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".
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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!
Daimariqua Foster 5'10,195LB RB Class of 2019 HIrschi HS (TX) - #1 overall S.T.E.P prospect Commits to Texas Christian University!
Scout Trout's number one overall prospect initially had only one offer from SMU going into the evaluation period this spring. Daimarqua Foster having broken the Texas State rushing record and scoring 50 touchdowns last season, was able to grade out extremely high in the "stats" category and his play reminded me of NFL running back and TCU legend Ladainian Tomlinson in the way he simply would just not go down. Ranking him the number running back I knew I was going to feel the immense pressure of everyone who suffered from COGNITIVE Dissonance and be told that backs with a FBS power five committed o-line blocking for them were better, based off of the academy or "lab" they went to. But then offers came from the likes of Texas Tech, Houston, Baylor and recently even VA Tech which was able to solidify my ranking going into the release of the Top 300. I got a hold of Foster's academics and I was not at all surprised that his work ethic that translated to his play on the gridiron, was just as exemplary in the classroom as well. With true, 4.4, 40 yard dash speed and having been one of the best linebackers on the Huskies the year prior, Daimarqua also has one of the best overall "combine" numbers in all of the land if you go by ESPN and the NIKE Opening results. I also compared Foster to Allen Iverson, whom was a legend in VA at the QB position and a master of es-capability, which is a dominant trait of the Husky. I had no idea that Tomlinson was Foster's all-time favorite running back, but it would make sense, as his play resembles the Hall of Fame back's and Foster will prove he is also Heisman Trophy material candidate material when he gets on campus with the TCU Horned Frogs.
Written 6/2/2018 - There is a old saying that "the cream always rises to the top" and it surely has today, as Daimarqua Foster announces his first 12 offers from FBS programs. After his first initial offer from SMU, Foster was rated our number one overall running back, as he was able to rush for 3,270 yards rushing, 46 rushing touchdowns, 2 punt return touchdowns. "And to top it all off, my team and I went 4 rounds deep.." Since then, Foster has received 11 in total in the wake of his title as the king of the Scout Trout S.T.E.P ratings kingdom.
Everyone has their favorites or reasons for why they do things in this game, and when I got to finally put together Daimarqua's body of work in totality, I realized how special he truly was as an overall athlete and football player. I happen to know a lot about Hirschi High School football, as I have been following them for many years and have watched them go from a 0-10 team to a dominant team in the talent rich state of Texas. Daimarqua is a Ladanian Tomlinson-type back when it comes to power and the football skills needed to excel in carrying the football, blocking and catching passes out of the backfield. But his Husky escape-ability reminds me of the the Hampton, VA football legend Allen Iverson when you compare the two side by side. What also intrigues me is the fact that they are two of the toughest players I know when grading the intangibles to succeed on the court and the football field. Iverson was able to go out and drop 30 a night because of his determination and grit that he developed on the football field and the street ball courts of Hampton and Norfolk, VA. Daimarqua proved to have the same thick skin as Scout Trout's G.O.A.T. in the game of basketball and helped lead the Huskies deep into the Texas State playoffs last season and was one of two running backs nominated for Mr.Football in the State of Texas. He was rated number one overall off of his body of work on and off the field, as he will most certainly count positively towards whatever school he attends. Daimarqua Foster exemplifies what a Scout Trout All-American should stand for and is why I believe that this season in the state of Texas, it is the year of the Husky!
I started my pipeline program in a town called Wichita Falls,Texas after playing 7 games for the IFL Wichita Falls Nighthawks. I felt that the Huskies could serve as a test to see if this model would be beneficial to young men that were overlooked, and here we are today.
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Foster created his own volcanic eruption in the state of Texas last year and can handle any heat brought upon him, as he is getting close to our first DIAMOND rated prospect. To earn a Diamond rating, you must achieve a 9.0 S.T.E.P rating, we will be sending more nominations out daily to Scout Trout All-American prospects and much more!
