2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Coaches
East and West coaches will be announced shortly. Check back at a later date to meet
your coaches of the USAAB Game.
2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Coaches
East and West coaches will be announced shortly. Check back at a later date to meet
your coaches of the USAAB Game.
Allegretti is an extremely talented run blocker, who also has the agility and quickness to recover and react while pass blocking. He has tremendous footwork and also has to ability to control where defenders go with his feet, upper-body strength, and hands. Allegretti’s spot on positioning allows him to take proper angles when cutting off linebackers, while his pure strength gives him the capability of holding his ground on the line. He is a tough and intense player who gives maximum effort every play.
Allen is a high energy player with good size and a strong arm which gives him the opportunity to avoid the rush and make a throw. He is a very consistent quarterback with remarkable accuracy every time he steps on the field. His excellent vision allows him to see where his receivers are at all times, and his smart thinking under pressure makes Allen rise to the top as one of the best quarterbacks out there.
A stellar performer in the run game, Allen uses his physical strength and mental determination to finish his blocks, creating holes for his backs to burst through. His impressive quickness off the ball allows him to dominate in the run game. In the pass game he does an excellent job with the center/quarterback exchange, especially when dealing with the shotgun snap. He is a very strong, balanced lineman who knows how to protect his quarterback.
Bryson Allen-Williams uses his speed and athleticism to chase down opponents and lay thunderous hits on them. He is an excellent blitzer whose initial burst of speed and ability to time the snap count allows him get to the quarterback or ball carrier in the blink of an eye. Allen-Williams also has the talent to drop back in coverage and make plays on the ball when necessary. Bryson’s athleticism and overall skills will help him be a productive player at the next level.
Andrews has great size for a wide receiver and uses it to his advantage. His big frame allows him to ward off defenders, while his height gives him the capability of going up high to make a grab. He is a physical player who is not afraid to go over the middle and take a hit, or make a block to spring a teammate. Andrews has the skills to take on and beat both defensive backs and linebackers.
Aniebonam is a good sized defensive lineman who has plenty of speed and strength. His ability to change directions on the drop of a dime allows him to make any tackle, anywhere on the field. He is a fearless player who will take on a blocker of any size and still hold his ground. Aniebonam uses his hands and upper-body strength to fend off blockers, wreaking havoc in the backfield. He is a solid tackler who will either wrap-up or run through an opponent.
Autry’s combination of size, speed, and agility make him one of the better playmakers around. He has tremendous separation skills, versatility, and awareness, which gives his coaches the freedom to line him up as a running back, slot receiver, or wildcat quarterback. His allusiveness keeps him away from the big hit, and gives him the ability to run through arm tackles. He has big play capabilities, a weapon that any quarterback would love to have.
Baker’s intensity and competitive nature overshadows his lack of height. He is one of the best ball hawks around and shows tremendous skill when closing on a receiver. Baker’s tackling technique overwhelms receivers, limiting the yards they can gain after a catch. His aggressiveness and natural instincts help him thrive in run support and in blitzing downs. Baker is a fearless player who won’t back down, even if that means lowering his shoulder into bigger players.
Barker is a quarterback with the height, bulk and decision making to make a throw from the pocket or while on the run. He has shown the ability to make the right decision under pressure, along with the skills to make an accurate pass when given time. Barker has the arm strength to throw the ball deep, as well as sideline to sideline. His swift footwork and excellent technique make him a solid player with consistent mechanics.
Booker is well-built and plays much bigger and faster than typical players. His high football IQ allows him to anticipate the play before it develops. Booker is a very strong tackler, whether it is in traffic or in the open field. Tackling is not his only skill, as he can also break up plays, and cover in man-to-man scenarios. His ability to make quick reads and diagnose plays gives him a big advantage against the opposition.
Brown is a receiver who consistently makes the routine catch as well as the difficult one. Brown makes up for his lack of speed with excellent route running and elusiveness. He has good lateral movement and is able to make the initial tackler miss. With excellent body awareness and control, he picks up yards after the catch and has proven himself as an effective blocker. Brown is a smooth player who can make the game look easy.
D.J. Calhoun is an explosive linebacker who always seems to be around the ball making plays. He has the skills to drop back in coverage and also attack the line in the run game. Calhoun has quick feet, strong hands and exceptional balance, giving him the ability to match up with any player on the opposing team. He loves to lay the big hit, but also has the knowledge to know when to wrap up a player and bring him to the ground.
Cannon is a smart receiver who uses his football IQ and quick thinking to separate himself from defenders. He catches everything thrown his way, whether wide open or covered like a blanket. Cannon is a homerun threat who uses his speed to fly past defenders. He’s a threat to reach the end zone every time he gets his hands on the ball. Combining his natural talent with his tremendous work ethic, Cannon is one of the top receivers around.
