Scouting Report: Haskell Garrett – 2017 Defensive Tackle

It’s no fluke that Bishop Gorman has emerged as possibly the top high school football program in America over the last couple of seasons. It’s a program with a history of producing talent, but now that talent is even greater than before with studs coming from California and Hawaii to play for the G.

Haskell Garrett is one of those prospects who came from Hawaii and moved to Las Vegas to attend Gorman. It’s been a beneficial move for him as he is already a top prospect and has been able to show he has a bright future as an interior defensive lineman against the top competition Gorman plays every year.

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Scouting Report: Jordan Elliott – 2016 Defensive Tackle

When Tom Herman added Ed Oliver as a defensive tackle commitment, it opened a lot of eyes to what he and his staff could do at the University of Houston. When they added a commitment from another stud defensive tackle in Jordan Elliott, it showed that what they were doing was no fluke.

It’s going to be a battle to keep Elliott in the fold with programs like LSU, Texas, and USC all still in pursuit of him. If the Cougars can hold onto Elliott and Oliver, they are going to have a potentially dynamic and disruptive duo in the middle of their defense.

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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: Tyrie Cleveland – 2016 Wide Receiver

There were many big time wide receivers at The Opening last month, but the two who jumped out the most to me were Kyle Davis and Tyrie Cleveland.

Forget about the SPARQ score and how well he performed in the testing portion of the event, Cleveland backed it up by making a ton of plays in the 7 on 7 portion of the event. He’s one of the top pass catchers in the nation in this class and should be a big time deep threat at the next level.

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Scouting Report: Bryce Youngquist – 2016 Linebacker

I’m a big believer in college football programs finding players who fit their scheme in recruiting. Some players can play in just about any scheme and be successful, but others have to be asked to do only specific things in order to truly maximize their potential.

There is still time for this to chance, but the player I see right now in linebacker Bryce Youngquist can be great if he is asked to do certain things, but would struggle if asked to do other things he may not be as comfortable with. If utilized properly at the next level, Youngquist has the athleticism to be an impact player at linebacker.

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Scouting Report: Justin Madubuike – 2016 Defensive End

Justin Madubuike is listed as a defensive end just about everywhere. And he probably would be one at the next level if he were playing at a college this fall.

He’s not, though. He’s only going to be a senior in high school this season and even if he kicks outside to play this season (he lined up inside as a junior), I think he is likely to grow into an interior player and a very good one at that.

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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: David Long – 2016 Cornerback

It’s not anything new that most players are a lot shorter in real life than what is listed in the game program. It shouldn’t be too surprising to anyone that Loyola (CA) cornerback David Long wasn’t as tall as he was originally listed.

Long’s elite athletic traits more than make up for the couple of inches, though. He’s a fantastic prospect that is outstanding in man coverage no matter how tall he actually is

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Scouting Report: Jaylon Jones – 2016 Cornerback

College football is a numbers game in that, even with 85 scholarships, there is always juggling going on when it comes to the roster. If a coaching staff misses on recruiting enough players at a position a couple of years in a row, their season could be crippled with one or two injuries at that position.

It’s a big reason why versatility is more valuable than ever in recruiting and it’s what makes Jaylon Jones such coveted recruit. The Allen, Texas native has the skill set to play both safety positions, but he also can line up on the outside as corner and be very effective in man coverage.

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Scouting Report: Parker Boudreaux – 2016 Guard

Offensive linemen rarely get attention from the media and when they do, it often has more to do with things outside of football rather than their play on the field. Even though Parker Boudreaux is a highly ranked guard prospect with over 70 reported scholarship offers, he is probably more known for his resemblance to WWE star Brock Lesnar than for his skills on the field.

There should be a far greater appreciation for how he plays though because Boudreaux gets after it on the football field. He’s a mauling run blocker with a ton of potential to be a great player at the next level.

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