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.
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!
Evan Greve is a RELENTLESS linebacker who can fit in a variety of different defensive schemes at the next level and create massive problems for an offense. He is one of the best Hybrid OLB's I have seen for the Class of 2019 at being able to "hold the edge" and uses his 6'4-225-LB-frame masterfully to disengage from oncoming blockers. You see this on the first play of his junior season highlights, as he appears to be caught inside. Evan is able to use his extremely "active" hands to scrape back to the outside to gain positioning, while keeping his eyes locked in the backfield to make a beautiful stop at the line of scrimmage. You see more of the same active hands on the next play, as Evan is able to detach nearly instantaneously from the receiver attempting to pin him down inside to make another sizzling stop at the line of scrimmage. On the third play, Evan drops into zone coverage perfectly and is able to keep his eyes locked on the QB in order to slide into perfect positioning to take an interception all the way for a touchdown! He shows more outstanding ability playing up in the 8-man box on the next play, as he delivers a bone-shattering hit on the ball carrier in the backfield. His ability to line up and play in the trenches at such a high level and then drop into pass coverage can be seen once again, as Evan is able drop into the flats and devour the screen play at 1:00 minute into his nationally ranked highlights. Evan also can dominate in the middle of a defense and is seen creating pressure up the A-gaps, as he athletically swifts his way to a QB sack. Evan is exceptionally quick to the football at around 1:52 and is able to read plays using his quick synaptic thinking, as he is a remarkably keen linebacker and obviously going to make a huge impact on any defense at the next level. This young man's play has a uncanny resemblance to last year's Oklahoma State signee Braden Spicer, who played with the same aggression and outstanding technique as Evan Greve exhibits in his highly graded junior season game film. All in all, I do not see many being able to "get the edge" on this young man, as he shows superior athletics and knowledge of how to use his God-given talent at the Hybrid OLB position. He also is one heck of a MLB and can slide into pass coverage better than most young men at his size. Evan Greve is a player who is going to benefit from our new Scout Trout Numerical rating algorithm, which is being input this weekend as prospects are graded on 12 components that are needed to excel at a high level in the world of college football on and off the field. Thank you Evan Greve for accepting your Scout Trout All-American Nomination and best of luck at the NorthWest Showcase and USC Rising Stars camps!
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Anthony Zimmerman comes to us from Hershey High School in Pennsylvania and is one of the most tenacious and technically sound linebackers I have seen for the Class of 2020. With the ability to diagnose plays extremely quickly, Zimmerman is in the backfield time and time again, creating havoc for his opponents. On the first play of Anthony's All-American highlights, you will see him gain perfect inside leverage with his arm extended to keep the offensive linemen off of him and then is able to make a bone shattering tackle deep into the opponents backfield. As a blitzing linebacker, Zimmerman is one of the quickest I have seen through the gap and he is able to once again meet the ball carrier as soon as he receives the hand-off. Zimmerman plays with great acceleration and speed on both sides of the football, while he also is a featured fullback in the traditional wing-t offense. He proves to be a tough runner with great instincts and vision when taking the read-option hand offs and wastes no time getting the ball moving downhill for big chunks of yards. Zimmerman's special teams play is what garnered him his teams specialist MVP award, as he is a master at blocking punts and kicks alike. Anthony keenly lines up over center and uses his supreme athletics to accelerate past the long snapper before he can get his head up to locate Anthony to make his block. Even when the Guard is able to step down to attempt to fill the A-GAP, Anthony proves to be to quick and keeps his pad level perfect, along with being able to gain instant leverage going through the hole and than is able to perfectly time his blocked punts and kicks. Anthony can be seen coming off the edge at around 3:00 minutes into his film and comes unblocked to get to the proper ball trajectory point and make another game-changing play. Anthony shows stellar ability when he performs inside "stunts" on opposing field goal block unit and is even seen twisting to the opposite gap so instinctively he is able to create dynamic plays on special teams at any given moment of a contest. Anthony is seen playing with great leverage and overall technique in the box, as time and time again, he is able to use his hands swiftly and precisely to detach from oncoming blockers in order to find the ball carrier. Anthony led the Varsity Ball Club at Hershey High School in tackles this past season and was a dominant force on special teams, which helped garner his Scout Trout Class of 2020 All-American nomination and #4 overall national linebacker ranking. With Anthony's stellar athletics and tackling ability, while also being coached by a former Penn State and Oakland Raider stand-out Linebacker in Bani Gbadyu, who had this to say about Class of 2020 All-American Anthony Zimmerman.
"Anthony was a better LB as a Sophomore than I was in High School, and he was a pleasure to coach, and Anthony is one heck of an Athlete”! That's saying a lot coming from a player from Linebacker U, and who was picked up by the Oakland Raiders".
One thing I learned about linebackers who played the game and thrived at the highest level is that they will not fabricate their evaluations on a young student-athlete. Zimmerman shows all of the characteristics of another big time talent from "Linebacker U" and will be a joy to watch this year on the gridiron in the heavily talented and tough football state of Pennsylvania.
Merf Trout - Owner Scout Trout Elite LLC