A former defensive end, Carew is now one of the top long snappers in his class. He is very athletic, well-built and moves quickly for a player his size. Carew’s ability to get the ball to his kickers in a flash allows them the time to make solid, accurate kicks. He has a phenomenal work ethic and is always looking to improve his game both on and off the field. His hard work will continue to pay off at the next level.
Chubb is a running back who has the body of someone who can take a hit and get right back up without it affecting him. He is very quick, and has breakaway speed which allows him to outrun defenders. Chubb shows great patience when carrying the ball, and excels at breaking out of tackles, especially in traffic. Change of direction, and collecting yards after contact are a few more of his top notch qualities. He is also an every down back that has no problem carrying the load.
Clark is good run-stuffer with a solid build and tremendous strength, especially up top. Tackling is a specialty of his, as the young man can wrap up the opposition and bring him to the ground immediately. He is not only strong against the run, but is an affective interior pass rusher and can put pressure on the quarterback by using his strength to knock over offensive linemen. Once he develops more, Clark will be a very impactful player at the next level.
Cole is a quality pass blocker, who uses his great footwork to his advantage. His hands are what let him excel in the run blocking game, as he uses them to gain leverage on his opponents to drive them off the line of scrimmage. Though not overpowering, Cole still shows great finishing ability when dealing with an oncoming rusher. His versatility and athleticism could allow him to play any position along the line at the next level.
Cuney has both the size and strength that make him a powerhouse player. He is strong in pass protection and even stronger when blocking for the run. Cuney’s skills allow him to take on and defeat both the power rusher and agile rusher. He is an extremely tough player, who not only blocks defenders at the line, but continues his blocks down the field. Body control, balance and his quickness off the ball suggest even more success at the next level.
Possessing both size and strength, Curtis is strong as both a run and pass blocker. His quick feet, along with his active hands allow him to take on power rushers when pass protecting, while his quickness out of his stance helps him dominate when run blocking. Curtis also takes great angles when going after linebackers, creating holes for his teammates. With more power and aggression, he shows promise as he takes his career to the next level.
A tall kid with a powerhouse leg, Daly is one of the best punters in the country with the potential to develop his game even further with more time on the field. He hits the ball with tremendous hang time and jaw-dropping distance with the accuracy to get the ball where he wants it every time. His power and precision helps his defense tremendously as he often forces opponents to start deep in their own territory.
Davidson’s quickness and speed gives him the ability to create separation from his defenders, especially against press coverage. He runs great routes and can get open while his quarterback in under pressure. Davidson is not afraid to run across the middle and take a hit, and bounces off defenders at times to pick up extra yards. His hands are tremendous, along with his speed and ability to make a defender miss. He is a versatile player that can also line up as a kick returner, wildcat QB, and can run the sweep.
Dixon is a big, athletic body who shows a good burst of the line. He has the speed to beat defenders and the awareness of where the open spots on the field are. He has the skills to both go over the middle and catch balls in traffic. A fearless player, Dixon is willing to take a hit to make a play. After the catch, Dixon quickly transfers the ball into the correct hand and fights to pick up extra yards.
Dixon shines as a wide receiver, using both speed and strength to burst past defenders. It doesn’t matter if the defense is in zone or man, Dixon will adjust and get open. His route running is second to none, with strong hands and excellent leaping ability. Dixon is an explosive player with the ability to make the initial tackler miss. A tremendous athlete, his speed allows him to break tackles and gain plenty of yards after the catch.
A duel threat, Downs has the skills to play both linebacker and running back. He is a very physical player on both sides of the ball and dominates opposing running backs when lined up as a linebacker. Downs is extremely quick off the edge and can get after the quarterback in a flash. He has the ability to seal the edge, as well as clog up the middle and stuff the run. His strength allows him to take down the opposition as soon as he gets his hands on them.
Elam is extremely quick off the line, often getting into the back field as soon as the ball is snapped. He has the strength to push back offensive linemen with ease, allowing him to get after the quarterback in a flash. He has power to clog the middle of the line, but also has the skills get outside and make a tackle. Elam has the size and strength advantage over his opponents and knows how to use it.
Frazier is a massive body on the defensive line, often drawing double teams. His natural strength lets him push linemen into the back field, collapsing the pocket, giving the opposing quarterback no time to get rid of the ball. He shows a burst of quickness at times and gives maximum effort on every play. As he continues to develop his footwork and hands, look for Frazier to make an even bigger impact at the next level.
