TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
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2023 TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Scout Trout Elite & ESPN Plus 2023 top football recruits and their evaluations can be found below!
Top 2023 DT/OL Recruit Matt Kelley has been a wrecking ball on both sides of the football for Mount Carmel HS in Pennsylvania during his junior season campaign & has excelled at both the NG & OT positions in the trenches. Kelley is able to create an instant push off the snap of the football as a nose guard and quickly locate ball carriers to bring them to the ground. He does an outstanding job at gaining leverage with extended arms and uses all of his 6’4”,320 pound frame to move opposing linemen in his path of destruction. As an offensive tackle, Matt shows the ability to fire off the ball quickly while exhibiting excellent arm placement and does a wonderful job at keeping his legs churning to finish off defenders with brutalizing pancake blocks. He proves to be able to easily manipulate defenders and turn them per play design to open up huge running lanes for the Mt.Carmel ball carriers, while also having the athletic ability to pull to the inside or outside abruptly to devour any man in his way. Matt also exhibits the ability to fight through double teams at the nose guard position and uses his high motor, as well as athletic abilities to track down opponents while never giving up on a play. When penetrating the backfield quickly in the short passing game, Matt does a great job at getting his hands up to skew the quarterback's vision and make passes extremely difficult to complete. Kelly could fit as a nose guard, defensive tackle, offensive tackle or offensive guard at the next level, as he is interchangeable with his very impressive athletics and has many top tier college football programs eyeing him in the recruiting process to anchor their offensive or defensive line in the world of college football today. Top 2023 OL/DL recruit Matt Kelley will be moving up the 2023 Top 500+ after producing yet another dominating game tape for scouts to marvel at nationally and will be a key factor at any collegiate football program on the offensive or defensive line.
Top 2023 LB recruit Malcolm McCain was a destructive force of nature on the defensive side of the football for Brockwood HS football in Georgia and was able to accumulate 106 total tackles, as well as 4 sacks during his junior campaign. The 2023 College Football Today & ESPN Plus All-American LB has helped lead Brockwood to a 9 & 2 record, while establishing himself as one of the premiere playmakers in the talent-rich State of Georgia. McCain is a dominating force when coming downhill in various blitz packages and is able to pummel any lead blocker in his path, while possessing the uncanny athletic attributes and instincts that only the best linebackers in the game of American football exhibit. Malcolm is extremely quick when penetrating the opposing teams backfield and evokes mayhem upon arrival at the opposing team's QB, while demonstrating elite tackling abilities in the process. His hip fluidity when dropping into coverage and changing directions is extremely smooth and decisive, as he has tremendous ball skills when reading plays in the passing game and is able to break on the ball quickly to disrupt passes. McCain’s quickness laterally is highly impressive and he is able to cover a vast amount of space when tracking down ball carriers, as he exudes all of the characteristics of an elite 2023 All-American LB recruit at College Football Today. McCain is one of the best in the nation at avoiding oncoming blockers to quickly knife his way into the backfield to wreak havoc on opposing offenses and will look to lead Brockwood deep into the Georgia HS Football State Playoffs with his brilliant skill-set that Boston College, Duke, Wake Forest, Central Florida, Lehigh, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Vanderbilt & Mercer have already taken notice of in the recruiting process.
Top 2023 quarterback recruit Tayden Carpenter had another tremendous season for the Ironton HS football team in Ohio and has been a highly efficient passer throughout his young career. Carpenter is very adept at going over the top of the defense with outstanding touch passes that are able to hit his receivers in stride, while also being able to fit the ball into tightly knit windows in the defense with his excellent arm strength. Carpenter has a very quick release and transitions his body weight extremely well before delivering darts down the field, as he exhibits stellar overall accuracy in the passing game. He uncorks the football with extreme precision to his intended targets and is able to knife the football to precise locations where only his receiver can make the play on the ball away from defenders. Tayden is highly adept at rolling out of the pocket while throwing on the run and is a threat to take off with his dual-threat capabilities to pick up valuable yardage down the field. He also proves to have the capabilities to buy time in the pocket when needed to give his receivers ample time to work themselves to the open spot of the field and is able to square up to his intended target to deliver the football with uncanny accuracy. 2023 top QB recruit Tayden Carpenter gained major attention from the likes of Kansas, Kentucky, Purdue, Wisconsin, Miami (OH), Ohio State, Pitt, Liberty, Wake Forest, Arizona State, Old Dominion, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Dartmouth & Iowa State after his sophomore campaign and I expect him to heat up in the recruitment process once again in the immediate future!
