blocking sets and uses quick choppy steps to neutralize defenders to keep his quarterback safe. He exudes all of the athletic attributes and skills on the offensive line to be a dominating O-Linemen in the world of College Football Today, as he ranked highly in the last 2023 Top 150 O-Line Recruit Rankings!
TOP 2023 DL RECRUIT SHAWN GATES
Top 2023 DL recruit Shawn Gates hails from Louisville HS in Ohio and was an absolute monster in the trenches during his junior season campaign at defensive tackle. Gates does an excellent job at gaining leverage off the snap of the football and is able to detach quickly with his combative hands to find ball carriers. Shawn uses very solid technique and keeps his arms extended, while demonstrating the ability to quickly scrape down the line of scrimmage to close off running lanes. Gates has the powerful frame and the brutalizing style of play needed to fit as a 3-4 nose guard, while proving to possess the overall athletics to line up in a 4-3 college style scheme as a defensive tackle. He is constantly seen tracking down ball carriers by using his high motor and gritty style of play throughout his junior season campaign, as he is an embattled warrior in the trenches who will help to provide a very stout defensive front for a college defensive line. New top 2023 DT/NG recruit Shawn Gates has been added to the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2023 Top DL Recruit Rankings and will be heating up on the recruitment trail.
TOP 2023 WR RECRUIT TANNER MALONE
Top 2023 WR recruit Tanner Malone had a breakout season for Columbia HS in New York and was an exhilarating play-maker in all three phases in the game of American football. Malone has an innate 6th sense when locating and playing the football in the air, as he is able to high point passes over the top of defenders to create big plays down the field or game-changing interceptions. Malone possesses outstanding route running capabilities and the intense focus needed to catch passes when maneuvering through immense traffic, while using his 4.6 speed to create instantaneous separation from defenders. In the kick return game, Tanner exhibits excellent ball carrier vision and the agility needed to wiggle his way through the kickoff coverage team, while also possessing the rocket launcher burst to skedaddle away from the defense on his way to pay-dirt. He is also a very talented defensive back and is able to diagnose plays instinctively to break on passes abruptly, while also being a very sure tackler upon arrival. He could be considered a 2023 top APB recruit, as his multifaceted skill-set is also utilized in the running game, as he is able to shred opposing defenses with his ability to rapidly change his course of direction. He is very adept in man to man coverage and is able to stick to the inside pocket of receivers, while also exhibiting the hip fluidity needed to quickly flip up the field and is very astute at getting his head around to break up passes. Malone is one of the best 2023 football recruits at making the necessary adjustments to the football on both offense & defense to haul in passes, which when combined with his overall athletic prowess is extremely hard to beat. Tanner Malone received a high S.T.E.P rating as a College Football Today & ESPN Plus Top 2023 WR Recruit and has all of the tools needed to excel on the gridiron at the next level.
TOP 2023 LB RECRUIT PIERSON WATSON
Top 2023 LB recruit Pierson Watson had a breakout season at Coconino HS in Flagstaff, AZ and is a very aggressive linebacker, who possesses the ability to cover ground quickly from sideline to sideline. Watson is a feriousious tackler upon arrival at the football and is able to bring ball carriers abruptly to the turf with his outstanding overall brute strength. He can be seen lining up all over the field of play on the defensive side of the ball as he is an extremely versatile defender, who can come off the edge and wreak mayhem in the opposing teams backfield. Pierson’s tenacious style of play and bone shattering tackling capabilities is able to dislodge the football from runners to cause game-changing turnovers. He also does a great job at getting his hands up when invading the backfield to swat down pass attempts and is a brutalizing force on special teams with his rapidly quick reflexes, as well as overall football instincts. Pierson also is able to keep his arms extended to quickly detach from oncoming blockers and is able to quickly diagnose the opposing offense's plays, while possessing the high motor needed that parlays to being a dominating top 2023 LB recruit. Watson was added to the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2023 Top LB Recruit Rankings last re-rank and will be moving up in the new 2023 Top 1000 Football Recruit Rankings!
