Ethan Papineau is an exceptional student-athlete from Winnipeg, Canada and has outstanding athletics for an interior linemen. Ethan shows great quickness of the line of scrimmage and is able to create instant havoc in the backfield. He never takes a play off and because of his enormous success on the field in 2016, Ethan will often draw a double-team from the opposing offensive linemen. Even when double-teamed, Ethan is consistently creating penetration into the backfield and after he picks up the fumble at 1:00 into his 2017 highlights, I have not seen too many class of 2020 defensive linemen motor this quickly downfield! You can see more of his top-notch acceleration, as Papineau beats his man for a vicious QB sack! Despite the severe holding on the very last play, Papineau still fights his way to the ball carrier through traffic to make another tackle. Ethan dominated the circuit as a freshmen (below) and you will see much more of the same quickness and overall athletics as those seen throughout the top of college football, as our game is being played faster by the minute. Ethan is an extremely hard worker on and off the field. His improvements in bench press in being able to put up 225LBS around 5 times is on the right path to outstanding upper body strength, but his overall ability to find the football and beat his man off the line of scrimmage is what makes the great Ethan Papineau our 3rd globally ranked Canadian. Scout Trout has been asked to run bowl games and camps in both Canada and now Australia, as we head forward into this wonderful Class of 2019 recruiting Class. I want to thank the College Football world for believing in our efforts and for also having that third eye that blinds out the medias stars and is able to flip on actual game footage to truly evaluate a prospect. I am extremely eager to see how far Ethan, Edrick and Aaron can go, as they all are extremely talented young men who are worthy of a College Football scholarship in the United States of America. I mean, if Nathan Shepherd can do it, there is no reason these exceptional athletes can't. Congrats Ethan for being GLOBALLY RANKED and keep working hard on and off the field to move up!
Hudson Walker comes to us from El Diamante High School in the extremely competitive football state of California. With tremendous academics and overall athletics for a Class of 2020 prospect, Walker has received major interest from Stanford, Arizona State, NorthWestern, Fresno State and Princeton in his early stages of FBS/IVY League recruitment. Hudson is extremely quick off the football and possesses a tall frame that he keenly uses to create "dead plays" for his defense, even 2020 Rankingswhen he is unable to get the QB Sack to bat down passes. He is seen on the first play of his stand-out highlights making a terrific move to the inside on the offensive tackle, as he stands him straight up and is able to utilize his hands and upper body strength to remove the defender and dart to the inside for a QB sack. The speed he shows in pursuing the QB on the 2nd play is quite remarkable for a Class of 2020 D-Line prospect and is partly what secured Hudson Walker as the #2 Ranked Defensive End Prospect for Class of 2020 in the nation. When you combine his play on the field, remarkable academics, overall potential, level of competition and other intricate variables into the prospect evaluation model. You will not find to many prospects like Hudson and some of our other Class of 2020 stand-out Student-Athletes! Walker's ability to get off the football with great acceleration is a major reason for his success and when you combine this with his stellar hand placement with his overall strength, you wind up with a 5-Star Recruit in the world of Collegiate Football. Hudson is seen "keeping contain" very well at 1:12 into his highlights and is able to attack the ball carrier to make a great play in the backfield. Hudson could drop back in a 3-4 type defensive scheme and play as a stand-up linebacker, as he reminds me of a very young Jack Lambert, due to their very similar traits and body types. Especially when you see this young man's helmet fly off and him continue to FINISH another tremendous tackle in the backfield. Hudson is seen using very quick reflexes on the next play, as he is motoring after the QB at full steam and is able to stop very quickly to peel back and grab the loose fumble. The play at 2:06 is the best example of how fast Hudson is able to get from the line of scrimmage from the snap and on this play, wind up on the fumbled shotgun exchange and the QB once again. Hudson gets low and uses a great "rip and dip" move that gets him to the QB to deliver a brutal blow to his blind-side. Hudson's overall speed and acceleration is unheard of at this age, and it is a testament of the hard work he has put in during the off-season, with the same trainer Julian Edelman used to help him become so explosive. Hudson's swim move at 3:28 is one of the quickest and most effective I have seen nationally, and he shows great lateral movement when attacking the ball carriers in the running lanes. The next play, you will see more of how Hudson could stand up and play as a OLB in various collegiate defensive schemes and/or drop into coverage as a DE. Hudson is able to read screen passes instinctively, then quickly halts his pass rush to the QB to make another beautiful pass break-up. Walker is a nightmare for QB's in the 3-step passing game, as he is able to do a great job timing their release, then getting his hands up immediately upon recognition. Even when scraping down the line of scrimmage while holding the edge, Hudson is able to react extremely quickly to bat down another ball, as seen at 4:26 into his highlights. Hudson is seen beaming down field on Kickoff team on the last few plays of his Class of 2020 #2 Nationally Ranked College Football Prospect Footage and once again shows his speed training is paying off. Hudson was the only sophomore in his league to receive an "All-League" selection, and you can certainly see why on his highlights above. When it comes to judging upside and overall potential, I was deemed the best, by one of the best ever in D1 College Football recruiting. I do not see this kid failing, on or off the field at the next level and have deemed him a 5-Star prospect (Pro-Potential), based off of known FACTS, visible translations to some of the greats in our game (Lambert/JJ Watt) and my precise knowledge of what it takes to succeed at a high level in the sport of football. When the Top 100 comes out for Class of 2020, be sure to look for this young man to be among the very top of THE SCOUT TROUT ELITE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROSPECT RANKINGS!