Top 2023 LB recruit Ike Odimegwu possesses freakish athletics at the linebacker position and is able to come off the edge with an insanely quick first step off the snap of the football. Upon play recognition, Ike proves to have outstanding closing speed when tracking down ball carriers and is a devastating tackler upon arrival. Odimegwu is able to come down from the edge rapidly after reading the play design and engulf ball carriers with his brutalizing tackling style, while possessing the overall strength to bring backs abruptly to the turf. Ike utilizes extremely violent hands when detaching from oncoming blockers to create mayhem in the backfield, while possessing a very high motor on the defensive side of the ball. He is able to hold the edge on outside run plays and scrape his way down the line of scrimmage to extend the defense all the way to the sideline, while also being able to quickly disengage to bring running backs to a screeching halt. Upon engaging on tackles, Odimegwu does a marvelous job at keeping his legs churning to obliterate and pummel ball carriers into the turf. Top 2023 LB recruit Ike Odimegwu has been added to the top 2023 LB recruit rankings for the upcoming 2023 Top 500+ football recruit re-rank and will be a highly sought after top 2023 LB recruit in the world of College Football Today & ESPN Plus.
2024 TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
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Top 2024 ATH recruit Noah Shaw put his exuberant athletic skill-set on full display in his electrifying sophomore season highlights on the defensive side of the ball for Asheville HS football in North Carolina. Noah proved to have excellent instincts at the safety position and was a ball hawking freak of nature when jumping passes from the defensive backfield, as well as up in the 8 man box. His overall athletics are off the charts once he gets the football in his grasp and he can be witnessed taking the ball the length of the field for a pick six, after hauling in an interception near the red-zone. Shaw uses outstanding technique when up in press coverage and is able to keep his arms extended to quickly detach from stalk blockers, while being able to read plays quickly and bring ball carriers to the turf. He also is able to play the football in the air very effectively and shows the capabilities to high point passes to break them up while being in perfect positioning in zone coverage. Given Shaw’s size and the physicality that he plays with on defense, he could transition into a OLB or Safety in the coming years and his knack for locating the football promptly in man & zone coverage will make him a highly coveted recruit in the near future. He shows the capabilities to line up in the 8-Man box and come off the edge towards the end of his sophomore season highlights and exhibits the quickness needed to wreak havoc in the opposing teams backfield. Shaw also shows the ability to quickly identify run plays from the safety position and shoot up into the running lanes to brutally bring running backs to the ground, while also possessing an extremely high motor when taking proper pursuit angles to track his prey down from behind. Noah was already ranked very highly in the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2024 Top 250+ Football Recruit Rankings & will be a highly recruited 2024 ATH recruit coming out of the talent rich State of North Carolina!
Top 2024 quarterback recruit Cody Pagach had a highly efficient and productive sophomore season campaign as the leader of the Independence HS football offensive unit, as he completed an enamoring 81% of his passing attempts. Pagach was able to complete the 2021 season with an astounding 220.98 QB rating and tossed nine touchdowns, while only throwing two interceptions. Pagach demonstrated immense growth since his freshmen season in his overall throwing motion and has a near flawless delivery when going over the top of the defensive secondary, while proving to have the ability to get the ball out of his hand promptly and with pristine accuracy. Cody exhibited the ability to release the football to his intended targets early and lead them open to a designated part of the playing field where they could create separation from the defense to make easy receptions that land perfectly in synchronization. He showed the athletic prowess of an elite college QB recruit when evading pressure to buy time for his receivers to work themselves open and is able to generate a massive amount of torque on his passes with his outstanding core whip to hurl bullets through the defense. Pagach is one of the best over the top passers in the class of 2024 and gets the ball up & down to his receivers with outstanding touch, while also proving to have the arm strength to make all of the tough college style throws into the passing windows of the defense. When under duress, Cody also has the instincts if needed to improvise and use his God given athletics to make unorthodox plays for gains down the field when all appears to be lost. Top 2024 QB recruit Cody Pagach ranked highly in the last College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2024 Top 250+ Football Recruit Rankings and will be a highly sought after 2024 QB recruit in the near future at Scout Trout Elite!