An every down back, Freeman can wear down the opposition with his mental toughness to take a hit and keep going. He often bounces off tacklers with striking resiliency and turns what should be short yardage plays into long gains. An extremely patient running back, Freeman has the shiftiness and vision to make defenders miss. For a big back, Freeman has good footwork and impressive speed, which allows him to bounce the ball outside if necessary.
A very disciplined player, Garrett knows when to shoot the gap or drop back in coverage. He has no problem taking on blockers, and has both the elusiveness and speed to beat them. Garrett is an excellent tackler who can wrap up an opponent or lay a big hit on them. His aggressiveness, run defending skills and ability to make plays after initial contact make him a well-rounded athlete with skills that will serve him well at the next level.
Gault does a good job keeping defenders away from his quarterback in pass protection, using his big frame to push them off the line. When run blocking, Gault gets out of his stance very quickly, initiates contact with defenders and uses his hands very well to create holes for his running backs. He has good footwork and shows good athleticism for his size. As he continues to develop his technique, Gault will become an even bigger force on the offensive line at the next level.
Godchaux is a versatile player who has the skills to play any position along the defensive line. He is very strong against the run who knows how to use his big frame to clog up the middle, while his speed helps him chase down the ball carrier. Godchaux’s ability to time the snap count allows him to get after the quarterback while pass rushing. He constantly gives maximum effort and will sacrifice his body for the play.
Composure is a big asset for a quarterback, and Will Grier continuously makes great decisions with the ball. Grier has a quick release and great arm strength, which gives him the opportunity to fit the ball in tight windows with remarkable precision. He has the ability to roll out to each side, run the option and throw deep. When in the shotgun formation, his tremendous accuracy allows him to make both intermediate and deep throws.
Hale has excellent instincts and reaction time, allowing him to break on the ball at the proper time, every time. He has the capability of changing directions quickly and shows great ball skills while defending the pass. A very physical player, Hale has no problem laying a hit on any player on the field. Once Hale fills out his body he will be an even bigger force to be reckoned with at the next level.
Hall is an extremely talented player who dominates as both a wide receiver and safety. On the offensive side of the ball, Hall uses his speed, size, and agility to dominate defenses, often causing havoc in the secondary. He is a vertical threat, with tremendous hands and extraordinary leaping ability. Hall is a fearless player who knows how to take a hit and bounce back to gain yards. His skills and athleticism make him a potential star receiver or safety at the next level.
Hamilton is an extremely strong player who loves to lay a licking on his opponents. He possesses excellent control with his hands, which helps him take on blockers with ease. Hamilton has a great football IQ, and can sniff out where a play is going in a blink of an eye. He excels in blitzing schemes, along with covering screen passes and short yardage throws. A mixture of athleticism, longevity, and physicality make Hamilton one of the best linebackers in his class.
Hampton has above average anticipation skills and has the instincts to get an early break on ball. His positioning in excellent, which leads to many interceptions and broken up passes. While in run support, Hampton takes great angles on the ball carrier and can cover the entire field. He is a heavy hitter who wraps up his opponents and brings them to the ground on initial contact. His physicality and athleticism allow him to make plays at the line of scrimmage or in the secondary.
Treon shows the same hard work and dedication to football as his brother, Houston Texas cornerback Brandon Harris and puts him on the path to success. Treon Harris can play multiple positions including quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver, in addition to being a big threat in the return game. As a defensive back, Harris has great closing speed and can change directions on a dime. Look for Harris to make an impact on the defensive side of the ball at Florida State University.
Harvey is a versatile athlete who excels on both sides of the ball as a defensive back or safety and as a wide receiver. He has big play ability on offense or defense, but will likely be playing on the defensive side of the ball at the next level. On defense, Harvey flies to the ball, often breaking up passes, picking the ball off or laying the big hit. He is a fearless player who has great knowledge of the game and a sense of where to be at all times.
Hatfield has an explosive leg that allows him to rocket the ball into the end zone on almost every kickoff. He is a very accurate field goal kicker from any distance and at any point of the game. Hatfield also handles his high school’s punting duty and does with exceptional accuracy, kicking the ball with plenty of hang time and direction, which allows his coverage team to limit the return yards. His consistency will make him a valuable player at the next level.
Heard has good height, great mobility and consistently makes good decisions with the ball. He shows strength under pressure, and has no problem throwing the ball away or running when necessary. His quickness and body control allow him to elude rushers and make a solid throw. Heard will be an effective quarterback at the next level both under center and out of the shotgun. His remarkable athleticism gives him an edge in the spread offense.
Other than his great size and strength, Henderson shows tremendous mobility for a big man. He welcomes contact and does not hesitate to run the ball when under pressure or take a hit to make a throw. His vision along with his quick decision making gives him a one up on the competition. He is a consistent quarterback who can make not only the short throw, but also the intermediate and deep throws as well.
