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Jalen Barton comes to the Scout Trout All-American Bowl roster from Enterprise High School in the great football state of Alabama! Barton is an extremely fluent and gifted runner when working out of the Gun-Spread formation and is able to hit the designed running lane with great acceleration, which is combine with a very powerful style of running. The read/option attack, which is used heavily in today's world of college football, is displayed heavily above in his exhilarating footage from his junior season. Once Barton squares his shoulders and gets moving downfield, he is seen very keenly using the cut-back to gain extra chunks of yards moving the chains for the Enterprise HS Wildcats! When used in short yardage or down by the goal line, Barton will slice through your defense, as he often gets through the hole so quickly, the defensive linemen are not even out of their stance yet! Once he arrives at the "second level", the linebackers are in for a tenacious battle, as Jalen Barton will not be deterred from his final destination. Jalen can be seen executing another read/option play at around :56 seconds and proves to also be a battering ram of a blocker! He uses excellent technique and engages with perfect leverage, while using great hand placement, ensuring the defender cannot come from the backside to make a play on his QB. After a great cut-block, Barton can bee seen getting to the outside and lowering his shoulder, showing that he does not shy away from contact and loves to gain those tough extra yards. Barton is an excellent receiver out of the backfield and you can witness him run a beautiful "out and up" out of the backfield at Troy Universities OTA's. Barton is able to sell the out extremely well on the first part of route and then with the defender still in perfect positioning, make a remarkable over-the-shoulder snag for a TOUCHDOWN! Jalen Barton also shows a great ability to pick up on-coming pass rushers and is able to stop them right in their tracks with his superior blocking technique. Barton is a every down back, that can be used in all three facets that play a critical role in a college style offense, as far a running back is concerned. He is a tremendous runner and can move the chains regularly for your offense, while also being a dynamic receiver, whom I could also see lining up in the slot. When you combine this with his blocking abilities and 3.62 GPA, you have a COMPLETE TOTAL PACKAGE Running Back for the Class of 2019! Congrats Jalen Barton on being selected, as a 2019 Scout Trout Early All-American Selection, and I am excited to work with him going forward into what is going to be a glorious senior campaign on the gridiron!
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