TOP 2023 QB RECRUIT SETH MIRON
Top 2023 QB recruit Seth Miron was a very accurate & efficient passer for the Kimberly HS football team during his junior season campaign and exhibits many next level attributes that college coaches covet in an elite quarterback recruit. Seth exhibits the arm strength and overall throwing motion needed to be able to thread the needle through the tightly knit windows of defensive coverage and the ability to go over the top of defenders with outstanding touch when hurling the ball deep down the field. Miron has very good agility in the pocket given his large stature as well as great awareness when evading pressure and demonstrates the ability to deliver accurate darts when rolling to either side of the playing field. He proves to have a very fluent throwing motion that produces a very quick release and is conducive to producing very catch-able balls thrown at eye level. He does an outstanding job at releasing the football early on timing routes and let’s the ball go early before his receiver breaks off his route, giving his intended target a major advantage when creating separation. Seth has been added to the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2023 Top QB Recruit Rankings and will begin to rise rapidly in the world of college football recruitment this off-season!
TOP 2024 FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Scout Trout Elite & ESPN Plus top 2024 football recruits scouting evaluations can be found below that were conducted during the course of the 2024 Top 250+ Football Recruit Rankings at College Football Today!
TOP 2024 QB RECRUIT MICHAEL HENRY
Top 2024 QB recruit Michael Henry had an outstanding season at the helm of the Menard HS offense and was able to deliver darts effectively to his play-makers with his outstanding delivery of the pigskin. Henry is able to hit his back step in his drops and deliver the football with a very quick release while under duress, as he exhibits a very sound overall throwing motion. He does a masterful job at stepping up in the pocket to avoid pressure while proving to have the ability to zip the football with an immense amount of velocity, as well as precision in the short to intermediate passing game. Michael is also a very poised passer who executes the offense efficiently and slings the ball into his receivers grasps at eye level, while being one of the more accurate gunslingers in the 2023 recruiting class. Henry has excellent footwork after taking the snap out of shotgun and can be witnessed manipulating the defense out of position by looking them off, while being able to quickly come back to his intended target to sling bullets to the opposite side of the playing field. He exhibits the ability to go over the top of the defense with his uncanny arm strength and deliver very accurate deep balls when ripping the ball down field. Top 2024 QB recruit Michael Henry graded out with a high S.T.E.P rating over the last two seasons and ranked highly among the top 2024 QB recruits on College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2024 Top QB Recruit Rankings.
TOP 2024 DB RECRUIT JAYSON ALLEN
Top 2024 DB recruit Jayson Allen has had an excellent start to his young career at Grayson HS in Georgia and has the athletic frame, as well as athleticism that college recruiters covet in top 2024 free safety recruits. Allen proves to have outstanding hip flexion and is able to very fluently flip his hips when dropping into zone coverage while maintaining focus on the opposing teams developing plays to jump passes for interceptions. Jayson is also a very physical tackler when shooting up into the 8-man box to bring opponents aggressively to the turf and does a great job at keeping his legs pumping to finish tackles with outstanding overall tackling technique. Through five games of action into Jayden’s sophomore season he has tallied two interceptions and ten total tackles in one of the most talented HS football divisions in the State of Georgia, while helping lead Grayson into the 3rd round of the Georgia HS Football State Playoffs. Allen will continue to be a dominating key contributor for the Grayson HS football team in the defensive backfield, as he exhibits all of the attributes needed to rise rapidly in the world of college football recruitment. There will be plenty more to cover on the new top 2024 FS recruit Jayson Allen in the coming future and he has been added to the 2024 Top DB Recruit Rankings at College Football Today & ESPN Plus!
TOP 2025 FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Scout Trout Elite & ESPN Plus top 2025 football recruits scouting evaluations can be found below that were conducted during the course of the 2025 Top 100 Recruit Rankings at College Football Today!