Top 2024 QB recruit Luke Gray demonstrates very good body weight transitioning and is able to establish a very solid base before releasing the football down the field with excellent body whip. He is able to generate very good velocity on the football, while proving to be able to deliver very accurate darts to his receivers with excellent ball placement. Gray is very fleet of foot in the pocket and can evade pressure quickly to work himself to the open spot of the field to deliver the football on the run. He shows the ability at a young age to make off-platform throws when the pocket collapses and does not lack accuracy when releasing the football to his intended targets. Gray is able to deliver the football quickly in the short to intermediate passing game and proves to have a quick release, while throwing a very catch-able football at the receivers eye level. He is able to complete college style back shoulder passes, while also showing the capabilities to throw his receiver open when in tight coverage and could be considered a dual-threat QB with his ability to escape the pocket to create plays in the run game. As he grows, we should see Luke at around a 4.5-4.6, 40 yard dash time, which would put him in the market for recruiting as a dual-threat quarterback in my opinion. He has an innate ability to deliver the football into very tightly knit windows in the defense and can be witnessed throwing the football away from defenders where only his receiver has an opportunity to make a play on the football. His footwork and pocket presence is very sound, as he does a great job at squaring his shoulders to his throwing target when on the move and makes plays happen time & time again with his es-capability. He has a very high ceiling as far as growth and as he fills out, I believe he will be one of the top QB's in 2024 with his ability to make all of the college style throws.
Top 2024 OLB recruit Temirez Williams is a dominating force coming off the edge for Westover HS in Albany, Georgia and has explosive play-making capabilities, which is combined with his bone crushing tackling ability. Williams is able to read plays instinctively and has insane overall athletics, as he demonstrates the speed & agility to scour from sideline to sideline in pursuit of ball carriers. Temirez is able to quickly identify passing attempts and fly out to the flat or hook/curl zone to break-up passes, while arriving with brutalizing force. He is able to keep his arms extended when taking on blockers and slide off of them quickly when holding outside containment to make tackles on the perimeter, while always looking to create turnovers by stripping the ball loose. His leg drive is very impressive upon engaging with running backs and his motor is constantly running to finish off tackles. His ability to cover ground is very impressive for a top 2024 LB recruit, as he is able to quickly propel to any part of the field vertically or laterally. I am very impressed with Williams overall grit, determination and will power as a rising top 2024 LB recruit and will be keeping a close eye on him as he begins to rise up the recruiting rankings on the 2024 top 300+ FB recruit rankings at College Football Today & ESPN Plus.
2025 TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
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Top 2025 QB recruit Grady Adamson came out with guns a blazing during Freshman season campaign at Deer Creek HS in Oklahoma and demonstrated all of the attributes of an elite college football QB recruit. Grady is able to sling the football deep down the field with great velocity and demonstrates uncanny arm strength when hurling darts with outstanding precision. Adamson does an excellent job at throwing his receivers open away from defenders and is highly efficient at delivering the football to his intended targets when rolling to either side of the playing field. He has very little wasted motion in his throwing mechanics as he is able to effortlessly deliver the football to his receivers at eye level, while being able to hit them in perfect stride. Adamson also does a brilliant job at manipulating the defense by looking them off and pulling defenders out of position, while being able to come back to the other side of the field and uncork missiles to his receivers with great continuity. Grady has an enormous upside as an elite quarterback and was able to rank in the top 10 in the new College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2025 Top Football Recruit Rankings, after being placed on the recruitment board after an epic 8th grade season. I am very eager to see what college teams will come courting Grady Adamson for his future services, as he is one of the best overall athletes in the 2025 football recruiting class in the world of college football recruitment.
