Scouting Report: Jamyest Williams – 2017 Cornerback

Sometimes it’s not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.

All I know is that Jamyest Williams has a lot of dog in him as a football player. This kid can ball against anyone at any size. It’s not just that he is a great athlete that has the top schools in the country after him. It’s the compete level that makes him one of the top recruits in the nation that could excel on either side of the football at the next level.

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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: JoeJuan Williams – 2016 Safety

Scheme fit is a constant point of emphasis to me when it comes to evaluating recruits. One prospect may be an All-American caliber of player in one scheme and he may be someone who isn’t suited to start in another.

JoeJuan Williams is someone who can fit in multiple schemes, but at different positions. He can play corner, but likely only in a defense that asks him to play a lot of press. He could be free safety in one that doesn’t. He’ll find the right fit for him and he has the potential to be a great player in the secondary for some lucky college football program.

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Scouting Report: Aaron Hansford – 2016 Linebacker

There is projection with every recruit, but some a lot more than others. Linebacker Aaron Hansford is a prospect where projection is everything.

I don’t need to see him at a camp to know he is a great athlete and looks like he can be the prototype outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense. With limited film, though, I also can’t see a lot of things he can do well now with the pads on either. Even without the film, he athletically projects in the upper tier at his position for the next level and that’s why schools like Ohio State, Penn State, and Notre Dame have all offered him a scholarship.

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Scouting Report: Antonneous Clayton – 2016 Edge Player

It’s amazing that so many of the talented edge rusher prospects that are great athletes are also slow reacting off the football. They are fast runners, but don’t react like they should when the ball is snap.

Antonneous Clayton is one of the exceptions. He’s a great athlete for the position and gets off the football like gangbusters. He has offers from some of the top schools in the nation and could end up being the best pass rusher to emerge from the 2016 recruiting class.

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Scouting Report: Eric Cuffee – 2016 Cornerback

One thing I always have at the top of my mind is that the player that a recruit is now is not the player that he is going to be later. I think that sometimes that gets lost when it comes to evaluating certain prospects.

I can see faults in Waco High cornerback Eric Cuffee‘s game, but I also think those faults are correctable. He also does some things really well and it’s why he is such a highly coveted recruit with offers from in-state schools like Texas and Texas A&M and national programs like Notre Dame and Alabama.

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Scouting Report: Andrew Pryts – 2016 Safety

Sometimes when a recruit is a legacy at a big school, there is an assumption that that player only got the offer because of the past and not the player they are now. That assumption is definitely wrong with Andrew Pryts.

He is good enough to not only have earned an offer from his father’s university, Penn State, but also programs like Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Michigan. He’s a heck of a football player that is good enough to play at just about any school in country.

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Scouting Report: Kenney Lyke – 2016 Safety

High school tape isn’t the best when it comes to evaluating safeties to see if they can make the jump to the college level. It’s rare to ever get an all-22 type of look from the video guy and there end up being a lot of plays that you have to rewind over and over again to see that glimpse of the safety you are watching pop into the screen.

That’s the case a lot of the time when watching Kenney Lyke on film. You just want to see more to get a proper evaluation of him in all areas. What you do see from him is very encouraging though. That’s why programs like Penn State and Notre Dame have offered the Fremd High (Palantine, Illinois) product.

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Scouting Report: Antwuan Jackson – 2016 Defensive Tackle

There never seems to be a shortage of big bodies to recruit at defensive tackle, but the ones who have the potential to be special pass rushers are few and far between.

That’s why Antwuan Jackson is such a highly recruited prospect with offers from all over the country. He could end up being an extremely disruptive player that can really push the pocket at the next level.

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