NSR Scout Relives Past With Arkansas Football Prospect

Aaron Carter’s predicament brought back memories for National Scouting Report scout Jason Barber. Carter, a 2016 NSR football prospect from Manila (Ark.) High School, had received little interest from college coaches despite rushing for 767 yards (9.5 yards per carry) at running back; amassing 91 tackles at defensive back; and earning second-team All-Conference honors his … Read more

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Today’s Youth Are Accomplishing Great Things

The so-called sorry state of today’s youth is an overblown, inaccurate argument. Generally, Americans have become a cynical lot. Watch the talking heads on the news, listen to talk radio, gather around the coffee pot at work, or get into a conversation with a neighbor. Finding something positive to talk about is getting harder because we focus … Read more

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Colorado Soccer Standout Exudes Confidence and Commitment

Confident and committed are powerful words to describe a high school athlete. Those adjectives should not be taken lightly, especially when talking to college coaches. See, there is confidence and then there is confidence.  There is commitment and then there is commitment. Sean Nasseth can be described as both. A 2017 National Scouting Report soccer … Read more

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Parents: Is Your Athlete Running On Empty?

National Scouting Report’s on-the-ground scouts attend high school and travel sporting events to evaluate athletes. Part of our evaluation is to observe their physical conditioning. That is important because there is always a back story which points to how an athlete got to that point. Does the athlete work at his craft? Is he fundamentally … Read more

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NY Softball Standout Catches On With Gettysburg College

A 5-foot-10 catcher usually grabs the attention of college softball coaches. Such was the case with National Scouting Report prospect Meaghan Adler of Pittsford Medon in Pittsford, N.Y. In addition to being a standout catcher, she plays first base and outfield, is a solid student (3.3 GPA, 1820 SAT, 28 ACT) and is left-handed. After being … Read more

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Sophomore Catcher Rewrites Arkansas Record Book

Some athletes’ exceptional talents can’t be denied when their opportunity arrives. Tylar Vernon is one of them. Not often do we see the likes of this highly talented, young softball player. A 5-foot-9, 150-pound catcher from Pangburn (Ark.) High School, Tylar has produced a stat line this spring which is hard to believe — especially for … Read more

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College Prospects Should Keep Options Open

One of the first questions National Scouting Report scouts often ask potential college prospects is: How far are you willing to travel to play college sports? Many times, those high school athletes respond: “I want to stay close to home.” Wrong answer. NSR scouts would prefer them to say: “I’m open-minded.” National Scouting Report promotes … Read more

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West Coast Volleyball Standout Commits to Sacramento State

NCAA Division I volleyball coaches clamor after tall, talented setters such as Ashtin Olin. The 5-foot-11 scholar-athlete from Chiawana High School in Pasco, Wash., won’t graduate from high school until 2017, but she already has been recruited by numerous D-I schools on the West Coast. Last week, Olin committed to Sacramento State of the Big Sky Conference. The … Read more

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Early Start Can Make Recruiting Dreams A Reality

Where college prospects dream of playing rarely matches their final destination. Reality in recruiting frequently stuns high school prospects and their parents. Time is the culprit. Families wake up one crisp Saturday morning, pile into the minivan and excitedly head to their first T-ball game. The next thing they know, their young athletes are preparing for their high school … Read more

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Philly football prospect receives Naval Academy appointment

Noah Smith’s ship finally has come in. After a long, grueling application process that began more than a year ago, the 2016 National Scouting Report football prospect from Yardley, Pa., recently received a Letter of Appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Noah, who received six offers to play college football, likely will pass up … Read more

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