TOP 2025 DE RECRUIT GUS RITHCEY
2025 Top DE/ATH Recruit Gus Ritchey is an explosive edge rusher who uses his immense amount of strength to collapse the pocket and is able to maintain outstanding leverage out on the edge to shutdown the running game. Ritchey also is utilized in the backfield as a running back and is a brutalizing downhill runner, who is able to break through would-be tacklers with his physicality to gain extra yards after contact. He is a very sound tackler as a top 2025 DE recruit and exhibits violent hands when detaching from opposing offensive linemen, while proving to have the ability to quickly detach to bring ball carriers aggressively to the turf. Gus also has outstanding lateral movement and is able to quickly scrape down the line of scrimmage on outside & inside run plays to bring running backs abruptly to the ground. His 6’4”, 225 pound frame could very well transition into a very fierce OLB/EDGE recruit at the collegiate level, as he possesses the overall athleticism to be able to cover from sideline to sideline. Gus already has 4.8 speed and is extremely quick off the snap of the football when initiating his pass rush skill-set en-route to wreak mayhem in opposing teams backfields. The high motor he demonstrates in backside pursuit in his pass rush will continue to pay off in huge dividends, as he continues to rise as a top 2025 DE recruit and he will rank highly in the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2025 Top Football Recruit rankings with his diverse skill-set on both sides of the ball for Northwood HS in North Carolina.
TOP 2025 LB RECRUIT PARKER MEESE
Top 2025 LB recruit Parker Meese was an instinctive playmaker for Prestonwood Christian Academy and possesses the raw athletics, as well as closing speed that college coaches covet at the next level. Meese has a plethora of skills that will inevitably see him rise rapidly in his recruitment status, as well as on the top 2025 football recruit rankings at College Football Today & ESPN Plus. Parker does an excellent job at diagnosing plays quickly and excels when jumping passes in zone coverage from the MLB position. He possesses an intense motor and outstanding lateral quickness, as he is able to track down ball carriers at a highly efficient level from sideline to sideline and is a very sure tackler upon arrival. As only a freshman, Parker was able to tally 125 total tackles at the JV and Varsity levels, as well as 13 sacks and 5 interceptions and was selected as 2021 FBU/Adidas All-American linebacker. Meese is one of the more technically sound 2025 top LB recruits in his class and demonstrates outstanding overall tackling technique, as he does a great job at keeping his legs churning to decimate any chance of ball carriers escaping his grasps. He also is an outstanding pass rusher when blitzing to collapse the pocket with his 4.8 speed and is constantly witnessed wreaking havoc in the opposing team's offensive backfield throughout his 2021 highlight’s. Top 2025 LB recruit Parker Meise has been added to the 2025 Top Football Recruit Rankings at College Football Today & ESPN Plus, as we expect him to be a hot commodity on the recruitment trail in the coming future!
TOP 2022 FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Scout Trout Elite & ESPN Plus top 2022 football recruits scouting evaluations that were conducted during the 2022 Top 700+ Football Recruit Rankings at College Football Today can be found below and on the previous top football recruits scouting evaluations article by clicking HERE!
TOP 2022 DB RECRUIT TERRANCE HOWARD
Top 2022 DB recruit Terrance Howard is a magnificent athletic specimen at the defensive back position and was named All-District, as well as a top performer for the Ridge Point HS football team after his senior campaign. His athletic mesurables are off the charts as he possesses 4.4, 40 speed, a 4.1 shuttle, a 10 ft broad jump and a 38’ vertical leap, which are clearly visible on tape. Howard can be witnessed sticking to the inside hip of receivers in man to man coverage and is able to quickly locate the flight on the football on incoming passes, while exhibiting the quick reflexes needed to make plays on the ball. He is a very physical corner and was also used to shoot off the edge to penetrate the opposing teams backfield to sack the quarterback, as his outstanding athletic skill-set will be able to contribute in a multitude of ways at the next level. Terrance has phenomenal hip flexion and can rapidly change direction when flipping up the field to stay with receivers, while proving to have the versatility needed to excel at any position in the defensive backfield. He plays the football in the air extremely well and is able to get off the ground synaptically to break up passes at their highest point, as he is one of the premiere lock-down corners still available in the 2022 football recruiting class. Howard is also a significant force when utilizing his outstanding tackling technique to come up in the 8-man box to make sure tackles on opposing ball carriers. New Top 2022 DB recruit Terrance Howard will be an instant impactful presence for a collegiate defensive backfield and will rank highly in the 2022 Top DB Recruit Rankings at College Football Today & ESPN Plus.
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