Jordan Haley is a extremely athletic linebacker that reads plays very instinctively on the defensive side of the football and has been has been turning heads at college camps across the southeast. Jordan has very impressive overall combine numbers and has been recorded bench pressing 225 X 15 times. He looked very fluent as a athlete overall in his spring ball footage that is featured above and reacted very well in drills at the Ole Miss camp. Playing at left middle linebacker on the first play, Hayley wastes no time diagnosing the play and direction, as he reads his key to perfection. Jordan is able to read the PULLING RT GUARD immediately and is able to easily scrape down the line of scrimmage with supreme quickness to arrive at the football before any blockers can pick him up. Haley shows outstanding tackling ability all game long and also the ability to come off the edge to make plays in the backfield as a blitzing back. Around :32 seconds, Haley is able to show off his closing speed, as he once again is seen making a perfect initial first read on his "pass coverage key" and than flips open nicely to start to drop into his zone coverage. Hayley than notices the QB is very indecisive and looking to possibly run. Jordan is able to plant and get to the QB in a hurry, leaving the QB no alternative but to realize he should have thrown the football away to avoid the painstaking hit that would ensue. I was checking out Jordan's journey thus far in the recruiting process and also some of his hard work that has produced his remarkable strength for his young age. Jordan is already on the radar of colleges across the southeast and will continue to use the same drive and work ethic that has brought him to this juncture of his young flourishing career. I am eager to see the growth overall moving forward, as Jordan possesses many intangibles that many of the all-time greats had at his position and will prove to be a extremely valuable asset to any collegiate defense. Thank you for joining the Scout Trout family and I look forward to watching you suit up this coming summer/fall, as we all S.T.E.P our games up to the next level.
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6 X National Champion and 10.0 S.T.E.P rated Head Coach Nick Saban. - U of Alabama
Jordan Hayley has been making the proper choices as of late and if he continues to use the same mental fortitude that built a well-oiled machine. He will certainly begin to harden, as he faces intense heat in the trenches and comes out a perfectly shaped diamond.
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How to Get Ranked in Hawaii High School football
KJ Macatiag comes to Scout Trout Elite from Kahuku High School in the historically tough football state of Hawaii. KJ initially graded out a 3-Star prospect in our S.T.E.P ratings grading system and has since jumped to a 4-star prospect, as I was able to locate recent combine footage and then nominated KJ Macatiag, as a Scout Trout All-American. His score was able to jump from a (6.871) 3-Star ATH, to a 7.171 and a 4-Star ATH. His intangibles, academics and combine athletics were graded out highly, as he possesses all of the natural ability of an elite defensive back at the college football level. We placed KJ in the Athlete category because of his footage and ability as an offensive football player, as he shows a diverse skill set on both sides of the football. KJ maintains a high level of character, faith and leadership on and off the field, and we our extremely pleased to add him to our Elite All-American roster. Macatiag shows a very keen style of running and is able to use his outstanding agility to slide past defenders, while maintaining a downhill style of running that moves the chains. KJ shows an uncanny ability in finding the cut-back lane and shows great overall football instincts in the way he progresses rapidly downfield, using his blocks precisely to maneuver through immense traffic. KJ loves playing in all three phases of the game and excels on special teams, as he is always willing to make the big block to spring his brother for a big play and/or fly downfield to make a tackle on kickoff. KJ shows more of his agility and acceleration on film at the University of Hawaii, where you can witness at 1:38, a magical Barry Sanders like spin move, after showing outstanding initial acceleration once again through the hole. KJ is able to also show off his power on this play, as he is able to break through tackles, while bedazzling us with his superior athletics. Around 2:48, you can witness KJ and some of his vertical ability, as he keenly is able to hurdle a defender, using extremely quick reflexes and knowledge of when is it applicable to leave the ground to make a non-existent running lane appear. I went and found stats from last year, as KJ was able to intercept three passes and accumulate around twenty tackles, while being able to move the ball with his outstanding overall athletics and determination for the Kahuku Red Raiders. KJ's life and athletics are all heading in the right direction, as he is quoted below as a leader in his community. KJ will gain "recruiting stock" points and his "Media Points" will rise even more, as we S.T.E.P our games up going into the 2018/2019 seasons. I also believe KJ will improve in all aspects of his game and exhibits a brilliant upside that needs to be displayed heavily at the collegiate level.
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Kyle Benedict 5'10,165LB WR Class of 2019 CArrollwood Day HS (fl) - NATION'S toP RATED rECEIVER
Kyle Benedict is a flat-out brilliant receiver who was able to garner so many accolades this past season that he scored a 10 out of 10 in our S.T.E.P ratings category. Kyle has accepted his Scout Trout All-American nomination and we are extremely elated to bring this extremely diverse talent to our already star-studded roster for Class of 2019. Kyle has moved up our player ratings at the Wide Receiver position to the #1 overall prospect heading into June and deserves the top spot, as his body of work is 2nd to none in all of America. Below is a list of all of his accomplishments, stats and honors that he received last season, which have warranted his 10-point rating in our "STATS" category.
