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!
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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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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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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 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.
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