Scouting Report: Antjuan Simmons – 2017 Linebacker

Sometimes you watch a prospects tape and a few plays in, you feel like you’ve seen enough.

That can be a good or bad thing, but with Antjuan Simmons it’s a very good thing. It’s easy to see why so many programs have already offered him and why he is being pursued by college football coaches from around the country. He has wow physical traits that show out in his play on the field and it’s going to be exciting to watch his development during his senior year and beyond.

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Scouting Report: Joshua Kaindoh – 2017 Defensive End

When it comes to physical gifts, there aren’t many that compare to IMG Academy’s Johsua Kaindoh. He looks like he was sculpted to be the prototype defensive end in the NFL.

Everyone knows his high school team is loaded with talent, but there may not be a prospect on that team with the same kind of ceiling that Kaindoh has. He has special talent and has all of the tools to become a dominating player at the college level.

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Scouting Report: Trevon Diggs – 2016 Wide Receiver

Shared DNA doesn’t always equal to shared athleticism for brothers, but it sharing DNA seems to mean something when it comes to college football. Stephon Diggs was at one time a top recruit and later a star at Maryland before moving on to the NFL. Now it’s his brother Trevon Diggs who is the top recruit.

Time will tell if he follows in his brothers footsteps and becomes a Terrapin, but he has plenty of other top schools like Alabama, Penn State, LSU, and Tennessee that would be happy if he decided to forge his own path someplace else.

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Scouting Report: Terrance Davis – 2016 Guard

Bigger guys beat up smaller guys. It’s not an ancient Chinese proverb, but it’s made sense since the dawn of time. So if you’re looking for a reason why Terrance Davis is a coveted offensive line recruit, look no further than how big he is right now.

He has the size to be a bully in the run game and schools like Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, and Michigan would love for him to be their bully the next four years or so.

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Scouting Report: Terrell Hall – 2016 Defensive End

The way recruiting goes these days, elite defensive line prospects don’t just pop onto a program’s radar out of the blue at this point in the process. The only way it happens is if a player de-commits.

That’s how a player like Terrell Hall can all of a sudden become an option for teams like Alabama, Penn State, and Notre Dame at the beginning of August. Ohio State’s loss should end up being another program’s gain with a physically gifted defensive end like Hall.

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Scouting Report: Dwayne Haskins – 2016 Quarterback

Last year’s recruiting class was fairly deep in terms of higher end talent at the quarterback position, but from what I have so far in this cycle, there aren’t as many blue chip type players in 2016.

Dwayne Haskins is one of the elite quarterbacks in this class though and has the tools to be a big time player at the position at the college level. He’s a coveted player by several schools all over the country.

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Scouting Report: Quarvez Boulware – 2015 Guard

Quarvez Boulware is an awesome name. In addition to having an awesome name, Quarvez Boulware is a really good offensive line prospect. Quarvez Boulware also just received an invite to The Opening.

Quarvez. Boulware.

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 283

Athletic ability/measurables

Boulware has good size with room to add more weight. I would not be surprised if he came in at over 300 pounds when he reports as a freshman in college. Boulware is a little bit of a waist bender and needs to add more flexibility and work on his footwork.

Skills/technique

Boulware plays tackle, but projects to guard at the next level. He’s a good run blocker that wants to finish and put a player on his back. He is powerful at the point of attack when he fires off at the snap.

He plays a little too high can be a little stiff out of his stance, partly because he is too high in his stance. He will have to adjust and gain better flexibility. Playing with better pad level will help him fit his hands better and sustain blocks longer.

He slides naturally in his pass set, but probably doesn’t have good enough feet to play tackle. Leans forward at times, but when he is balanced, he is difficult to beat. Needs to do a better job with his punch. He is a strong player and just needs to learn how to use that strength better in pass protection.

Scheme fit

Boulware’s best fit is for him to play in power running scheme where he can use his strength.

Potential

Boulware has the potential to develop into a very good run blocker and an effective pass protector, but he needs to improve his feet and his flexibility. If he does that, he can end up being a very good starting guard.

Recruiting Site Position Position Rank Stars
Rivals OG 12 4
Scout OG 14 4
247 Sports OG n/a 4
ESPN OG 31 4

Jamie Uyeyama was a way too small defensive tackle at Idaho State University and a more appropriately sized rush end at Simon Fraser University. He was a coach at the college and high school level and is the son of Ron Uyeyama, a member of the Delta Sports Hall of Fame and high school football coach for over 30 years (hence the site name, Son of a Coach). Jamie is also the former Sr. Editor, Digital Content and News for theScore.com.