As you can see, Kyle had one of the most prolific seasons ever at the 2A level in the state of Florida, and his exhilarating play speaks volumes to his talents as a top college football recruit. Kyle was able to achieve a 15.4 S.T.E.P rating in his combine activities, as his overall athletics resemble that of a big time NFL slot receiver, which can be seen below.
These ratings are produced by the best performer in each position and as you can see, Kyle is very consistent across the board and was able to achieve a 10 out of 10 in Academics. This really helped Kyle create S.T.E.P-eration as he has an astounding 4.47 GPA and is a member of the National Honors Society. Combine that with his 1270 SAT and you have a student-athlete who could possibly teach a class on his own at your university. Kyle has mastered both academia and his performance on this gridiron, as he was able to amass 983 yards receiving on 50 receptions. This whopping 19.66 yards per catch is among the best I have seen in the country for a highly targeted receiver, and in addition to his 603 returning yards, you can begin to justify his 8.39 S.T.E.P rating. Kyle was named to every all-star team under the sun in the great football state of Florida, and we our thrilled he will be competing at our 2019 Scout Trout All-American Bowl.
If you have not seen Kyle's film and are speculating why a 5'10, 165LB has graded out so highly, then you're not really paying attention to what it takes to succeed at an extremely high level in modern day football and have no right commenting on the subject. That being said, Kyle is one of the fastest young men we have seen off of the line of scrimmage and uses his hands very well to disengage from press coverage. Being able to create separation is what playing receiver and the recruiting process--along with mostly anything that is worthwhile--is all about and this young man exceeds expectations day in and day out. The first play of Kyle's highlights, he shows off his vertical presence, as he is able to adjust to the football perfectly while in the air, while leaping over the top of the inferior defender to make a brilliant snag. The balance Benedict is able to show after making the catch is magnificent, as he shows extraordinary "Body Control", throughout his entire film. Benedict can be seen on the next play making a swift break to the inside on the slant route, only to find himself in what appears to be a place of confinement. Kyle shows he is unafraid to make the catches with defenders closing in and somehow is able to elude all three tacklers, while showing off more supreme agility and speed. In my opinion, the best play Kyle makes comes at 1:05 into his highlights, as he runs a perfect route and is able to make a very quick witted adjustment on the football to make another mind-boggling reception. At 1:30 into his top rated S.T.E.P receiver highlights, Kyle takes advantage of a sitting duck out at defensive back, as he is inching back before the ball is snapped to avoid the inevitable. Kyle is able to extremely keenly hit the sitting duck with one of the most beautiful "stop and go" routes, as he is a master at deceiving his defender in the direction he is heading. Kyle uses short and precise cuts, along with a beautiful change of speeds that are able to leave defenders wondering why they wanted to match up against this 5'10,165 LB receiver, who plays a lot like former All-Pro New York Jets legend Wayne Chrebet! The similarities are remarkable and like it says below, if Mr. Chrebet did not suffer so many concussions, he would have racked up record amounts of yardage during his career. The main thing both of these players possess, who are generations apart, is the mentality they bring to a football team or field. Both players are extremely cunning in their decision making and run crisp routes. Not to mention, they both perform remarkable acrobatic big plays downfield. Both receivers can line up at any of the receiving positions and come with enough tenacity and grit to handle their assignment when asked to block. Both receivers show a remarkable ability in their "set up" approach to the game and are able to shred defenders with tactful footwork that only the true legends of this game possess.
Team(s): New York Jets
Years played: 1995-2005
Career stats: 580 receptions, 7365 receiving yards, 41 TDs
If not for his checkered concussion history, who knows how much more effective Wayne Chrebet could've been for the New York Jets? As is, Chrebet's story is the quintessential underdog tale. The former NCAA I-AA athlete went from a walk-on to a legitimate star in New York, serving as the Jets' first or second option for numerous seasons throughout the late '90s and early 2000s. Along with that, Chrebet was solid on third down, with 379 of his 580 career receptions coming on third-down conversions.
