cLASS OF 2017 sCOUT tROUT cOLLEGE fOOTBALL plAYERS
Tres Barboza was the cousin of Joel Barbosa who attended my first ever prospect camp with the former company I started my pipeline program through, Athletic Reform. Tres was "displaced" but eager to prove himself when I found him in March of 2017. Being it was so late in the recruiting process, Barboza was able to attain 15 D2 offers and made the CHOICE to attend Tyler Community College in Texas in order to prove he was Division one material. Tres had over 40 D1 programs highly interested in him and will be suiting up for the UTEP Football Miners this fall! Very excited for you Tres!
Darius Pinnix hails from Western Alamance High School in North Carolina and was the best overall ATHLETE in the state for the Class of 2017. Coach Prunty wanted to use Darius at DE/OLB, but as I stated in my report, he was a much larger version of the USC great Reggie Bush and I was not very far off in my assessment. Darius was a instant contributor on offense his freshmen year and will be carrying the load for the ECU Pirates this fall! Congrats on your success King Pinnix!
Cam Williams attended our first ever Scout Trout Senior Bowl weekend and was extremely impressive in our mini-camp and combine. He is the cousin of one of our guest speakers and former Alabama Crimson Tide/Super Bowl Champion (Cowboys), Sherman Williams. Made academic honor roll for conference USA student-atheltes.
Eric Seay was found in Albany, GA by one of Scout Trout's former teammates and collegiate greats Antwone Savage of the Oklahoma Sooners. He was offered scholarships at the NAIA level and was able to get a offer from Middle Tennessee State late in the recruiting process. Eric looks like he could be starting this fall and we could not be more proud of Mr.Seay, and his accomplishments thus far!
Danny Ho played at City View High School in Wichita Falls, TX, which was the home of my first prospect camp. Locating the likes of Willie Cherry Jr, Daimarqua Foster and Lloyd Murray in that area, led me to the great Danny Ho. Danny is a superior student-athlete and we can't wait to see him in action after his red-shirt season!
Dalton Fisher was one of the best overall athletes in the state of Tennessee for the Class of 2017 that we were able to locate. Dalton has major interest across the nation and landed at East Tennessee State, where he spent his red-shirt year preparing relentlessly for his chance to shine come game day. I am extremely eager to watch this brilliant student-athlete take the field this fall at one of the most beautiful campuses in the country!
Cliff Cole was arguably the top linemen in the entire state of Tennessee and was coached by a former friend of Scout Trout, Coach Brad Justus. Northview Academy also graciously opened up their facilities for us to run a small mini-camp and locate the likes of Tra Ranson, James Turner and other outstanding Scout Trout All-Americans! Cliff suffered a knee injury late in the season and still was able to garner a D1 scholarship to Gardner-Webb, where a teammate of Scout Trout (Graceland) was coaching. Cliff will be a instant contributor this year and we our extremely proud of your PERSEVERANCE, MR. CLIFF COLE!
Getting a player recruited out of the State of Alaska I found is quite difficult, as Carson Reed is still the best K/P combination I have seen to this day. After attempting JUCO college in California, Reed has found himself at the former home of Danny Woodhead! Carson will be booming punts and kicking for D2 Power Chadron State! Congrats brother, way to be resilient! You have a NFL LEG!
Christian Snyder was located through his teammate Dalton Fisher and was also one of the top athletes in the state of Tennessee for class of 2017. Christian is a outstanding player on both sides of the football and will be suiting up at linebacker this coming fall after making deans list his red-shirt year!
Jermaine Jackson called me while I was at the Final Four in Phoenix, AZ ready to watch my Tar Heels win a national championship. He instantly was offered by Eastern Kentucky and than wound up choosing Prairie View A & M instead to further his education and football career. He will be coming off the edge this year like the Reggie White I envisioned.
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