Scouting Report: Tommy Hatton – 2015 Guard

There are many things that stand out to me when watching offensive lineman recruits. I want to see things like good feet, an ability to finish, and good pad level to name a few. One thing I really like to see is how they play in short yardage situations. Is this a guy a team would want to run behind when it’s third and short?

That answer is a resounding yes when it comes to Tommy Hatton. The St. Joseph’s offensive guard prospect is a nasty player that is extremely good at the point of attack. He has the potential to be a player that a team can rely on in big moments.

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 280

Athletic ability/measurables

Hatton might not have the height and length teams are looking for in a tackle, but he certainly has the feet. He’s got very good feet and is natural knee bender. He’s got good size and should easily be able to get over 300 pounds after some time in a team’s strength and conditioning program.

Skills/technique

There isn’t much I don’t like about Tommy Hatton as a football player. He plays nasty and consistently gets after it. He looks to finish on every play in the run game. His pad level is outstanding most of the time and especially on short yardage plays where he is able to drive his man off the ball in a dominant fashion. Hatton also does a great job of fitting his hands inside just about every time.

Hatton’s feet also are a big reason why he is so effective. He moves extremely well when pulling and getting to the second level. He consistently gets his hips around when reach blocking opponents and gets himself in a proper position to finish his block. A lot FBS offensive line recruits are able to physically dominate at the high school level, but not all of them understand positioning. Hatton understands it and it makes him a step ahead of many other prospects.

I also love Hatton’s feet when pass blocking. He slides easily and moves fluidly. It’s rare to see him off balance and he does a great job of anchoring against a bull rush.

Scheme fit

I can see Hatton fitting in just about any type of offense because of his feet and I think he projects best at either guard or possibly even center.

Potential

Not many offensive lineman have the ability to play early in their career, but Hatton may be an exception if he can be physically ready. Fundamentally, I think he is pretty close to competing at the next level right now. If he develops like he should, I see him starting for multiple years and being a consistent all conference candidate at guard or center.

Recruiting Site Position Position Rank Stars
Rivals OC 7 3
Scout OC 4 3
247 Sports OC 3 4
ESPN OG 22 4

Jamie Uyeyama was a way too small defensive tackle at Idaho State University and a more appropriately sized rush end at Simon Fraser University. He was a coach at the college and high school level and is the son of Ron Uyeyama, a member of the Delta Sports Hall of Fame and high school football coach for over 30 years (hence the site name, Son of a Coach). Jamie is also the former Sr. Editor, Digital Content and News for theScore.com.

Scouting Report: Neville Gallimore – 2015 Defensive Tackle

There are always recruits that garner interest from FBS schools in Canada, but I’m not sure there has been anyone quite like Neville Gallimore before. The Canada Prep Football Academy defensive tackle has already received offers from programs like Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma, UCLA, and Wisconsin with more coming in.

It’s incredibly rare for a prospect from Canada to be a national recruit in the US, but it’s because Gallimore is such a rare athlete for his size. He’s nowhere close to a polished product, but his size and athletic traits are something that cannot be taught.

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 303

Athletic ability/measurables

Gallimore is a freakish athlete for his size. He moves like a much smaller player out on the field. He has good lateral agility and speed that is well above average for a 300 pound young man. It’s a bit crazy because he still very much has the body of a kid and will need to re-shape it when he gets to college.

Skills/technique

It’s strange to see this, but Gallimore plays exclusively as a standup end on defense for his high school. His athleticism stands out in just about everything he does. It’s not often you see a player his size make a mark as a chase player making plays from the backside. He runs people down behind the line of scrimmage and in the open field. He also flashes rare quickness off the ball and displays great coordination with his hand usage at times. He moves like a much smaller player on the field.

Gallimore’s biggest weakness right now is that he plays small from a strength standpoint as well. He will show flashes of dominant strength against smaller opponents, but he’s not a physical player. There isn’t any violence in his hands and he is inconsistent with how he gets off the ball. He’ll stand up too high and run around blocks. There was one play where a fullback ran iso at him and he got pushed backed because he played it soft. He eventually made the tackle down the field, but he could have stuffed it in the backfield.

