TOP 2021 OL/DL RECRUIT 6'3,295 LB AUSTIN RAMEY Archbishop McNicholas HS (OH) 5 STAR FOOTBALL RECRUIT REPORT
TOP 2021 OL RECRUIT
Top 2021 OL recruit Austin Ramey is one of the most versatile and brutalizing linemen in the nation, as he is able to pulverize defenders upon engaging and is able to quickly propel to the second level of the defense. Lining up against a 4 star recruit at Defensive Tackle, Ramey gains leverage instantly and creates an immediate push into the opponents backfield, while being able to disengage to tackle the ball carrier for no gain. Austin uses the same tenacity, grit and technique on the offensive side of the football and has an exceptional engage to pancake ratio. He is a certified mauler, who fits at the D1 level as an offensive guard and has the versatility to be utilized anywhere on the offensive front or as a defensive tackle. He certainly knows how to use his strength and body to the max, as he never ceases to stop moving his feet when plowing defenders into the turf. He also could fit as 3-4 nose guard, as he manhandles his way through double teams and uses his hands extremely well to fend off O-linemen, while being able to locate the football to make tackles. Top 2021 OL/DL recruit Austin Ramey has been added to our Top 2021 OG recruits at College Football Today.
5 STAR FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Many 5 star football recruits were labeled 5 stars by members of the media who know very little about the game of American football. 99% of them never played the game or were even involved in any capacity, besides creating a narrative that simply didn't make sense to many in the world of College Football Today. In my opinion, guys like 2021 QB Trent Battle are the epitome of a 5 star or highly rated recruit and it was nice to get confirmation from his new head coach at Texas Christian. Having ranked over 2,000 football recruits from 2021 to the class of 2023 thus far, I feel that young men like top 2021 OL recruit Austin Ramey are becoming heavily overlooked through the process. The fact that Austin was able to dominate a 4 star football recruit for four quarters, proves my opinion is concrete as the evidence should be found on the field of play and in the classroom. Ramey is not only a dominating linemen on both sides of the football, but he possesses a 3.85 GPA and a 28 ACT score, as he obviously is an extremely dedicated and diligent student-athlete. His film above was honestly one of the best I have seen in my five years scouting, after I retired from my playing career. He is able to move men against their will better than Russ Grimm did at his age and is dominating on the defensive side of the football, as a defensive tackle or nose guard recruit. Some say 6'3,285 doesn't fit the D1 prototype, but one of my top 30 football recruits in the 2021 Top 700+ Brock Dieu, recently committed to Washington State University.
Like most things in life, football recruiting comes down to many different opinions, evaluations and sadly to say ego's. Having played football my entire life and been involved in the game in some capacity for 27 years, I know how big some players, coaches and management's ego's can really be. Not saying I didn't have one myself as a player, but I have learned not to let that affect my rational thinking and decision making. Am I wrong sometimes, of course, but when looking back, I was correct on over 95% of my evaluations and predictions. You can't always be right when you have over 2,000 recruits on a list, which is why companies like ESPN, 247 & Rivals only rank based off of offers and only go 300 deep. They are not film evaluators, but instead are writers that want to sell subscriptions to fan bases. This is not a bad thing, except it places doubt in many football players who don't have stars on their overall abilities at the next level. The fact of the matter is there are many intriguing coaching minds in the world of College Football Today, that need a certain system fit player to get their scheme running at a high capacity on the playing field. Coaches also have many different philosophies on the characteristics that they desire in a highly regarded football recruit, which is why stars really do not matter in the end game. Except, for the monetization of a high school athlete, so they can sell their subscriptions. If Louisville makes around 1.42 million dollars a year off a highly regarded recruit, how much do you think 247 Sports, Rivals and ESPN are making off of high school athletes? I bet the number is pretty large or the named corporations wouldn't waste their time. I have always wondered why parents of top football recruits don't ask for their slice of the pie? I guess they are all about exposure and media hype, as they believe that is the golden ticket to maximum offers and the National Football League. Many players that I have assisted in the past in recruiting have gone from 0 stars to at least 4 stars, after they accumulated up to 88 FBS offers, which was more than ANY 5 star football recruit on the other guys lists. One broke the Texas State rushing record and I ranked him the number one football recruit in the 2019 recruiting class. Getting Daimarqua Foster on the radar helped him earn an offer to Virginia Tech and only then did the rest of the Big 12 come calling. Having hundreds of cases and valid evidence that stars are created by incompetent individuals, led me to the creation of College Football Today.