A threat on both sides of the ball, Holmes can line up on the defensive line, receiver or tight end. When on the line, he shows great versatility and a knack to get after the quarterback. He generates a good initial push, using his long arms to swim past the offensive linemen to get to the quarterback or ball carrier. As he continues to fill out his frame, he has the potential to turn into a dominant force.
A tremendous back that has the size, speed, and strength to be a dominant force at the next level. His quickness allows him to find the holes in the defense and shoot right through them. Hood has the skills to bounce outside or run through tackles. His strength plays a big role in his game, allowing him to pick up plenty of yards after contact. If you attempt to tackle him up high, you don’t stand a chance, while if you attempt to tackle him down low you better have help.
Humphreys is a big body with a combination of good playing strength and speed. Against the run he gets into the backfield quickly, while when pass rushing Humphreys can collapse the pocket. His solid foundation allows him to take on a double team, when necessary. He is a physical player who can lay the big hit when necessary. Versatility is one of his biggest assets, allowing him to play anywhere along the defensive line at the next level.
The native of Tennessee is staying home to play his college ball next year. Hurd is a tall, muscular back who has excellent vision and cutback abilities. His god given speed plays a big part in his game, as he leaves defenders in the dust. Though not the biggest in size, Hurd shows tremendous toughness and never shies away from contact. When he fills out his body, Hurd will be a force to be reckoned with at the next level.
A former standout on the basketball court, Iheanacho is now a dominating force on the gridiron. His height is every quarterback’s dream as it allows him to go up and catch any ball thrown his way, especially in the red zone. He has excellent hands and is also an impressive route runner. Along with his height, Iheanacho is an extremely strong player, allowing him to not only break tackles and pick up yards after the catch, but also drive defenders back while blocking. As he continues to gain knowledge of the game, he will prove to be a great asset to any college program.
A force to be reckoned with on the defensive line, Jackson has the speed to get after the quarterback and running back. He uses his big frame to clog the middle against the run, while his hands move his opponents off the line. When pass rushing, Jackson often causes double teams due to his size and ability to beat offensive linemen. He is a tough player who is able to take down the opponent as soon as he lays his hands on them.
A very versatile athlete, Johnson can play multiple positions including wide receiver, safety and tight end. Johnson has strong hands, has good height and shows good route running capabilities. He gets off the line well and he knows how to get open. An extremely competitive player, he shows excellent concentration as he does whatever it takes to win. As he continues to develop his game, look for Johnson to make an impact on either side of the ball at the next level.
A big body on the offensive line, Jones has excellent upper-body strength to go along with his hand strength and overall strong frame. In pass protection he uses his long arms and quick feet to help him ward off oncoming rushers. When run blocking, Jones uses his mobility and quickness to attack linebackers and open holes for his back. He is a tough kid who has an aggressive side to him, something all coaches want from their linemen.
Jones has one of the most powerful legs out there and has the skill to excel at the next level. He’s a very accurate kicker with the strength to bomb the ball, whether it be kicking field goals or punting. Jones is an extremely passionate player that any coach would want out there with the game on the line. His mechanics are top of the line and he has the discipline to work hard to improve his game both on and off the field.
Kamara is a big target who has strong hands and good leaping ability and uses it to his advantage. His positioning is usually spot on, as he uses his size to shield defenders from the ball. Kamara’s large wing span gives him the opportunity to catch anything thrown in his direction. He is not one to shy away from contact either, and will constantly battle for extra yards. It does not matter if he lines up outside or in the slot, he is effective either way.
Kelly Jr. is extremely well built and has good size for a defensive back. He has excellent closing speed, anticipates where the ball is going, and times his breaks perfectly. He is a physical presence, who can jar the ball out with any hit. Kelly Jr. not only excels in pass defense, but is also a phenomenal defender against the run. His physicality and athleticism are going to play a big role in his success in the future.
Kitt is an extremely smart player and always knows exactly where to be on the field. Despite lacking breakaway speed, he has the capability of hauling in any ball thrown his way. He’s not afraid to fight for a ball in traffic and get in the middle of a tackle. His impressive mental power and determination allows him to bounce off tacklers and pick up yards after contact. Kitt is also an effective punt returner.
Knox is an extremely physical player with the power to get off the snap very quickly. He uses his strong arms to push rushers back, creating holes for his running backs and time for his quarterback. He is a solid athlete who uses his strength to overpower the competition. His passion for the sport gives him an edge every time he steps on the field. With his strength and determination, he has the ability to play either guard or tackle at the next level.
