Scouting Report: Michael Divinity – 2016 Linebacker

There is always going to be a premium on players that can rush the passer and that is the greatest strength for one of the top outside linebacker recruits in the nation, Michael Divinity.

His 40 time might not be blazing, but his film says SEC speed to me and he is a coveted prospect by several of the top programs in the top conference in college football.

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Scouting Report: Chase Claypool – 2016 Athlete

A couple of months ago, not many college football fans that follow recruiting had heard of Chase Claypool. Heck, not many college football coaches had heard of him either.

He has gone from unknown to possibly the top prospect out of Canada in a short amount of time and it’s easy to see why. He is an impressive physical specimen at his age and could project at several positions at the next level.

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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: Devin Asiasi – 2016 Tight End

I’m not sure why more recruiting people aren’t talking about Devin Asiasi.

Perhaps it’s because he is just a part in what is a powerhouse high school football program in De La Salle where there emphasize team over everything else. Maybe it’s because of the position he plays. Tight ends rarely receive high rankings and several teams don’t even have a true tight end in their offensive scheme.

Whatever the reason is, throw it out. More people need to be talking about Asiasi. He’s one of the top prospects in the nation and could be listed as a blue chip recruit on both sides of the football.

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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: Devin White – 2016 Athlete

You just need to see Devin White with the ball in his hands running away from a defensive back who has the angle on him to know that he is a special athlete.

How that athleticism at his size is going to fit at the next level is yet to be determined, but the running back/linebacker from North Webster High in Springhill, Louisiana is going to find a fit somewhere on the field for a big time college football program.

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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: Curtis Robinson – 2016 Linebacker

For many years now, any kind of base defense in football has involved a front of seven defenders. That is still the case for the most part, although nickel defenses are more prevalent than ever.

A lot of defensive coordinators are looking for the best of both worlds. That means nickel linebackers. That is exactly what Mater Dei’s Curtis Robinson is: an out of the box linebacker that is athletic enough to never leave the field.

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Scouting Report: Krys Barnes – 2016 Linebacker

Kyrs Barnes has become one of the fastest rising linebacker prospects on the west coast and parlayed his season as a junior and a great performance at The Opening regionals in LA to an invitation to The Opening finals in July.

He has an old school physical mentality to playing the linebacker position and is a fun player to watch on film.

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