Top 2025 Football recruit Parker Doomey had a great freshman season for Ramona HS in California and has an athletic skill-set that will develop into a top 2025 QB recruit in the coming years. Doomey is able to set up quickly in his 3, 5 and 7 step drop backs and quickly get the football out of his hand to his play-makers, as he exhibits a very good overall throwing motion. He is able to utilize subtle pump fakes to draw defenders out of position and is an extremely accurate marksman when hurling the pigskin in the short to intermediate passing game. Parker also proves to be adept at delivering an extremely accurate ball on the run that is able to hit his receivers in stride, while also possessing dual-threat capabilities in the run game. While on the run, Doomey is able to generate very good velocity on his throws and transitions his body perfectly in accordance to his receiving targets. New top 2025 QB recruit Parker Doomey will be fun to watch the next 3 years at Ramona HS in California and is being added to the 2025 top 250+ at College Football Today & ESPN Plus!
Top 2025 WR/LB recruit Braeden Harvey is a very gifted class of 2025 football recruit out of Mead HS in Washington and is able to create significant separation with his outstanding route running skills. Harvey is able to get off the line of scrimmage quickly and into his route stem progressions, while possessing very soft hands when hauling in passes down the field. Braeden is able to set up defenders with his quick first step and gets out of his breaks quickly to give his quarterback a clear throwing target. Once Harvey snags the football out the air, he is a powerful runner after the catch and can be witnessed plowing through traffic to gain valuable extra yardage down the field. Harvey is very good at high pointing the football when working through traffic and shows the ability to go over the top of defenders in the vertical passing game. He also is a very physical linebacker in the middle of the defense for Mead HS and is a highly efficient tackler, who is able to shoot into running lanes quickly to bring ball carriers to a screeching halt. Upon engaging with ball carriers when tackling, Harvey wraps up low and is able to keep his legs pumping in order to finish off tackles bringing them abruptly to the turf. He proves to be able to cover sideline to sideline with outstanding lateral movement and is masterful in pass defense in zone coverage. With his overall athletic abilities on both sides of the ball, Harvey fits right now as a top 2025 ATH recruit as he has the potential to develop into a top tier defensemen or wide receiver in the world of College Football Today & ESPN Plus.
2022 TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
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Top 2022 RB/ATH recruit Christopher Clarke possesses blazing speed and is electrifying in the return game, while exhibiting the capabilities to take the ball to the house at any given moment. Clake’s 4.47,40 speed is very visible on tape and his excellent ball carrier vision allows him to quickly find the proper running lanes, as he explodes up the field to distance himself from would-be tacklers. When working out the backfield. Christopher is able to get motoring downhill quickly and waste no time propelling up the field for massive chunks of yardage. He proves to have the capabilities at cutting against the grain of the defense swiftly, as he is able to identify the cut-back lanes and expose the competition. Clarke also has an innate ability to bounce the football quickly to the outside after receiving the hand-off, while possessing the agility to dance through traffic en-route to pay-dirt. His play-making abilities and catlike reflexes are like an explosive stick of dynamite, which will bode well for any high octane college style offense in the world of College Football Today! Clarke ranked highly as a 2022 top ATH recruit in the 2022 Top 700+ and has the instincts needed to fulfill many roles at the next level!
Top 2022 QB recruit Jack Leons had a phenomenal senior season at Niles West HS in Illinois and ranked highly on the College Football Today & ESPN Plus 2022 Top 700+. Leons is able to quickly evade pressure and does a masterful job at looking off his intended targets, while possessing a cannon for an arm when delivering darts down the field. Jack makes some extremely impressive off-balanced throws in his senior highlights, where you can really witness his overall arm strength. Leons does a masterful job at stepping up in the pocket and utilizes outstanding core whip when transitioning his body weight into his slingshots deep down the field. His strikes are able to hit his receiving targets in stride and are caught at eye level, as he possesses an uncanny ability to throw his receivers open to a spot where only they are able to make the play. Jack’s long ball is able to get up and down quickly, while also possessing the touch needed to go over the top of the defense. He has stellar overall athletics and will be a huge pickup for any high flying college style offense, as he is very gifted in all the areas needed to excel on the gridiron of College Football Today. Jack is one of the best I have witnessed in the nation when rolling out of the pocket in the face of pressure, as he is able to position his body to hit receivers back across the field with stellar precision.
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