An overall impressive athlete, Lammons is a productive player as a cornerback, wide receiver and quarterback. Lammons is lethal with the ball in his hands and a threat to score at all times. He is an impressive route runner and has the speed to break away from defenders. His toughness, nimbleness and resiliency as he runs make him a dangerous player on both sides of the ball.
Lattimore is an impressive athlete who possesses solid body control and tremendous ball skills. He is a rock-hard defensive back who can also line up and be productive as a wide receiver. His speed, quickness and ability to swiftly change direction make him a threat on the field. As a corner back Lattimore is an explosive tackler who breaks on the ball well and as a ball hawk he has excellent hands. He is a game changer on either side of the ball.
Lazard is the dependable player that every quarterback would love to have. He is a tall target with tremendous top-end speed and phenomenal hands. His speed and route running skills make it difficult for defensive backs to keep up with him. Lazard is a fearless player, who is willing to go over the middle and take a hit to make a play. His big frame makes him a weapon on fade routes and in the red zone.
Lealaimatafao is a big defensive lineman that takes up a lot of space along the line. He is a very explosive player who can get into the back field right away and also chase down a ball carrier when needed. Lealaimatafao is one of those players that teams avoid running at because they know they stand no chance getting by him. His body control and balance make him a dominating force on the defensive side of the ball.
A big presence on the defensive line, LeaLao is able to clog the middle against the run, and collapse the pocket while pass rushing. While playing the run he explodes off the ball and is in the backfield before the play even develops. He continuously takes good angles in pursuit and can wrap up the ball carrier or run right through them. This defensive tackle is going to be a tremendous addition to whatever college he decides to attend
Lobendahn is a versatile lineman who could play guard, tackle or center at the next level. His footwork allows him to excel while pass protecting, while his quickness, leverage and strength helps him dominate while run blocking. He has the capability to add more strength, which will help him gain even more leverage against oncoming defenders. Lobendahn is both strong and agile, a great combination that will contribute to his succeed at the next level.
Malone’s patience is a key part to his game, using it to frustrate defenders at times. He has quick feet, tremendous body control, and has the ability to pull the opposition in before blowing right past them. Malone is a homerun threat, who also has no problem running short routes. He is very difficult to play one-on-one as he uses his size and positioning to fend off the competition. Malone possesses tremendous hands, which plays a big role in his success.
A force on the offensive line, Mama is an intimidating player that not many defensive linemen want to face. For a player his size, Mama has incredible mobility and footwork, with the control to use it to his advantage. In pass protection his hands are very active and can deliver a good punch, allowing him to keep rushers out of the back field. While run blocking, Mama uses his hands and massive size to create holes for his backs.
A massive force on the offensive line, Mayes is a tremendous blocker who knows how to use his size to his advantage. He excels while blocking, using his quickness and athleticism to get a jump on the opposition. Mayes takes the right angels when battling oncoming rushers and has the versatility to adjust when on the move. He finishes every play with attitude, something every coach loves to see. Mayes has the option to be a guard or a center at the next level.
A versatile player, McCaffrey has the skill set to dominate defenses on the offensive side of the ball at the next level. While in the backfield McCaffrey shows excellent vision, cutback ability and the skills to make a player miss, making him a threat to score from anywhere on the field. He is a patient back who waits for his blocks to develop before bursting through the holes. His skills as a running back are not limited at all as he is an extremely effective receiving the ball out of the backfield. McCaffrey also has the fortune of being able to shutdown receivers as a defensive back as well.
McDowell is a tall defensive lineman who has good size and athleticism, along with great body control and balance. His exceptional footwork allows him to get around blockers and into to backfield while pass rushing. He is active with his hands, helping him beat his blockers. McDowell is a very competitive athlete who plays every down from start to finish. He has room to add more muscle, which will allow him to develop into an even more disruptive force.
Michel is a complete running back with the speed, size, strength and awareness to be an every down back. He has the ability to burst through a hole, or bounce it outside if necessary, leaving defenders in the dust. He can change speeds in the blink an eye and can be very dangerous in an open field. With powerful lower body strength and extreme mental toughness, it usually takes multiple players to take him down.
A handful for defensive players, Mixon is an extremely shifty running back who is also a threat in the passing game. His patience with the ball is remarkable, often finding the hole to burst through. Mixon’s speed in the open field is also very impressive, using it to blow by defenders. He has the skills to run effectively both north and south or east and west, a rare talent. Mixon’s impressive balance allows him to pick up yards after contact.
Morgan is an aggressive linebacker with an intimidating combination of size and speed. He gets to the ball quickly and has the ability to run down the ball carrier no matter where they are on the field. Morgan not only can stuff the run at the line, but he also has the skills and intuition to drop back in coverage when necessary. A skilled tackler, Morgan has the agility to either wrap-up a player or run through them.