All of these things are coachable, but a little concerning as well. I would feel a lot more confident in Gallimore if he physically dominated like a player his size should.

Scheme fit

Gallimore is going to play defensive tackle at the next level and is a great fit as three technique in a 4-3 because of his quickness and athleticism.

Potential

Gallimore is being recruited by all of these big time school because of his potential and not what he currently is. But man, his potential is massive. He needs coaching and to compete against better competition in practice as well as games for him to reach it and that will likely take some time. He won’t be an instant impact type of player, but his talent is worth the time teams will have to invest in him because he may turn into something special.

Recruiting Site Position Position Rank Stars
Rivals DT Unranked n/a
Scout DE Unranked 3
247 Sports DT Unranked n/a
ESPN DE Unranked n/a

Jamie Uyeyama was a way too small defensive tackle at Idaho State University and a more appropriately sized rush end at Simon Fraser University. He was a coach at the college and high school level and is the son of Ron Uyeyama, a member of the Delta Sports Hall of Fame and high school football coach for over 30 years (hence the site name, Son of a Coach). Jamie is also the former Sr. Editor, Digital Content and News for theScore.com.

Scouting Report: Isaiah Prince – 2015 Offensive Tackle

Any kind of injury for an aspiring collegiate athlete can be a major step back in terms of their recruitment, but fortunately for Isaiah Prince it hasn’t affected the number of teams interested in him.

The size and athletic potential of the Eleanor Roosevelt High offensive tackle surely have something to do with it, but he has to be commended for battling back from a broken leg and earning offers from programs like Ohio State, Florida, Georgia, and Auburn.

Height: 6’6″

Weight: 275

Athletic ability/measurables

Prince is light on his feet and is a good athlete for his size. He has ideal height and length to play offensive tackle and it’s the biggest reason why he is so coveted as a prospect. He’s a little light in his lower half right now, but that probably has a lot to do with him breaking his leg. He should have no issue with eventually adding to his frame and weighing over 300 pounds.

He still has plenty of room to add weight and get bigger.

Skills/technique

I love the way Prince moves his feet. He looks natural getting his feet and hips around when reach blocking edge players. When pass blocking, he shows the ability to use his length very well with his punch and can easily mirror players with his feet. His technique is a little inconsistent as he tends to get too high at times which affects his balance. When his technique is good, he is really tough to beat.

Playing too high is definitely an issue for him as a run blocker as well. This is the part of his game that he needs the most work on. He fires off the ball aggressively, but his pad level and his hand placement isn’t where it needs to be. He also doesn’t finish the way I like to see against players clearly not as big and strong as he is. He should be more dominant with that part of his game and I would like to see improvement in this area from him as a senior.

Senior film update: Prince plays a lot meaner as a senior and I saw a lot more finish in his game. My only issue is that he would sometimes finish his block by dumping his man on the ground and I liked to see him continue to look for more work rather than standing around and admiring what he did. Finish one, then go find another!

His pad level was better most of the time and he can move extremely well. He’s can pull and get to the second level so easily compared to so many other players his size.

He still isn’t experienced as a pass blocker and will need to work on technique when he gets to the next level, but his raw tools are right up there with top offensive tackles in this recruiting class.

Scheme fit

Prince has the feet and length to play left tackle, although he exclusively played on the right side in high school.

Potential

With Prince, it’s more about the potential than production so far because of his injury causing to only play a fraction of his junior season. His level of play was not as dominant as some of the other similarly rated tackles in this class, but his athletic potential is as good as anyone at his position. He showed good improvement as a senior, but still needs to work on technique. He was dominant against weaker competition in high school and it may take awhile to adjust to the college level, but he could potentially end up being the top offensive tackle to come out of this recruiting class.

Recruiting Site Position Position Rank Stars
Rivals OT 18 4
Scout OT 4 4
247 Sports OT 12 4
ESPN OT 23 4

Jamie Uyeyama was a way too small defensive tackle at Idaho State University and a more appropriately sized rush end at Simon Fraser University. He was a coach at the college and high school level and is the son of Ron Uyeyama, a member of the Delta Sports Hall of Fame and high school football coach for over 30 years (hence the site name, Son of a Coach). Jamie is also the former Sr. Editor, Digital Content and News for theScore.com.