247 SPORTS FB RECRUITING
247 sports FB recruiting uses an algorithm derived off of national recruit rankings that exist in the public domain. When you think about whose in the public domain, it honestly has just been Rivals & ESPN that they are using as their go to source. After being the first to rank the 2021, 2022 & 2023 football recruiting classes and seeing the amount of offers that the players earned, I got to see them pop up on 247 Sports. Most of them were not listed on Rivals or ESPN, until after they were placed onto 247 Sports. I spent the last 2 years learning how to make my other website CollegeFootballToday.Org the authority in football recruiting according to search engines. Let's use Google as the example, as they rank based off of credibility on topics. The exert below is from Google and can be found by clicking HERE!
"Beyond matching the words in your query with relevant documents on the web, Search algorithms also aim to prioritize the most reliable sources available. To do this, our systems are designed to identify signals that can help determine which pages demonstrate expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness on a given topic."
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY
College Football Today strives to find guys who will be contributors on and off the field at the next level. Obviously, from reading my obvious conclusion above, we do not care about a players stars or anyone media members analysis. Going to battle with guys like Kirk Herbstreit, Mel Kiper and many others over the past few years and easily debunking their cases, it even more enhanced the credibility factor based off of knowledge of the game of college football and the NFL Draft. Having seen guys like Matthias Algarin climb the STEP ladder and ultimately gain what they rightfully deserved, I focused more on how I could better myself and the STEP program in it's entirety. After Rivals.com notably ranked a fake college football recruit and 247 Sports listed him for a brief amount of time, I decided that it was time to take action and step up. Football is not a game for attention driven individuals, but instead a game that takes dedication, diligence and honed skills. Ultimately, those are the best football players that we see on TV on Sundays and players like Tom Brady, James Harrison, Patrick Mahomes II and many more, were not considered to be big time recruits coming out of high school. With all of that being said, there are many outstanding star rated recruits and there are many that are just average football players to me when I evaluate their film. All in all, I believe that cream will always rise to the top through the process, even if their happens to be a lot of bacteria that you must push through to get to your final destination in football and in life.
SCOUT TROUT ELITE
Scout Trout Elite started on Thanksgiving in 2016 and a kicker that I was training helped me start this website. After that, I had to learn on the fly and adapt daily to new ideology, cultures and the direction I wanted to take to better the recruiting process for the student-athletes. Learning something new daily and putting it into action was my STEP program and if you can develop that kind of tenacity in your personal growth as a student-athlete, you will find yourself in the winners circle daily. Eventually, your gonna have to compete with the big dogs and the sharks of the ecosystem if you want to reach your ultimate goals on and off the field.
TOP 2021 SPECIALISTS
We introduced the top 2021 specialists early at College Football Today and I was extremely impressed with the leg strength, as well as ball placement that top 2021 P/K Shelby Pruett displayed in his workout footage. He has been consistently working hard to improve in areas needed and I foresee a big season ahead for top 2021 P/K recruit Shelby Pruett. He was able to win the Aussie "Big Ball" competition with a 56 yard boot from the LOS, which had a very impressive 4.5 hang time at the Kohl's kicking camp. Shelby was also able to chart very well on the day and boomed a 60 yard punt, with a 4.5 hang time and is beginning to become a well-known punter recruit throughout the world of College Football Today.
TOP 2021 PUNTERS
Top 2021 punters should show the progression, consistency and overall potential that Pruett has demonstrated throughout his rigorous training process. Shelby has a good amount of training videos that are posted to YouTube and can be found by clicking HERE, as his hard work is paying large dividends as a top 2021 punter recruit. Shelby has been developing more consistency with his drop and is able to hit beautiful "Coffin Corner" punts, while using a rugby style approach. While having been both a punter and a return man in high school, these abstract knuckle balls are extremely hard to field and when properly placed, very easy for the punt team to cover. Check out some of the footage available on Top 2021 P/K recruit below and read more below.
Having been around hundreds of top punters throughout my career, I have learned there really is no ceiling with minor adjustments in technique and many do it more than one way. After studying legendary punters like Sean Landeta and more recently Sam Koch, I simply realized there will always be differences in how to kick a football effectively and what a Special Teams coach like Joe Marciano desires. It all comes down to schematics, as punters like Jeff Feagles were marksman at placing the football perfectly out of bounds for no return. Keeping the football out of the best athletes hands on the football field would be my main philosophy, as return men are normally the best overall athletes on the gridiron. Giving your team an advantage in this area normally produces wins in the field position battle and Shelby Pruett will prove to do just that in 2020 & beyond. The Rugby style punt didn't really exist when I was coming out of High School and just began developing through dynamic NFL field position marksman, as Sam Koch literally has a hundred different ways to make a ball turn. Check out Top 2021 P/K recruit Shelby Pruett's specialist prorifle in the Scout Trout Elite scouting database by clicking the image below.