"It's hard to find fault in a guy who could move the chains like that." - (Gus Turner, Complex)
Nathan Roy - Class of 2019 Scout Trout all-american Bowl Offensive MVP Intangibles
Nathan Roy had one of the best weeks of practice at our 2018 Scout Trout All-American Bowl week, as he came in on Monday and took full advantage of our college style playbook implementation practice sessions. Nathan Roy threw one of the best deep balls I have seen on tape and was nothing short of spectacular in our Class of 2018 All-American Bowl, as Class of 2019 players in West Virginia were allowed to participate in our event. Nathan Roy proved to me more in one half of football than any QB has thus far, in terms of mental toughness and preparedness as a Pro-Style college passing Quarterback. Both defensive units were stout on both sides of the football and Nathan Roy took shot after shot from the likes of Scout Trout's #1 rated overall JUCO prospect in Celik Curtis. With hell on earth unleashed directly in his face, Nathan was able to very collectively move the football down the field and very keenly utilized his H-BACK/TE, Chase Owen to gain large chunks of yards for Team South. As you will see in the video above, Nathan is a master at avoiding pressure in the pocket and knows how to step up and deliver the ball downfield, even in treacherous conditions. Roy shows a outstanding Football IQ and will be a All-American at whatever collegiate level he winds up playing at. West Virginia is a highly under recruited state, but it does always prove to have some diamonds in the rough from coal country that exemplify the word "TOUGH". Nathan is a gritty QB with stellar intangibles and he will continue to move up our ratings, as he is mentally prepared for the next level.
Jay Stanton is Scout Trout's number two overall rated All-Purpose Back, as he defines what a stand-out "ALL-PURPOSE" player should yield to the eye. This Every Down Back is very explosive and waste no time driving the football directly into the heart of a defensive unit. Jay Stanton can line up all over the football field and was able to rush for 1100 yards and 13 touchdowns, while hauling in 6 receptions for a whopping 200 yards (33.3 avg) and 2 receiving touchdowns. This exhilarating style of play was able to garner Stanton 1st Team All-Area for large schools and Honorable Mention All-State in the talent rich State of Florida. Jay's shiftiness and agility can be partially attributed to his outstanding point guard play on the hardwood, which was also Scout Trout's favorite sport to play at his age. With 4.5 speed and a 34-inch vertical, Stanton could easily line up in the slot at the next level and/or be a dynamic target for his QB out of the backfield. Stanton demonstrate a tenacious downhill running style that is conducive to moving the chains consistently at the next level and showing superior vision to utilize the cut-back lane. Stanton can be seen lining up in the slot and run a great "wheel" route, while being able to adjust to the football to make a tremendous catch. Stanton is then able to carry not one, but two defenders all the way to the end-zone for another big time play, as an All-Purpose Back. Knowing how my new algorithm is calculated, I have ranked Jay Stanton our #2 All-Purpose Back, as he also is an exceptional young man and STUDENT-Athlete. Now, after watching hundreds of top flight running backs around the nation, I have decided Jay Stanton is the most well-rounded when it comes to being a powerful back, who can also beat you badly in the passing game. As I dig further into this young man's career and life, I am reminded of the Hall of Fame Running Back Ladainian Tomlinson and his historic play as both an "All-Purpose Back" and a featured Tailback, who had the capability to carry his team to victory. This type of All-American play not only warrants a high ranking on my All-Purpose Backs list, but would also land him high on my top Overall Athletes. The swing pass out of the backfield at 1:43 shows Stanton's ability to react with outstanding instincts, as he is able to notice the defender to the outside before he even catches the football. Then he rapidly breaks back to the inside and is once again darting down field after a fabulous stiff arm to create another optimal gain for his team. Stanton illustrates his fabulous play at the bottom of his highlights and he uses the word "quick" quite often. When I watch his Basketball tape, I can see why Stanton has the acceleration and the coordination he possesses on the football field. With Stanton's keen sense of play and outstanding academics for a Student-Athlete, his upside as a collegiate running back is out of this world, and I have seen a massive progression in mostly ALL he sets his mind to. Stanton was used extremely well in a diverse high school system that also translates to him being able to pick up schematics quickly and be an instant contributor at ANY level of college football. I want to thank Jay for accepting his nomination for our Scout Trout All-American Bowl and, as always, KEEP GRINDING! The road less traveled will not lead you astray, as you travel down your path to greatness in whatever life decides to throw your way.
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