Constantly looking to make a play, Mouhon has good size and loves to hit, a perfect combination for a linebacker. He times the snap count well and is not afraid of taking on a lead blocker. His versatility and range helps him excel in blitz situations. Mouhon also covers a lot of ground on passing plays and is extremely quick on closing down on the running back. He plays with plenty of aggression and speed when playing downhill.
Nelson is an impressively strong physical player who excels in run blocking. He uses his powerful leg strength to his advantage, pushing back oncoming rushers and providing plenty of holes for his running backs to burst through. His determination to improve his game both on and off the field set him up for success, while his aggressive attitude and sheer size give him the opportunity to play either guard or tackle at the next level.
A muscular player with a mixture of height, power and speed, Nicholson is a force on both sides of the ball. He plays with tremendous discipline, rarely falls for pump fakes or double moves, and always seems to be in position. His speed allows him to run sideline to sideline in a flash to break up a pass or make a tackle. Nicholson is a duel threat who also lines up as a wide receiver.
A combination of size, strength and quick hands is what separates Nnadi from the rest of the pack. He is an explosive player who has no problem taking on and beating a double team, while his quick hands can throw offensive linemen out of the way in pursuit of the quarterback. He also uses his strength to help collapse the pocket on passing plays, creating pressure for not only him, but his teammates as well.
Pack shows impressive break-a-way speed and also possesses tremendous hands and concentration. At the snap, he shows good initial quickness, solid moves off the line and remarkable strength to beat press coverage. He does a tremendous job adjusting to the ball in the air, will catch anything thrown his direction and shows no fear going over the middle. Pack is a consistent player who has the ability to find the end zone every time he gets the ball in his hands.
Paris has the size, intuition and skills to make an impact every time he’s on the field. He shows good instincts, breaks well on the ball and has the ability to make the big interception. Paris has a natural ability to read running routes and meet the receiver at the point of attack. He is a solid tackler that looks for the big hit, but can also wrap up and limit yards after the catch. In the future, Paris has the skills to play either cornerback or safety.
Park has the decision making skills of a seasoned veteran, despite his young age. He is poised and confident, playing extremely well under pressure. Under center or in shotgun formation, Park always knows where his receivers are and where the pressure is coming from. He can make the short, intermediate and deep throws whether in the pocket or on the move. With a strong arm, he’s able to fit the ball into tight windows with consistent accuracy.
A very physical player that can play a multitude of different positions including cornerback and quarterback, Parrish has the power to overcome his opponents. He has the strength to knock receivers off their routes, jam them at the line of scrimmage and jar the ball loose with a big hit. He is an excellent tackler in the open field and can shut down any receiver no matter their size or speed. Parrish always seems to be around the ball making a play, whether it be breaking up a pass or picking the ball off.
Pfeifer snaps the ball with impressive accuracy and tremendous strength. Pfeifer has the athleticism and speed to get down the field quickly and make tackles, something not every long snapper has the ability to do. On field goals he gets the ball back to the holder quickly, giving the kicker plenty of time to make the kick. He is an extremely hard working player who will certainly make an impact as a member of the Western Michigan Broncos.
Quinn has the size and strength to challenge any defensive back out there. He is a reliable receiver who has great hands and the intense determination to catch the ball. Quinn runs great routes and knows how to get open, no matter what type of formation the defense is in. He will always do whatever it takes to make a play. Despite not being the fastest player, Quinn has the allusiveness and skills to beat defenders both short and deep.
Roberts is a big target that will go up for a ball in traffic and has no problem going over the middle. His strength allows him to gain position on his defenders, while his height gives him the ability to win jump balls. He adjusts well while the ball is in the air and uses his strong hands to haul it in. Roberts is a natural talent, and his dedication to the sport makes him an invaluable player.
As a linebacker, Rogers shows great instincts and tremendous skill for getting after the ball carrier. He’s very strong on his feet and is incredible against the run. He has the ability to put pressure on the quarterback, but can also drop back to cover a receiver. Rogers is an aggressive and consistent linebacker, who knows how to read the play before reacting. He’s a sound tackler and knows how to get the job done.
Ruffin is the complete package, a dominating force on both sides of the ball. He thrives as a cornerback and safety on the defensive side of the ball and is a threat with the ball in his hands as a wide receiver or tight end when playing offense. Ruffin’s length, tackling ability, athleticism and knowledge of the game allow him to dominate the defensive side of the ball. He also has the skills to break up passes, make the big interception and wrap up the ball carrier.
A skilled playmaker on both sides of the ball, Samuel lines up as a linebacker, running back, slot receiver and can even be a return specialist. As a linebacker he has the agility to beat blockers, make tackles and cover receivers, while offensively he has big play tendencies. With quick thinking on the field, he does a great job at making a defender miss. He is a swift, fast player with great career potential in the future.
