Scouting Report: Osiris St. Brown – 2017 Wide Receiver

You can read my scouting report on wide receiver Osiris St. Brown over at Irish Sports Daily ($).

He is the brother of current Notre Dame receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, but is smaller than his older sibling. Just like ESB, he does a great job of winning 50/50 balls and is super competitive when the ball is in the air.

He’s not a burner, but has good speed and uses his body well to gain separation. He should be someone who can compete early at the next level.

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: 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: Ikenna Okeke – 2016 Safety

I’ve said it before and I have to say it again after watching film of Ikenna Okeke: safeties are incredibly hard to evaluate. There just isn’t enough film to evaluate of most of them due and most of the time they are strictly coming downhill so it’s tough to evaluate how they match up athletically in terms of opening up their hips and running.

Okeke has some really nice traits that make him someone with a high ceiling, though. That’s why schools like Stanford, Penn State, Tennessee, and Notre Dame have all offered him along with many other programs.

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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: Jordan Fuller – 2016 Athlete

Every coach wants players that are technically sound, but I like players who play multiple positions more than just one even if that player isn’t as polished as some others. Most of the time that just means the upside can be that much greater once the right position is chosen for them at the next level.

Old Tappan High athlete Jordan Fuller is capable of playing multiple positions at the next level, but I believe his greatest upside is on the defensive side of the ball. I think he has a very bright future as a safety, but time will tell if that is position he ultimately ends up sticking at in college.

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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: Clark Yarbrough – 2016 Offensive Tackle

No matter what kind of player they bring in at quarterback, even a guy who can sling it as well as K.J. Costello, Stanford’s identity on offense is always going to be defined by what their offensive line play. Playing nasty as an offensive lineman seems to be just as important of a pre-requisite for playing for the Cardinal as having a high ACT score.

Woodberry Forrest (Virginia) offensive tackle Clark Yarbrough should fit right in with rest of the offensive linemen at Stanford. He has the same kind of edge to his game that David Shaw loves and Yarbrough’s commitment is just another nice piece to what is looking like a potentially great class.

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