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: Isaiah Chambers – 2016 Defensive End

Projecting a star high school player to have big time success is always going to be inexact because of the level of competition a player faces is always drastically less than what they are going to experience when playing at the college level. That’s why Isaiah Chambers is someone who is going to be so interesting to watch develop.

He has awesome physical tools, but he so overwhelms the offensive linemen he goes up against that he isn’t challenged very often. He’ll see new challenges at the next level, but he has everything you could ask for in a defensive end to overcome those challenges.

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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: Camilo Eifler – 2016 Linebacker

Versatility is the most valuable trait to have as a defender these days because the offenses that college football defensive coordinators have to prepare for every week can be so multiple. One week it’s the triple option. The week after it’s the Air Raid.

That’s why a player like Camilo Eifler is a prospect that has the attention of so many schools. He can drop and cover a tight end on one play and rush off the edge the very next. He can do so many things well and is one of the top outside linebacker prospects in the nation this cycle.

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Scouting Report: Byron Murphy – 2016 Cornerback

Arizona and Arizona State both appear to be on the rise in college football, but so far that rise on the field has not translated to them keeping all of the top in-state targets home. This year they are going to be in tough to land another great player from Scottsdale, Arizona as Saguaro cornerback Byron Murphy does not appear to have either near the top of his list.

I’m sure they will be working hard to somehow change that though, because Murphy is one of the top cornerbacks out west and may end up being rated as one of the top cornerbacks in the nation before the recruiting process is completed for the class of 2016.

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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: Sean McGrew – 2016 Running Back

When you’re not the biggest football player, you need to be exceptional in other areas to make up for it. Fortunately, St. John Bosco running back Sean McGrew has some exceptional traits that make up for him not being the prototype in terms of his size.

He committed to the University of Washington yesterday and he has the chance to become an awesome weapon in Chris Petersen’s offense.

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Scouting Report: Luke Wattenberg – 2016 Offensive Tackle

There is a familiar look to a lot of top high school offensive linemen highlight films. So many of them can pretty much dominate with size and strength alone and it’s them down blocking smaller players into oblivion on repeat far too often.

It’s the truly athletic offensive linemen that get me excited about their potential at the next level though. That’s why I’m really excited about Washington offensive tackle commit Luke Wattenberg and what his future entails with the Huskies. He has the athletic tools to develop into an elite left tackle in the Pac-12.

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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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