Sawyer is an extremely tough player who can battle with the best of them. He has the speed to burst past an offensive lineman and the strength to run through one. His innate ball awareness and football IQ play a big role in his success. He’s a hard hitting lineman with excellent closing speed. Sawyer’s versatility and strength gives him the ability to line up as a defensive end or drop back as a linebacker.
Schmid has the strength and athleticism to excel at both punting and kicking for his high school team. His powerful leg allows him to pin his opponents deep in their own end every time he’s on the field. Schmid also has good hang time on his kicks, allowing the coverage team to limit yards on returns. As he continues to develop his skills as a punter, look for Schmid to make a big impact at the collegiate level.
Scott is an explosive wide receiver, using his quickness and elusiveness to get open. His athleticism allows him to make the unorthodox catch, and his remarkable speed threatens to take it all the way every time he touches the ball. He can take a big hit and continue to fight for extra yards, something every coach loves to see. It doesn’t matter if he lines up outside or in the slot, Scott is a very effective player wherever he starts.
A massive young man, Sharpe uses his big frame to fight off defenders. He welcomes contact from any angle and usually ends up on the winning side of each battle. As a run blocker Sharpe uses his hands and strength to control defenders, while in pass protection has the ability to lock on a defender and drive them back off the line. His athletic frame, along with his long arms and quick hands will allow him to excel as an offensive tackle at the next level.
A defensive linemen with massive size, Shaw is a force to be reckoned with every time he steps on the field. Against the run he has the ability to wreak havoc inside, using his big body to take up space and close the hole. He has the agility to beat blockers and get into the back field to stop the play before it can even develop. As a pass rusher Shaw uses his signature swim move to get past his blockers and to the quarterback.
A physical player, Simmons has the athleticism and smarts to be effective in both the run and pass game. He’s not afraid to come up and make a tackle and is certainly not shy of contact. He tries to be involved in every play, whether making a big hit or breaking up a pass. His continuous energy and determination to win makes him a valuable player. Once Simmons adds a little more strength, look for him to be a reliable and productive safety at the next level.
Sims is a rare competitor with both the size and athleticism to make a big impact on the field right now. He has tremendous upper-body strength with phenomenal positioning. Sims is a force to be reckoned with in both run and pass protection as he uses his leverage, quickness and technique to keep defenders out of the backfield. He is a dedicated player with the motivation to improve his game both on and off the field every day.
Sims is a solid player that has the skills to come off the ball low and shows remarkable speed while run blocking. He has the explosive strength to knock defenders to their knees and create holes for his backs. While pass protecting, Sims uses his strong hands, impressive reach and quick feet to his advantage, helping him ward off on coming rushers. He is a tough player who finishes every play with a noticeable passion for the sport.
With a powerful mixture of athleticism and versatility, Smith is a defensive back with a world of potential. His speed, positioning and instincts give him the opportunity to make any tackle, anywhere on the field. He has excellent covering skills, especially while defending the deep ball. Smith wins nearly every 50/50 ball, using his length, range and elevation to break up passes. He is a well-rounded defensive back who can also make an impact on special teams.
A stellar pass protector, Spain possesses impressive balance, active hands and tremendous awareness. He is just as strong in the run game, as he uses his physicality, hands and leverage to get a one up on defenders. Spain is a very physical player, who will always give his full effort from start to finish. He has great feet and agility for a player his size, a rare advantage. His knowledge of the game and hard work off the field make him an asset to his team.
Stanley can move extremely well given his massive size on the offensive line. When run blocking, he has the strength and ability to push defenders back and create holes for his running backs. While in pass protection, he shows off his quick feet and long arms, helping him ward off oncoming rushers and giving his quarterback plenty of time to throw the ball. Stanley is a tough player that any quarterback or running back would love to have on their line.
Starks is a patient running back with great size and strength. He has a natural ability to find a hole, and despite not having homerun speed, he knows how to gain yards after contact. He is a consistent back who is resilient to tackles and can carry the load for three downs. Starks has the ability to bust the ball outside and make defenders miss. A defense’s nightmare, Starks also has good hands making him a threat in the passing game.
A very strong rusher from the edge, Street has the ability to get a good jump on the snap count, often putting linemen on their heels. His dedication is obvious, and his motor is constantly going at full speed every play. He is a passionate player who has no problem sacrificing his body for the team. His size, speed and power all contribute to his success now, and his devotion to the game alludes to even more wins in the future.
