Scouting Report: Michal Menet – 2016 Offensive Tackle

Offensive lineman don’t have the reputation of being the best athletes on the field, but Michal Menet is an exception to that. The Exeter Township offensive lineman moves well enough to project on the defensive line even if his future is on offense.

He’s got the right amount of nasty to go with solid technique and it’s why he is one of my favorite offensive lineman I have watched so far in this recruiting class.

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Scouting Report: Dontavious Jackson – 2016 Linebacker

Whenever there is a linebacker that is as big as Dontavious Jackson is as a high school player, there is always a little bit of worry  that the player may be a little bit tight as an athlete.

It doesn’t take long to watch Jackson and realize that it shouldn’t be a concern. He moves like a much smaller player and still hits like a truck. That’s why he’s one of the top linebacker recruits in the nation.

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Scouting Report: Donnie Corley – 2016 Wide Receiver

It’s a very good year for talent in the state of Michigan and Detroit Martin Luther King’s Donnie Corley may be the best player in the state in 2016.

The athletically gifted wide receiver has all of the traditional Midwest powers after him and can develop into a difference maker wherever he chooses to go to school.

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Scouting Report: Michael Jordan – 2016 Offensive Tackle

I don’t know why any parent with the last name Jordan would name their kid Michael (kind of like naming your kid Muhammad if your last name was Ali), but that didn’t deter this one family from Canton, Michigan.

The highly touted offensive tackle recruit Michael Jordan will have to live with hearing “Not that one” every time his name is said or written. Fortunately, no one would ever confuse them based on appearance as this MJ from Plymouth High  is quite a bit bigger than the other one and is much more of a mauling run blocker than a guy who averages 30 a game in hoops.

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Scouting Report: Elijah Holyfield – 2016 Running Back

In what should be a surprise to no one, Elijah Holyfied packs more power than most other running backs that are the same size. When you consider what his father Evander Holyfield was like as a undersized heavyweight boxer, that should have almost been expected.

Elijah is one of the top running backs in the 2016 recruiting class and has all of the necessary tools to be a big time player at the next level.

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Scouting Report: Damar Hamlin – 2016 Cornerback

Everyone loves to watch film of the recruits that are physical freaks, but not everyone of those kids has figured out how to play the game just yet.

That’s why I like watching players like cornerback Damar Hamlin so much. He definitely has great athletic talent, but his game is advanced for his age. He’s just a good football player that looks like he could step onto a college campus right now and not look out of place on the field.

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Scouting Report – Khalid Kareem – 2016 Defensive End

I’ve had the chance to break down a number of highly ranked defensive ends/edge players in the 2016 recruiting class so far and the word that I would associate just about all of them with is potential. They all have the tools to develop into good players, but most of them are far more about potential than they are about production at this stage of their football careers.

That is definitely not the case with Harrison High’s Khalid Kareem. Yes, he has potential to develop into more than he is now, but he already is an outstanding football player that is being pursued by some of the top programs in the country.

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Scouting Report: Ron Johnson – 2016 Edge Player

There are times when I watch film of some highly ranked recruits and then are left wondering what all the hype is about. By the end of breaking that player down, I’m left underwhelmed.

After watching some early games from Camden, New Jersey’s Ron Johnson from his junior season, I didn’t know what to make of him. I saw potential, but also saw someone who was extremely raw and a little unsure of himself on the football field. I saw the light come on for Johnson as the season progressed and it became clear why he’s an edge player that programs like Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State and Notre Dame are excited about.

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Scouting Report: Auston Robertson – 2016 Defensive End

As someone who follows and writes about Notre Dame recruiting, I have heard Auston Robertson‘s name for quite awhile. I was really excited about breaking down his film.

After watching it, I certainly saw some exciting potential and the Fort Wayne, Indiana native has great raw tools to work with. I also saw that he has a long way to go before realizing that potential at the next level.

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