Each year new offensive and defensive schemes arise throughout the world of football and our implemented to deceive opponents. Teaching these concepts and being a master of deception is a part of the game I was lucky enough to learn at a very young age. This higher intellect of knowing how to bewilder your opponent into believing you are about to run the same play that they seen in film study. Only to have a completely new variation that is able to leave all eleven defenders looking like deer in headlights. Mass confusion is always a great way to win a game and take control of your opponent mentally. Once you establish your opponents mental capacity to adapt, now you can target the weak links in a opposing defense and EXPLOIT that area of the field or one on one match ups. See, to most highly intellectual coaches, the game is not won and lost on the field. Most top coaches, believe they can put ANY athlete that fits their "SYSTEM" in that role and still be effective enough to win ball games. I have learned throughout my career that these coaches are very hard to find and are very unwilling to give up their secrets, as this is what got them employed and to the level they are at. Luckily, if you are adept enough and know psychology, you can figure out how most of this WINNING is being done and why some coaches sit atop the world of football year in and year out.
Knowing every single play ever ran in a football game and having every college/pro style system ingrained in my head from over 25 years of learning at the highest level. I will happily give away my game plan every week and have many similar "variations" off of that play, which leaves the defense to play a guessing game. Lining up in the same formation and running the same play 50 different ways with slight variations, throws the defensive players off who are taught to read certain "keys". Being able to flip from a power style run game to a spread-option or run and shoot attack instantly by adjusting personnel makes them have to adjust accordingly. In most cases, if ran as a cohesive unit, defenses will not have enough time to adapt and will be left feeling very insecure and deflated once we are done using are exploitative tactics. I found a play of Daimarqua Foster on his teammates highlights Johnny Taylor where he carried out one of the most beautiful "screen fakes" I had seen a HIGH caliber back perform. This confirms my grade of Foster and the football IQ that he possesses as the top player in the nation. I gauge players A LOT differently than Rivals, 247 or any other network, as I know EXACTLY how that player can and will be utilized, at the next level. This helps me really know a players true worth when it is all said and done, as there are KEY attributes you look for in each "system fit", for each individual player. I am going to list some examples below, as there happens to be millions of intricacies that make this "barbaric" sport, more of a chess match for people like myself.
Different Types of Offensive Schemes
The Power Run Game
Run and Shoot
Every football coach has set playbook that they are familiar with that they normally use year in and year out. Your opponents know this and will game-plan strategically against you, while you "stick to you guns" or old ways of doing things. This mentality is not conducive to winning games at a high level and you will run into barrier after barrier if you are not willing to adapt. That is why we teach each and every Scout Trout athlete "next level" systems, so they can better know their individual role, as it related to that teams scheme and personnel. At Scout Trout, we first master our technique and "daily process". After this process begins, we begin the teaching process of refinement and preparation. With so much information available to our athletes at Scout Trout, our methods not only guide you to your predetermined path. But also help you arrive on campus confident that you are light-years ahead of your competitors at your position. Plays are called every hour of everyday, knowing the design of not only the play, but your own body, is pivotal to a TEAM reigning supreme in the dog eat dog world of Collegiate Football.
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Tres Barboza was the cousin of Joel Barbosa who attended my first ever prospect camp with the former company I started my pipeline program through, Athletic Reform. Tres was "displaced" but eager to prove himself when I found him in March of 2017. Being it was so late in the recruiting process, Barboza was able to attain 15 D2 offers and made the CHOICE to attend Tyler Community College in Texas in order to prove he was Division one material. Tres had over 40 D1 programs highly interested in him and will be suiting up for the UTEP Football Miners this fall! Very excited for you Tres!
Darius Pinnix hails from Western Alamance High School in North Carolina and was the best overall ATHLETE in the state for the Class of 2017. Coach Prunty wanted to use Darius at DE/OLB, but as I stated in my report, he was a much larger version of the USC great Reggie Bush and I was not very far off in my assessment. Darius was a instant contributor on offense his freshmen year and will be carrying the load for the ECU Pirates this fall! Congrats on your success King Pinnix!
Cam Williams attended our first ever Scout Trout Senior Bowl weekend and was extremely impressive in our mini-camp and combine. He is the cousin of one of our guest speakers and former Alabama Crimson Tide/Super Bowl Champion (Cowboys), Sherman Williams. Made academic honor roll for conference USA student-atheltes.
Eric Seay was found in Albany, GA by one of Scout Trout's former teammates and collegiate greats Antwone Savage of the Oklahoma Sooners. He was offered scholarships at the NAIA level and was able to get a offer from Middle Tennessee State late in the recruiting process. Eric looks like he could be starting this fall and we could not be more proud of Mr.Seay, and his accomplishments thus far!
Danny Ho played at City View High School in Wichita Falls, TX, which was the home of my first prospect camp. Locating the likes of Willie Cherry Jr, Daimarqua Foster and Lloyd Murray in that area, led me to the great Danny Ho. Danny is a superior student-athlete and we can't wait to see him in action after his red-shirt season!
Dalton Fisher was one of the best overall athletes in the state of Tennessee for the Class of 2017 that we were able to locate. Dalton has major interest across the nation and landed at East Tennessee State, where he spent his red-shirt year preparing relentlessly for his chance to shine come game day. I am extremely eager to watch this brilliant student-athlete take the field this fall at one of the most beautiful campuses in the country!
Cliff Cole was arguably the top linemen in the entire state of Tennessee and was coached by a former friend of Scout Trout, Coach Brad Justus. Northview Academy also graciously opened up their facilities for us to run a small mini-camp and locate the likes of Tra Ranson, James Turner and other outstanding Scout Trout All-Americans! Cliff suffered a knee injury late in the season and still was able to garner a D1 scholarship to Gardner-Webb, where a teammate of Scout Trout (Graceland) was coaching. Cliff will be a instant contributor this year and we our extremely proud of your PERSEVERANCE, MR. CLIFF COLE!
Getting a player recruited out of the State of Alaska I found is quite difficult, as Carson Reed is still the best K/P combination I have seen to this day. After attempting JUCO college in California, Reed has found himself at the former home of Danny Woodhead! Carson will be booming punts and kicking for D2 Power Chadron State! Congrats brother, way to be resilient! You have a NFL LEG!
Christian Snyder was located through his teammate Dalton Fisher and was also one of the top athletes in the state of Tennessee for class of 2017. Christian is a outstanding player on both sides of the football and will be suiting up at linebacker this coming fall after making deans list his red-shirt year!
Jermaine Jackson called me while I was at the Final Four in Phoenix, AZ ready to watch my Tar Heels win a national championship. He instantly was offered by Eastern Kentucky and than wound up choosing Prairie View A & M instead to further his education and football career. He will be coming off the edge this year like the Reggie White I envisioned.
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