TOP 2021 O-LINE RECRUIT 6'4,300 LB OG QUINTON BRADFORD NORCROSS HS (GA) ELITE FOOTBALL SCOUTING REPORT
TOP 2021 O-LINE RECRUITS
Top 2021 O-line recruits features 6'4,300 pound interior linemen Quinton Bradford, who is becoming one of the most dynamic forces on the interior line in the extremely talented State of Georgia. Bradford arguably has the best footwork for a 6'4,300 pound linemen I have witnessed in the 2021 recruiting class and can be seen swiftly pulling to the left and right, while pummeling his opponents upon engagement. His ferocious style of play has intrigued many across the landscape of the CFB recruiting world and I am excited to watch him take to the pitch of Georgia HS FB, as a new Scout Trout 2021 All-American OG recruit. Check out new 2021 All-American OG Quinton Bradford and read more below.
2021 TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
When evaluating overall 2021 top football recruits, I believe Quinton Bradford should be higher up the list at College Football Today. Bradford uses his hands extremely well upon engagement and gains very good leverage in the process, while finishing off his pancake blocks. His engage to pancake ratio is superb and he has really got me thinking about the brilliant upside he displays for the world of College Football Today. Let's take a look at the Top 2021 OG recruit formula at College Football Today and see how Quinton's game tape checks out.
TOP 2021 OG RECRUITS
How do we grade Top 2021 OG recruits at College Football Today?
(GO)+ (ETP) + (EB) + (LB) + (PS) + (V) = (OG)
2021 TOP OG RECRUIT
2021 top OG recruit Quinton Bradford has an outstanding get off and scored extremely well with his engage to pancake ratio. He is a dominating pulling guard and proves to be both efficient in edge blocking, as well as lead blocking with his overall athletics displayed on tape. He uses great hand placement, arm extension, agility and has the motor to be an elite pass blocking OG or OT. Quinton refuses to give up on his blocking assignments, as see more vividly at around 2:34 into his 2019 highlight's. Bradford has been working extremely hard on his overall academics and has impressed my with his work ethic, as well as his overall demeanor in his process on & off the playing field. Check out Quinton's Scout Trout Elite 2021 O-line recruit scouting profile by clicking the image below.
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TOP 2021 FOOTBALL RECRUITS
As we begin to dive into the top 2021 football recruits at College Football Today, I would like to personally thank every athlete in the pipeline program and all of those aspiring student-athletes that we encounter daily. The persistence, resilience and effort that many of you show throughout your process will help divulge your individual path to greatness. The separation process can be complex at times and learning how to overcome adversity, while maintaining your initiative can be overwhelming for young men. With that being stated, there is no short cuts to success and we shouldn't expect anything to be handed to us. This season, top 2021 football recruits like Finn Sposato will set themselves apart from many others nationally, through remaining vigilant in their everyday process.
2021 FOOTBALL RECRUITING
The 2021 football recruiting class is chock-full of some of the brightest and well-rounded student athletes, who qualify academically for prestigious IVY League & high academic programs. These types of recruits are highly sought after at all levels of college football today, as they are counted on to be leaders in the classroom and boost the teams overall GPA, as well as graduation rate. Sposato has already received an offer from Culver Stockton and has drawn much interest from the highest academic institutions in the world of College Football Today. Some of Finn's interest can be found below, as well as on his Scout Trout Elite Top 2021 ATH recruit scouting profile by clicking HERE!
Offer from Culver Stockton - Interest from Brown, Dartmouth, Princeton, Bucknell & Davidson, Amherst, Bowdoin, Canegie Mellon, Colby, Hamilton, Middlebury, Washington, Weslyan & Williams.
TOP 2021 ATH RECRUIT
Top 2021 ATH recruit Finn Sposato is an impact player on both sides of the football and has the potential to be a big time OLB/SS or RB in the world of College Football Today. Finn had over 500 yards rushing last season and is an explosive downhill runner, who is capable of being an every down back. Sposato uses great block shedding techniques to detach from blockers and was able to record 79 tackles on the 2019 season, as he can be seen knifing into the backfield religiously in his JR season highlight's. When watching his 4.6 speed track down ball carriers from behind, I start to see many similarities to NFL Strong Safety Eric Weddle and believe that this could also be a position of major interest at the next level.
2021 TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
2021 top football recruits has seen millions of college coaches and recruiters visiting our 2021 Top 700+, which has been evolving for the past 2-3 years at College Football Today. Top 2021 ATH recruit Finn Sposato was able to score an outstanding 8.9569 S.T.E.P rating, which helped him rank as a top 20 2021 ATH recruit at College Football Today. We expect Finn's rating to climb once we kickoff the 2020/2021 HS football season and with his continued academic excellence, he will find himself creating separation on & off the field through his diverse and eclectic process.
STEP UP 2020
Despite what USA Today had to say, many CFB coaches took a step up in 2020, in the eyes of the young men that they are leading into manhood. It actually got to a point where I lost track, as I also need a break from this reality from time to time. We will have more on this coming soon from the College Football Today breaking news feed at CollegeFootballToday.Org.
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