One of the most physical linemen in the west, Talamaivao is as strong as he is physical. He has good technique and shows tremendous athleticism for a young man his size. In pass protection he uses his swift feet and remarkable balance to help him ward off incoming defenders, while when run blocking he relies on his quickness to create holes for his backs. Talamaivao is a consistent player with the power and aggression to take his game to the next level.
Taua is a talented player who uses his continuous energy and quick thinking to dominate offensive lines. Against the run he has the ability to explode off the ball and stop the play before it has time to develop. As a pass rusher, he is extremely difficult to handle as he uses his strength and aggression to collapse the pocket and get after the quarterback. His power and athleticism make up for his size, and his skills prove he is still a very disruptive force on the field.
Teuhema is a well-rounded defensive end with a potent combination of speed, strength and athleticism. Versus the run, Teuhema flashes a strong initial punch with the ability to hold his ground when encountering contact, and he uses his speed to track down running backs. Teuhema is a handful in the pass rush as he can either use his strength to push back linemen or use his speed to run around them. His active hands give him the ability to bat down plenty of passes at the line.
Thomas is an active defensive end who is tough against the run and has the skills to get after the quarterback. He does a great job timing the snap count and uses his quick hands to help him beat offensive linemen. Thomas is a productive lineman who shows determination and maximum effort every play. While not the fastest on the field, he makes up for it with his knowledge of the game and impressive technique.
Valentine is a very powerful competitor who shows a quick first step to help him get into the backfield. His power and strength allow him to drag ball carriers down with force once he gets a hand on them. With impressive energy and athleticism, Valentine is capable at playing tight end if needed. His quickness despite his size is a rare advantage contributing to his success on the field both now and in the future.
Wadood is a player that makes an impact every time he steps on the field. He has excellent instincts and tremendous football knowledge. Wadood knows exactly where to be at all times, has great ball skills and always seems to be around the ball making plays. He has the speed to close on an opponent and has the ability to cover a lot of ground quickly. He has the skills to cover any player on the opposing team and can also come up and make a play in the backfield.
A massive body along the offensive line, Wallace has the control, balance, power, strength and size to dominate his opponents. When run blocking, Wallace has the knowledge to take the correct angles when releasing to linebackers and does an excellent job finishing his blocks. He has a very strong punch that is capable of stopping defenders in their tracks. As he continues to develop his game, Wallace will look to contribute heavily to a BCS program in the future.
A true shutdown corner, Webb has the skills to shine at the next level. He can back off receivers or play press coverage, either way he has the ability to smother his opponents. Webb knows how to use his hands to reroute receivers, often putting them out of position. It seems like he is always around the ball, whether making a tackle, an interception or breaking up a pass. He has the skills to come up to the line and make a play on a running back or quarterback as well.
Weishar is a tall, physical player who knows how to get open and has the hands to catch anything thrown his way. He is a reliable target who knows how to use his big frame to yield off defenders. Despite not having breakaway speed, Weishar has big play ability and always seems to come up with the big catch. As he continues to grow and work on his blocking, Weishar will develop into a big time tight end, something the Fighting Irish are known for.
Whitley has everything a coach wants from the linebacker position; he is a tough, resilient player, always knows where to be and is a solid tackler. He shows the ability to push blockers to the side and get after the ball carrier. He also has the strength to knock the ball loose at times. Whitley can not only make plays in between the tackles, but has the athleticism to cover sideline-to-sideline. He is a relentless, physical player who will certainly make an impact at the next level as he continues to develop his game.
Williams is a big, swift player who is always around the ball making a play. He has the speed to avoid blockers while still holding his position. His transition and change of direction are both assets to his game, allowing him to cover tight ends, get into the back field to stop the run or put pressure on the quarterback. He is a maximum effort player with superior athleticism, making him an asset at the next level.
Wynn is an offensive lineman who has the ability to explode off the ball and is a phenomenal drive blocker. He has extremely quick feet, long arms and an aggressive style, allowing to him to keep oncoming rushers out of the back field. Wynn has good balance, making him a very successful pass blocker. His quickness and strength helps create holes for his backs in the run game and gives his quarterback plenty of time to pass.
Yeargin is a versatile player who has the speed to play linebacker and strength and quickness to play defensive end. As a defensive end he causes chaos along the line using that quickness to beat lineman and stop the plays in the backfield. He is a solid tackler who knows how to lay a big hit or wrap up a ball carrier. His speed gives him the ability to chase down opponents and bring them to the ground anywhere on the field. He has the potential make an impact somewhere along the front seven at the next level.
An excellent tackler that can either wrap-up or drive through his opponents. He uses his speed to track down the ball carrier from the back side as well as clog the middle of the field. Young is a fast player who is not afraid to take on a bigger blocker at the point of attack. His blitzing and pass rushing abilities contribute to his success and will continue to benefit his game at the next level.