Tobin has garnered the top defensive line spot on Scout Trout's initial Class of 2020 National Rankings and with UCLA visiting him at his school. Not to mention Stanford, Utah, NorthWestern and Princeton have all reached out to Tobin and his family. Tobin has a 4.0 GPA and a 1300 PSAT, when you combine the 4.7, 40-yard dash speed and the agility shown in the film above, Tobin is arguably the best OVERALL prospect in the entire nation for the Class of 2020! Tobin moves extremely fluently around the bags in D-Linemen drills and shows amazing finesse and power moves for such a young prospect. You will see a beautiful swim move to the inside on the first play of his Class of 2020 highlights and he is instantly at the QB with his cat like agility. Despite playing with a broken hand (pink cast), Tobin shows remarkable game speed. and you can very visibly see his high motor and 4.7 speed at 1:45 into his astonishing highlights. There are not many weaknesses to point out in Tobin's game, as he uses his superior athleticism to make plays and dominate offenses in the State of California. If anything, he can keep his "pad level", a little lower upon engagement on pass rushes, but this will obviously improve with his extremely high football IQ and paired honors society academics. On the next play at DT, he uses a very powerful bull rush and quick "get off" to create even more mayhem in the backfield, as this young man checks out as Scout Trout's Trench Monster PART 2! Honestly, he would be ranked near the top for my Class of 2019 Defensive Linemen, and this well oiled machine is coming for the top spot in the nation on every college football prospect ranking site in America, once word starts to circulate among the collegiate staffs. He shows a great ability to stop the run and is one tough young man once he arrives at the ball carrier. Playing at his size with this type of speed and knowledge, Tobin brings some of the hardest hits I have seen on blockers and ball carriers nationally. When I was in search of the top player for Class of 2020, I looked on ALL of the major recruiting networks and did not find Tobin's name anywhere on ANY list. It is an honor to be able to name him our #1 overall prospect for the Class of 2020 and the body of work CLEARLY speaks for itself when it comes to justifying this young man's national ranking and 5-Star prospect rating.
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Brady Wachter 5'11,300LB DL/OL Trinity Christian Academy (FL) Class of 2019 - Scout Trout All-American Update
Brady Wachter attended this year's Scout Trout All-American Bowl and was able to qualify as an "early selection" Scout Trout Class of 2019 All-American. Brady is an extremely fun young man to be around, and his passion for the game of football is remarkably apparent after getting to spend time with him and his family in Mobile. Brady is a monster on the interior defensive line, as seen in his junior highlights above and is an immovable wrecking ball for Trinity Christian Academy. Brady shows a great push off the snap and is able to create penetration into the backfield and get the QB on his heels when utilizing last year's pass bull rush technique. Wachter shows great pursuit and high motor for such a big young man, and never gives up on a play, always being trusted by his defense to do his job on the interior defensive line. Brady has run an impressive 5.5-second 40 yard dash, which is highly impressive for his weight. From watching Brady's play on the defensive side of the football, I believe he would be a really good fit as an offensive Guard as well because of the quickness and tenacity he possesses once engaged in the trenches. I want to thank Brady and the Wachter family for being a part of the Scout Trout family, as they were a blessing to have help us out and be around at the 2018 Scout Trout All-American Bowl. Brady has already visited the Florida Gators, and he just has received mail from Lenoir Rhyne! Brady will be a big time prospect come fall as a Class of 2019 Scout Trout Early Selection Class of 2019 All-American, and we look forward to seeing you guys again!
Evan Wethington is one of the quickest and most effective blockers we have seen for the class of 2019 out of the great football state of Florida. With a 4.98 weighted GPA and a 1270 SAT, Evan also exhibits extremely good footwork for a offensive linemen. In the first play of his highlights, Evan is able provide perfect pass protection and pancakes the defensive end with great technique. Evan is a dominant force in the running game and keeps his feet moving until he finishes the pancake block, leaving defenders to ask why they are playing the game while laying flat on their backs. Wethington is an excellent pulling Guard and plays with a passion, as seen at around 1 Minute into his film, where he never gives up on the play and demonstrates a very intense motor. Projecting upside is a major reason why we have been successful at Scout Trout and with this young man's skill set and overall body of work, he could wind up either in the IVY League or a Power 5 conference, as he exhibits every characteristic of a Class of 2019 Scout Trout All-American and is officially invited with all of are other spectacular student-athletes who came down to compete! Evan signed up for our Pipeline program while we were conducting our Scout Trout Bowl weekend, and we are extremely excited to add him to our already extremely talented roster! Congrats Evan on being a early selection, at the Guard position for the Class of 2019 Scout Trout Bowl Series!
Benjamin VanGalder is a very quick and effective defensive linemen, who comes from Spencer Van Etten High School in New York. Ben shows great technique with his swim move and is able to get into the backfield quickly with his great quickness for a big man. With a 4.0 GPA, Ben shows great overall strength at the defensive tackle position and I expect a big senior season, after this young man had a outstanding junior year. Ben is outstanding on the offensive line and fires off the ball to engage quickly, while being able to keep his feet moving and pushing his man downfield. Ben is also very effective as a pulling guard and shows very good footwork when pass block blocking. VanGalder will be working hard this season and will be be a a great addition to any college football offensive or defensive lines, after the completion of his already stellar high school career. VanGalder has been added to the newly formed Scout Trout All-American watch list!
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