Scouting Report: Marquel Dismuke – 2016 Safety

Cal closed really strong down the stretch in 2015 recruiting and that momentum around the program has carried over into their early 2016 recruiting as well with a commitment from quarterback Armani Rogers and now picking up 4 star safety Marquel Dismuke.

Dismuke is one of the top safety prospects on the west coast in 2016. After spending the last few seasons at or near the bottom of the Pac-12 standings, things appear to be brightening up in Berkeley.

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Scouting Report: Scott Bracey – 2016 Wide Receiver

Duke and top 100 level recruits just don’t go together very often. It just sounds strange to put the two of them together based on past history.

But times are definitely changing in Durham and have been that way for awhile since David Cutcliffe has taken Duke to heights that most people didn’t think they could climb to. Throw in the recent success of the football program with a top education and that’s why a player like Scott Bracey chose Duke over so many other national offers. If he sticks with his commitment, he’s likely going to end up being one of the highest rated recruits to ever sign to play football for the Blue Devils.

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Scouting Report: Janarius Robinson – 2016 Edge Player

When projecting the future for recruits, what position they are eventually going to play isn’t always where they are currently playing for their high school team. That’s definitely the case with Janarius Robinson, who has the body type and athleticism that projects to the edge in college, but played more of an interior role in his high school’s defense.

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Scouting Report: Kristian Fulton – 2016 Cornerback

When scouting offensive lineman, something I always like to look at is whether or not a recruit consistently finishes the play. It really shouldn’t be just an offensive lineman thing though. Every player at every position needs to finish. It’s just means different things for different positions.

For a cornerback like Kristian Fulton, it means not just getting to where he needs to be in coverage, but putting a stamp on that play with a pass breakup or interception. That’s something that Fulton does extremely well and it’s why he is one of the top cornerback prospects in the nation.

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Scouting Report: Derrick Brown – 2016 Defensive Tackle

It’s an interesting question and I’m not sure what the correct answer is. When recruiting sites rate prospects, how much are they weighing potential versus what the player is right now?

When I watch defensive tackle Derrick Brown, I see 5 star potential, but I don’t see a 5 star player on the field yet. His progress on the field as a senior and at the college level is going to be extremely interesting to monitor because he has the raw talent to be as good as any other player in this recruiting class.

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Scouting Report: Feleipe Franks – 2016 Quarterback

Cam Cameron’s second season at LSU didn’t equal to a ton of production at the quarterback position, but there is no doubt he did a good job with Zach Mettenberger at the position during Cameron’s first season in Baton Rouge.

Cameron will be looking to duplicate that same kind of success that Mettenberger had with LSU’s latest quarterback commitment, Feleipe Franks. Franks may not have the benefit of throwing to an Odell Beckham Jr. when he gets to campus, but there should be plenty of talent for Franks to get the ball to once he develops under Cameron.

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Scouting Report: Sam Bruce – 2016 Wide Receiver

Miami has put together an impressive 2016 class already and that’s before a lot of programs have even gained a commitment. The challenge now will be for the Canes to hold onto those commitments and one they’ll likely have to fight until signing day for is receiver Sam Bruce.

Bruce has the kind of speed that is synonymous with so many former players from The U and is one of the top prospects in all of Florida.

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